24 Quotes That Will Put You in the Holiday Spirit

December 16, 2018 Updated: December 16, 2018

Christmas is the day that holds all time together.”

—Alexander Smith


“I played my drum for Him
Pa rum pum pum pum
I played my best for Him
Pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum

Then He smiled at me
Pa rum pum pum pum
Me and my drum”

—Harry Simeone, Katherine Kennicott Davis, Henry Onorati

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”

—Mother Theresa


“A good conscience is a continual Christmas.”

—Benjamin Franklin


“When what to my wondering eyes did appear,
But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny rein-deer,
With a little old driver so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment he must be St. Nick.”

—Clement Clarke Moore


“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.”

—Roy L. Smith


“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


“We are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.”

—Laura Ingalls Wilder


“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


“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


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

–Washington Irving


“For it is in giving that we receive.”

—Francis of Assisi


“A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.”

—John Sullivan Dwight


“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.”

—Burton Hills

“Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more!”

—Dr. Seuss


“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


“Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled”

—Charles Wesley


“Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.”

— Winston Churchill


“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


“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day.”

—Andy Rooney


“It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you…yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.”     

—Mother Teresa


“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


“It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.”

—W.T. Ellis


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

—Charles Dickens


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