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63 Christmas Quotes And Sayings About Family And Love

Christmas Quotes And Sayings about family

Our latest collection of Christmas quotes on Everyday Power Blog.

Many of us have special memories that evoke the true spirit of Christmas for us.

We have many different traditions, customs, and games we play that are unique to our family. While some cultures and areas may share some customs, there are also many to learn and embrace as we are exposed.

Growing up with me small Irish family, my first Filipino Christmas with my husband’s HUGE family was something to adjust, but something I have grown to deeply love as well.

One thing that seems to cross many barriers at this time of year, are the most well-known Christmas quotes and sayings. They make us laugh, they make us smile, and they bring us together.

Here are some of the best I could find.

 

Christmas Quotes About Giving The Gift of Love

1.) “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” – Hamilton Wright Mabie

 

2.) “I like smiling, smiling’s my favorite.” – Buddy the Elf (my personal favorite)

christmas quotes3.) “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

 

4.) “Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.” – Mary Ellen Chase

 

5.) I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. And thus I drift along into the holidays – let them overtake me unexpectedly – waking up some fine morning and suddenly saying to myself: ‘Why, this is Christmas Day!’” – David Grayson

 

6.) “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, It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

 

7.) “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

 

8.) “Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” – Peg Bracken

 

9.) “Instead of being a time of unusual behavior, Christmas is perhaps the only time in the 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

 

10.) “It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.” – W.T. Ellis

 

11.) “Christmas now surrounds us,

Happiness is everywhere

Our hands are busy with many tasks

As carols fill the air.” – Shirley Sallay

christmas quotes12.) “Each sight, each sound of Christmas

And fragrances sublime

Make hearts and faces happy

This glorious Christmastime.” – Carice Williams

 

13.) “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!” – Hamilton Wright Mabie

 

14.) “Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.” – Janice Maeditere

 

15.) “Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.” – Author unknown, attributed to a 7-year-old named Bobby

 

16.) “I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.” – Harlan Miller

 

17.) “Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving, and of families united.” – Norman Vincent Peale

 

18.) “Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.” – Ruth Carter Stapleton

 

19.) “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

christmas quotes20.) “The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” – Burton Hillis

 

21.) “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

 

22.) “Christmas waves a magic wand over the world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” – Norman Vincent Peale

 

More Joyous Christmas Quotes About Life and Love

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

 

24.) “For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.” – W. J. Tucker

 

25.) “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

 

26.) “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 quotes27.) “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

 

28.) “Mankind is a great, an immense family. This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.” – Pope John XXIII

 

29.) “Let us have music for Christmas…

Sound the trumpet of joy and rebirth;

Let each of us try, with a song in our hearts,

To bring peace to men on earth.” – Mildred L. Jarrell

 

30.) “Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” – Calvin Coolidge

 

31.) “I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another, it’s about the Christian ethic, it’s about kindness.” – Carrie Fisher

 

32.) “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

 

33.) “May Christmas lend a special charm

To all you chance to do.

And may the season light your way

To hopes and dreams anew.”– Garnett Ann Schultz, My Christmas Wish

christmas quotes34.) “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,

Just like the ones I used to know,

Where the tree tops glisten

And children listen

To hear sleigh bells in the snow.”- Irving Berlin

 

35.) “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” – Charles Dickens, Ebeneezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol

 

36.) “And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. 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

 

37.) “The merry family gatherings–

The old, the very young;

The strangely lovely way they

Harmonize in carols sung.

For Christmas is tradition time–

Traditions that recall

The precious memories down the years,

The sameness of them all.” – Helen Lowrie Marshall

 

38.) “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, Let Every Day Be Christmas

 

39.) “This time of year means being kind

to everyone we meet,

To share a smile with strangers

we may pass along the street.” – Betty Black

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2018 Christmas Quotes and Sayings

40.) “Until one feels the spirit of Christmas, there is no Christmas. All else is outward display–so much tinsel and decorations. For it isn’t the holly, it isn’t the snow. It isn’t the tree not the firelight’s glow. It’s the warmth that comes to the hearts of men when the Christmas spirit returns again.” – Unknown

 

41.) “There is a Christmas song upon the air,

There is a joy innate within the heart;

An inner sense of peace, a holy light

Illumines life and sets these days apart.” – Edna Greene Hines

 

42.) “I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. 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. For this is still the time God chooses.” – Taylor Caldwell

 

43.) “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 Franks

 

44.) “Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest thing in the world – stronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than death – and that the blessed life which began in Bethlehem nineteen hundred years ago is the image and brightness of the Eternal Love? Then you can keep Christmas.” – Henry Van Dyke

christmas quotes45.) “Ask your children two questions this Christmas. First: What do you want to give to others for Christmas? Second: What do you want for Christmas? The first fosters generosity of heart and an outward focus. The second can breed selfishness if not tempered by the first.” – Author Unknown

 

46.) “Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind.” –  Helen Steiner Rice

 

47.) “Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given–when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes.” –  Joan Winmill Brown

 

48.) “I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.” – Harlan Miller

 

49.) “Christmas – that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. 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. Rundel

 

50.) “Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both.” – Phillips Brooks

 

51.) “Off to one side sits a group of shepherds. They sit silently on the floor, perhaps perplexed, perhaps in awe, no doubt in amazement. Their night watch had been interrupted by an explosion of light from heaven and a symphony of angels. God goes to those who have time to hear him–and so on this cloudless night he went to simple shepherds.” – Max Lucado

 

52.) “Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.” – Steve Maraboli

 

53.) “Teacher says every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.” – Zuzu Bailey, It’s a Wonderful Life

 

54.) “Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

 

55.) “I’m in love, I’m in Love, I’m on love, and I don’t care who knows it!” – Buddy the Elf

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Did these Christmas Quotes brighten your celebrations?

I hope so. No matter how you observe Christmas, here’s to wishing you and your family a happy and healthy holiday.

Cheers!

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