Christmas Family Sayings and Quotes

Christmas and holiday time is synonymous with family time. It’s often the only time of year everyone can get together in the same place. Cherish the moment with the collection of Christmas family quotes below.

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.     

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Were I a philosopher, I should write a philosophy of toys, showing that nothing else in life need to be taken seriously, and that Christmas Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men become entirely alive.     

Robert Lynd

For me, the spirit of Christmas means being happy and giving freely. It's a tradition for all the kids in the family to help mom decorate the tree. Christmas is all about family, eating, drinking and making merry.     

Malaika Arora Khan

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

Christmas is a holiday that we celebrate not as individuals nor as a nation, but as a human family.     

Ronald Reagan

Christmas is the day that holds all time together.     

Alexander Smith

Time was with most of us, when Christmas Day, encircling all our limited world like a magic ring, left nothing out for us to miss or seek; bound together all our home enjoyments, affections, and hopes; grouped everything and everyone round the Christ.     

Charles Dickens

Mankind is a great, an immense family. This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.     

Pope John XXIII

Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving,and of families united.     

Norman Vincent Peale

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!     

Charles Dickens

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

Garrison Keillor

Christmas time is cherished family time. family time is sacred time.     


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

Burton Hillis

Christmas is, of course, the time to be home, in heart as well as body.     

Garry Moore

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

W. T. Ellis

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 time when you get homesick—even when you’re home.      

Carol Nelson

Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.     

Ruth Carter Stapleton

The best present on Christmas is spending some good time with family realizing the importance of love sharing things that give you real joy Christmas is the time to enjoy so have fun with your family Merry Christmas and a Happy new year!     


For many, Christmas is also a time for coming together. But for others, service will come first.     

Queen Elizabeth II

Christmas, my child, is love in action     

Dale Evans

My fondest memories of Christmas include our family traditions of putting treasured ornaments and lights on the tree.     

June Cotner

I loved baking with my mother, singing and listening to Christmas music, and laughing at family gatherings.     

June Cotner

Family gatherings are filled with the love and memories of Christmases from my childhood.     

June Cotner

Let's have a merry Christmas and the most wonderful New Year, as we continue on through life, with the family we hold dear.     

Noreen Braman

The best Christmas gift of all is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up with one another.     

Helen Keller

But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you'll find you've created family traditions and lasting memories.     

Caroline Kennedy

MY Christmas wish would be to have an entire week off. To spend it with my family and just curl up and watch Christmas movies when it's snowing outside.     

David Hasselhoff

Your children need your presence more than your presents.     

Jesse Jackson

I love presents, but since I've gotten older, I haven't really wanted anything. Christmas is about family.     

Jacob Latimore

I love Christmas. A time to slow down and enjoy life and be with my family and friends.     

Mary Jo Putney

Christmas is a season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving, and of families united.     

Norman Vincent

Christmas always sucked when I was a kid because I believed in Santa Claus. Unfortunately, so did my parents. So I never got anything.     

Charlie Viracola

Yes it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.     

Mother Teresa

The mother with her hair hanging down her back smiles and glances here and there., and the father looks up and down at me, quiet and pleased...for I am the Christmas tree.     

Fritz Peters

It ties us together as we share Holiday moments / and create homemade memories / by the fire of family love and special friendship.     

June Cotner

We're having the same old thing for Christmas dinner this year...relatives.     

Mark Twain

During the holiday season, Christmas specifically, it can be hard to be away from family and friends.     

Monica Johnson

Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.     

Margaret Thatcher

My parents, my whole life, combined my birthday with Christmas, and you know how frustrating that is for a child--especially as I was born in July.     

Rita Rudner

The worst part of Christmas is dinner with the family, when you realize how mutated and cripples is the gene stock from which you sprang.     

Byron Rogers

This is the holiday you're with the family / We put aside our differences and let it be / Oh, oh how much fun it is to give and to receive / This time of year, love is all we need, oh.     

James Elmer Smith

Music has always been a part our family Christmas / And my favourite memory from making this collection of songs / Was sitting beside my dad, listening to this last one play / Over and over and over.     


Christmas is love, it's in the songs we're singing / Christmas is love, it's families comin' home / Christmas is love, it's on the children's faces / Christmas is love.     

Gerald L. Taylor

It's an old time Christmas / Family and friends 'round the tree / It's an old time Christmas / Like the ones in my memory.     

Stewart Harris

A good old country Christmas that's what it's gonna be / With all the family gathered round our pretty Christmas tree / We'll open up our presents Christmas Eve about midnight / We'll have a good old country Christmas alright.     

Loretta Lynn

At Christmas, all roads lead home.     

Marjorie Holmes

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

I find that it’s the simple things that remind you of family around the holidays.      

Amy Adams

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

Richard Lamm

Christmas is for children. But it is for grown-ups too. Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare, it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts.      

Lenora Mattingly Weber