We've been gathering some truly awesome quotes for our classroom and homeschool white boards, haven't we? We're just getting warmed up! Here are the quotes we've covered so far:
Just in time for the holidays, I've collected 100 awesome quotes about Christmas, and of course you probably won't use them all for this coming Christmas, but if you pin this post, you can come back year after year and use them again.
As my Christmas gift to you, I've included a free PDF for your kids called 10 Quotes About Christmas to Copy. Just download, print, and go! You'll find the download link and info at the end of the 100 quotes list. Merry Christmas!
1. 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
2. How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, His precepts! -Benjamin Franklin
3. I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. -Charles Dickens
4. My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that? -Bob Hope
5. 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
6. He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. -Roy L. Smith
7. Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. -Hamilton Wright Mabie
8. 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
9. Yet as I read the birth stories about Jesus I cannot help but conclude that though the world may be tilted toward the rich and powerful, God is tilted toward the underdog. -Philip Yancey
10. "One can never have enough socks," said Dumbledore. "Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books." -J.K. Rowling
11. And when we give each other Christmas gifts in His name, let us remember that He has given us the sun and the moon and the stars, and the earth with its forests and mountains and oceans--and all that lives and move upon them. He has given us all green things and everything that blossoms and bears fruit and all that we quarrel about and all that we have misused--and to save us from our foolishness, from all our sins, He came down to earth and gave us Himself. -Sigrid Undset
12. Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart...filled it, too, with melody that would last forever. -Bess Streeter Aldrich
13. Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day. -Helen Steiner Rice
14. Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. -Washington Irving
15. And how did little Tim behave?” asked Mrs Cratchit, when she had rallied Bob on his credulity and Bob had hugged his daughter to his heart’s content.
“As good as gold,” said Bob, “and better. Somehow he gets thoughtful, sitting by himself so much, and thinks the strangest things you ever heard. He told me, coming home, that he hoped the people saw him in the church, because he was a cripple, and it might be pleasant to them to remember upon Christmas Day, who made lame beggars walk, and blind men see.” -Charles Dickens
16. 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
17. Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home. -G.K. Chesterton
18. 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
19. Christmas can be celebrated in the school room with pine trees, tinsel and reindeers, but there must be no mention of the man whose birthday is being celebrated. One wonders how a teacher would answer if a student asked why it was called Christmas. -Ronald Reagan
20. 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
21. The reality of loving God is loving him like he's a Superhero who actually saved you from stuff rather than a Santa Claus who merely gave you some stuff. -Criss Jami
22. Are you willing to stoop down and consider the needs and desires of little children; to remember the weaknesses and lonliness of people who are growing old; to stop asking how much your friends love you, and to ask yourself if you love them enough; to bear in mind the things that other people have to bear on their hearts; to trim your lamp so that it will give more light and less smoke, and to carry it in front so that your shadow will fall behind you; to make a grave for your ugly thougts and a garden for your kindly feelings, with the gate open? Are you willing to do these things for a day? Then you are ready to keep Christmas! -Henry van Dyke
23. Christmas, my child, is love in action. -Dale Evans Rogers
24. Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it 'white'. -Bing Crosby
25. God is here. This truth should fill our lives, and every Christmas should be for us a new and special meeting with God, when we allow his light and grace to enter deep into our soul. -Josemaría Escrivá
26. Were I a philosopher, I should write a philosophy of toys, showing that nothing else in life need to be taken seriously, and that Christmas Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men become entirely alive. -Robert Lynd
27. Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. -Peg Bracken
28. The human life cycle no less than evolves around the box; from the open-topped box called a bassinet, to the pine box we call a coffin, the box is our past and, just as assuredly, our future. It should not surprise us then that the lowly box plays such a significant role in the first Christmas story. For Christmas began in a humble, hay-filled box of splintered wood. The Magi, wise men who had traveled far to see the infant king, laid treasure-filled boxes at the feet of that holy child. And in the end, when He had ransomed our sins with His blood, the Lord of Christmas was laid down in a box of stone. How fitting that each Christmas season brightly wrapped boxes skirt the pine boughs of Christmas trees around the world. -Richard Paul Evans
29. Fail not to call to mind, in the course of the twenty-fifth of this month, that the Divinest Heart that ever walked the earth was born on that day; and then smile and enjoy yourselves for the rest of it; for mirth is also of Heaven's making. -Leigh Hunt
30. 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 find morning and suddenly saying to myself: 'Why, this is Christmas Day!" -Ray Stannard Baker
31. Let the children have their night of fun and laughter. Let the gifts of Father Christmas delight their play. Let us grown-ups share to the full in their unstinted pleasures before we turn again to the stern task and the formidable years that lie before us, resolved that, by our sacrifice and daring, these same children shall not be robbed of their inheritance or denied their right to live in a free and decent world. -Winston Churchill
32. At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year. -Thomas Tusser
