Christmas Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old christmas quotes, christmas sayings, and christmas proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.

Janice Maeditere

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

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

Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest thing in the world stronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than death and that the blessed life which began in Bethlehem nineteen hundred years ago is the image and brightness of the Eternal Love? Then you can keep Christmas.     

Henry Van Dyke

Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.     

Dale Evans

It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you...yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.     

Mother Teresa

The very purpose of Christ's coming into the world was that He might offer up His life as a sacrifice for the sins of men. He came to die. This is the heart of Christmas.     

Rev. Billy Graham

At Christmas, all roads lead home.     

Marjorie Holmes

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 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

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.

Norman W Brooks

I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.

Harlan Miller

A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.

Garrison Keillor

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

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

At its best, Christmas is a mirror in which we see reflected the very best life can be. Where we see ourselves moved by generosity, inspired by hope, and uplifted by love, not only for ourselves but for the whole evolving universe.

Bruce Sanguin

Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both.

Phillips Brooks

Christmas is a spirit that flows from one heart to another. It is more precious than rubies and better than gold.

Agnes M. Pharo

Christmas is a time to expand our giving encompassing the friendless and needy ... near and far. Christmas is sharing.

Patricia Clafford

The Christmas spirit--love--changes hearts and lives.     

Pat Boone

Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.

Charles Schulz

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

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

W. T. Ellis

Love came down at Christmas, Love all lovely, Love Divine; Love was born at Christmas; Star and angels gave the sign.      

Christina Rossetti

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 Keith Chesterton

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 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 not just a time for festivity and merry making. It is more than that. It is a time for the contemplation of eternal things. The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving.     

J. C. Penney

For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.      

W. J. Tucker

It is the personal thoughtfulness, the warm human awareness, the reaching out of the self to one's fellow man that makes giving worthy of the Christmas spirit.      

Isabel Currier



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