Famous Christmas Quotations

  • “Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world of the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years… Underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating Christmas heart.” — George Matthew Adams
  • “The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting.” — Louisa May Alcott
  • “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 a melody that would last forever.” — Bess Streeter Aldrich
  • “The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect!” — Charles N. Barnard
  • “Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” — Peg Bracken
  • “The earth has grown old with its burden of care But at Christmas it always is young, The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair And its soul full of music breaks the air, When the song of angels is sung.” — Phillips Brooks
  • “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 aone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the word seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses.” — Taylor Caldwell
  • “Remember, if Christmas isn’t found in your heart, you won’t find it under a tree.” — Charlotte Carpenter
  • “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” — Calvin Coolidge
  • “Christmas, in its final essence, is for grown people who have forgotten what children know. Christmas is for whoever is old enough to have denied the unquenchable spirit of man.” — Margaret Cousins
  • “Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white’.” — Bing Crosby
  • “Whatever else be lost among the years, Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing: Whatever doubts assail us, or what fears, Let us hold close one day, remembering Its poignant meaning for the hearts of men. Let us get back our childlike faith again.” — Grace Noll Crowell
  • “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
  • “Something about an old-fashioned Christmas is hard to forget.” — Hugh Downs
  • “They err who thinks Santa Claus comes down through the chimney; he really enters through the heart.” — Mrs. Paul M. Ell
  • “Christmas, my child, is love in action.” — Dale Evans
  • “Do give books – religious or otherwise – for Christmas. They’re never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal.” — Lenore Hershey
  • “My first copies of Treasure Island and Huckleberry Finn still have some blue-spruce needles scattered in the pages. They smell of Christmas still.” — Charlton Heston
  • “At Christmas, all roads lead home.” — Marjorie Holmes
  • “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 each 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
  • “A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; It makes no noise at all, But softly gives itself away; While quite unselfish, it grows small.” — Eva K. Logue
  • “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
  • “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” — Hamilton Wright Mabi
  • “The merry family gatherings– The old, the very young; The strangely lovely way they Harmonize in carols sung. For Christmas is tradition time– Traditions that recall The precious memories down the years, The sameness of them all.” — Helen Lowrie Marshall
  • “There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions.” — Bill McKibben
  • “I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.” — Harlan Miller
  • “Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence.” — Joan Mills
  • “Christmas is, of course, the time to be home – in heart as well as body.” — Garry Moore
  • “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. Pharo
  • “Mankind is a great, an immense family… This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.” — Pope John XXIII