CHRISTMAS QUOTES AND MESSAGES

CHRISTMAS QUOTES AND MESSAGES

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Across the world, people are putting up their Christmas trees, hanging their Christmas decorations and writing Christmas cards to their family and friends. If you’re looking for a way to spread joy to your loved ones this holiday season, these Christmas quotes are perfect for you.

We’ve gathered the best Merry Christmas greetings that celebrate everything about this special season. There are funny Merry Christmas quotes to make your loved ones chuckle. As well as joyful and inspirational Christmas wishes that will warm your loved ones’ hearts. Once you’ve found a quote that you like, add your Christmas message to a personalized Christmas gift, like a mug, blanket or candle.

 

  • Classic
  • Funny
  • Sentimental
  • Religious
  • Inspirational
  • Joyful

CLASSIC CHRISTMAS WISHES

Classic Christmas wishes capture the overall essence of the holidays. They are straightforward and make great Merry Christmas wishes for family, friends and acquaintances too.

  • “Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.”—Dr. Seuss
  • “A silent night, a star above, a blessed gift of hope and love. A blessed Christmas to you!”—Unknown
  • “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”—Charles M. Schulz
  • “We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Good tidings we bring to you and your kin; We wish you a merry Christmas, and a happy New Year!”—”We Wish you a Merry Christmas”
  • “Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.”—Margaret Thatcher
  • “He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.”—Roy L. Smith
  • “Have yourself a merry little Christmas, let your heart be light. From now on, our troubles will be out of sight.”—Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
  • “The way you spend Christmas is far more important than how much.”—Henry David Thoreau
  • “Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home.”—G.K Chesterton
  • “Christmas is a stocking stuffed with sugary goodness.”—Mo Rocca
  • “The spirit of Christmas fulfills the greatest hunger of mankind.”—Loring A. Schuler
  • “The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.”—Charles Dudley Warner
  • “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
  • “Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.”—Washington Irving
  • “Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.”—Helen Steiner Rice
  • “At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.”—Thomas Tusser
  • “There seems a magic in the very name of Christmas.”—Charles Dickens
  • “It’s the most wonderful time of the year. There’ll be much mistletoeing and hearts will be glowing when loved ones are near. It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”—Eddie Pola and George Wyle
  • “I heard the bells on Christmas Day, their old, familiar carols play. And wild and sweet, the words repeat, of peace on earth, good-will to men!”—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • “Fine old Christmas, with the snowy hair and ruddy face, had done his duty that year in the noblest fashion, and had set off his rich gifts of warmth and color with all the heightening contrast of frost and snow.”—George Eliot
  • “At Christmas, all roads lead home.”—Marjorie Holmes
  • “Mankind is a great, an immense family… This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.”—Pope John Paul XXIII
  • “Christmas is a box of tree ornaments that have become part of the family.”—Charles M. Schulz
  • “Teacher says every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.”—”It’s a Wonderful Life”

FUNNY CHRISTMAS WISHES

A funny Christmas wish will make your holiday card stand out — not to mention, bring a smile to the recipient’s face. Get as ‘punny’ or as witty as you like with funny Christmas messages.

  • “A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.”—Garrison Keillor
  • “One of the nice things about Christmas is that you can make people forget the past with a present.”—Unknown
  • “Nothing says holiday like a cheese log.”—Ellen DeGeneres
  • “Three phrases that sum up Christmas are: Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men and Batteries not Included.”—Unknown
  • “There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus.”—Bob Phillips
  • “Do give books”—religious or otherwise
  • “Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.”—Dave Barry

SENTIMENTAL CHRISTMAS WISHES

There is something so special about the holidays — a sight, sound or scent can quickly bring us back to some of our best memories. These sentimental wishes will ignite that same effect.

