If there's one thing we love talking about at Christmastime, it's Christmas! From profound bits of wisdom to knee-slapping jokes, songs, poems and beloved stories, the words on our lips at this time of year are likely to be holiday themed. It's in that spirit –– and in the Christmas spirit, too –– that we have collected 15 of the best Christmas quotes from some of our favorite entertainers, writers, and thinkers. Some are lovely, others are funny, and a few just might bring a nostalgic tear to your eye. But we hope they all offer you a bit of Christmas joy.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale
Christmas is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
- Dale Evans
Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.
- Charles Schulz
The simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.
- Bob Hope
Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.
- Peg Bracken
'Maybe Christmas,' he thought, 'doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more!'
- Dr. Seuss
I like Christmas. I like the lights…my mom, she is Christmas. She's something special.
- Carrie Fisher
The worst gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other.
- Johnny Carson
What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.
- Phyllis Diller
There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.
- Erma Bombeck
Christmas Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men become entirely alive.
- Robert Lynd
One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day.
- Andy Rooney
We are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.
- Margaret Thatcher
Mankind is a great, an immense family. This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.
- Pope John XXIII
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
- Charles Dickens