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50 Best Holiday Quotes of All Time (With Bonus)

To jump start your holiday season, sometimes it’s best to get your mind in the proper frame. If you are having trouble settling into the spirit this year, take a few moments for yourself just to savor the feelings the holidays evoke. Remember the Christmas’ past while you cherish the present. This year as you trim the tree, hunt for presents, bake the treats, wrap the gifts, and cook the feast, capture the true essence of what the holidays mean to you. As you do this also make room in your mind for the following Best Holiday Quotes Of All Time. Happy Holidays and enjoy!

1. “At Christmas
A man is at his finest toward the finish of the year;
He is almost what he should be when the Christmas season’s here;
Then he’s thinking more of others than he’s thought the months before,
And the laughter of his children is a joy worth toiling for.
He is less a selfish creature than at any other time;
When the Christmas spirit rules him he comes close to the sublime...”
Edgar Guest

2. “Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.” Attributed to a seven year old named Bobby

3. “Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.” Unknown

4. “I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.” Charles Dickens

5. “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

6. “‘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.”
Walter Scott

7. “Remember
This December,
That love weighs more than gold!”
Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

8. “For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.” W.J. Ronald Tucker

9. “He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” Roy L. Smith

10. “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

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

12. “Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year - and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority.” W.J. Cameron

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

15. “‘It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes, or bags!’ Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! ‘Maybe Christmas,’ he thought, ‘doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more.’” Dr. Seuss

16. “Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you’re home.” Carol Nelson

17. “For the spirit of Christmas fulfils the greatest hunger of mankind.” Loring A. Schuler

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

19. “At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.” Thomas Tusser

20. “As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December’s bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.” Donald E. Westlake

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

22. “Isn’t it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for - I don’t know what exactly, but it’s something that you don’t mind so much not having at other times.” Kate L. Bosher

23. “This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiples, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays!” D.M. Dellinger

24. “Instead of being a time of unusual behavior, Christmas is perhaps the only time in the year when people can obey their natural impulses and express their true sentiments without feeling self-conscious and, perhaps, foolish. Christmas, in short, is about the only change a man has to be himself.” Francis C. Farley

25. “The joy of brightening others’ lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing other’s loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas.” W.C. Jones

26. “This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.” Taylor Caldwell

27. “Christmas is for children. But it is for grownups too. Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare, it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts.” Lenora Mattingly Weber

28. “May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!” Unknown

29. “Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest thing in the world - stronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than death - and that the blessed life which began in Bethlehem nineteen hundred years ago is the image and brightness of the Eternal Love? Then you can keep Christmas.” Henry Van Dyke

30. “There has been only one Christmas - the rest are anniversaries.” W.J. Cameron

31. “Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest snow crystal, matters somehow. I have a place in the pattern, and so do you... Thinking of you this holiday season!” T.A. Barron

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

33. “Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” Washington Irving

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

35. “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

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

37. “To many people holidays are not voyages of discovery, but a ritual of reassurance.” Philip Andrew Adams

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

39. “Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.” Janice Maeditere

40. “Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveler, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!” Charles Dickens

41. “May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility.” Mary Anne Radmacher

42. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness.” Helen Keller

43. “Time for work - yet take much holiday for art’s and friendship’s sake.” George James De Wilde

44. “Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.” Larry WIlde

45. “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

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

47. “I do like Christmas on the whole...In its clumsy way, it does approach Peace and Goodwill. But it is clumsier every year.” E.M. Forster

48. “The holiest of all holidays are those
Kept by ourselves in silence and apart;
The secret anniversaries of the heart,
When the full river of feeling overflows;
The happy days unclouded to their close;
The sudden joys that hour of darkness start
As flames from ashes; swift desires that dart
Like swallows singing down each wind that blows!”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

49. “Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself.” Norman Wesley Brooks

50. “[I]t is the one season of the year when we can lay aside all gnawing worry, indulge in sentiment without censure, assume the carefree faith of childhood, and just plain “have fun.” Whether they call it Yuletide, Noel, Weinachten, or Christmas, people around the earth thirst for its refreshment as the desert traveller for the oasis.” D.D. Monroe

And a bonus:
51. “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

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