63 Merry Christmas Quotes, Wishes, & Messages for 2020

Crafting Season Is Here! 63 Merry Christmas Quotes & Wishes for Makers in 2020

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Even though many of us are still feeling the heat, winter is just around the corner. What better time to start working on gift shopping, finding the perfect Christmas tree, and doing all those Christmas crafts? From greeting cards to handmade letters, there are so many great project ideas out there that involve Merry Christmas quotes.

We found 63 of the best of these seasonal phrases for you to use in your upcoming projects, cards, and texts. From funny tongue-in-cheek quotes, to sayings to use for friends and family, to short and sweet quotes, we bet you’ll find exactly the words you need.

63 Merry Christmas Quotes, Wishes, & Messages for 2020

Funny Merry Christmas Quotes

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“I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up – they have no holidays.” – Henry Youngman

“That’s the true spirit of Christmas; people being helped by people other than me.” – Jerry Seinfeld

“When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?” – Gilbert K. Chesterson

“What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.” – Phyllis Diller

“Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas.” – Johnny Carson

“Christmas is a baby shower that went totally overboard.” – Andy Borowitz

“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

“The principal advantage of the non-parental lifestyle is that on Christmas Eve you need not be struck dumb by the three most terrifying words that the government allows to be printed on any product: ‘Some assembly required.'” – John Leo

“Adults can take a simple holiday for Children and screw it up. What began as a presentation of simple gifts to delight and surprise children around the Christmas tree has culminated in a woman unwrapping six shrimp forks from her dog, who drew her name.” – Erma Bombeck

Cute Merry Christmas Quotes

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“What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.” – Agnes M. Pahro

“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 Severeid

“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

“Christmas now surrounds us,
Happiness is everywhere,
Our hands are busy with many tasks,
As carols fill the air.” – Shirley Sallay

“Christmas isn’t about candy canes or lights all aglow, it’s the hearts that we touch, and the care that we show.” – “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas”

“Christmas is not just a time for festivity and merry making. It is more than that. It is a time for the contemplation of eternal things. The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving.” – J.C. Penney

““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 (1969 film)

“The merry family gatherings–
The old, the very young;
The strangely lovely way they
Harmonize in carols sung.
For Christmas is tradition time–
Traditions that recall
The precious memories down the years,
The sameness of them all.” – Helen Lowrie Marshall

“Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from the store. Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more!” – Dr. Seuss (“The Grinch”)

Christmas Quotes About Love

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

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

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

“Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don’t quite know how to put our love into words.” – Harlan Miller

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

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

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

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

Short Merry Christmas Quotes

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

“A good conscience is a continual Christmas.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” – Dr. Seuss

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

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

“A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” – Garrison Keillor

“God is in the details,” Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

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

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

Merry Christmas Quotes For Family 

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

“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

“T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” – Clement Clarke Moore

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

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

“Christmas is not about the lights, not about the presents, not about the food, but about being there for others, being a friend, loving someone whether they are family or not.” – S.E. Smith

“To me, that’s what’s important at Christmas. People. Family. Friends.” – A.C. Kret

“What better way to honor our loved ones, past and present, than to reach out and change a life for the better? And, the holidays are a perfect time to look outside of ourselves and be a true friend. A legacy of generosity can create memories that reverberate beyond the moment and outshine the brightest of heirloom ornaments.” – Joanne Huist Smith

“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

Merry Christmas Quotes For Friends 

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“Freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin—inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night.” – John J. Geddes

“Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree.” – T.S. Elliot

“And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent…” Taylor Caldwell

“Christmas gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us.” – David Cameron

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

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

“Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” – Dr. Suess

“Christmas is the season when people run out of money before they run out of friends.” – Larry Wilde

“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

Christian Merry Christmas Quotes

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

“Some Christmas tree ornaments do more than glitter and glow, they represent a gift of love given a long time ago.” – Tom Baker

“Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and family and to create memories that will last forever. Jesus is God’s perfect, indescribable gift. The amazing thing is that not only are we able to receive this gift, but we are able to share it with others on Christmas and every other day of the year.” – Joel Osteen

“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 joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace.” – Pope Francis

“Finding the real joy of Christmas comes not in the hurrying and the scurrying to get more done, nor is it found in the purchasing of gifts. We find real joy when we make the Savior the focus of the season.” – Thomas S. Monson

“The Christian faith can never be separated from the soil of sacred events, from the choice made by God, who wanted to speak to us, to become man, to die and rise again, in a particular place and at a particular time.” – Pope Benedict XVI

“Let us have music for Christmas…
Sound the trumpet of joy and rebirth;
Let each of us try, with a song in our hearts,
To bring peace to men on earth.” – Mildred. L Jarrel

“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

Conclusion

It’s incredible how many excellent Merry Christmas quotes are out there! Did we miss a quote that you personally love? Leave us a comment below!

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