125+ Best Inspirational Christmas Quotes

This Christmas, give the gift of inspiration. These inspirational quotes will inspire you to be thankful for what you have and make this holiday season your best one yet. Whether it’s Christmas morning or day-after Boxing Day, these quotes are perfect for any occasion!

Christmas is a time of year to be with your loved ones. It’s the perfect time to stop and take in all that you have because there are always people who don’t get what they deserve. We hope our collection of Christmas quotes will help inspire gratitude in everyone who reads them!

Quotes About the Meaning of Christmas

These moving Christmas quotations will make you feel all of the emotions associated with the holiday. We challenge you not to expand by three sizes while reading them.

  1. “Just keep in mind that the real essence of Christmas is in your heart.” — Santa from the Polar Express
  2. “Christmas isn’t a season; it’s a mood.” — Edna Ferber
  3. “Christmas is more than a time or a season. The genuine spirit of Christmas can be found in the desire for peace and goodwill, as well as almsgiving.” — Calvin Coolidge
  4. “Christmas is the time of year to kindle the flame of hospitality.” — Washington Irving
  5. “Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth, sweetening every taste bud and making you wish it would never end.” — Richelle E. Goodrich
  6. “I don’t believe Christmas is only about things. It’s all about being kind to one another.” –Carrie Fisher
  7. “Christmas, my child, is a time for love in action.” — Dale Evans
  8. “I prefer old-fashioned Christmas to the modern kind. My ideal Christmas is very basic: I like to love others. Why do we have to wait until Christmas to do so? ” — Bob Hope
  9. “What is Christmas about? It’s the past’s sweetness, the present’s bravery, and the future’s optimism.” — Agnes M. Pharo
  10. “Christmas may be a day of eating or prayer, but it will always be a day of memory—a day on which we remember everything that we have ever loved.” — Augusta E. Randel
  11. “Christmas is performing something extra for someone.” — Charles M. Schulz
  12. “It’s not about opening our presents at Christmas. It’s all about opening our hearts.” — Janice Maeditere
  13. “When we think back to Christmas past, the simplest things—rather than the greatest events—give off the most pleasure.” — Bob Hope
  14. “Christmas is for people of all ages. Allow this season to fill your heart and let go of the things you don’t like.” —Julie Hebert
  15. “The only real blind person at Christmas is the one who has no Christmas spirit in his or her heart.” — Helen Keller

Quotes About the Christmas Spirit

What exactly does it imply to rejoice at Christmas? What does this resemble? These moving Christmas quotations express the sentiments.

16.   “I was thinking maybe we could put some of the Christmas spirits in jars and open one up every month.” — Harlan Miller

17.   “Christmas is a time not only of celebration but also of reflection.” — Winston Churchill

18.  “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more lovely.” — Norman Vincent Peale

19.   “It is the heart’s Christmas spirit that sends the decorations into the air.” — W.T. Ellis

20.  “Christmas isn’t just for one day. It’s not okay to put loving, sharing, giving, or memories away. ” — Norman Wesley Brooks

21.   “All roads lead to home at Christmas.” — Marjorie Holmes

22.  “Singing loudly for everyone to hear is the greatest method to spread Christmas joy.” — Buddy the Elf from Elf

23.  “I will keep Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all year round.” — Charles Dickens

24.   “With a Christmas tree in the living room, nothing is ever too horrible, hard, or sad.” — Nora Roberts

25.   “Santa Claus is anybody who loves others and wants to make them happy; who gives of himself in every present he gives.” — Edwin Osgood Grover, American author, and editor (1855-1929)

26.  “For me, the best way to enjoy Christmas is to take it one day at a time all throughout the year.” — David Grayson

27.   “A good conscience is like a perpetual Christmas.” — Benjamin Franklin

28.  “Let us enjoy Christmas without thinking of money.” — Ann Farnett Schultz

29.   “Christmas will always be there as long as we continue to walk hand in hand and heart to heart.” — Dr. Seuss 

30.   “Christmas now surrounds us, and joy is everywhere. As carols float through the air, our hands are filled with a variety of duties. ” — Shirley Sallay

