Famous Christmas Quotes

Learn Why Christmas Makes Everyone Happy

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There is something about Christmas that makes everyone feel spirited, happy, and excited. Christmas brings out the child within. The festive air is contagious; even the most despairing soul cannot help but feel enthused by the vibrancy of the season.

Famous Christmas Quotes

Happy holidays! Enjoy your eggnog while you read these famous Christmas quotes.

Deborah Whipp
"Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance -- each beautiful, unique and too soon gone."

Mary Ellen Chase
"Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind."

John Greenleaf Whittier
"For somehow, not only at Christmas, but all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you."

Charles Dickens
"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."

Janice Maeditere
"Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts."

W. J. Cameron
"Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year -- and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"I heard the bells on Christmas Day; their old familiar carols play, and wild and sweet the word repeat of peace on earth, good-will to men!"

Shirley Temple
"I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph."

Walter Scott, Sr.
"Heap on the wood! the wind is chill;
But let it whistle as it will,
We'll keep our Christmas merry still."

Helen Keller
"The only blind person at Christmas time is he who has not Christmas in his heart."

Norman Vincent Peale
"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."

Alexander Smith
"Christmas is the day that holds all time together."

Hamilton Wright Mabi
"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love."

Christina G. Rossetti
"Love came down at Christmas; love all lovely, love divine; love was born at Christmas, stars and angels gave the sign."

Calvin Coolidge
"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."