Holiday Sayings and Quotes

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

The success of a holiday depends on what you find for yourself on the spot, not what you bring with you. Ellis Peters
Sharing the holiday with other people, and feeling that you're giving of yourself, gets you past all the commercialism. Caroline Kennedy
After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working. Kenneth Grahame
If you have a work instead of a job, every day is holiday. Paulo Coelho
A holiday cocktail party is where some stranger will learn more about you in an hour than your spouse has learned in a lifetime. Robert Breault
A holiday is when you celebrate something that's all finished up… Abraham Polonsky
Take vacations. Go as many places as you can. You can always make money. You can't always make memories. Anonymous
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. Hamilton Wright Mabie
A vacation should be just long enough that your boss misses you, and not long enough for him to discover how well he can get along without you. Jacob Braude
Holidays - any holiday - are such a great opportunity to focus on bringing the family together. Lidia Bastianich
To many people holidays are not voyages of discovery, but a ritual of reassurance. Phillip Adams
A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours. J. B. Priestley
A holiday isn't a holiday, without plenty of freedom and fun. Louisa May Alcott
Vacation: Two weeks on the sunny sands - and the rest of the year on the financial rocks. Sam Ewing
Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not. William James
A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell. George Bernard Shaw
Holidays bring out the best in family dysfunction. Anonymous
There's something about a holiday that isn't all about how much money you spend. Hilarie Burton
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart; The secret anniversaries of the heart. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and receipts for all major purchases. Bridger Winegar
Enjoy your time off from telling everyone on earth how much you need time off. Anonymous
The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us. Terri Marshall
A vacation is like love - anticipated with pleasure, experienced with discomfort, and remembered with nostalgia. Jan Phillips
A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you've been taking. Earl Wilson
The best part about holiday parties is the alcohol. You have a couple of drinks and you tell your coworkers and your superiors what you really think about them. And then the fun begins. David Letterman
No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one. Elbert Hubbard
Having a holiday weekend without a family member felt like putting on a sweater that had an extra arm. Pamela Ribon
It isn't how much time you spend somewhere that makes it memorable: it's how you spend the time. David Brenne
A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in. Robert Orben
A good vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work. Morris Fishbein
It is the day after the holiday when a holiday is most needed. Evan Esar
The man who looks half dead should take a holiday, or has. Evan Esar
After the Christmas holidays most of us are way behind on our bills, but way ahead on our calories. Evan Esar
How wonderful holidays would be if there wasn't the day after. Evan Esar
Memorial Day is a day set aside to decorate old graves of soldiers and to dig new ones for reckless drivers. Evan Esar
Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often. Johnny Carson
I considered atheism, but there weren't enough holidays. Ulyssses Press
In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season. Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church. Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue. The atheists went to parties and drank. Dave Barry
People passing each other on the street would say would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!' or to the atheists 'Look out for the wall!'. Dave Barry
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 Taber
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. Washington Irving
When we recall Christmas past, we usually find the simplest things - not the great occasions give off the greatest glow of happiness. Bob Hope
I wrapped my Christmas presents early this year, but I used the wrong paper. See, the paper I used said 'Happy Birthday' on it. Team Golfwell
My mom and dad always tried to make Christmas special for us. We were poor, but it's funny because we had no idea. Johnny Mathis
This holiday season, no matter what your religion is, please take a moment to reflect on why it's better than all the other ones. Guy Endore Kaiser
Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone. Charles M. Schulz
Holidays are an expensive trial of strength. The only satisfaction comes from survival. Jonathan Miller
The Joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing each other’s loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays. W.C. Jones
Create peace and joy while releasing holiday grief and loneliness. Carolyn Flynn
Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home. Edith Sitwell
Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour. John Boswell
We usually remember to celebrate a birthday. a holiday or a special anniversary. But we frequently forget that everyday is special and a time to celebrate. Steve Rizzo
Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall. Larry Wilde
For I remember it is Easter morn, And life and love and peace are all new born. Alice Freeman Palmer
We live and die, Christ died and lived. John Stott
Those have a short Lent, who owe money to be paid at Easter. Benjamin Franklin
Once more to new creation Awake, and death gainsay, For death is swallowed up of life, And Christ is risen today! George Newell Lovejoy
Let the resurrection joy life us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness. Floyd Tomkins
Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year, and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority. W.J. Cameron
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. Burton Hillis