The Spirit of Christmas
Quotes having about the Christmas spirit at Christmas and all year long.
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
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?
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.
As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is.
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
Roy L. Smith
Christmas is a time when you get homesick, even when you’re home.
At Christmas, all roads lead home.
Many merry Christmases, friendships, great accumulation of cheerful recollections, affection on earth, and Heaven at last for all of us.
Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year. And yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority.
Cultivate blessing. Bless yourself. Bless the whole world. Let it be full with love, peace, joy and happiness.
Remember God’s bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!
Henry Ward Beecher
Giving and Gifts
You can give of yourself, you can give to those in need, you can give to family and friends. Quotes about sharing ourselves and our blessings with others.
Riches without charity are nothing worth. They are a blessing only to a man who makes them a blessing to others.
A gift in season is a double favor to the needy.
When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.
We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
It is not what we give, but what we share, for the gift without the giver is bare.
James Russell Lowell
Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious.
The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
The last thing family and friends want is for you to spend money on them that you don’t have or that you can’t really spare.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
A Child’s Christmas
A few quotes to about how magical Christmas is through the eyes of children and how memories of Christmas last through our lives.
It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.
Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all thirty feet tall.
Uncles and aunts, and cousins, are all very well, and fathers and mothers are not to be despised; but a grandmother, at holiday time, is worth them all.
There is nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas time.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Lights and Festivities
A Merry Christmas, with cheer, best wishes and festive scenes can even bring Ebenezer Scrooge to see the spirit of Christmas. A few quotes on cheer, lights and trees to brighten your day or eve.
Be merry if you are wise.
So of cheerfulness or a good temper the more it is spent the more it remains.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A little smile, a word of cheer, A bit of love from someone near, A little gift from one held dear, Best wishes for the coming year. These make a Merry Christmas!
John Greenleaf Whittier
At Christmas play, and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Twas Christmas broach’d the mightiest ale; ’twas Christmas told the merriest tale; a Christmas gambol oft could cheer the poor man’s heart through half the year.
Sir Walter Scott
There is a remarkable breakdown of taste and intelligence at Christmas time. Mature, responsible grown men wear neckties made of holly leaves and drink alcoholic beverages with raw egg yolks and cottage cheese in them.
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
Christmas is here: Winds whistle shrill, Icy and chill. Little care we; Little we fear Weather without, Sheltered about The Mahogany Tree.
William Makepeace Thackeray
The silent snow possessed the earth, and calmly fell our Christmas-eve.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Norman Vincent Peale
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
I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet the words repeat Of peace on earth, goodwill to men!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
’T was the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, -not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
Clement Clarke Moore
Ho Ho Ho Funny Christmas Quotes
A few laughs and chuckles can help bring a twinkle to everyone’s eye. Some funny quotes to make more than the lights and stars twinkle.
Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas.
I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included.
Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered.
What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.
I stopped believing in Santa Claus when my mother took me to see him in a department store, and he asked for my autograph.
Just a hurried line…to tell a story which puts the contrast between our feast of the Nativity and all this ghastly Xmas racket at it’s lowest. My brother heard a woman on a ‘bus say, as the ‘bus passed a church with a Crib outside it, Oh Lor’ They bring religion into everything. Look- they’re dragging it even into Christmas now.
C. S. Lewis
A merry Christmas to everybody A happy New Year to all the world.