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Christmas Quotes & Saying to Spread Joy and Cheer

Originally Published May 28, 2024Updated Jun 03, 2024

100+ Quotes, Sayings, Captions and Holiday card wordings!

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house … the best Christmas quotes were collected, to be printed, posted, or even given to a spouse! 🎅🏼

From quotes about giving, to the spirit of the season, to opening presents … we’ve found them all!

Christmas Quotes and Sayings

Christmas quotes to fill your heart with love and remind you of the magic of the season!

  1. Christmas is the day that holds all time together. — Alexander Smith
  2. 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
  3. Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling. — Edna Ferber
  4. Let us keep Christmas beautiful without a thought of greed. — Ann Garnett Schultz
  5. T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. — Clement Clark Moore
  6. Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white.’ — Bing Crosby
  7. The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. — Burton Hills
  8. Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand. — Dr. Suess
  9. Love the giver more than the gift. — Brigham Young
  10. You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. — Maya Angelou
  11. There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus. — Bob Phillip
  12. Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. — Norman Vincent Peal
  13. Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. — Peg Bracke
  14. 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 Matthe
  15. There has been only one Christmas—the rest are anniversaries. — W.J. Cameron
  16. For the spirit of Christmas fulfills the greatest hunger of mankind. — Loring A. Schule
  17. He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. — Roy L. Smit
  18. Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values. — Thomas S. Monson
  19. Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas. — Dale Evans
  20. Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. — Hamilton Wright Mabie

Christmas Quotes for Cards

Friends are the family we choose for ourselves, let your words show your friends and family how much they mean to you this Christmas season!

  1. Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day to spend in the warm circle of family and friends. — Margaret Thatcher
  2. Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance — each beautiful, unique, and gone too soon. — Deborah Whipp
  3. Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind. — Miracle on 34th Street
  4. Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever. — Richelle E Goodrich
  5. Christmas is not a story of hope. It is hope. — Craig D Lounsbrough

Quotes from Christmas Movies

There's never anything better than snuggling in for a holiday movie on a long winter's night! Check out our favorite movie quotes here

  1. “I never eat December snowflakes. I always wait until January.” — A Charlie Brown Christmas
  2. “To me you are perfect — Love Actually
  3. “Tomorrow is Christmas, it’s practically here.” — How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
  4. “I believe.”  — The Polar Express
  5. “Seeing is believing. But sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we cannot see.”  — The Polar Express
  6. “You’ll shoot your eye out!”  — A Christmas Story
  7. "There’s a certain magic that comes with the first snow. For when the first snow is also a Christmas snow, well, something wonderful is bound to happen!”  — Frosty the Snowman
  8. “Every time you hear a bell ring, that means some angel’s got his wings!” — It’s a Wonderful Life
  9. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”  — Elf
  10. “Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back.”  — Home Alone
  11. “Christmas isn’t a day, it is a frame of mind.”  — Miracle on 34th Street
  12. “I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year.”  — A Christmas Carol
  13. “Christmas was on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas, upon which the entire kid year revolved.”  — A Christmas Story
  14. “It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes, or bags. Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas means a little bit more.”  — How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  15. “Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.”  — The Polar Express
  16. “That’s what Christmas memories are made from, they’re not planned, they’re not scheduled, nobody puts them in their Blackberry, they just happen.”  — Deck the Halls
  17. “No man is a failure who has friends.”  — It’s a Wonderful Life
  18. “It’s Christmas Eve and we are going to go celebrate being young and being alive.”  — The Holiday
  19. “Seeing isn’t believing, believing is seeing.”  — The Santa Clause
  20. “I’ll just be hanging around the mistletoe, waiting to be kissed.”  — Love Actually

Quotes from Christmas Carols

All I Want for Christmas is Youuuuuu! 🎶

  1. “I'm dreaming of a white Christmas".
  2. "I'll be home for Christmas, you can count on me".
  3. "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas."
  4. "From now on our troubles will be miles away".
  5. "I've got my love to keep me warm."
  6. "It's a wonderful feeling, feel the love in the room from the floor to the ceiling."
  7. "You better watch out, you better not cry!"
  8. "Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh."
  9. "'Tis the season to be jolly!"
  10. "Merry Christmas Darling."
  11. "Oh night, divine!"
  12. "Everyone's waiting for the man with the bag!"
  13. "The cold never bothered me anyway!"
  14. "So hang your stockings and say your prayers, 'cause Santa Clause comes tonight!"
  15. "Sleigh bells in the air, beauty everywhere."

Winter Photo Captions

We love these quotes and captions for all things winter and Christmas!

  1. “Every day I’m shovelin’.”
  2. “A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.”
  3. “It’s a beautiful day to go outside and remind myself why I stay inside.”
  4. “It’s all downhill from here”
  5. “My favorite winter shoes are ice skates”
  6. “Ski ya later!”
  7. “The problem with winter sports is that — follow me closely here — they generally take place in winter.” — Dave Barry
  8. “Time to ice skate like nobody’s watching (hopefully nobody is actually watching)”
  9. “When life gives you snow, make snow angels”
  10. “Who needs wings when you have skis?”
  11. “Me everyday: slay. Me in December: sleigh.”
  12. “Oh deer.”
  13. “Sleigh-in it”
  14. “Sweet but twisted. Does that Make me a Candy Cane?”
  15. “There’ll be parties for hosting, cocktails for toasting, and caroling sung way off key.”
  16. “What do you get when you cross a snowman and a vampire? Frostbite!”
  17. “The snuggle is real.”
  18. “There’s snow place like home.”
  19. “Wake me up when it’s summer”
  20. “License To Chill”
  21. “All the jingle ladies.”
  22. “Being good for goodness’ sake was not enough motivation.”
  23. “Being related to me is really the only gift you need. Just saying.”
  24. “Believe in your elf.”
  25. “But first, let me take an elfie.”
  26. “Christmas is a baby shower that went totally overboard.”
  27. “Christmas tree o’ Christmas tree, your ornaments are history.”
  28. “Dear Santa, define ‘nice.’”
  29. “Dear Santa… I can explain.”
  30. “Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle.”


Leah from Picta

Written by Leah from Picta

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Leah is a self-proclaimed iced coffee enthusiast, "word artist", and brunch connoisseur. 
By day, she makes a living by creating all this content you know and hopefully love for Picta on the blog, in your inbox, or on social media. 
By night, she enjoys cooking up something new in the kitchen, hopping on her road bike, and painting watercolors with a glass of rosé (or two or three)!

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