Christmas Quotes and Funny Holiday Sayings Raise Yuletide Spirits

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Famous quotes from Charles Dickens and Longfellow, to funny Christmas sayings from the Simpsons and Dr Seuss' Grinch – whatever the occasion, Christmas Party, Cocktail Party or around the Christmas dinner table – there's always an opportunity to liven up the party with a quick and witty remark, or a solemn and reflective prayer, to make your Christmas memorable.

Famous and Reflective Christmas Quotes
"Joy is the true gift of Christmas..." ~ Pope Benedict XVI
"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." ~ Charles Dickens
"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 traveler, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!" ~ Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1836
"I heard the bells on Christmas Day, Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet, The words repeat, Of peace on earth, good-will to men!" ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." ~ Norman Vincent Peale
"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree." ~ Roy L. Smith
"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other." ~ Burton Hillis
"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
"May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!" ~ Author Unknown

Funny Christmas Sayings
"Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it." ~ Richard Lamm
"Oh look, yet another Christmas TV special! How touching to have the meaning of Christmas brought to us by cola, fast food, and beer.... Who'd have ever guessed that product consumption, popular entertainment, and spirituality would mix so harmoniously?" ~ Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes
"Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money." ~ Author Unknown
"Christmas is the season when you buy this year's gifts with next year's money." ~ Author Unknown
"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." ~ Author Unknown
"In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!'" ~ Dave Barry

"Ah, come on, dad, this could be the miracle that saves The Simpsons Christmas! If TV has taught me anything, its that miracles always
happens to poor kids at Christmas. It happened to Tiny Tim, it happened to Charlie Brown, it happened to The Smurfs, and it's gonna happen to us!" ~ Bart Simpson

"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. Suess

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Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sources: Associated Press;

Written by Donna Diegel

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