Famous Christmas Quotes

Read Famous Christmas Quotes to Learn Why Christmas Makes Everyone Happy

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There is something about Christmas that makes everyone feel spirited, happy, and excited. Christmas brings out the child within. The festive air is contagious; even the most despairing soul cannot help but feel enthused by the vibrancy of the season. Happy holidays! Enjoy your eggnog while you read these famous Christmas quotes.

  • Deborah Whipp
    Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance -- each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
  • Mary Ellen Chase
    Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.
  • John Greenleaf Whittier
    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.
  • Charles Dickens
    I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
  • Janice Maeditere
    Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.
  • W. J. Cameron
    Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year -- and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    I heard the bells on Christmas Day; their old familiar carols play, and wild and sweet the word repeat of peace on earth, good-will to men!
  • Shirley Temple
    I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.
  • Walter Scott, Sr.
    Heap on the wood! the wind is chill;
    But let it whistle as it will,
    We'll keep our Christmas merry still.
  • Helen Keller
    The only blind person at Christmas time is he who has not Christmas in his heart.
  • Norman Vincent Peale
    Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
  • Alexander Smith
    Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
  • Hamilton Wright Mabi
    Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
  • Christina G. Rossetti
    Love came down at Christmas; love all lovely, love divine; love was born at Christmas, stars and angels gave the sign.
  • Calvin Coolidge
    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.