Christmas Quotes

To many Christmas time is the very best time of the year. Here is a collection of quotes about Christmas from authors, poets and other notables.

"One can never have enough socks. Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. " - Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling


"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." - Ebeneezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens


"All the Whos down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville, did not." - The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" - Dr. Seuss


"To perceive Christmas through its wrapping becomes more difficult with every year." - The Second Tree from the Corner - E.B. White


"At Christmas I no more desire a rose, Than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled mirth; But like of each thing that in season grows." - Love's Labour Lost - William Shakespeare


"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 Christmastime." - Laura Ingalls Wilder


"Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever." - Smile Anyway - Richelle E. Goodrich




"The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear." - Buddy, Elf - David Berenbaum


"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


"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist..." (New York Sun) - New York Sun


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


"Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace." (source) - Pope Francis


"It was the beginning of the greatest Christmas ever. Little food. No presents. But there was a snowman in their basement." - The Book Thief - Markus Zusak


"Like kids who only ever get socks for Christmas, but still believe with all their hearts in Santa." - The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver


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


"Always winter but never Christmas." - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis


"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!" - The Pickwick Papers - Charles Dickens


"The real Santa Claus is at the mall." - The Lump of Coal - Lemony Snicket


"At Christmas everybody invites their friends about them, and people think little of even the worst weather." - Emma - Jane Austen


"It is, indeed, the season of regenerated feeling - the season for kindling not merely the fire of hospitality in the hall, but the genial flame of charity in the heart" - Old Christmas - Washington Irving


"Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house. Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse" - The Night Before Christmas - Clement Clarke Moore


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