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100 Cute Christmas Quotes and Wishes for a Merry Holiday Season


It’s Christmas time! The time for sparkly decorations, gathering with family, eating way too much, a visit from Santa and perhaps a few too many Christmas carols. If you are looking for cute Christmas quotes for this most happy of seasons you are in the right place. We have gathered all the best cute quotes into one place including cute Christmas sayings, and cute Christmas card messages.

Scroll on through to find your favorite quote.

Our Favorite Cute Christmas Quotes

“May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter.” –  Anon

“The Christmas tree is a symbol of love, not money. There’s a kind of glory to them when they’re all lit up that exceeds anything all the money in the world could buy.”  Andy Rooney

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

Close up of Christmas tree decoration with cute Christmas quotes by Richelle E Goodrich

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

“We count down the days, just to experience it nearly exactly as we always have. It is so comfortable, familiar and perfectly nostalgic that, frankly, we have no desire to improve upon it at all.” — Joanna Gaines

“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

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

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

“Christmas was definitely the best thing ever, even better than pizza. But instead of all her favorite toppings, Amitola was surrounded by all her favorite people.” ― Aishabella Sheikh

“He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake. He knows when you’ve been bad or good, so be good, for goodness sake!” — “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”

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

Cute Short Christmas Quotes for Instagram

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

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

“Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.” – Hugh Martin

“O star of wonder, star of night, Guide us to thy perfect light.” – John Henry Hopkins Jr.

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

Lit up tree with short cute Christmas quotes by Dr. Suess

“Joy to the world, the Lord is come, let earth receive her King.” – “Joy to the World”

“Walking in a winter wonderland.” – “Winter Wonderland”

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

“And so this is Christmas… what have you done?” — John Lennon

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

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know.”  — Irving Berlin

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

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

“Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality.” – Washington Irving

“Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.” — It’s a Wonderful Life

“Christmas to me is as many people as possible happy.” — Tupac Shakur

“May your days be merry and bright.” — White Christmas

“Christmas can’t be bought from a store. Maybe Christmas means a little bit more.” — Dr. Seuss

“As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is.” – Eric Sevareid

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” — Elf

Toy snowman's face with cute Christmas Instagram quotes from Elf

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

“There’s a feeling of Christmas…” — ‘”Silver Bells”

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”  — Edward Pola & George Wyle

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

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

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

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

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

“Christmas day is the children’s, but the holidays are youth’s dancing-time.” — Booth Tarkington

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

“Christmas day is a day of joy and charity.” — Phillips Brooks

“Baby it’s cold outside.” — Dean Martin

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

“’Tis the season to be jolly!” — “Deck the Halls”

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

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

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

“I lit up like a Christmas tree.” – Hazel Grace

Blurry Tree in background with star on top with a funny cute Christmas quotes for Instagram by Hazel Grace

“Aren’t we forgetting the true meaning of Christmas? You know, the birth of Santa.” — Bart Simpson

“A Christmas miracle is when your family doesn’t get into a single argument all day.” — Melanie White

“You know you’re getting old when Santa starts looking younger.” — Robert Paul

“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

“‘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

“It struck him that how you spent Christmas was a message to the world about where you were in life.” — Nick Hornby

“I haven’t taken my Christmas lights down. They look so nice on the pumpkin.” – Winston Spear

“There are some people who want to throw their arms round you simply because it is Christmas; there are other people who want to strangle you simply because it is Christmas.” – Robert Staughton Lynd

“My mother-in-law has come round to our house at Christmas seven years running. This year we’re having a change. We’re going to let her in.” – Leslie ‘Les’ Dawson, Jr.

“Christmas works like glue. It keeps us all sticking together.” — Rosie Thomas

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

“Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas.” – Stephen Graham Jones

“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day.” — Andy Rooney

“Christmas is a together-y sort of holiday.” Winnie the Pooh

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

Close up of a pine tree with a clever and cute quotes about Christmas by Andy Borowitz

“The way you spend Christmas is far more important than how much.” — Henry David Thoreau

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

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

“This holiday season, no matter what your religion is, please take a moment to reflect on why it’s better than all the other ones.” – Guy Endore Kaiser

“I hate the radio this time of year because they play “All I Want For Christmas Is You” like, every other song. And that’s just not enough.” – Bridger Winegar

“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

“A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; It makes no noise at all, But softly gives itself away; While quite unselfish, it grows small.” – Eva K. Logue

“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. Good will and joy a vital part. It’s higher thought and a greater plan. It’s glorious dream in the soul of man.” – Wilferd Peterson

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

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

“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

Small wrapped Christmas presents and cute quotes for Christmas by Bob Hope

“My brother, little sister and I decorate the tree together, and every year we fight over who gets to hang our handmade childhood decorations.” — Carly Rae Jepsen

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

“Oh the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful, And since we’ve no place to go,

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.” —“’Let it Snow”

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

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

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

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

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

“The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting.” –Louisa May Alcott

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know. Where the treetops glisten and children listen, to hear sleigh bells in the snow.”

– White Christmas

“Have yourself a merry little Christmas. Let your heart be light. From now on your troubles will be out of sight.” – “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

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

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

“SANTA! Oh my God! Santa, here?! I know him! I know him!” – Buddy the Elf, ‘Elf.’

