25 Of The Best Christmas Quotes Ever

It’s the holiday season, y’all, which means it’s time to make merry. Watching Christmas movies or reading books with a Christmas theme are a surefire way to get your jolly on, but sometimes the Christmas spirit can be found in something as simple as a quote. Here are some of the best quotes about Christmas, ready to warm the cockles of your heart better than a cup of hot cocoa.

1) “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”

–Buddy the Elf, Elf

2)  “I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It’s not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.”

–Linus Van Pelt, A Charlie Brown Christmas

3) “Bah humbug!”

–Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol

4) “I felt overstuffed and dull and disappointed, the way I always do the day after Christmas, as if whatever it was the pine boughs and the candles and the silver and gilt-ribboned presents and the birch-log fires and the Christmas turkey and the carols at the piano promised never came to pass.”

–Esther Greenwood, The Bell Jar


5) “One can never have enough socks. Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”

–Professor Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

6) “Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”

–Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas

7)“You know, you look pretty good for your age.”

“Thanks, but I’m seeing someone in wrapping.”

–Scott Calvin and Little Elf Judy, The Santa Claus

8) “Christmas was close at hand, in all his bluff and hearty honesty; it was the season of hospitality, merriment, and open-heartedness; the old year was preparing, like an ancient philosopher, to call his friends around him, and amidst the sound of feasting and revelry to pass gently and calmly away.”

–Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers

9) “Merry Christmas ya filthy animal.”

–Kevin McCallister, Home Alone

10) “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents.”

–Jo March, Little Women


11) “Would you please tell her that you’re not really Santa Claus, that actually is no such person?”

–“Well, I hate to disagree with you, but not only IS there such a person, but here I am to prove it.”

–Doris and Kris Kringle, Miracle on 34th Street

12) “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”

–Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol

13) “Always winter, but never Christmas”

–Mr. Tumnus, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

14) “This is extremely important. Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back. No toys. Nothing but Peter, Kate, Buzz, Megan, Linnie, and Jeff. And my aunt and my cousins. And if he has time, my Uncle Frank. Okay?”

–Kevin McCallister, Home Alone

15) “Santa?”

“Scott Calvin.”

“How come your clothes are so baggy?”

“Because Santa is… watching his saturated fats.”

“How come you don’t have a beard?”

“Because I shaved!”

“You want this doll or not? Go back to sleep.”

–Sarah and Scott Calvin, The Santa Claus


16) “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, “Christmas Bells”

17) “We elves like to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.”

–Buddy the Elf, Elf

18) “Merry Christmas, movie house! Merry Christmas, Emporium! Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan!”

–George Bailey, It’s A Wonderful Life

19) “How horrible our Christmas will be!”

“No … How jolly.”

“Oh. How jolly our Christmas will be!”

–Mayor and Jack, The Nightmare Before Christmas

20) “You say you hate Washington’s Birthday or Thanksgiving and nobody cares, but you say you hate Christmas and people treat you like you’re a leper.”

–Kate, Gremlins


21) “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”

–Norman Vincent Peale, My Christmas Treasury

22) “Rats. Nobody sent me a Christmas card today. I almost wish there weren’t a holiday season. I know nobody likes me. Why do we have to have a holiday season to emphasize it?”

–Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Christmas

23) “Christmas! ‘Tis the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.”

–Washington Irving

24) “Let us deal with the eviction notices for tomorrow, Mr Cratchit.”

“Uh, tomorrow’s Christmas, sir.”

“Very well. You may gift wrap them.”

–Scrooge and Kermit, The Muppet Christmas Carol

25) “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.”

–St. Nicholas, “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”


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