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Christmas Sayings and Quotes

Updated on May 28, 2012

Christmas is a magical time of the year and I am sure we can all relate to the Christmas sayings and quotes listed below.

From the jovial to the serious, we can all take a little bit of that Christmas spirit into out hearts just by reading famous Christmas sayings quoted by other people down through the ages.

Whether we just want to be reminded of Christmas, or are looking for quotes to add to home made Christmas cards or messages to send to loved ones and friends, there are Christmas quotes for almost everything related to this special Holiday season.

I hope you enjoy reading this collection of Christmas sayings and quotes that I have put together, and feel free to re-use any of the quotes, to be used offline or in private messages.

And a very Merry Christmas to you.

Or Happy holidays, depending where you come from.

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.

~ Charles Dickens

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!

~Hamilton Wright Mabie

A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;

It makes no noise at all,

But softly gives itself away.

~Eva Logue

The earth has grown old with its burden of care, But at Christmas it always is young.

~Phillips Brooks

Christmas - that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance - a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.

~Augusta E. Rundel

"Christmas is forever, not for just one day, for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf. The good you do for others is good you do yourself..."

~ Christmas Quotes by Norman Wesley Brooks, "Let Every Day Be Christmas," 1976

"Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice."

~ Christmas Quotes by Author Unknown

"I heard the bells on Christmas Day

Their old, familiar carols play,

And wild and sweet The words repeat

Of peace on earth, good-will to men! "

~ Christmas Quotes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.

~ Charles Dickens

"This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone."

~ Christmas Quotes by Taylor Caldwell (1900-1985), English novelist.

"The Christmas season has come to mean the period when the public plays Santa Claus to the merchants."

~ Christmas Quotes by John Andrew Holmes

"There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child."

~ Christmas Quotes by Erma Bombeck, I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression

"Remember This December, That love weighs more than gold!"

~ Christmas Quotes by Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

"Isn't it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for—I don't know what exactly, but it's something that you don't mind so much not having at other times".

~ Kate L.Bosher

Christmas is sights, especially the sights of Christmas reflected in the eyes of a child.

~ William Saroyan

"May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!"

~ Christmas Quotes by Author Unknown

"Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home."

~ Christmas Quotes by Carol Nelson

"Nothing's as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas."

~ Christmas Quotes by Kin Hubbard

" He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."

~ Christmas Quotes by Roy L. Smith

"Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it 'white'."

~ Christmas Quotes by Bing Crosby (1904-1977), American singer and film actor.

"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other."

~Burton Hillis

"Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles."

~ Christmas Quotes by Author Unknown

"When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?"

~ Christmas Quotes by G.K. Chesterton

"At Christmas play and make good cheer,

For Christmas comes but once a year "

~ Christmas Quotes by Thomas Tusser

"My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?"

~Bob Hope

"The joy of brightening other lives, bearing others' burdens, easing other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas."

~W. C. Jones

"I heard the bells on Christmas Day

Their old, familiar carols play,

And wild and sweet

The words repeat

Of peace on earth, good-will to men!"

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Best of all, Christmas means a spirit of love, a time when the love of God and the love of our fellow men should prevail over all hatred and bitterness, a time when our thoughts and deeds and the spirit of our lives manifest the presence of God."

~George F. McDougall

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."

~Norman Vincent Peale

"One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly."

~Andy Rooney

"Santa Claus had the right idea.Visit people once a year.

~Victor Borge

"Santa is very jolly because he knows where all the bad girls live."

~George Carlin

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."

~ Christmas Quotes by Norman Vincent Peale

"Christmas is the season when you buy this year's gifts with next year's money."

~Author Unknown

"Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money."

~Author Unknown

"What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus? Claustrophobic."

~Author Unknown

"The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect!"

~Charles N. Barnard

"There has been only one Christmas - the rest are anniversaries."

~W.J. Cameron

"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."

~Charles Dickens

"They err who thinks Santa Claus comes down through the chimney; he really enters through the heart."

~Mrs. Paul M. Ell

"Roses are reddish

Violets are bluish

If it weren't for Christmas

We'd all be Jewish."

~Benny Hill

This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone."

~ Taylor Caldwell (1900-1985), English novelist.

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air."

~ W. T. Ellis

At Christmas, all roads lead home."

~ Marjorie Holmes, American writer.

The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect!"

~ Charles N. Barnard, American author, travel writer.

Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall."

~ Larry Wilde, author 'The Merry Book of Christmas'.

Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.

~Lucinda Franks

Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it.

~Richard Lamm

"Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect."

~Oren Arnold

"The joy of brightening other lives, bearing others' burdens, easing other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas."

~W. C. Jones

Christmas is such a special time of the year, and if you are recently bereaved, you may find this Christmas especially hard.

Or if you are all alone this year, you may feel that the world is passing you by, and Christmas is just another day.

I hope you took the time to read the Christmas sayings and quotes above, because while some of them are heart-warming, or make you cry, or make you laugh, they will all remind you of Christmas and of special times.

What they do is remind you of happier times.

And that is the wonderful thing, because no-one can take those memories away. They are yours to keep and to cherish for all time.

To those of you who are with your loved ones this Christmas, cherish them, and cherish the memories you will be left with in future.

Life is for living, and enjoying, and for respecting those around you, because one day, they may not be here.

Peace at Christmas.


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      Anna Christie 

      3 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      nice sayings and quotes in this Hube They can be used for Christmas cards and messages

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      8 years ago

      Superb collection of christmas quotes .I loved it especially the quote At Christmas, all roads lead home.Nice work.

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      8 years ago from Florida

      Great quotes! I will use the for my christmas cards..

    • IzzyM profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from UK

      You're welcome and I'm glad you liked them :) Seasons Greetings to you and your family :)

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      8 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      I never knew there were this many Christams quotes. I didn't get through them all, but I'll be back! Thanks for the seasonal compilation!

    • IzzyM profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from UK

      Thanks Eileen and raising6kids :) There are some really lovely Christmas quotes that are always worth repeating :)

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      8 years ago

      I love this collection of quotes...really helps put me in the holiday spirit! Merry Christmas

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      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Great quotes and better still great pictures to go with them. thanks hope you have a great safe christmas

    • IzzyM profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from UK

      Oh thanks! I'm glad you liked it :)

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      8 years ago from New York, NY

      I think my favorite hubs are the quotes and saying masterpieces! And your Christmas Sayings and Quotes really hit home. It was so good I tweeted it :)

    • IzzyM profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from UK

      Won't be long now till it all descends on us!

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      8 years ago from Ohio

      I love Christmas and I love the quotes and sayings that go along with it.

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      8 years ago from At the Gemba

      I love the humor Christmas cards, nice collection, thanks Izzy.

    • IzzyM profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from UK

      Some of the quotes are very inspirational, thanks for dropping by :)

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      8 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      Great stuff!! Christmas is my very favorite holiday!! I will keep this article and read it again when Christmas draws near!!


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