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75 Inspirational Christmas Quotes (FESTIVITY)

Top 10 Most Famous Christmas Quotes (BEST)

What is Christmas It is the tenderness of the past, courage for the present, and hope for the future. - Agnes M. Pahro
What is Christmas? It is the tenderness of the past, courage for the present, and hope for the future. – Agnes M. Pahro
Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection. - Winston Churchill
Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection. – Winston Churchill
Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand. - Dr. Seuss
Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand. – Dr. Seuss
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. - Roy L. Smith
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. – Roy L. Smith
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. - Charles Dickens
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. – Charles Dickens
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. - Norman Vincent Peale
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. – Norman Vincent Peale
When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things—not the great occasions—give off the greatest glow of happiness. - Bob Hope
When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things—not the great occasions—give off the greatest glow of happiness. – Bob Hope
Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas. - Dale Evans Rogers
Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas. – Dale Evans Rogers
Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection. - Pindar
Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection. – Pindar
Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart. - 'The Polar Express'
Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart. – ‘The Polar Express’

20 Inspirational Christmas Quotes (SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS)

Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most. - Ruth Carter Stapleton
Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most. – Ruth Carter Stapleton
Nothing ever seems too bad, too hard, or too sad when you've got a Christmas tree in the living room. - Nora Roberts
Nothing ever seems too bad, too hard, or too sad when you’ve got a Christmas tree in the living room. – Nora Roberts
From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other. - Emily Matthews
From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other. – Emily Matthews
Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day. - Helen Steiner Rice
Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day. – Helen Steiner Rice
Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever. – Richelle E. Goodrich
Some Christmas tree ornaments do more than glitter and glow, they represent a gift of love given a long time ago. - Tom Baker
Some Christmas tree ornaments do more than glitter and glow, they represent a gift of love given a long time ago. – Tom Baker
Christmas is forever, not for just one day. For loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away. - Norman Wesley Brooks
Christmas is forever, not for just one day. For loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away. – Norman Wesley Brooks
And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent. - Taylor Caldwell
And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent. – Taylor Caldwell
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. - Will Ferrell
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. – Will Ferrell
I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world. - Norman Vincent Peale
I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world. – Norman Vincent Peale
Santa Claus is anyone who loves another and seeks to make them happy; who gives himself by thought or word or deed in every gift that he bestows. - Edwin Osgood Grover
Santa Claus is anyone who loves another and seeks to make them happy; who gives himself by thought or word or deed in every gift that he bestows. – Edwin Osgood Grover
I love the Christmas-tide, and yet, I notice this, each year I live; I always like the gifts I get, but how I love the gifts I give! - Carolyn Wells
I love the Christmas-tide, and yet, I notice this, each year I live; I always like the gifts I get, but how I love the gifts I give! – Carolyn Wells
Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. - Washington Irving
Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. – Washington Irving
Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see. - 'The Polar Express'
Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see. – ‘The Polar Express’
Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it white. - Bing Crosby
Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it white. – Bing Crosby
Christmas now surrounds us, Happiness is everywhere. Our hands are busy with many tasks as carols fill the air. - Shirley Sallay
Christmas now surrounds us, Happiness is everywhere. Our hands are busy with many tasks as carols fill the air. – Shirley Sallay
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance—each beautiful, unique, and gone too soon. - Deborah Whipp
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance—each beautiful, unique, and gone too soon. – Deborah Whipp
One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day. Don't clean it up too quickly. - Andy Rooney
One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day. Don’t clean it up too quickly. – Andy Rooney
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. Randel
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. Randel
I wish we could put some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. - Harlan Miller
I wish we could put some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. – Harlan Miller

22 Short Christmas Quotes and Sayings (MOTIVATE)

Christmas is not a story of hope. It is hope. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Christmas is not a story of hope. It is hope. – Craig D. Lounsbrough
Christmas is the day that holds all time together. - Alexander Smith
Christmas is the day that holds all time together. – Alexander Smith
As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. - David Grayson
As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. – David Grayson
A good conscience is a continual Christmas. - Benjamin Franklin
A good conscience is a continual Christmas. – Benjamin Franklin
Christmas gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us. - David Cameron
Christmas gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us. – David Cameron
Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind. - Valentine Davies
Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind. – Valentine Davies
I don't think Christmas is necessarily about things. It's about being good to one another. - Carrie Fisher
I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another. – Carrie Fisher
The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving. - James Cash Penney
The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving. – James Cash Penney
Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts. - Janice Maeditere
Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts. – Janice Maeditere
It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. - Mother Teresa
It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. – Mother Teresa
Love the giver more than the gift. - Brigham Young
Love the giver more than the gift. – Brigham Young
At Christmas, all roads lead home. - Marjorie Holmes
At Christmas, all roads lead home. – Marjorie Holmes
May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve.
May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve.
Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone. - Charles M. Schulz
Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone. – Charles M. Schulz
Let us keep Christmas beautiful without a thought of greed. - Ann Garnett Schultz
Let us keep Christmas beautiful without a thought of greed. – Ann Garnett Schultz
The joy of brightening other lives becomes for us the magic of the holidays. - W.C. Jones
The joy of brightening other lives becomes for us the magic of the holidays. – W.C. Jones
Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold. - Josephine Daskam Bacon
Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold. – Josephine Daskam Bacon
The world has grown weary through the years, but at Christmas, it is young. - Phillips Brooks
The world has grown weary through the years, but at Christmas, it is young. – Phillips Brooks
At Christmas, play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year. - Thomas Tusser
At Christmas, play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year. – Thomas Tusser
It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. - W.T. Ellis
It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. – W.T. Ellis
Christmas is a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart. - Freya Stark
Christmas is a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart. – Freya Stark
My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. - Bob Hope
My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. – Bob Hope