31.   “The Christmas spirit is a spirit of generosity and forgiveness.” — James Cash Penney

32.   “The smells of Christmas are the odors of childhood.” — Richard Paul Evans

33.   “The magic of Christmas is silent. You don’t hear it or feel it; you just know it’s there. You trust it.” — Kevin Alan Milne

34.   “Even when you’re at home, Christmas is a time when you miss your family.” — Carol Nelson

35.   “Don’t be concerned about the size of your Christmas tree. Children believe that all 30-foot trees are equal.” — Larry Wilde

36.   “Putting others’ pleasure before our own and discovering that we’ve never felt such joy.” — Toni Sorenson

Quotes About The Importance of Christmas

The holiday season may be taken for granted. These quotations, on the other hand, serve as a reminder of how Christmas has an effect on our lives and how it may help us throughout the year.

37.   “Christmas is a day of significance and traditions, a time to spend with family and friends in the comfortable embrace of tradition.” — Margaret Thatcher

38.  Christmas is a must. There needs to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re not only here for ourselves.“It’s time for another cat toy, isn’t it? -> Isn’t it about time for another cat toy?

39.   “Blessed is the season that brings the entire world together in a conspiracy of love.” — Hamilton Wright Mabie

40.   “We are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, reborn as a child at Christmastime.” — Laura Ingalls Wilder

41.   “When we live Christmas every day, peace on Earth will endure.” — Helen Steiner Rice

42.   “And that, of course, is the Christmas message. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, and the world appears to be most uncaring. . . .” — Taylor Caldwell

43.  “Christmas provides us with a chance to take a step back and consider the most important aspects in our lives.” — David Cameron

44.  “The world has grown weary with time, yet it is young at Christmas.” — Phillips Brooks

45.  “Christmas is not a story of hope. It’s a tale of optimism.” — Craig D. Lounsbroughen

46.   “Christmas is like glue; it keeps us all together.” — Rosie Thomas

47.   “It’s Christmas Eve. It’s the only night of the year when we’re all a little nicer, smile a little easier, and scream a little louder. For a few hours out of the entire year, we are exactly who we want to be.” — from Scrooged by Frank Cross

Quotes About Gift Giving

Giving presents is a Christmas custom as well as a winter tradition. While these thought-provoking holiday quotes can’t tell you what to get your mother for Christmas, they’ll assist you in remembering what’s truly essential.

48.   “Love the giver more than the gift.” — Brigham Young

49.   “Every gift, however modest, is significant if it is given with love.” — Pindar

50.   “God never bestows a gift on someone that they cannot manage to utilize. If He gives us the opportunity of Christmas, it is because we all can understand and accept it.” — Pope Francis

51.   “He who has no Christmas spirit in his heart will never find it under a tree.” — Roy L. Smith

52.   “The greatest of all Christmas presents under any Christmas tree: the warmth and closeness of a happy family.” — Burton Hills

53.  “Some Christmas tree ornaments are more than just glittering and glistening; they’re symbols of a long-ago love offering.” — Tom Baker

54.  “I enjoy Christmas, yet I’ve become aware over time that it is true; no matter how much I love the presents I receive, how much I adore the gifts I provide!” -Carolyn Wells

55.   “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into it. ” — Mother Teresa

56.   “The bare essentials of a genuinely happy Christmas are undoubtedly gifts of time and affection.” – Peg Bracken

57.   “Your presence is more important than your presents.” — Jesse Jackson

58.   “You give little when you offer your belongings. It’s when you surrender yourself that you truly contribute.” — Kahlil Gibran

59.   “We make a living by obtaining income. We create a life by giving back.” — Winston Churchill

Quotes About Charity

Perhaps the most valuable present you can give during Christmas is love and concern for others.

