76 Merry Christmas Quotes To Get You Into The Holiday Spirit

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It’s the best time of the year! I mean, who doesn’t love the holidays? You can just feel the love and joy in the air.

During Christmas time, it feels as if everyone has their hearts open and are readily willing to give love to others.

Christmas is a time to go home and cherish your family and friends. Be with your loved ones that are always there to support you. Be merry, laugh, and enjoy the holidays because it only happens once a year.

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During the holidays, take some time to look around you and be grateful for all that you have. It doesn’t matter what gifts are being exchanged because the best gift you can give and receive love and support. Also, be considerate of others and realize some might not be as lucky as you are. It is important to give to those in need.

If you have been thinking about giving back to your community or volunteering for a charity, now is the time to do it. If you have a friend that can’t go home for Christmas, welcome them into your home for Christmas dinner. You can be a good person at all times, but let the holidays motivate you to put your goodness into action.

Christmas is also a time to focus on yourself. Take this time to reflect on your past and let go of what is not serving and benefiting you. Practice self-love and forgiveness. If someone recently hurt you, feel it and then take the necessary steps to heal and move on. Let the pain and anger wash away and make room for love and acceptance.

Focus on the present, not the one under the tree, but the present moment. If you have been feeling a little stuck in life, the holidays are the perfect time to look to the future as well. Set goals and intentions that will help you become the person you want to be. You are going places and meant to do great things so take advantage of the support system around you during these lovely family times.

All in all, let your worries melt away and enjoy this precious time. Laugh, sing Christmas carols, drink egg nog, make snow angels and decorate your Christmas tree. Give thoughtful presents to others and be grateful for the gifts you get and the people who gave them.

It is a time to feel young again so put cookies and milk out for Santa or sneak down in the middle of the night to see if he’s coming through the chimney. You are never too old to stop believing in magic and if you believe in it, you will feel it. Spread your magic and help others believe too!

Christmas is a beautiful time so don’t let it pass you by. Do whatever helps you to get into the spirit of of the holiday season. If you are ready to embrace the Christmas spirit, enjoy out collection of the best Merry Christmas quotes and holiday memes that embody the true meaning of Christmas.

1. The ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.

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

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2. Become a child again.

“We are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” — Laura Ingalls Wilder

3. Have Christmas in your heart.

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

4. Christmas waves a magic wand.

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” — Norman Vincent Peale

5. Love others.

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

6. Enjoy the little things.

“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

7. Christmas brings you home.

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

8. Christmas is about giving back.

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

9. Spend time with family and friends.

"Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.” — Margaret Thatcher

10. Christmas is a feeling.

“Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” — Edna Ferber

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11. We're here for something else.

“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

12. Christmas is a bridge.

“Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today’s Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday.” — Gladys Taber

13. It is time to rejoice and reflect.

“Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing, but of reflection.” — Winston Churchill

14. Christmas is a tonic for our souls.

“Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.” — B.C. Forbes

15. It's not about how much we give.

"It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving." — Mother Theresa

16. Reflect on the important things.

"Christmas gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us." — David Cameron

17. Christmas always rustled.

"Christmas always rustled. It rustled every time, mysteriously, with silver and gold paper, tissue paper and a rich abundance of shiny paper, decorating and hiding everything and giving a feeling reckless extravagance." — Tove Jansson

18. You're never too old to believe.

"May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve." — Anonymous

19. Sometimes we can't see the real things.

"Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see." — "The Polar Express"

20. Enjoy the peace and quiet.

"T'was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." — Clement Clarke Moore

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21. Keep greed out of it.

"Let us keep Christmas beautiful without a thought of greed." — Ann Garnett Schultz

22. Stand heart to heart.

"Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand." — Dr. Seuss

23. Christmas is a frame of mind.

"Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind." — Valentine Davies, "Miracle on 34th Street"

24. Sing loudly for all to hear.

"The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear." — Will Ferrell, 'Elf'​

25. Happiness is everywhere.

"Christmas now surrounds us, Happiness is everywhere. Our hands are busy with many tasks as carols fill the air." — Shirley Sallay

26. Live Christmas every day.

"Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day." — Helen Steiner Rice

27. Help an angel get his wings.

"Teacher says every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings." — Zuzu Bailey, "It's a Wonderful Life"

28. Open your heart.

"Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts." — Janice Maeditere​

29. Christmas is like candy.

"Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever." — Richelle E. Goodrich

30. Christmas is forever.

“Christmas is forever, not for just one day. For loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away.” — Norman Wesley Brooks

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31. Learn to give and forgive.

