Christmas Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old christmas quotes, christmas sayings, and christmas proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts. Janice Maeditere
Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. Calvin Coolidge
Christmas gift suggestions: to your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect. Oren Arnold
Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest thing in the world stronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than death and that the blessed life which began in Bethlehem nineteen hundred years ago is the image and brightness of the Eternal Love? Then you can keep Christmas. Henry Van Dyke
Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas. Dale Evans
It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you...yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand. Mother Teresa
The very purpose of Christ's coming into the world was that He might offer up His life as a sacrifice for the sins of men. He came to die. This is the heart of Christmas. Rev. Billy Graham
At Christmas, all roads lead home. Marjorie Holmes
Best of all, Christmas means a spirit of love, a time when the love of God and the love of our fellow men should prevail over all hatred and bitterness, a time when our thoughts and deeds and the spirit of our lives manifest the presence of God. George F McDougall
Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today's Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday. Gladys Tabor
Christmas is forever, not for just one day, for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf. The good you do for others is good you do yourself. Norman W Brooks
I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. Harlan Miller
A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together. Garrison Keillor
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
Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves. Eric Sevareid
At its best, Christmas is a mirror in which we see reflected the very best life can be. Where we see ourselves moved by generosity, inspired by hope, and uplifted by love, not only for ourselves but for the whole evolving universe. Bruce Sanguin
Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both. Phillips Brooks
Christmas is a spirit that flows from one heart to another. It is more precious than rubies and better than gold. Agnes M. Pharo
Christmas is a time to expand our giving encompassing the friendless and needy ... near and far. Christmas is sharing. Patricia Clafford
The Christmas spirit--love--changes hearts and lives. Pat Boone
Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone. Charles Schulz
Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given - -when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes. Joan Winmill Brown
It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. W. T. Ellis
Love came down at Christmas, Love all lovely, Love Divine; Love was born at Christmas; Star and angels gave the sign. Christina Rossetti
When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs? Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Christmas - that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance ? a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved. Augusta E. Rundel
Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love. Lucinda Franks
Christmas is not just a time for festivity and merry making. It is more than that. It is a time for the contemplation of eternal things. The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving. J. C. Penney
For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home. W. J. Tucker
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
Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen. unknown
Christmas can be the best of time of the worst of times. Christmas is what we make of it. We can celebrate Christmas better than we do. If we call ourselves Christians, we must. The challenge of Christmas is the challenge of life itself. We need to embrace it fully and glorify God in and through it. James A. Hopwood
Christmas is my favorite season of the year. I love the carols, and the decorations, and the sense of expectancy, and the infectious spirit of love and goodwill that seems to touch even the grouchiest of souls. James A. Hopwood
Many of the things that make Christmas joyous for most of us have nothing to do with celebrating the birth of Jesus. Yet Christmas without these things would not be the Christmas that we know and cherish. James A. Hopwood
Everyone wants a joyous Christmas, but people disagree on what makes Christmas joyful. If you want a joyful Christmas, you have to invent it for yourself and fend off those who want to impose their political agendas on you. James A. Hopwood
Nobody is going to hand you a simpler Christmas. If you want a more meaningful holiday, you have to make it yourself. James A. Hopwood
The very name of Christmas suggests, somehow, a special mystical feeling. This festive holiday has been celebrated from the earliest time of recorded history. Of course, the reason for this festive season is to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. Ban Breathnoch
Christmas is the most culturally pervasive and successful feast of all time. Christian feast of the birth of Jesus--but also in ancient, pre-Christian, pagan tradition. Christian Rätsch
Christmas has a magic that is difficult to grasp and even more difficult to explain. The Christmas feast might be the most successful example of a mass ritual that has overstepped every international, ethnic, religious, cultural, and political border. It is popular with people all over the world. Christian Rätsch
Each culture interpreted, incorporated, and applied the elements of Christmas in its own way into its own rituals and celebrations. It brings together traditions, ideas, and customs from all over the world and from all times. Christian Rätsch