33. Except the Christ be born again tonight, In dreams of all men, saints and sons of shame, The world will never see his kingdom bright. -Vachel Lindsay
34. For outlandish creatures like us, on our way to a heart, a brain, and courage, Bethlehem is not the end of our journey but only the beginning - not home but the place through which we must pass if ever we are to reach home at last. -Frederick Buechner
35. There are some wonderful aspects to Christmas. It's magical. And each year, from at least November, well, September, well, if I'm honest, May, I look forward to it hugely. -Miranda Hart
36. We must look to Mary's example to know how to deal with the glorious impossibilities of God. Look how she turned the world upside down by making one simple statement ... -Calvin Miller
37. The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect! -Charles N. Barnard
38. Christmas comes but once a year, starts in August ends in July. -Benny Bellamacina
39. I say that my value is based on my accomplishments. Christmas is God saying that I am His accomplishment and that will forever be enough. -Craig D. Lounsbrough
40. There's a new boss in town, this Jesus, and not only is he not the Roman Emperor, but he has won a great victory. -Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
41. It’s Christmas, and no matter what historical usage you choose to assign to “mass” be it mission or Lord’s Supper, Christ’s Mass refers to WHY he came, not THAT he came. Christ’s mission was to be a sacrifice. -William Branks
42. Christmas is not only where you find it, it's what you make of it. -Trina Schart Hyman
43. At the end of the school day, we walked the long, cold way home feeling happy and hungry. There we found a warm fire, country ham with gravy and hot biscuits, and a mother to hug us! If snow blew under the doors that night, what did it matter? Christmas time was just around the corner. -Jenny Lee Ellison
44. I wonder whether the Christmas feeling has anything to do with the sixth sense. Perhaps we're a little more the angels at Christmas than we are during the rest of the year. And Christmas is about all the other senses. I can smell Christmas, I can taste Christmas, and I can see and hear it. -Jostein Gaarder
45. And then, just when everything is bearing down on us to such an extent that we can scarcely withstand it, the Christmas message comes to tell us that all our ideas are wrong, and that what we take to be evil and dark is really good and light because it comes from God. Our eyes are at fault, that is all. God is in the manger, wealth in poverty, light in darkness, succor in abandonment. No evil can befall us; whatever men may do to us, they cannot but serve the God who is secretly revealed as love and rules the world and our lives. -Dietrich Bonhoeffer
46. At this Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving the others with God's own love and concern. -Mother Teresa
47. The spirit of Christmas is found when we lift the load of others. -Toni Sorenson
48. The three phases of Santa belief:
(1) Santa is real.
(2) Santa isn't real.
(3) Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.”
49. I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. -Harlan Miller
50. 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
51. Look up. -Luanne Rice
52. Christmas is God lighting a candle; and you don't light a candle in a room that's already full of sunlight. You light a candle in a room that's so murky that the candle, when lit, reveals just how bad things really are. -N.T. Wright
53. The real Santa Claus is at the mall. -Lemony Snicket
54. She was so busy doing Christmas, there wasn't time to experience Christmas. -Lori Copeland
55. Advent creates people, new people. -Dietrich Bonhoeffer
56. Calvin: Dear Santa, before I submit my life to your scrutiny, I demand to know who made YOU the matter of my fate?! Who are YOU to question my behavior, HUH??? What gives you the right?!
Hobbes: Santa makes the toys, so he gets to decide who to give them to.
57. Christmas is an indictment before it becomes a delight. It will not have its
intended effect until we feel desperately the need for a Savior. -John Piper
58. 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
59. Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind. -Helen Steiner Rice
60. Christmas makes me schmaltzy. I'm proud to be level-headed, even a little tough most of the time. But once a year I like to believe that peace on earth may be possible and calories don't count. -Sue Merrell
61. 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
62. Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year. -Victor Borge
63. And girls in slacks remember Dad/And oafish louts remember Mum/And sleepless children’s hearts are glad/And Christmas-morning bells say ‘Come! -Poet Laureate John Betjeman
64. The Son of God became a man to enable men to become the sons of God. -C.S.Lewis
65. Yes! Yes I do! I like Christmas! I love Christmas! -Ebenezer Scrooge
66. Where there is faith, there is love;
Where there is love, there is peace;
Where there is peace, there is God;
And where there is God; there is no need. -Leo Tolstoy
67. Christmas was on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas, upon which the entire kid year revolved. -Adult Ralphie as narrator, A Christmas Story
68. The giving of gifts is not something man invented. God started the giving spree when he gave a gift beyond words, the unspeakable gift of His Son. -Robert Flatt
69. I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph. -Shirley Temple
70. Blessed is
The season which
Engages the whole
World in a
Conspiracy of love. -Hamilton Wright Mabie
71. He was created of a mother whom He created. He was carried by hands that He formed. He cried in the manger in wordless infancy. He, the Word, without whom all human eloquence is mute. -Augustine
72. There is no connection between the worship of idols and the use of Christmas trees. We should not be anxious about baseless arguments against Christmas decorations. Rather, we should be focused on the Christ of Christmas and giving all diligence to remembering the real reason for the season. -John MacArthur
73. Who can add to Christmas? The perfect motive is that God so loved the world. The perfect gift is that He gave His only Son. The only requirement is to believe in Him. The reward of faith is that you shall have everlasting life. -Corrie Ten Boom
74. There is a remarkable breakdown of taste and intelligence at Christmastime. Mature, responsible grown men wear neckties made of holly leaves and drink alcoholic beverages with raw egg yolks and cottage cheese in them. -P.J. O'Rourke
