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The 235 Best Short Merry Christmas Quotes for that Festive Aesthetic


Holiday season is the time of year when everyone likes to share something cool or profound, so we have put together a list of all the best short Merry Christmas quotes for Instagram captions for your next post. And if you’re looking for short Christmas sayings, we also have you covered.

Now go ahead and browse through to find your favorite.

Short Christmas Quotes

“With candy canes and silver lanes aglow.” — Johnny Mathis

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

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

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

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

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

“I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It’s not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.”

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

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

Sparkles with short Merry Christmas quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Every Christmas is merrier because you’re a part of it.”

“I love Christmas. I receive a lot of wonderful presents I can’t wait to exchange.” — Henny Youngman

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

“Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.” -Pietro Aretino

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

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

“I grew up with a Christmas tree, I’m going to stay with a Christmas tree.” – Thomas Menino

“Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind.” — Helen Steiner Rice

Candy canes with short Merry Christmas quotes for Instagram

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

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

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

“It’s your Christmas! March to the beat of your own little drummer boy.”

“I don’t know what to say, but it’s Christmas, and we’re all in misery.” — National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

“‘White Christmas’ is the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ of Christmas songs.” ― Stewart Stafford

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

“Your children need your presence more than your presents.” — Jesse Jackson

“Thank you, Stockings, for being a long flammable piece of fabric people like to hang over a roaring fireplace.” — Jimmy Fallon

“Do you want to build a snowman?” — Anna, Frozen

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

“Baby it’s cold outside, but you fill my heart with warmth.”

“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

Decorations with short Christmas quotes for Instagram

“Once you stop believing in Santa, you get underwear for Christmas.”

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

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

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

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

“Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle.”

“Winter forms our character and brings out our best.” -Tom Allen

“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” – Aristotle

“White lips, pale face, breathing in snowflakes.” – Ed Sheeran

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

Lights with short Christmas lights quotes for Instagram by Coldplay

”Christmas is a race to see which gives out first—your money or your feet.”

“Keep Calm and jingle all the way.” -Charlie Brown

“Christmas is a box of tree ornaments that have become part of the family.”— Charles M. Schulz

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

“Christmas Eve will find me, where the lovelight gleams. I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams.” – “I’ll be Home for Christmas”

“Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.” — Sara Raasch

“Today I’m icy, but I’m prayin’ for some more snow.” — Nicki Minaj, “Feeling Myself”

“I heard the bells on Christmas Day.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“I don’t want Christmas season to end, because it’s the only time I can legitimately indulge in on particular addiction: glitter.” — Eloisa James

“I smell snow.” — Gilmore Girls

People with short Christmas party quotes for Instagram by Tusser

“Nothing says holidays like a cheese log.” — Ellen Degeneres

“Rockin’ around the Christmas tree.” — Brenda Lee

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

“The winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting.” –Louisa May Alcott

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

“Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves.” – B. C. Forbes

“Winter is not a season, it’s a celebration.” -Anamika Mishra

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

“You know what I got for Christmas? Fat.”

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

“Next to a circus there ain’t nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit.” — Frank McKinney Hubbard

”Even before Christmas has said Hello, it’s saying ‘Buy Buy.’” — Robert Paul

Couple with short Christmas couple quotes for Instagram by Dr. Suess

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

“Have yourself a merry little Christmas. Let your heart be light.” – “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

“Christmas is the season when you buy this year’s gifts with next year’s money.”

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

“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 is a time when you get homesick, even if you’re home.” — Carol Nelson

“I’m only a morning person on December 25th.”

“Home is where the Christmas cookies and presents are!”

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

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

“Forget the mistletoe—you can kiss me any time you like!”

Christmas decorations with short Christmas quotes about family

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

“Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles.”

“If you want to experience the true meaning of Christmas, give something to someone who can offer nothing in return.” ― Toni Sorenson

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

“I wish we could put some of our Christmas spirit in jars and open one up every month.”

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

“You are the greatest gift I could wish for this Christmas.”

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

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

“The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving.” — J. C. Penney

“May your hearth be warm and your holidays grand.”

“O Christmas tree.” — Aretha Franklin, “O Christmas Tree”

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

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

“Even as an adult, I still find it hard to sleep on Christmas Eve.” – Carrie Latet

Christmas tree decorations with short friend Christmas quotes

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

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

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

“I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story.” – Fred Rogers

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas.” – White Christmas

“If winter helps you curl up and more that makes it one of the best of the seasons.” -Murray Pura

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

“Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it covers.” —Kahlil Gibran

“To shorten winter, borrow some money due in spring. ” -W.J. Vogel

“A joy that is shared is a joy made double.” — John Roy

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

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

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

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

“You can’t fool me—there ain’t no Sanity Clause!” — Chico Marx

Lights and snowflakes and short Christmas quotes for Instagram by Winnie the Pooh

“For when the first snow is also a Christmas snow, well, something wonderful is bound to happen.” — Frosty the Snowman

”Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.” — Stephen Fry

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

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

“I might not believe in Santa, but I still believe in a good Christmas card!”

“The reason for the season: Cookies.”

