25 Christmas Quotes to Get You Into the Holiday Spirit

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Thousands of books, movies and songs use Christmas as a source of inspiration. We now sing countless renditions of happy carols every year (thanks, Mariah), and we watch our favorite holiday movies on repeat (nothing beats A Christmas Story).

If you can’t wait for winter break to get into the festive spirit, check out these Christmas quotes.

1. The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear – Buddy the Elf, Elf (2003)

2. The mistletoe is hung where you can see. Somebody waits for you – kiss her once for me. –Burl Ives, “Holly Jolly Christmas” (1964)

3. It’s Christmas Eve! It’s the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be! – Frank Cross, Scrooged (1988)

4. 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, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

5. Through the years we all will be together, if the fates allow. Hang a shining star upon the highest bough, and have yourself a merry little Christmas now. – Judy Garland, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (1944)

6. Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings. – Zuzu Bailey, It’s a Wonderful Life

7. Our cheeks are nice and rosy and comfy cozy are we. We’re snuggled up together like two birds of a feather would be. – The Ronettes, “Sleigh Ride” (1948)

8. Today, children everywhere are making preparations for an event of world shaking significance: the annual visit of Santa Claus. Informed sources report that legions of junior citizens are making monumental efforts not to cry and not to pout. – Newscaster, Santa Claus is Coming to Town (1970)

9. Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal! – Kevin McCallister, Home Alone (1990)

10. For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself. – Charles Dickens

11. Son of a nutcracker! – Buddy the Elf, Elf (2003)

12. My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. – Bob Hope

13. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Soon the bells will start. And the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing right within your heart. – Bing Crosby, “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” (1941)

14. My Christmas is filled with laughter, and joy, and this: my Sandy Claws outfit. – Jack Skellington The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

15. Think of all the fun I’ve missed. Think of all the fellas that I haven’t kissed. Next year I could be oh so good, if you’ll check off my Christmas list. – Eartha Kitt, “Santa Baby” (1953)

16. Frosty’s not gone for good. You see, he was made out of Christmas snow, and Christmas snow can never disappear completely. – Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman (1969)

17. Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane, snow is glistening. A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight, walking in a winter wonderland. – Frank Sinatra, “Winter Wonderland” (1948)

18. Silver and gold, silver and gold, mean so much more when I see silver and gold decorations on every Christmas tree. – Burl Ives, “Silver and Gold” (1964)

19. I believe in Santa Claus like I believe in love. I believe in Santa Claus, and everything he does. There’s no question in my mind that he does exist. Just like love, I know he’s there, waiting to be missed. – Rankin/Bass, “I Believe in Santa Claus” (1974)

20. Nobody sent me a Christmas card today. I almost wish there weren’t a holiday season. I know nobody likes me. Why do we have to have a holiday season to emphasize it? – Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

21. Christmas was on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas, upon which the entire kid year revolved. – Ralphie Parker, A Christmas Story (1983)

22. If I could work my will, every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. –Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol (2009)

23. 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

24. You smell like beef and cheese, you don’t smell like Santa. – Buddy the Elf, Elf (2003)

25. For behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. That’s what Christmas is about.” – Linus Van Pelt, A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

Rosie is a sophomore at UCLA studying English and music industry. She is an international student from Australia who loves singing, Game of Thrones, and FaceTiming her dog Lola.

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