  • “May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope; The spirit of Christmas which is peace; The heart of Christmas which is love.”—Ada V. Hendricks
  • “Let the spirit of love gently fill our hearts and homes. In this loveliest of seasons may you find many reasons for happiness.”—Unknown
  • “My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others.”—Bob Hope
  • “It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.”—W.T. Ellis
  • “This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.”—Taylor Caldwell
  • “What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal and that every path may lead to peace.”—Agnes M. Pharo
  • Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance—each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
  • “Christmas is sights, especially the sights of Christmas reflected in the eyes of a child.”—William Saroyan
  • “There are no strangers on Christmas Eve.”—Adele Comandini
  • “Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don’t quite know how to put our love into words.”—Harlan Miller
  • “Memories and magic is what Christmas is all about.”—Lynn Johnston
  • “In the eyes of children we find the joy of Christmas. In their hearts we find its meaning.”—Leland Thomas
  • “Thanksgiving comes after Christmas.”—Peter Kreeft
  • “They err who thinks Santa Claus comes down through the chimney; he really enters through the heart.”—Paul M. Ell
  • “For children, Christmas is anticipation. For adults, Christmas is memory.”—Eric Sevareid
  • “Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first.”—George Matthew Adams
  • “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 came down at Christmas; love all lovely, love divine; love was born at Christmas, stars and angels gave the sign.”—Christina G. Rossetti
  • The smell of pine needles, spruce and the smell of a Christmas tree—those to me, are the scents of the holidays.
  • “Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.”—Edna Ferber
  • “The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing others’ loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays.”—W.C. Jones
  • “Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.”—Janice Maeditere
  • “Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.”—B.C. Forbes
  • “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”—Hamilton Wright Mabie
  • “Christmas waves a magic wand over the world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”—Norman Vincent Peale
  • “Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.”—Dale Evans
  • When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things—not the great occasions
  • “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 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
  • “From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth and joy of Christmas bring us closer to each other.”—Emily Matthews
  • “Christmas is cold and warmth, forgiveness and tender smiles. A handclasp firm, a letter flying across the snowy miles.”—Lynda Schlomann
  • “This holiday season, I wish you all the best gifts of life. The gift of friendship, the gift of hope, the gift of love. Have a merry Christmas!”—Unknown
  • “The month of December isn’t magical because it sparkles. It’s magical because it changes people’s hearts … at least momentarily.”—Toni Sorenson

RELIGIOUS CHRISTMAS WISHES

Christmas holds a significant meaning to those who are religious. These quotes are perfect for families focused on their faith.

  • “Rejoice, that the immortal God is born, so that mortal man may live in eternity.”—John Huss
  • “Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both.”—Phillips Brooks
  • “The hinge of history is on the door of a Bethlehem stable.”—Ralph W. Sockman
  • “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
  • “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
  • “If we could condense all the truths of Christmas into only three words, these would be the words: ‘God with us.’”—John MacArthur
  • “May God fill your life with love, joy and peace this Holiday Season and throughout the New Year.”—Unknown
  • “Good news from heaven the angels bring, glad tidings to the earth they sing: To us this day a child is given, to crown us with the joy of heaven.”—Martin Luther
  • “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
  • And when we give each other Christmas gifts in His name, let us remember that He has given us the sun and the moon and the stars, and the earth with its forests and mountains and oceans—and all that lives and move upon them.
  • “This is Christmas: not the tinsel, not the giving and receiving, not even the carols, but the humble heart that receives anew the wondrous gift, the Christ.”—Frank McKibben
  • “Like God, Christmas is timeless and eternal, from everlasting to everlasting. It is something even more than what happened that night in starlit little Bethlehem; it has been behind the stars forever. There was Christmas in the heart of God before the world was formed.”—Roy Rogers
  • “The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.”—C.S. Lewis
  • “And so, this Christmas season may our hearts with gladness grow, as we read the blessed story that took place so long ago.”—J.L.W. Brooks
  • “Sharing with you the Glory, the Wonder, the Miracle of this Holy Season. Have a Blessed Christmas and New Year.”—Unknown
  • “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 Frank
  • “May the joy of Christmas give you a key to every closed door and light to dispel any darkness in your life. May God grant you peace and favor.”—Unknown

INSPIRATIONAL CHRISTMAS WISHES

One of the main tenets of the Christmas, is hope. Spark cheer and hope this holiday season with these inspirational wishes.

  • “May the lights of Christmas be your guide and the Christmas carols fill you with cheer.”—Unknown
  • “This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays!”—D.M. Dellinger
  • Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year—and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority.
  • “As we give presents at Christmas, we need to recognize that sharing our time and ourselves is such an important part of giving.”—Gordon B. Hinckley
  • 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.
  • “Remember, this December, love weighs more than gold.”—Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon
  • “Whatever else be lost among the years, let us keep Christmas still a shining thing: Whatever doubts assail us, or what fears, let us hold close one day, remembering its poignant meaning for the hearts of men. Let us get back our childlike faith again.”—Grace Noll Crowell
  • “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
  • “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
  • “May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.”—Mary Anne Radmancher
  • “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
  • “Advent helps us remember that light shines in the darkness and we reflect it.”—Greg Richardson
  • “Christmas is not just a day, an event to be observed and speedily forgotten. It is a spirit which should permeate every part of our lives.”—William Parks
  • “We should try to hold on to the Christmas spirit, not just one day a year, but all 365.”—Mary Martin
  • “To celebrate the heart of Christmas is to forget ourselves in the service of others.”—Henry C. Link
  • “Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.”—Ruth Carter Stapleton
  • “May peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through.”—Unknown
  • “Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder. The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty, for in it are born our art, our science, our religion.”—Ralph W. Sockman
  • “May we not ‘spend’ Christmas or ‘observe’ Christmas, but rather ‘keep’ it.”—Peter Marshall
  • “Instead of being a time of unusual behavior, Christmas is perhaps the only time of year when people can obey their natural impulses and express their true sentiments without feeling self-conscious and, perhaps foolish. Christmas, in short, is about the only chance a man has to be himself.”—Francis C. Farley
  • “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
  • “Christmas is a good time to take stock of our blessings.”—Pat Boone
  • “Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind.”—”Miracle on 34th Street”
  • “Christmas is a mood, a quality, a symbol. It is never merely a fact.”—Howard Thurman
  • “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 Wesley Brooks

JOYFUL CHRISTMAS WISHES

The most wonderful part of this time of the year is the overwhelming feeling of joy and excitement. These Christmas wishes are an excellent way to spread holiday cheer.