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

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

“All Christmas trees are perfect.” – Charles N. Barnard

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

“The first snow is like the first love.” — Lara Biyuts

“The ideal Christmas gift is money, but the trouble is you can’t charge it.” — Bill Vaughan

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness. ” -John Steinbeck

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

“You’re my favorite Christmas present this year.”

Christmas decorations with a short Christmas quotes by Marjorie Holmes

“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

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

“There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.” — Eric Sevareid

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

“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

“Christmas sweaters are only acceptable as a cry for help.” — Andy Borowitz

“We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.” — Elf

“Dear Santa, before I explain, how much do you know already?”

“There’s something about a Christmas sweater that will always make me laugh.” — Kristen Wiig

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

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

“Another Christmas already? Seriously, what the Elf?”

“One kind word can warm three winter months. ” -Japanese Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

“Remembrance, like a candle, burns brightest at Christmastime.” — Charles Dickens

”Christmas and the holidays is the season of giving. It’s a time when people are more kind and open-hearted.” — Gisele Bundchen

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

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

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller

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

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

“My husband’s idea of getting the Christmas spirit is to become Scrooge.” — Melanie White

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

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

Pine needles with a bow around them and a funny short Christmas quotes by Gary Allan

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

”One good thing about Christmas shopping is it toughens you for the January sales.” — Grace Kriley

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

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

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of Short Christmas Wishes and Funny Christmas Wishes.

Short Christmas Sayings

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow… somewhere else

Wishing you a relaxing and stress-free holiday.

Christmas is in the air, and I’m living for it!

Thinking of you this season and wishing you a joyful holiday.

Merry Christmas! May you be showered with unlimited blessings on this day.

A winter night to remember

Blurry background with a short Christmas saying

May every little thing from your wish list come true this season. Merry Christmas!

You can’t get too much winter in the winter

Santa, stop here. We have cookies.

Fairy lights on Christmas night

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and I hope you have the opportunity every day!

I’m up to snow good

Christmas is coming

It’s snow joke – it’s freezing out there

Today, I will sleigh Christmas!

Keep calm and wait for snow

Have your selfie a merry little Christmas

May all your long-cherished dreams come true this Christmas. With love and warmth of heart, wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Pine come and paper snowflake with cute Christmas sayings

Merry Christmas! I hope you receive one blessing after another this coming year.

Our merry little Christmas tree

Here’s to a season of blessings and beyond this Christmas!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas with all my heart!

No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place

Good tidings of cheer and glee

Adorable snowmen make me melt

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May this Christmas be the brightest, most beautiful Christmas of your life.

All about that winter white

Wishing you a fun filled and merry Christmas

Here’s my resting Grinch face

All I want for Christmas is…food!

I’ve never met a snow flake I didn’t like!

Red Christmas tree decoration with a short Christmas sayings

Sugar and spice make the holidays nice

Holding hands in the snow underneath the stars

Winter is warmer when we are laughing

Hiking in a winter wonderland

Wishing you peace, joy, and unconditional love at Christmas and always.

May this season be full of light and laughter for you and your family.

Winter hibernation mode on

Wishing you a season that’s merry and bright!

Relaxing by the tree on Christmas Eve

I’m the ultimate snow angel

May the holiday season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter.

My favorite smell is Christmas tree

Winter nights silver sledges

Ho-ho-home for Christmas!

Cue the snowflakes, please

Merry Christmas, and may your Christmas be white!

Blurry lights on Christmas tree with funny Christmas card quotes and sayings on top

May the true spirit of Christmas shine in your heart and light your path.

A mistle-toast to the holiday season

Turning snowflakes into snow cones

Have a magical holiday season!

Dashing through the snow

Ice to see you!

For you at Christmas time: A wish for happiness, warmth, and love.

We wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas and you’re welcome – that song’s now stuck in your head all day.

Winter landscape

Christmas break to-do list: Eat, drink, nap

Snowflakes are winter roses

Making spirits bright

Brrrrring on the snow

Setting out the milk and cookies

Like a scene from a snow globe

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!

Cheers to eggnog by the fire, warm holiday memories, and you.

I can’t feel my toes!

Cold hands, warm heart

The tree isn’t the only thing to get lit

I hope you have a cozy Christmas that chases the chill of winter away.

The snuggle is real

Christmas tree decorations with Christmas sayings

Catching snowflakes

I hope Santa is good to you this year!

In the depths of winter, I finally learned that make snow angels

My favorite color is Christmas lights

Going where snowman has gone before

What happens under the mistletoe stays under the mistletoe

‘Tis the season to be freezin’

Like hiking in a snow globe

A snowball in the face is surely the perfect way to start winter

So that is it for our list of Short Christmas Quotes. We hope you found the perfect one!

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About the Author

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.

And it doesn’t matter if you are travelling, celebrating a special occasion or just appreciating day-to-day life, when you take that perfect photo you are going to need the perfect caption or quote before you share it. Which is why we started Routinely Shares, providing comprehensive lists of quotes and captions to cover every occasion, adventure or loved one.

With extensive experience as a travel writer, social media specialist and grant writer, I have made it my mission to curate the best and easiest to use lists for your next post.

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