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

“It’s all fun and games until Santa checks the naughty list.” – Anon

Two pine cones with funny santa hats and Santa quotes

“Believe in love. Believe in magic. Hell, believe in Santa Claus. Believe in others. Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams. If you don’t, who will?” – Jon Bon Jovi.

“God put Santa Claus on earth to remind us that Christmas is ‘sposed to be a happy time.” – Bil Keane.

“You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout, I’m telling you why—Santa Claus is coming to town.” – Haven Gillespie, ‘Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town’.

“I believe in a lot of things. Santa Claus, magic, vampires, and even ghosts but I don’t believe in luck. Good or bad.” – Hillary DePiano, ‘New Year’s Thieve.’

“So I’ve started wearing sweatpants to bed because I really don’t need Santa seeing me in my underwear.” – Jeff Kinney, ‘Cabin Fever.’

“Santy Claus, why, why are you taking our Christmas tree? WHY?” – Cindy Lou, ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas.’

“All the world is happy when Santa Claus comes.” – Maud Lindsey

“They err who think Santa Claus enters through the chimney. He enters through the heart.” – Paul M. Ell

“Alas! How dreary would be the world if there was no Santa Claus! There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence.” – Francis P. Church

“The real Santa Claus is at the mall.” – Lemony Snicket

“Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies!” – Francis P. Church

“The name is Bond… Santa Bond. I’ll have an eggnog. Shaken, not stirred.” – Michael Scott, ‘The Office.’

“Everything that you want Santa to be, he is.” – Mick Foley

“Smile like your name tops Santa’s naughty list.” – Toni Sorenson

“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

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of Christmas Letter Board Quotes, Funny Christmas Quotes and Christmas Card Messages.

Cute Christmas Sayings

Christmas: the only time of year you can sit in front of a dead tree eating candy out of socks.

Three Wise WOMEN would have asked directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the baby, bought practical gifts, cleaned the stable, made a casserole, and there would be peace on earth!

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas. But if the white runs out, I’ll drink the red.

Pine come and paper snowflake with cute Christmas sayings

It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree that matters, it’s who is around it.

I hope Santa leaves me a skinny body and a fat wallet, not the other way around like it was last year.

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

Christmas Eve, a perfect night to express affection for your family, to forgive those who failed you, and to forget past mistakes.

Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle.

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

Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles.

Christmas: the only time of year you can sit in front of a dead tree eating candy out of socks.

Cute Merry Christmas Wishes and Messages for Cards

May your days be merry & bright this Christmas season and throughout the New Year.

It’s all fun and games, until Santa checks the naughty list. Merry Christmas.

When the magic of Christmas fills the air, we hope you find it everywhere. Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from one hard-working elf to another.

White tree decoration with cute Merry Christmas wishes on top

I hope Santa leaves you plenty of presents, but I hope the reindeer do not leave behind any “presents” on your lawn! Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! May Santa fill your stocking with winning lottery tickets! Hope you holiday season is a winner!

Santa can definitely do some pretty amazing things. But I really wish he could make “late fees” disappear off of bills. Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! May you receive presents that make you happy – and not fruit cake and ugly Christmas sweaters.

Merry Christmas! Santa is giving you the gift of a frigid winter – but just for a few more months!

Merry Christmas! May the lines at the stores you shop at be short, and may your patience be long this holiday season!

Merry X-mas! May you be surrounded by jolly elves – and not nasty grinches- this holiday season!

May the light of the holiday season fill your heart, and may the music fill your soul. Happy holidays.

Wishing you hope, peace and lots of Christmas cookies.

Table with decorations and a cute Christmas Card messages on a piece of paper

Get your fat pants ready. It’s Christmastime!

We hope you’re having a simply wonderful Christmastime! Best wishes to you and yours.

May the magic and wonder of Christmas stay with you throughout the New Year.

May the calories of Christmas disappear by the New Year. Happy holidays!

Wishing you a white Christmas. (And when you run out of white, just open a bottle of red).

Hope this Holiday Season brings you many great memories and wonderful reasons to smile.

May you get everything you want under the Christmas tree this year!

Sure, being on the Nice list gets your more presents, but being Naughty is its own reward.

Wishing you a sparkling holiday season and a brilliant New Year!

Happy Holidays! May all your decorative lights be in working order this season. I hope your Christmas is bright!

May you not lose any packages in the mail this holiday season. (And may they be delivered on time too!)

Cute Christmas Captions

  • All the pathways lead to home for the holidays
  • Home is the best place to be during the holidays
  • What’s under the Christmas tree is nothing compared to what’s around it
  • All the jingle ladies, all the jingle ladies. Now put your hands up!
  • Ho-ho-home for Christmas!
  • Keep calm and have a merry Christmas
Close up of Christmas tree with merry Christmas captions
  • Brace your elves, Christmas is here!
  • Have your selfie a merry little Christmas
  • Tinsel hair. Don’t care.
  • My favourite color is Christmas lights
  • Leave a little sparkle wherever you go

And there you have it! We hope you found the perfect quote or message.  

And have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

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