75. 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
76. 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
77. When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time.
Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs? -G.K. Chesterton
78. If God would grant us the vision, the word sacrifice would disappear from our lips and thoughts; we would hate the things that seem now so dear to us; our lives would suddenly be too short, we would despise time-robbing distractions and charge the enemy with all our energies in the name of Christ. May God help us ourselves by the eternities that separate the Aucas from a Comprehension of Christmas and Him, who, though he was rich, yet for our sakes became poor so that we might, through his poverty, be made rich. -Nate Saint
79. Heap on the wood!-the wind is chill;
But let it whistle as it will,
We’ll keep our Christmas merry still.
-Sir Walter Scott
80. The Almighty appeared on earth as a helpless human baby, needing to be fed and changed and taught to talk like any other child. The more you think about it, the more staggering it gets. Nothing in fiction is so fantastic as this truth of the Incarnation. -J.I. Packer
81. Christmas is the glorious time of great Too-Much. -James Henry Leigh Hunt
82. Christmas is a day that holds all time together. -Alexander Smith
83. Christmas is a rare occasion when we are reminded that we have obligations to people we did not choose to be related to, and that love is not just a spontaneous feeling but something we sometimes really have to work at, with people we may not even much like. -Julian Baggini
84. This past Christmas, I told my girlfriend for months in advance that all I wanted was an Xbox. That's it. Beginning and end of list, Xbox. You know what she got me? A homemade frame with a picture of us from our first date together. Which was fine. Because I got her an Xbox. -Anthony Jeselnik
85. The greatest and most momentous fact which the history of the world records is the fact of Christ’s birth. -Charles H. Spurgeon
86. Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes – goodwill among men and peace on earth. -Albert Einstein
87. The only real blind person at Christmas-time is he who has no Christmas in his heart. -Helen Keller
88. Even as an adult I find it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve. Yuletide excitement is a potent caffeine, no matter your age. - Carrie Latet
89. Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold! - Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon
90. Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year. - Victor Borge
91. Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world. -C.S. Lewis
92. This Christmas, celebrate the season as though it were your last. One day, you’ll be right.
-Kathleen M. Carroll
93. All the Christmas presents in the world are worth nothing without the presence of Christ. -David Jeremiah
94. Some businessmen are saying this could be the greatest Christmas ever. I always thought that the first one was. -Art Fettig
95. There must always be a secret to be unwrapped at Christmas—that’s the rule -John Geddes
96. Something of eternal significance transpired there. Not only was the calendar of the world changed, but heaven itself and eternity were affected. -J. Vernon McGee
97. When we ask our children 'What do you want for Christmas?',
we are asking a question that breeds selfishness.
In order to develop selflessness we should be asking
'What are you going to give?'
Christmas is the celebration of God's great gift giving -
'For God so loved the world that he gave...'(John 3:16) -Robert Flatt
98. The hinge of history is on the door of a Bethlehem stable. -Ralph W. Sockman
99. While all the universe and my family are still sleeping, I will walk among the red and blue twinkle-lights of the living room, to sit and gaze upon the pretty white angel atop the tree and say silent prayers, remembering what was good in the world and why I was brought here to remember. -Carew Papritz
100. And in despair I bowed my head;
"There is no peace on earth," I said;
"For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!"
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead, nor doth he sleep!
The Wrong shall fail,
the Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men!” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A few things to know about the 10 Quotes About Christmas to Copy PDF:
1. All 10 quotes are spiritual. They are geared toward a Christian celebration of the holiday.
2. The lines are broad, which means a younger child will have room for bigger letters but an older child shouldn't be put off by them.
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We use quotes in our homeschool during our group teaching time, or Circle Time. You can learn more about Circle Time by searching the site (on the home page) or purchasing my very helpful eBook, complete with printables for planning.
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