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100 Best Family Christmas Quotes And Sayings

100 Best Family Christmas Quotes And Sayings

There’s nothing quite like spending time with your loved ones at Christmas! Catching up with your cousins, drinking eggnog around the Christmas tree, and getting into an inevitable argument or two is all part of the magic we wholeheartedly embrace.

I hope my selection of family Christmas quotes and Christmas wishes gets you into the holiday spirit and uncovers the true meaning of Christmas for you and your family.

And, if you’re lacking inspiration when it comes to writing Christmas cards, these family Christmas quotes can serve as beautiful messages to send to friends and family. I hope you enjoy them!

Beautiful Christmas Quotes About Family And Christmas Cheer

Mother and baby in santa red dress smile on a background of Christmas trees in the interior of the house

If you’re struggling to find the words to describe how it feels to spend the most wonderful time of the year with your loved ones, these Christmas quotes about family and the holiday spirit might help!

Don’t forget to save all your favorite family Christmas quotes so you can use them for festive messages to your friends, family, and coworkers.

1. “Were I a philosopher, I should write a philosophy of toys, showing that nothing else in life need to be taken seriously and that Christmas Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men become entirely alive.” – Robert Lynd

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

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

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

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

6. “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

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

8. “Christmas is a holiday that we celebrate not as individuals nor as a nation, but as a human family.” – Ronald Reagan

9. “Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!” – Charles Dickens

10. “As we give presents at Christmas, we need to recognize that sharing our time and ourselves is such an important part of giving.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

11. “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

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

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

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

15. “I love presents, but since I’ve gotten older, I haven’t really wanted anything. Christmas is about family.” – Jacob Latimore

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

17. “Christmas is all about family, eating, drinking, and making merry.” – Malaika Arora Khan

18. “And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes, or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. 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

19. “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

20. “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

Cute girls holding her christmas present next to a decorated christmas tree

21. “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

22. “I send my thoughts afar, and let them paint your Christmas Day at home.” – Edward Rowland Sill

23. “Christmas is, of course, the time to be home, in heart as well as body.” – Garry Moore

24. “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

25. “The best Christmas gift of all is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up with one another.” – Helen Keller

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

27. “The joy of brightening other 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

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

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

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

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

32. “This time of year means being kind to everyone we meet, to share a smile with strangers we may pass along the street.” – Betty Black

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

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

35. “Christmas is a good time to take stock of our blessings.” – Pat Boone

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

37. “Time was with most of us, when Christmas Day, encircling all our limited world like a magic ring, left nothing out for us to miss or seek; bound together all our home enjoyments, affections, and hopes; grouped everything and everyone around the Christmas fire, and make the little picture shining in our bright young eyes, complete.” – Charles Dickens

38. “My fondest memories of Christmas include our family traditions of putting treasured ornaments and lights on the tree.” – June Cotner

Baby girl first Christmas gifts

39. “Christmas is love, it’s in the songs we’re singing

Christmas is love, it’s families comin’ home

Christmas is love, it’s on the children’s faces

Christmas is love

Christmas is love, a warm and peaceful feeling

Christmas is love, hear the church bells ring

Christmas is love, it’s sharing in the giving

Christmas is love.” – Gerald L. Taylor

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

41. “I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. 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. For this is still the time God chooses.” – Taylor Caldwell

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

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

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

45. “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

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

47. “The light in a child’s eyes is all it takes to make Christmas a magical time of the year.” – Unknown

48. “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

49. “I loved baking with my mother, singing and listening to Christmas music, and laughing at family gatherings.” – June Cotner

50. “The outdoor Christmas lights, green and red and gold and blue and twinkling, remind me that most people are that way all year round – kind, generous, friendly and with an occasional moment of ecstasy. But Christmas is the only time they dare reveal themselves.” – Harlan Miller

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

52. “Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given – when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes.” – Joan Winmill Brown

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

54. “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

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

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

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

58. “Holidays are about experiences and people, and tuning in to what you feel like doing at that moment. Enjoy not having to look at a watch.” – Evelyn Glennie

