85+ BEST Merry Christmas Quotes of All Time (2024)

Whether you’re doing your Christmas cards, greetings, and wishes early this year – Christmas is a time to celebrate the magic of the season! These Merry Christmas Quotes for 2024 will have you laughing, spreading good cheer, and jingling all the way to the New Year!

In my huuuuuge family of 22 aunts and uncles, 51 cousins, and an uncountable gaggle of 2nd cousins, Christmas cards are as synonymous with our Christmas party as the pies!

We are probably keeping Hallmark in business! LOL!

So, for Christmas this year, I decided to assemble the BEST Merry Christmas quotes I could find in 2024 from famous authors, poets, musicians, comedians, and any other famous person who’s ever quoted about Christmas!

I’ve also added some common Merry Christmas greetings and sayings as well to help you cover ALL of your bases from writing Christmas cards to posting on social media to just needing a Christmas laugh!

85+ BEST Merry Christmas Quotes of All Time (2024)

Inspirational Merry Christmas Quotes from Famous People (2024)

These inspirational quotes from famous people are both beautiful and magical Christmas wishes for the holidays that work great for Christmas cards, signs, texts, and social media greetings!

Enjoy the warm smiles as you read through them and let the joy of Christmas envelop and uplift you!

“Christmas works like glue, it keeps us all sticking together.”
– Rosie Thomas

“May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve.” – Anonymous

“Let us keep Christmas beautiful without a thought of greed.” – Ann Garnett Schultz

“For it is in giving that we receive.”
– St. Francis of Assisi

“Christmas is not about the presents, but about the presence.” – Anonymous

“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”
– Charles M. Schulz

“Christmas magic is silent. You don’t hear it – you feel it, you know it, you believe it.” – Kevin Alan Milne

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

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

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

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

“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

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

“Nothing ever seems too bad, too hard, or too sad when you’ve got a Christmas tree in the living room.”
– Nora Roberts

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

“Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.” – Unknown

“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.” – Calvin Coolidge

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

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

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

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

“Christmas, my child, is love in action.” – Dale Evans

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

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

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“Christmas Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men become entirely alive.” – Robert Lynd

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Christmas, my child, is the love affair with the child Jesus all year-round.” – Thomas Wolfe

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

“Peace on earth will come to stay when we live Christmas every day.” – Helen Steiner Rice

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

“Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered.” – Phyllis Diller

“The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us.” – Terri Marshall

“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

“Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.” – Ruth Carter Stapleton

“God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If He gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it.” – Pope Francis

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

“The holiday season is the perfect time to focus on the things that truly matter – love, family, and creating treasured memories.” – Unknown

“The holiday season is a time when we pause to express our gratitude for the blessings in our lives and to show kindness and compassion to others.” – Unknown

“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

“Christmas is not just a day, it’s a frame of mind. It’s about spreading love and warmth to every heart we encounter.” – Tanya Masse

“The holiday season is the time to spread cheer and goodwill to all. Let us embrace the holiday spirit and make a positive difference in the world.” – Unknown

“The holiday season is the perfect opportunity to slow down, reflect, and cherish the moments that truly matter.” – Unknown

“The holiday season reminds us to appreciate the simple joys in life, to find magic in the little things, and to be grateful for the love that surrounds us.” – Unknown

“The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you… yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.” – Mother Teresa

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“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Teresa

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

“The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.” – Pierre Corneille

“Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.” – Pindar

Famous Merry Christmas Movie Quotes (2024)

These famous quotes from Christmas movies may be just the thing to capture that Christmas spirit! Uplift yourself first, then your friends and family with these heartwarming, cute, and sweet Christmas movie quotes!

“It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree that matters, it’s who’s around it.” – Charlie Brown (A Charlie Brown Christmas)

“Christmas isn’t just a day—it’s a frame of mind.”
– Miracle on 34th Street

“Teacher says every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.” Zuzu Bailey – “It’s a Wonderful Life”

“This is Christmas. The season of perpetual hope.” – Home Alone

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” – Will Ferrell (Elf)

“We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: Candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup.” – (Elf)

“It’s Christmas Eve and we are going to go celebrate being young and being alive.” – The Holiday

“It’s Christmas Eve. A time of mystery, expectations, who knows what might happen.” – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

“No one should be alone on Christmas.” – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

“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

“Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it!” – The Nightmare Before Christmas

“I realized that Christmas is the time to be with the people you love.” – Love, Actually

“Cheer up, dude. It’s Christmas.” – The Grinch

“There’s a certain magic that comes with the very first snow. For when the first snow is also a Christmas snow, well, something wonderful is bound to happen.” – Frosty the Snowman

“I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year.” – A Christmas Carol

“Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!” – The Nightmare Before Christmas

“And we’re going to have the hap-hap-happiest Christmas.” – Clark Griswold (Christmas Vacation)

“Christmas was on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas, upon which the entire kid year revolved.” Ralph (A Christmas Story)

“Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.” – The Polar Express

“I’m of the mindset that you can never do too much to make a child’s Christmas magical.” – Jingle All the Way

Funny Merry Christmas Quotes from Famous People (2024)

These funny, famous quotes for a Merry Christmas will have you rolling with laughter! You can use them for white elephant gifts, post them to social media, or add them to your favorite Christmas party game or Free Printable Christmas Cards.

The possibilities of using these funny Christmas quotes are endless! Enjoy!

“The main reason Santa is so jolly is that he knows where all the bad girls live.” – George Carlin

“Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.” – Dave Barry

“Santa Claus has the right idea – visit people only once a year.” – Victor Borge

“Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and receipts for all major purchases.” – Bridger Winegar

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

“Let’s be naughty and save Santa a trip.” – Gary Allan

“At Christmas, tea is compulsory. Relatives are optional.” – Robert Godden

“I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store, and he asked for my autograph.” – Shirley Temple

“The worst gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other.” – Johnny Carson

“You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.” – Maya Angelou

“The real Santa Claus is at the mall. The others are just his helpers, who pose for sad pictures with your kid for $40.” – Jim Gaffigan

“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?” – Bob Hope

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