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20 Inspiring Christmas Quotes

May these Christmas quotes from Dolly Parton, Charles M. Schulz, Maya Angelou and others bring you joy.

Whether you’re filled with Christmas spirit or need a reminder of the joys of the season, we hope these Christmas quotes bring you lots of holiday cheer.

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A glowing Christmas tree in a snow-covered opening of a forest with Christmas quotes

1 of 20 Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.

—Norman Vincent Peale

The members of a loving family smile as they open their Christmas presents

2 of 20 Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.

—Dale Evans

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A couple sits outside their travel trailer, enjoying the small Christmas tree positioned there

3 of 20 Don't let the past steal your present. This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.

—Taylor Caldwell

The smiling members of a family open their presents of Christmas quotes on Christmas morning

4 of 20 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

A young woman surprises a senior woman with a bag of groceries

5 of 20 Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.

—Charles M. Schulz

Several Christmas trees, strung with glowing lights, shine in a snow-covered field

6 of 20 The Christmas tree is a symbol of love, not money. There's a kind of glory to them when they're all lit up that exceeds anything all the money in the world could buy.

—Andy Rooney

An older woman's hand is comforted by the clasp of a young woman's hand

7 of 20 “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”

—a quote from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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Children, parents and grandparents exchange gifts under a Christmas tree

8 of 20 Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving, and of families united.

—Norman Vincent Peale

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9 of 20 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


Happy child opens up a Christmas present surrounded by light

10 of 20 Joy is a choice before it becomes a feeling.

—Faith Broussard Cade, Counselor, speaker and author

Close-up of family holding hands and saying Christmas quotes before dinner

11 of 20 On Christmas Day, when our “family gathers around the table, we’ll bow our heads to say grace, thankful for the food before us and for the best gift the Lord ever gave us, each other.

—Dolly Parton

Stardust and magic in woman hands on dark background

12 of 20 Where there is great love there are always miracles.

—Willa Cather

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Kids singing carols and Christmas quotes near the christmas tree

13 of 20 All we need to do is to tell the Christmas story, sing the old Christmas songs, keep on living the good, old Christmas spirit, and by and by we will have joy and happiness and peace in this world.

—Norman Vincent Peale

Boy staring into a snow globe with Christmas quotes

14 of 20 The truest gift of Christmas is the gift of self.

—Richard Paul Evans, Author of The Christmas Box

Happy Family Making Christmas Gifts At Home.

15 of 20 In the midst of the shopping and the wrapping and the arranging of presents under your tree this Christmas, may you not forget the gifts you cannot yet hold in your hands.

—T.D. Jakes

Shot of two young businesspeople celebrating Christmas at work with Christmas quotes

16 of 20 I have found that among its other benefi ts, giving liberates the soul of the giver.

—Maya Angelou

Holiday Candle Background

17 of 20 The magical dust of Christmas glittered on the cheeks of humanity ever so briefl y, reminding us of what is worth having and what we were intended to be.

—Max Lucado

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The woman is holding a red heart.

18 of 20 Until we can receive with an open heart, we are never really giving with an open heart.

—BrenÉ Brown, professor, researcher and author

Beautiful Little Girl Waiting for Santa

19 of 20 Seeing isn’t believing. Believing is seeing.

—Judy the Elf from The Santa Clause

Two people in Christmas socks warming their feet in front of the fireplace while reading Christmas quotes

20 of 20 Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

—Washington Irving

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