Craving Christmas quotes to add some joy to the world?
Perfect! Even though the holidays are happy for most, just about everyone could use a little extra peace, love, and merriment.
Share these quotes as Facebook and Instagram captions, or use them to make picture quotes.
Text to friends, or add to Christmas cards.
We’ll start with quotes on joy, then add funny Christmas quotes to get you in a jolly mood.
And include cheery quotes about family, love, and much more!
Let’s jump into the joy…
Christmas Quotes on Joy
These quotes speak specifically to the joy of Christmas! With 100 more below 🙂
Christmas is the season of joy, of gift-giving, and of families united.
~ Norman Vincent Peale
The joy of brightening other lives becomes for us the magic of the holidays.
~ W. C. Jones
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
A joy that is shared is a joy made double.
~ John Roy
Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both.
~ Phillips Brooks
Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people.
~ Thomas S. Monson
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
The two most joyous times of the year are Christmas morning and the end of school.
Funny Christmas quotes
Let’s keep the funny going with a huge collection of humorous quotes.
The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.
What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.
A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
I wanted an electric train for Christmas but I got the saxophone instead.
Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas.
There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other.
Christmas is a time when everybody wants their past forgotten and their present remembered.
Christmas sweaters are only acceptable as a cry for help.
Three phrases that sum up Christmas are: Peace on Earth, goodwill to men, and batteries not included.
You’ll also enjoy the funny quotes on this page of winter quotes!
I played Santa Claus many times, and if you don’t believe it, check out the divorce settlements awarded my wives.
Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.
Roses are reddish, Violets are bluish.
If it weren’t for Christmas, We’d all be Jewish.
Christmas is a baby shower that went totally overboard.
~ Andy Borowitz
Nothing says holidays like a cheese log.
~ Ellen DeGeneres
Aren’t we forgetting the true meaning of Christmas? You know, the birth of Santa.
~ Bart Simpson
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
My husband’s idea of getting the Christmas spirit is to become Scrooge.
~ Melanie White
You know you’re getting old when Santa starts looking younger.
~ Robert Paul
What happens under the mistletoe stays under the mistletoe.
Santa Claus has the right idea: visit people only once a year.
I haven’t taken my Christmas lights down. They look so nice on the pumpkin.
~ Winston Spear
That’s the true spirit of Christmas: people being helped by people other than me.
~ Jerry Seinfeld
Ever wonder what people got Jesus for Christmas? It’s like, ‘Oh great, socks. You know I’m dying for your sins, right? Yeah, but thanks for the socks! They’ll go great with my sandals. What am I, German?’
~ Jim Gaffigan
At Christmas, tea is compulsory. Relatives are optional.
~ Robert Godden
Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and receipts for all major purchases.
~ Bridger Winegar
There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus.
~ Bob Phillips
Thank you, stockings, for being a long flammable piece of fabric people like to hang over a roaring fireplace.
~ Jimmy Fallon
My mother-in-law has come round to our house at Christmas seven years running. This year we’re having a change. We’re going to let her in.
~ Les Dawson
There’s something about a Christmas sweater that will always make me laugh.
~ Kristen Wiig
Bloody Christmas, here again,
Let us raise a loving cup,
Peace on earth, goodwill to men,
And make them do the washing up.
~ Wendy Cope
Christmas at my house is always at least six or seven times more pleasant than anywhere else. We start drinking early. And while everyone else is seeing only one Santa Claus, we’ll be seeing six or seven.
~ W.C. Fields
I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
~ Maya Angelou
There are 17 more shopping days until Christmas. So, guys, that means 16 more days till we start shopping, right?
~ Conan O’Brien
I hate the radio this time of year because they play ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ like, every other song. And that’s just not enough.
~ Bridger Winegar
I don’t want Christmas season to end, because it’s the only time I can legitimately indulge in a particular addiction: glitter.
~ Eloisa James
I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying ‘toys not included.’