Christmas is no mere traditional folk ritual. It expresses itself as a constantly developing collage of diverse elements, all of which have their own history and legends. Christian Rätsch
Whether you are interested in the true background of Christmas or not, the way in which it is celebrated today clearly takes meaning from the larger concept of a 'feast of love' celebrated not only by the early Christians, but also by the pagan ancients. Christian Rätsch
Christmas is the season for giving. I always enjoy sharing the gift of music with friends, family, students and their parents during this special time. Dennis Alexander
A colorfully decorated, fragrant tree, lit with strings of twinkling lights--the most important and enduring symbol of Christmas, the major annual festival in the Christian world. Bernd Brunner
The search for the first Christmas tree is a quixotic quest. Trees have always been part of human life, both practically and symbolically. Bernd Brunner
Christmas was considered a magical time in which the normal rules of everyday life--indeed, even the rules of nature--were suspended. Bernd Brunner
Christmas and New Year were both times of transition; they were full of joyful uncertainty and hope for the fertility of the people, the animals, and the fields. The tree had an established place in the life of the community--the girls of the village encircled it, singing and dancing around it. Julie Salamon
Christmas tree was something quite exotic. It nourished their desire for a piece of nature, for an open landscape where the wind blew and the air was sweet. Julie Salamon
Christmas trees are usually drawn from the timber stands in the local region. More often than not this means either fir or spruce trees. Julie Salamon
The Christmas tree --with its forest fragrance and freshness--has come to represent the Yule season. It is the mainstay of both indoor and outdoor holiday decorations. United States. Food Safety and Quality Service
Today, selecting the perfect Christmas tree is one of the highlights of many families' pre-holiday preparations. United States. Food Safety and Quality Service
Christmas is a day of happiness and excitement. Herbert Henry Wernecke
Christmas is about giving gift to loved ones. It is one time of the year even the emotionally most inexpressive can send a sentimental Christmas card. Pedro Hernandez
Gift-giving has become an important part of celebrating Christmas. Christmas gifts have become an important key to the doorway to Christmas and happiness-sharing that lies behind the door. Pedro Hernandez
Christmas is all about sentimentality. Traditions. Christmas programs. Christmas trees. Ornaments. Christmas door wreaths. They are all meant to make you feel all gooey and goose-bumpy for the festive season. Pedro Hernandez
A great sentimental Christmas gift does not necessarily imply an expensive gift. But a great sentimental Christmas gift requires a lot of thought and care. Pedro Hernandez
A glittering Christmas tree, trimmed for the holiday season, is a joyful sight. Jacqueline Farmer
Christmas trees make us feel happy and uplifted. Jacqueline Farmer
A smile can always be seen on even the most selfish and bitter person when viewing a well designed Christmas tree. James Hewitt
Christmas trees remind us of better times yet to come. James Hewitt
Christmas tree is often explained as a Christianization of the ancient Pagan idea. To Pagans the evergreen tree represents a celebration of the renewal of life. James Hewitt
Christmas tree came to be used as a Christian symbol to help with the celebration of Jesus Christ's birthday. James Hewitt
One thing we never seem to outgrow is our love of the Christmas season and all the memories it brings--the excitement of wide-eyed children, crackling fires, and twinkling lights; the special time spent with our families baking cookies, choosing the tree, wrapping presents, and celebrating the greatest gift of all--the Savior's birth. H. Jackson Brown
On Christmas Eve, many people attend candlelight church services and children go to bed early to wait for Santa Claus. Children wake up early to open Christmas presents on Christmas morning, then everyone eats a big feast of their favorite Christmas food. Carole Marsh
We decorate our homes for this wonderful season. A large evergreen tree proudly stands in the main family room. Beautiful rainbow colored lights seem to dance to the tune of Christmas carols. Theresa Ann
Every Christmas the tree is brought into the center of the house. Martin Cox
Christmas trees are good for the environment. They remove dust and pollen from the air and are even a habitat for animals. Carole Marsh
It seemed like the little Christmas tree wasn't so little after all. It seemed to grow taller and wider with all the decorations on it. Paatricia Erickson
Bringing the past and the present together with a tradition that was timeless to those who had grown up with Christmas tree. Fred Neuschel
Christmas trees had broken through religious, ethnic, and economic barriers and had become an accepted symbol of the season for all strains of Christianity. Fred Neuschel
Christmas tree will eventually be, emphasizing that it is a symbol of those who went before Christ, waiting. Anne Neuberger
Of all the special decorations with which we adorn our homes for the festive season of Christmas, the most popular is the Christmas tree. Rev. Cecil Andrew Newell
Yet, the beautiful trees which we make a central feature of our Christmas celebration can be used as lovely symbols of Jesus and his coming to our world at the first Christmas. Rev. Cecil Andrew Newell
It's hard to describe exactly what makes the perfect Christmas tree. The physical requirements are straightforward enough. The tree must stand tall and straight. Julie Salamon
Christmas truly in the most wonderful time of the year. God's most important gift to the word. If ever there was a time to celebrate, this is it. Brian Bird
Christmas is a season of celebrating the birth of our Savior and a time of sharing gifts with those we cherish and love. Jack Countryman