Christmas quotes and sayings

At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year.
Thomas Tusse

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

Christians awake, salute the happy morn, Whereon the Saviour of the world was born.
John Byrom

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

I have often thought, says Sir Roger, it happens very well that Christmas should fall out in the Middle of Winter.
Joseph Addison

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

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 traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!
Charles Dickens

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
W.T. Ellis

Christmas is a time when you get homesick – even when you’re home.
Carol Nelson

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas.
Irving Berlin

God rest you merry, gentlemen, Let nothing you dismay.
Anonymous

At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year
Thomas Tusser

It is Christmas Day in the Workhouse.
George R. Sims

Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year – and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority.
W.J. Cameron

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

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

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

For the spirit of Christmas fulfils the greatest hunger of mankind.
Loring A. Schuler

There has been only one Christmas – the rest are anniversaries.
W.J. Cameron

Keep your Christmas-heart open all the year round.
Jessica Archmint

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
Bible: Luke

Remember, if Christmas isn’t found in your heart, you won’t find it under a tree.
Charlotte Carpenter

O come all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Frederick Oakeley

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

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

I do like Christmas on the whole…. In its clumsy way, it does approach Peace and Goodwill. But it is clumsier every year.
E.M. Forster

Good King Wenceslas looked out, On the Feast of Stephen; When the snow lay round about, Deep and crisp and even.
John Mason Neale

Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.
Dale Evans

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
Washington Irving

At Christmas, all roads lead home.
Marjorie Holmes

Christmas is the one time of year when people of all religions come together to worship Jesus Christ.
Bart Simpson

The message of Christmas is that the visible material world is bound to the invisible spiritual world.
Anonymous

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.
Peg Bracken

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

I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses.
Taylor Caldwell

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

If “ifs” and “buts” were candy and nuts, wouldn’t it be a Merry Christmas?
Don Meredith

Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart…filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.
Bess Streeter Aldrich

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

Christmas is the season when you buy this year’s gifts with next year’s money.
Anonymous

The best Christmas trees come very close to exceeding nature.
Andy Rooney

To perceive Christmas through its wrapping becomes more difficult with every year.
E.B. White

A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; It makes no noise at all, But softly gives itself away.
Eva Logue

The only real blind person at Christmas-time is he who has not Christmas in his heart.
Helen Keller

Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day.
Helen Steiner Rice

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

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

Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.
Anonymous

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.
Anonymous

Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance – each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
Deborah Whipp

Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don’t quite know how to put our love into words.
Harlan Miller

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace, The gladness of Christmas give you hope, The warmth of Christmas grant you love.
Anonymous

Christmas is the Disneyfication of Christianity.
Don Cupitt

A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world!
Charles Dickens

I love the Christmas-tide, and yet, I notice this, each year I live; I always like the gifts I get, But how I love the gifts I give!
Anonymous

For somehow, not only at Christmas, but all the long year through, The joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you.
John Greenleaf Whittier

I love Christmas. I really do love Christmas. I love being with my family and I love snow. I love the music and the lights and all of it.
Christina Applegate

Roses are reddish Violets are bluish If it weren’t for Christmas We’d all be Jewish.
Benny Hill

Which Christmas is the most vivid to me? It’s always the next Christmas.
Joanne Woodward

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