12 Christmas Quotes Full of Joy & Good Cheer

Jeanne Sager | Dec 25, 2013 Good News

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Ask the average American what their favorite holiday is, and they're bound to say Christmas. And why not? Everyone is NICER at Christmas! Everyone is in a better mood! 'Tis the season to be jolly, after all. And therefore it makes sense that people try to find the right words to describe the joy they feel on this holiday. Togetherness, kindness, and doing right by others are infectious feelings, and it can sometimes be hard to articulate that. 

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If our readers are looking for a little extra Christmas spirit, we've the perfect words to get the holiday cheer flowing. Some of these words are perfect for a Christmas card -- or 50. And some might just be something one needs to hear to get into the holiday mood. Either way, we love Christmas and we love that people were able to accurately put into words just why this holiday is so wonderful. 

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We've rounded up some of the best quotes and sayings about the last big holiday before the new year to make our holidays merry and bright! These quotes capture the spirit of Christmas: the bad, the good, and the positively joyful. 

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  • Let's hold onto the Christmas spirit.

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    “I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.” -- Harlan Miller, newspaper columnist, editor, and magazine feature writer

  • Christmas Is the keeping place.

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    “Christmas is the keeping place for memories of our innocence.” -- Joan Mills, author

  • Peace on Earth, every day.

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    "Peace on Earth will come to stay when we live Christmas every day." -- Helen Steiner Rice, American writer

  • I Will Honor Christmas in My Heart ...

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    "I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all year." -- Charles Dickens, English writer and social critic

  • Behold, Christmas!

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    "Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold ... everything is softer and more beautiful." -- Norman Vincent Peale, American minister and author 

  • Christmas is.

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    "As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is." -- Eric Sevareid, American author and CBS news journalist

  • Christmas is not about presents.

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    "Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts." -- Janice Maeditere, author

  • Christmas is all about the children.

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    "I know what I really want for Christmas. I want my childhood back." -- Robert Fulghum, American author and Unitarian Universalist minister

  • Christmas is togetherness.

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    "Christmas works like glue. It keeps us all sticking together." -- Rosie Thomas, singer-songwriter and stand-up comedian

  • Christmas is so extra.

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    "Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone." -- Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist

  • Christmas is about something bigger than ourselves.

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    "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, American author and CBS news journalist

  • Christmas is a state of mind ...

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    "Christmas is not a time nor a season but a state of mind." -- President Calvin Coolidge

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