Christmas Eve Quotes From Your Favorite Holiday Films

Cynthia Dermody
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national lampoon's christmas vacationLooking for some great quotes to impress your family and friends this Christmas Eve? Yeah you could always pick up a Bible, there's a lot of great stuff in there, but that Table of Contents is so difficult to use. Especially when you've already had a few eggnogs.

So here's a quick cheat sheet that we compiled in honor of this profound evening -- not from wise and pious religious figures, many of whom who actually knew Jesus, but from Hollywood actors and cartoon characters.

Because what says Christmas more than that? Here is our list of the 10 best Christmas quotes from some of your favorite holiday films.

 

"Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We're all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here. We're gonna press on, and we're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny f***g Kaye.  -- Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Every time you hear a bell ring, it means that some angel's just got his wings. Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?  -- Clarence Oddbody (the angel) in It's a Wonderful Life

Aren't we forgetting the true meaning of Christmas? You know ... the birth of Santa. -- Bart Simpson in The Simpson's Christmas

Christmas snow can never disappear completely. It sometimes goes away for almost a year at a time and takes the form of spring and summer rain.  But you can bet your boots that when a good, jolly December wind kisses it, it will turn into Christmas snow all over again.  -- Santa Claus in Frosty the Snowman

"If we don't fail sometimes, our successes don't mean anything. You must be strong." -- Sister Mary Benedict (Ingrid Bergman) in The Bells of St. Mary

Charlie, stay away from those things. They're reindeer, you don't know where they've been. They all look like they've got key lime disease. -- Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) in The Santa Clause

"Oh, Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind ... and that's what's been changing. That's why I'm glad I'm here; maybe I can do something about it."  -- Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) in Miracle on 34th Street

"Okay, this is extremely important. Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back?"  -- Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) in Home Alone

I want an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!
-- Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) in A Christmas Story

Rats. Nobody sent me a Christmas card today. I almost wish there weren't a holiday season. I know nobody likes me. Why do we have to have a holiday season to emphasize it? -- Charlie Brown in It's a Charlie Brown Christmas

What's your favorite Christmas movie quote? Any to add to this list?
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