Best Ever Quotes on Christmas & the Christmas Spirit

Here are the best quotes about Christmas that I could find. If you have any to add to the list, please post them in the comment box below.

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  1. What is Christmas?  It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.  It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.  ~Agnes M. Pahro
  2. Peace on earth will come to stay when we live Christmas every day. ~Helen Steiner Rice
  3. Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!  ~Hamilton Wright Mabiea
  4. And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons.  It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. ~Dr. Seuss
  5. If you don’t have Christmas in your heart, you’ll never find it under a tree.
  6. Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.  ~Ruth Carter Stapleton
  7. The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. ~Burton Hillis
  8. Christmas has a certain universal appeal that gives it meaning well beyond a day to celebrate the birth of Jesus, but Christians have a special duty to experience its sacred and profound spiritual significance and non-Christians have a duty to treat the day with special respect. – Michael Josephson
  9. Mankind is a great, an immense family.  This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.  ~Pope John XXIII
  10. I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.  ~Harlan Miller
  11. The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each other’s’ burdens, easing other’s loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas. ~W.C. Jones
  12. Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.  ~Norman Vincent Peale
  13. Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone. ~Charles Schulz
  14. I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.  ~Charles Dickens
  15. Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves. ~Eric Sevareid.
  16. Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today’s Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday. ~Gladys Tabor
  17. Christmas is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas. Dale Evans Rogers
  18. From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth and joy of Christmas brings us closer to each other. Emily Matthews
  19. It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.  ~W.T. Ellis
  20. Christmas is a time when you get homesick – even when you’re home.  ~Carol Nelson
  21. 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. Peace on Earth, good will to men, kind thoughts and words of cheer, are things we should use often and not just once a year. – Norman Wesley Brooks
  22. As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is.  ~Eric Sevareid
  23. Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind.  To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.  ~Calvin Coolidge, U.S. President
  24. May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace, /The gladness of Christmas give you hope,/ The warmth of Christmas grant you love. ~Author Unknown
  25. 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
  26. Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts. ~Janice Maeditere
  27. Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveler, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!  ~Charles Dickens
  28. At Christmas, all roads lead home.  ~Marjorie Holmes
  29. Instead of being a time of unusual behavior, Christmas is perhaps the only time in the year when people can obey their natural impulses and express their true sentiments without feeling self-conscious and, perhaps, foolish.  Christmas, in short, is about the only chance a man has to be himself.  ~Francis C. Farley
  30. In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it ‘Christmas’ and went to church; the Jews called it ‘Hanukkah’ and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank.  People passing each other on the street would say ‘Merry Christmas!’ or ‘Happy Hanukkah!’  or (to the atheists) ‘Look out for the wall!’  ~Dave Barry
  31. The spirit of Christmas fulfils the greatest hunger of mankind.  ~Loring A. Schuler
  32. Roses are reddish/ Violets are bluish / If it weren’t for Christmas / We’d all be Jewish. ~Benny Hill
  33. Christmas!  The very word brings joy to our hearts.  No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given – when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes.  ~Joan Winmill Brown
  34. May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope; The spirit of Christmas which is peace; The heart of Christmas which is love. ~Ada V. Hendricks
  35. Be merry all, be merry all, /With holly dress the festive hall;/Prepare the song, the feast, the ball,/To welcome merry Christmas. ~William Robert Spencer
  36. If “ifs” and buts” were candy and nuts, wouldn’t it be a Merry Christmas?  ~Don Meredith
  37. 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.  ~Author Unknown
  38. 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
  39. If I decorate my house perfectly with holiday ribbons, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my family, I’m just another decorator. If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime, but do not show love to my family, I’m just another cook. If I crochet snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties, and sing in the choir’s cantata but do not focus on love, I have missed the point. ~Unknown
  40. Love stops the cooking to kiss the child. / Love sets aside the decorating to hug the family member. / Love is kind, though.
  41. A good conscience is a continual Christmas. ~Benjamin Franklin
  42. 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? ~Gilbert K. Chesterton
  43. It’s true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you’ll find you’ve created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul. ~Caroline Kennedy
  44. Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white’.- ~Bing Crosby
  45. Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling. ~Edna Ferber
  46. I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another, it’s about the Christian ethic, it’s about kindness. ~Carrie Fisher

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