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Christmas Quotes That Inspire

Oh, how I miss a white Christmas.

How time flies! Only six more days until Christmas and not a single snowflake; in the air—and, well, hence, no snow on the ground.

One would assume that after living for almost four decades in Texas I have gotten used to this, but I have not.

But, it is freezing cold outside—a Texas cold that goes straight to the bones. I don’t know about you, but when it’s that cold, I enjoy curling up with a good book and a cup of tea to keep warm inside. However, because I’m in the midst of baking cookies, I found it difficult to read and opted to go read some Christmas quotes instead.

So, in ode to Christmas, and its magical splendor, here are my top 16 favorite Christmas quotes, plus five funny outes:

Inspirational Christmas Quotes

“I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world.”
~ Norman Vincent Peale

“Don’t let the past steal your present. This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.”
~Taylor Caldwell

“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

“It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love.”

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

“Expectancy is the atmosphere for miracles.”
~ Edwin Louis Cole

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

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

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

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

“The smells of Christmas are the smells of childhood.”
~ Richard Paul Evans

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

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

“The smell of pine needles, spruce and the smell of a Christmas tree – those to me, are the scents of the holidays.”
~ Blake Lively

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

“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 traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!”
~ Charles Dickens

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Funny Christmas Quotes

And, as promised, to add some spice to Christmas, five funny Christmas Quotes:

“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!

“The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn’t for any religious reasons. They couldn’t find three wise men and a virgin.”
~ Jay Leno

“One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”
~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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

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

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Updates: January 22, 2018