7 Funny Christmas Quotes to Brighten Up Your Holiday (JOYOUS)

Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall. - Larry Wilde
Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall. – Larry Wilde
Let’s be naughty and save Santa the trip. - Gary Allan
Let’s be naughty and save Santa the trip. – Gary Allan
A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together. - Garrison Keillor
A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together. – Garrison Keillor
Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas. - Stephen Graham Jones
Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas. – Stephen Graham Jones
Christmas: the only time of year you can sit in front of a dead tree eating candy out of socks.
Christmas: the only time of year you can sit in front of a dead tree eating candy out of socks.
Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered. - Phyllis Diller
Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered. – Phyllis Diller
Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They’re never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal. - Lenore Hershey
Do give books – religious or otherwise – for Christmas. They’re never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal. – Lenore Hershey

7 Religious Christmas Quotes (SPIRITUAL)

All the Christmas presents in the world are worth nothing without the presence of Christ. - David Jeremiah
All the Christmas presents in the world are worth nothing without the presence of Christ. – David Jeremiah
God goes to those who have time to hear him — and so on this cloudless night he went to simple shepherds. - Max Lucado
God goes to those who have time to hear him — and so on this cloudless night he went to simple shepherds. – Max Lucado
God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If He gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it. - Pope Francis
God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If He gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it. – Pope Francis
Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world. - C.S. Lewis
Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world. – C.S. Lewis
Jesus was God and man in one person, that God and man might be happy together again. - George Whitefield
Jesus was God and man in one person, that God and man might be happy together again. – George Whitefield
Peace with God, peace with others, and peace in your own heart. - Rick Warren
Peace with God, peace with others, and peace in your own heart. – Rick Warren
You can never truly enjoy Christmas until you can look up into the Father’s face and tell him you have received his Christmas gift. - John R. Rice
You can never truly enjoy Christmas until you can look up into the Father’s face and tell him you have received his Christmas gift. – John R. Rice

9 Enlightening Family Christmas Quotes (LOVE)

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. - Peg Bracken
Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. – Peg Bracken
Christmas is the season of joy, of gift-giving, and of families united. - Norman Vincent Peale
Christmas is the season of joy, of gift-giving, and of families united. – Norman Vincent Peale
Mankind is a great, an immense family. This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas. - Pope John XXIII
Mankind is a great, an immense family. This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas. – Pope John XXIII
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. - Burton Hills
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. – Burton Hills
Christmas works like glue, it keeps us all sticking together. - Rosie Thomas
Christmas works like glue, it keeps us all sticking together. – Rosie Thomas
Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home. - W.J. Tucker
Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home. – W.J. Tucker
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
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
Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends. - Margaret Thatcher
Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends. – Margaret Thatcher
Christmas Eve, a perfect night to express affection for your family, to forgive those who failed you, and to forget past mistakes.
Christmas Eve, a perfect night to express affection for your family, to forgive those who failed you, and to forget past mistakes.

Conclusion: Christmas Meaning and Tradition

Christmas, popularly known as the festival celebrating Jesus’ birth, is a worldwide celebration that most people look forward to at the end of the year.

December 25th was believed not to be the original date of Jesus’ birth but was instead a Roman holiday that celebrated the winter solstice and the revival of the sun. In time, Christians appropriated this pagan holiday as the celebration of the birth of the Son.

The first recorded observance of placing a tree indoors during the Christmas holiday was in 1494. The first decorated Christmas tree was decorated with apples in Strasbourg in 1605.

At the end of the 18th century, gift-giving became a practice and a norm during the Christmas season thought to be inspired by the Three Wise men visiting the baby Jesus and offering him gifts as well.

This practice evolved into the stories of St. Nicholas appearing on his feast day, December 6, and offering toys and candy to children, which developed into the story of Santa Claus.

In countries such as Mexico and the Philippines, the travel of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem is re-enacted for a live audience on the days leading up to December 25.

Several non-predominantly Catholic countries also celebrate a few Christmas traditions of their own.

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