60.   “It is uplifting to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and others to whom we are worth the same, as we battle with shopping lists and invites, compounded by December’s bad weather.” — Donald E. Westlake

61.   “You have the worst kind of heart trouble if you don’t have a good feeling for charity.” — Bob Hope

62.   “Remember that love is worth more than gold in December.” — Josephine Daskam Bacon

63.   “The magic of the holidays for us is the pleasure of brightening other people’s lives, carrying each other’s burdens, relieving others’ loads, and replacing empty hearts and lives with kind gifts.” — W.C. Jones

64.   “Christmas is most authentically Christmas when we celebrate it by extending the light of love to those in greatest need.” — Ruth Carter Stapleton

65.   “It’s Christmas every time you allow God to love others through you . . . yes, it’s Christmas every time you smile at your brother and extend him a hand.” — Mother Teresa

66.   “The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love, generosity, and goodness. It lights up the picture window of the soul, and we look out on the world’s busy existence while becoming more concerned with people than things.” — Thomas S. Monson

67.   “My Christmas memories, like snowflakes, stack and swirl—each one beautiful, distinct, and fleeting.” — Deborah Whipp Call

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68.   “Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” — Alexander Smith

69.   “The greatest gift I ever had came from God; gave me Jesus Christ his only Son.” — Dottie Rambo

Quotes About Christmas Eve and Day

70.   “I look forward to Christmas with the enthusiasm of a child. I’m not sure if my excitement is for this holiday or just being able to sleep in late on December 25!” — Cora J. Coblentz

71.   “Christmas time’s a coming, by the leaves falling from the trees; Tell it by the chill in the air, for it’s surely on its way; Soon we’ll be hearing sleigh bells ringing and carols everywhere.” — James Lord Pierpont

72.   “Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.” — Mother Teresa

73.   “T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.” — Clement Clarke Moore

74.   “Christmas is always coming but once a year and we can’t tell what day it will come on.” — Kin Hubbard

75.   “A very merry Christmas to you, my friend . . . May the spirit of this wonderful time be with us through all the days of the coming year.” — Elbert Hubbard

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

Funny Christmas Quotes

There is a reason that “merry” is included in the word “Christmas.” A holiday chuckle may be just what individuals want on some days.

77.   “One of the most magnificent muckups on Earth is the one that takes place in your living room on Christmas Day.” — Andy Rooney

78.   “Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and receipts for major purchases.” — Winegar Bridger

79.   “That’s the real spirit of Christmas; it’s about people receiving help from others.” – Jerry Seinfeld

80.   “Try giving less for Christmas this year. Begin by reducing your attitude. There’s plenty enough of that in the world as it is, and people will usually give it back anyhow!” — Anne Bristow

81.   “Have you ever noticed that life tends to follow certain patterns? For example, I’ve noticed that each year around this time, I hear Christmas music.” — Tom Sims

82.   “A nice holiday is one spent with folks who have a more nebulous idea of time than yours.” — John B. Priestly

83.   “ Sending Christmas cards is a fantastic method to let your pals and family know that you appreciate them.” — Melanie White

84.  “I despise the radio at this time of year because it repeats ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ over and over. And that’s not nearly enough.” — Bridger Winegar

83.   “ Sending Christmas cards is a fantastic method to let your pals and family know that you appreciate them.” — Melanie White

84.  “I despise the radio at this time of year because it repeats ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ over and over. And that’s not nearly enough.” — Bridger Winegar

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

86.   “Christmas is always coming but once a year and we can’t tell what day it will come on.” — Kin Hubbard

87.   “A very merry Christmas to you, my friend . . . May the spirit of this wonderful time be with us through all the days of the coming year.” — Elbert Hubbard

88.   “Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and receipts for major purchases.” — Winegar Bridger

89.   “That’s the real spirit of Christmas; it’s about people receiving help from others.” – Jerry Seinfeld

90.   “The best gift I ever received was a set of tools.”  – George Allen Sr., former US senator

91. “There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.”  – Linus Van Pelt, in Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip Peanuts

92. “The more you love someone, the closer you are to them when they leave this world… and you know that they must go away to a distant land. And the more difficult it is for you because your heart does not understand.”  – Father Alfred D’Souza

93. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.”  – Albert Einstein

94. “Worrying is like praying for what you don’t want.”  – Anthony de Mello, Jesuit priest, and psychotherapist

95. “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”  – C. S. Lewis

96. “If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.”  – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Nobel Laureate)

97. “The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.”  – Mark Twain

98. “All you need as a Christmas gift is love. All you need as a holiday, any day of the year actually, is love.” – Nat King Cole