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

60. “Let’s have a merry Christmas and the most wonderful New Year, as we continue on through life, with the family we hold dear.” – Noreen Braman

daughters laughing at jokes for christmas

61. “But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you’ll find you’ve created family traditions and lasting memories.” – Caroline Kennedy

62. “Christmas – that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. 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. Rundel

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

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

65. “Christmas is not in tinsel and lights and outward show. The secret lies in an inner glow. It’s lighting a fire inside the heart. Goodwill and joy a vital part. It’s higher thought and a greater plan. It’s glorious dream in the soul of man.” – Wilferd Peterson

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

67. “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

68. “The true Christmas spirit is putting others’ happiness before our own, and finding you’ve never known such happiness.” – Toni Sorenson

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

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

71. “I love Christmas. A time to slow down and enjoy life and be with my family and friends.” – Mary Jo Putney

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

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

Funny Family Christmas Quotes

happy family at christmas goofing around telling christmas jokes for kids

These funny Christmas quotes for the family will make you laugh and remember that seeing family over the holidays isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be!

1. “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

2. “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

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

4. “I prefer the retro chic of spending Christmas just like Joseph and Mary did – traveling arduously back to the place of your birth to be counted, with no guarantee of a bed when you get there.” – Tina Fey

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

6. “Nothing’s as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas.” – Kin Hubbard

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

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

9. “Merry Christmas! If you are reading this from your hiding place in the bathroom, on the back porch, or in your childhood bedroom, because you cannot spend one more minute with your relatives, this is totally fine. You are doing great. You have built a life that works for you, and tomorrow, you get to go back to it.” – Emily McDowell

10. “There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus.” – Bob Phillips

11. “Three phrases that sum up Christmas are: Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men, and Batteries not Included.” – Unknown

12. “What I like about Christmas is that you can make people forget the past with the present.” – Don Marquis

13. “Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the holiday season, that very special time of year when we join with our loved ones in sharing centuries-old traditions such as trying to find a parking space at the mall. We traditionally do this in my family by driving around the parking lot until we see a shopper emerge from the mall, then we follow her, in very much the same spirit as the Three Wise Men, who 2,000 years ago followed a star, week after week, until it led them to a parking space.” – Dave Barry

14. “I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included.” – Bernard Manning

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

16. “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

17. “Remember that the important thing is not what you give, or how you wrap it. The important thing, during this very special time of year, is that you save the receipt.” – Dave Barry

1. “May God bless your life with love and joy this holiday season.”

2. “Merry Christma

Merry Christmas Quotes And Wishes

girls opening gifts on Christmas morning

s! I hope you receive many blessings in the upcoming year.”

3. “May your holiday season sparkle and shine with laughter and joy.”

4. “May Santa Claus bring everything you wished for. Merry Christmas!”

5. “Praying you have a beautiful Christmas filled with moments you’ll never forget.”

Inspirational Christmas Quotes About Jesus

Christmas nativity figurines

1. “All the Christmas presents in the world are worth nothing without the presence of Christ.” – David Jeremiah

2. “At this Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving the others with God’s own love and concern.” – Mother Teresa

3. “You can never truly enjoy Christmas until you can look up into the Father’s face and tell him you have received his Christmas gift.” – John R. Rice

4. “We celebrate at Christmas not only that Christ was born but that he lived.” – Craig C. Christensen

5. “Best of all, Christmas means a spirit of love, a time when the love of God and the love of our fellow men should prevail over all hatred and bitterness, a time when our thoughts and deeds and the spirit of our lives manifest the presence of God.” – George F. McDougall

Final Thoughts

One of the things I love about these family Christmas quotes is how they remind me that even though I’m technically a grown up, I can still enjoy this magical time of the year just like a child!

Likewise, it’s important to keep in mind that the holidays aren’t just about spending a significant portion of your family budget on gifts but are a time for us to wind down and take inventory of what really matters in life. And when you see your kids huddled around the Christmas tree in the early hours of the morning, somehow all your worries seem to fade away.

So, no matter how you decide to celebrate Christmas this year, I just know it’s going to be magical. And feel free to bookmark this post so you can return to these family Christmas quotes come next year!

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100 Best Family Christmas Quotes And Sayings

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