Merry Christmas Sayings And Other Holiday Quotes

December 23, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Now that Christmas is fast approaching, here’s some quotes to mark the holiday season.


“I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.” Charles Dickens, 19th century author

“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, CBS News journalist

“At Christmas, all roads lead home” – Marjorie Holmes, author

“The best Christmas trees come very close to exceeding nature” – Andy Rooney, CBS News writer

“This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone” – Taylor Caldwell, novelist

“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” – Calvin Coolidge, 30th president of the United States

“A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together,” – Garrison Keillor, writer

“Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree” T.S. Eliot, writer

“It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas when its mighty Founder was a child Himself” – Charles Dickens