99. “I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”  – Maya Angelou

100. “Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” – Edna Ferber, novelist and playwright

101. “I don’t need to hang up holly wreaths to feel Christ in my heart each day; he is with me all through the year.” – Anne Duncan

102. “Christmas is a season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” – Washington Irving

103. “The Christmas thought can be expressed with a silent gift or an open one; it’s up to you.”  – Lillian Dickson

104. “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”  – Charles M. Schulz

105. “The best time to think of others is always.”  – Jean Paul Richter

106. “A simple act of kindness can change the world, forever.” – Steve Maraboli, life coach and author

107. “Christmas is a time of hope, love, and forgiveness. The only perfect gift was given over two thousand years ago.” – Ruth Gilmore

108. “I think that perhaps the greatest gift we may give someone is to help them find their voice or talent.”  – Kevin Nealon, American actor, and comedian

109. “The Christmas holidays were always a very special time for me as a child. That was the time of year when we would have our traditions.” – Lance Armstrong

110. “When I read about the atrocities done to children by adults, my despair turns into red-hot anger and an irresistible desire to do something.”  – Kofi Annan, Nobel Peace Laureate

111. “Christmas isn’t a season; it’s a feeling.”  – Edna Ferber, novelist and playwright

112. “The best Christmas present life has given me is you!” – Jason Alexander, American actor in Seinfeld TV show

113. “Forget about the past or what could have been. All that matters is right now and all that will ever matter is what we choose to do from this moment forward.” – Rick Warren, American pastor

114. “Christmas brings us closer to our loved ones near and far.”  – Tom Clancy, thriller writer

115. “I think a good gift for the president would be a chocolate revolver.   This country has a problem with obesity … so he could defend himself.” – Johnny Depp, Academy Award-nominated actor

116. “Christmas is always in the air; you feel it as soon as Thanksgiving is over and done with.”  – Kinky Friedman, American musician, and author

117. “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, American politician

118. “Christmas isn’t something we celebrate; Christmas is a feeling inside of you that says: ‘I am blessed.'”  – Ernie Banks, Hall of Fame baseball player

119. “The Christmas season has come to mean the period when the public plays Santa Claus to its own and other people’s fantasies.”  – Russell Lynes, American author, and curator

120. “Be a gift to your fellow beings in every act you do.” – Amit Ray, Indian writer, and educationist

121. “Christmas is a time of year that everyone looks forward to.” – Mark Hamill, American actor in Star Wars movies

122. “We all need something to believe in; I believe I’ll have another beer.” – Anonymous

123. “I don’t celebrate Christmas because it’s not my birthday.” – Harry Hill, British comedian, and author

124. “Christmas is a season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.”  – Washington Irving

125. “It’s only natural to want to spend Christmas with people we love: family and friends alike.”  – John Grisham, American author

126. “Christmas is a time for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” – Washington Irving

127. “The best Christmas present life has given me is you!” – Jason Alexander, American actor on Seinfeld TV show

128. “If you’re reading this, you’ve survived Christmas.”  – Dean Koontz

129. “Christmas isn’t something we celebrate; Christmas is a feeling inside of you that says: ‘I am blessed.'” – Ernie Banks, Hall of Fame baseball player

130. “The holiday season has always been about family and friends getting together to create special memories.” – Rachael Ray, American TV host

131. “Christmas has come to mean the spirit of peace and good will among men throughout the world.” – Albert Einstein

132. “Peace on earth will come to stay when we live Christmas every day.” – Pearl Bailey

133. “Christmas is a season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.”  – Washington Irving

Send a Card with the Gift of Comfort

We’ll continue to present similar phrases in the future, but they will be accompanied by pictures of lovely Christmas gifts. Giving, caring, and sharing warmth with people near and far away are all themes that these Christmas inspirational quotations recall. That’s also what our organization is about.

We’ve put together a nice selection of Christmas gifts for those you care about. Homestyle soups, bread, warm blankets and socks, and one-of-a-kind trinkets are all included in our gift assortment. Every present comes with a personalized notecard featuring your favorite quote from this list; it’s the ideal way.

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