  • “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
  • “May the song of Christmas be music to your ears, a symphony of love that resounds throughout the year.”—Joy Bell Burgess
  • “Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts.”—Joan Winmill Brown
  • “The bells are ringing everywhere and Santa’s on his way, there’s peace blanketing the snow-covered land on this special Christmas day!”—Unknown
  • “Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people.”—Thomas S. Monson
  • “The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”—”Elf”
  • “Christmas is not a myth, not a tradition, not a dream. It is a glorious reality.”—Billy Graham
  • “May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter and goodwill, And may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy.”—Unknown
  • “Let us celebrate Christmas with lots of fun, surprises and magic. May you have a wonderful Christmas!”—Unknown
  • “May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love and your life with laughter.”—Unknown
  • “Christmas is the happiness that lights our children’s eyes. Christmas is a song of bells ringing through the skies. Christmas is a time of peace, of contentment deep within, a time of love and silent hope that years will never dim.”—Sherrill Thompson
  • “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, and transport the sailor and the traveler, thousands of miles away, back to his own fireside and his quiet home!”—Charles Dickens
  • “There is a Christmas song upon the air, there is a joy innate within the heart; an inner sense of peace, a holy light illuminates life and sets these days apart.”—Edna Greene Hines
  • “Peace, good will and happiness for you at Christmas and always.”—Unknown
  • The outdoor Christmas lights, green and red and gold and blue and twinkling, remind me that most people are that way all year round—kind, generous, friendly and with an occasional moment of ecstasy. But Christmas is the only time they dare reveal themselves.
  • “Christmas Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men become entirely alive.”—Robert Lynd
  • “The only real blind person at Christmas-time is he who has not Christmas in his heart.”—Helen Keller
  • “Each sight, each sound of Christmas, and fragrances sublime, make hearts and faces happy this glorious Christmas time.”—Carice Williams
  • “Christmas is best pondered, not with logic, but with imagination.”—Max Lucado
  • “Christmas now surrounds us, happiness is everywhere. Our hands are busy with many tasks as carols fill the air.”—Shirley Sallay
  • “I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense and the familiar climax and ending.”—Fred Rogers
  • “Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace.”—Pope Francis
  • “There’s a certain magic that comes with the very first snow. When the first snow is also a Christmas snow, well, something wonderful is bound to happen.”—Frosty the Snowman
  • “Christmas is the day that holds all time together.”—Alexander Smith
  • “Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas… perhaps…means a little bit more.”—Dr. Seuss
  • “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; soon the bells will start, and the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing right within your heart.”—Meredith Willson
  • “Heap on more wood! The wind is chill, but let it whistle as it will. We’ll keep our Christmas merry still.”—Walter Scott
  • “Christmas is, of course, the time to be home”—in heart as well as body.
  • “Christmas is not only where you find it, it’s what you make of it.”—Trina Schart Hyman
  • “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
  • “Whatever is beautiful. Whatever is meaningful. Whatever brings you happiness. May it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year.”—Unknown
  • “The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.”—Burton Hills
  • “Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.”—Peg Bracken
  • “May the magic of Christmas gladden your heart with the joys of the season. May the spirit of Christmas bless you with greater strength. May the promise of Christmas bring you and yours endless blessings.”—Unknown
  • “Your friendship and your love is the best Christmas gift that I’ve gotten. May the glow of the Christmas candles brighten your day.”—Unknown
  • “From miles away, no matter how far we are, the warmth of Christmas will bring us closer together. May you have a wonderful holiday!”—Unknown
  • “Christmas is not an external event at all, but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.”—Freya Stark
  • “May your heart and home be filled with all of the joys the season brings. Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!”—Unknown
  • “Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving and of families united.”—Norman Vincent Peale
  • “During the miraculous time that is Christmas, may you see with the eyes of a child, experience the wonder of love and truly enjoy all that the season has to offer.”—Unknown
  • “This is the season for bright lights and shiny packages. It is a time for sharing love and being together. It is a time for wishing you and your family all the best.”—Unknown
  • “Christmas is a time for cherishing those who bring so many blessings to our lives. May your heart feel that love this Christmas and throughout the New Year ahead.”—Unknown
  • “It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love.”—Moliere

A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year message is an easy way to make someone’s day and show them that you’re thinking of them. Personalized holiday cards are a great way to deliver that message. With any of these Christmas wishes, you can create a special Christmas card and brighten someone’s mailbox this year.