75+ of the Best 2021 Christmas Quotes to Put You in the Holiday Spirit

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. It’s when we get to cozy up, listen to festive music while sipping hot cocoa and spend time with those we love.

There are many ways to get in the Christmas spirit, and one of those is through quotes. We’ve compiled a list of the best Christmas quotes we could find, so you can see them all here in one convenient place.

You can use these in greeting cards, on DIY Christmas decor, on gifts, or as captions on social media.

Inspirational Christmas Quotes

Inspirational Christmas quotes can be used to spark warmth and joy in people by reminding them what Christmas is about.

If you’re looking for a quote to inspire people to be merry and bright, one of these may be the quote for you.

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

“Christmas will always be, as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” Dr. Seuss

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

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

“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

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

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

“Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.” Helen Steiner Rice

“The world has grown weary through the years, but at Christmas, it is young.” Phillips Brooks

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

Christmas Spirit Quotes

Christmas spirit is contagious, and you can spread it by sharing these wise words. Christmas spirit quotes are meant to bring happiness and reflection to those who hear them.

“May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve”

“When you have Christmas in your hearts, it doesn’t matter what’s under the tree.”

“If you want to experience the true meaning of Christmas, give something to someone who can offer nothing in return.”

“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

“Nothing ever seems too bad, too hard, or too sad when you’ve got a Christmas tree in the living room.” Nora Roberts

“Christmas is not an external event at all, but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.” Freya Stark

“A merry heart does good like medicine.” Proverbs 17:22

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

“The true Chrismas spirit is putting others’ happiness before our own, and finding you’ve never known such happiness.” Toni Sorenson

“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

Famous Christmas Quotes

Some Christmas sayings are so familiar that when people hear them they just know that they’ve heard them before.

Whether they came from a classic Christmas movie, celebrity, or writer, there are many great famous Christmas quotes to choose from.

“Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal.” Home Alone

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

“Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.” How the Grinch Stole Christmas

“When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things- not the great occasions- give off the greatest glow of happiness.” Bob Hope

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

“The message of Christmas makes us recognize the darkness of a closed world, and thereby no doubt illustrates a reality that we see daily. Yet it also tells us that God does not allow himself to be shut out. He finds a space, even if it means entering through the stable.” Pope Benedict XVI

“The only blind person at Christmas time is he who has not Christmas in his heart.” Helen Keller

“Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind.” Miracle on 34th Street

“We’re going to have the hap-hap-happiest Christmas” Clark Griswold

“Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.” The Polar Express

“It’s Christmas Eve. Its the one night of the year where we all act a little nicer; we smile a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be.” Scrooged

Christmas caption for social media

It can be hard sometimes to pick out the right captions when posting to social media. Whether you’re posting a picture of your friends and you, a selfie, or basically anything festive, these captions will make your Instagram post perfect!

“It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree that matters, it’s who’s around it.”

“It’s the holiday season. Let the overeating begin!” Melanie White

“I’m only a morning person on December 25th.”

“The jolliest bunch of elves this side of the nuthouse.” Clark Griswold

“Dear Santa, is it too late now to say Sorry?”

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, but if the white runs out, I’ll drink the red.”

“Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.” The Polar Express

“My favorite color is Christmas lights.”

“The best way to see Christmas is through the eyes of a child.”

“Love the giver more than the gift.” Brigham Young

“Isn’t it lovely that as we grow older, the Christmas list gets shorter and shorter?”

Short Christmas quotes

The following Christmas quotes are short and sweet, and get right to the point. If you are looking to express your Christmas feelings in not so many words, these next quotes are for you.

“Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality.” Washington Irving

“At Christmas, all roads lead home.” Marjorie Holmes

“Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past.” Gladys Bagg Taber

“For it is in giving that we receive.” Francis of Assisi

“Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” Edna Ferber

“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” Alexander Smith

“To prepare our hearts for Christmas, we must cultivate the spirit of expectancy.” Handel. H Brown

“Let the season ignite the Christmas fire within us all.”

“Christmas is the keeping place for the memories of our innocence.”

“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” Charles M Schulz

good Christmas wish

Looking for the perfect quote to put in your Christmas cards this year? Look no further. These quotes make the best Christmas wishes to send to friends and family.

“Faith makes all things possible, Hope makes all things work, Love makes all things beautiful. May you have all three this Christmas.”

“May your days be merry and bright.”

“May the miracles and heavenly gifts of Christmas gladden and fill your hearts with joyful songs, cheerfulness, and laughter.

“May good health and unending happiness find you and your family this Christmas season.”

“May the spirit of Christmas infuse your life and that of your family members with hope, positivity, and joy.”

“Merry Christmas to the person who makes my winter days a little bit warmer.”

“May your lives be filled with love and happiness, and your year be full of positive energy and good vibes. Merry Christmas.”

“Wishing you God’s peace and joy this Christmas.”

“May all the sweet magic of Christmas conspire to gladden your hearts and fill every desire.”

“Wishing you a season of gladness, a season of cheer, and to top it all off- a wonderful year.”

“May this season find you among those you love, sharing in the twin glories of generosity and gratitude.” Oprah Winfrey

Christmas Blessing Quotes

Christmas is a better time than any to take some time to reflect on all the blessings in your life.

Being thankful for all you’ve been given while paying it forward is the best way to spread Christmas spirit. These quotes will help those who read them remember what this season is all about.

“Christmas is a good time to take stock of our blessings.” Pat Boone

“Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it white.” Bing Crosby

“The best Christmas gift is to realize how much you already have.”

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

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

“Merry be your Christmas, peaceful be your home, joyful be your family, blessed be each one.”

“The Christmas spirit brings home to us- or should bring home to us- the profound Biblical truth that it is more blessed to give than receive.” B.C. Forbes

“May the beautiful lights of every Christmas season remind us of Him who is the source of all light.” David A. Bednar

good Christmas greeting

Like Christmas wishes, Christmas greetings are perfect for sending a letter to family or making a post to a long distance loved one on Facebook.

These Christmas greetings spread wishes for a merry Christmas and happy New Year, and will make anyone who receives one smile.

“Peace, good will, and happiness for you at Christmas and always.”

“May the Christmas season end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright New Year.”

“At Christmas, let the light of faith and the warmth of family make the season extra bright.”

“May this wonderful time of the year touch your heart in a special way.”

“Holiday greetings and best wishes for a New Year of happiness in a world of peace.”

“May joy be your gift at Christmas and may Faith, hope, and love be your treasures in the New Year.

“May your holidays sparkle with moments of love, laughter, and goodwill, and may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy.”

“My Christmas wish for you, that your heart be light as a snowflake, that your troubles melt away like snow, and a drift of blessings surround you.”

“Christmas brings family and friends together. It helps us to appreciate the love in our lives that we often take for granted. May the true meaning of the holiday season fill your heart and home with many blessings.”

I hope you found some good quotes to use this holiday season, even if you were just looking to get some Christmas spirit for yourself. These Christmas and Christmas Eve quotes are timeless, and can be used year after year.

I hope that you get to have a wonderful Christmas surrounded by those you love, and may the warmth of these quotes keep you toasty this winter!

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