“The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving.” — James Cash Penney

32. Share your blessings.

“Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it white.” — Bing Crosby

33. The world becomes young again.

“The world has grown weary through the years, but at Christmas, it is young.” — Phillips Brooks

34. Carry Christmas in your heart.

“Christmas is a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.” — Freya Stark

35. Love is heavier than gold.

“Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold.” — Josephine Daskam Bacon​

36. You can't buy Christmas.

“Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.” — Dr. Seuss

37. 'Tis the season of joy.

“Christmas is the season of joy, of gift-giving, and of families united.” — Norman Vincent Peale​

38. Let your Christmas memories dance.

“Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance—each beautiful, unique, and gone too soon.” — Deborah Whipp​

39. Christmas will give you hope.

“What is Christmas? It is the tenderness of the past, courage for the present, and hope for the future." — Agnes M. Pahro​

40. Love the giver.

"Love the giver more than the gift." — Brigham Young

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41. Christmas holds time together.

"Christmas is the day that holds all time together." — Alexander Smith

42. The best gift is family.

"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other." — Burton Hills

43. The simplest things can make you happy.

"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

44. Enjoy a day of remembrance.

“Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance—a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.” — Augusta E. Randel

45. It's about being good to one another.

"I don't think Christmas is necessarily about things. It's about being good to one another." — Carrie Fisher

46. Honor Christmas in your heart.

"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." — Charles Dickens

47. Do something nice for someone.

"Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone." — Charles M. Schulz​

48. Try to hold on to the Christmas spirit.

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

49. Brighten others lives.

"The joy of brightening other lives becomes for us the magic of the holidays." — W.C. Jones

50. Christmas is love in action.

“Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.” — Dale Evans Rogers

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51. The whole world is feeling the love.

"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love." — Hamilton Wright Mabie

52. Put Christmas in the air.

"It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.” — W.T. Ellis

53. Play and make good cheer.

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

54. Every gift is great.

"Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection." — Pindar

55. Christmas means a lot.

“Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.” — W.J. Tucker

56. Enjoy the smells of Christmas.

"The smells of Christmas are the smells of childhood." — Richard Paul Evans

57. The magic is silent.

"Christmas magic is silent. You don't hear it — you feel it. You know it. You believe it." — Kevin Alan Milne

58. Christmas is a time when you get homesick.

"Christmas is a time when you get homesick — even when you're home." — Carol Nelson

59. Christmas is a state of mind.

"Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind." — Mary Ellen Chase

60. Be the person you hoped you would be.

"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"

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61. Share your light of love.

"Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most." — Ruth Carter Stapleton​

62. It's wonderful.

"It's the most wonderful time of the year!" — Edward Pola & George Wyle

63. Don't worry about the size of your Christmas tree.

"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall." — Larry Wilde

64. Put others' happiness before yours.

"The true Christmas spirit is putting others' happiness before our own, and finding you've never known such happiness." — Toni Sorenson​

65. Laughter is contagious.

"There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor." — Charles Dickens

66. Fill the stockings with goodies.

"Christmas is a stocking stuffed with sugary goodness." — Mo Rocca

67. Have your present remembered.

"Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered." — Phyllis Diller

68. Feel the peace on earth.

"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

69. Light up the Christmas trees.

“There's nothing cozier than a Christmas tree all lit up.” ― Jenny Han

70. Mankind is a great family.

"Mankind is a great, an immense family... This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas." ― Pope John XXIII

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71. It's not silly to believe.

"I believe… I believe… It’s silly, but I believe." — Susan, "Miracle on 34th Street"

72. Christmas is about spontaneity.

"That’s what Christmas memories are made from, they’re not planned, they’re not scheduled, nobody puts them in their blackberry, they just happen." — "Deck the Halls"

73. Everyone deserves a gift.

"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

74. The best decoration is a smile.

"Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles." — Anonymous

75. May peace be your gift.

“May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!” — Anonymous

76. Christmas brings us closer.

"From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other." — Emily Matthews

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Jaycee Levin is a writer who covers pop culture, astrology, and relationship topics.