~ Bernard Manning
Next to a circus, there ain’t nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit.
~ Kin Hubbard
Christmas is the season when people run out of money before they run out of friends.
~ Larry Wilde
Christmas quotes for family
One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day.
Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.
There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.
Christmas is a time when you get homesick — even when you’re home.
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.
Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.
~Mary Ellen Chase
At Christmas, all roads lead home.
Christmas quotes on love
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
Christmas, my child, is love in action.
~Dale Evans Rogers
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
~Roy L. Smith
My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others.
They err who thinks Santa Claus comes down through the chimney; he really enters through the heart.
~Paul M. Ell
Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.
It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.
Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.
Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles.
As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is.
Christmas is forever, not for just one day, for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away.
~Norman Wesley Brooks
Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.
Christmas… is not an external event at all, but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.
Religious Christmas quotes
Some of these quotes are spiritual in a more secular sense than “religious” per se.
Be sure to check out our Christmas Bible verses for genuine quotes from the Bible.
Love the giver more than the gift.
A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
There has been only one Christmas — the rest are anniversaries.
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
~Hamilton Wright Mabie
May peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!
For the spirit of Christmas fulfils the greatest hunger of mankind.
~Loring A. Schuler
Mankind is a great, an immense family. This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.
~Pope John XXIII
You may be lonely, poor, and cold, neglected by the children, forgotten by your friends, yet may have the glad Christmas joy in your heart as Paul had, shut up in prison cells at Rome!
~ John R. Rice
As the bells ring out the joys of Christmas, may we also be alert for the final trumpet that will announce His return, when we shall always be with Him.
~ Alan Redpath
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
Joy is not necessarily the absence of suffering, it is the presence of God.
~ Sam Storms
The message of Christmas is that the visible material world is bound to the invisible spiritual world.
The beauty of Christmas is not in the presents, but in His presence.
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
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.
Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white’.
Christmas quotes for cards
You’ll find many more Christmas card verses on my Christmas slogans page!
Too many adults believe in Santa Claus, and too many children don’t.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
~Norman Vincent Peale
The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving.
~J. C. Penney
Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year.
To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
And so this is Christmas…what have you done?
Cute Christmas quotes
If “ifs” and “buts” were candy and nuts, wouldn’t it be a Merry Christmas?
I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.
Christmas always rustled. It rustled every time, mysteriously, with silver and gold paper, tissue paper and a rich abundance of shiny paper, decorating and hiding everything and giving a feeling reckless extravagance.
Christmas is a stocking stuffed with sugary goodness.
There’s nothing cozier than a Christmas tree all lit up.
Freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin—inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night.
~John J. Geddes
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.
Christmas works like glue, it keeps us all sticking together.
Check out this page of snow quotes!
Christmas quotes: The Grinch
Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.
Now you listen to me, young lady! Even if we’re horribly mangled, there’ll be no sad faces on Christmas.
You can’t hurt Christmas, Mr. Mayor because it isn’t about the gifts or the contests or the fancy lights.
~Lou Lou Who
Tomorrow is Christmas. It’s practically here!
No matter how different a Who may appear, he will always be welcomed with holiday cheer.
~Cindy Lou Who
Christmas quotes: Elf
Remember, Talk Like Buddy the Elf Day is December 18! Check out more social media holidays here.
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.
~Buddy the Elf
Son of a nutcracker!
~Buddy the Elf
I thought maybe we could make gingerbread houses, and eat cookie dough, and go ice skating, and maybe even hold hands.
~Buddy the Elf
Santa, here?! I know him! I know him!
~Buddy the Elf
We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.
~Buddy the Elf
I hope you enjoyed my Christmas quotes collection!
Save one to Pinterest so you can visit again later.
Be sure to check out more Christmas marketing ideas.
And if you love quotes, be sure to visit my page on the best quote sites so you’ll always have plenty to enjoy.
Leave a Reply