Greatest Quotes on Christmas from Literature

Here is our compilation of greatest quotes from literature that truly capture the spirit of the festive season. Do let us know which one’s your favorite…

1. Bess Streeter Aldrich, Song of Years

  • “Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart…filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.”
  • Song of Years by Bess Streeter Aldrich image

    2. Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

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

    3. Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

  • “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!”
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    4. Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers

  • “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 traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!”
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    5. Garrison Keillor, Leaving Home

  • “A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.”
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    6. William Makepeace Thackeray, The Kickleburrys on the Rhine

  • “Pray, dear madam, another glass; it is Christmas time, it will do you no harm.”
  • The Kickleburrys on the Rhine by William Makepeace Thackeray

    7. Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

  • “It was the beginning of the greatest Christmas ever. Little food. No presents. But there was a snowman in their basement.”
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    8. Eloisa James, Paris in Love

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

    9. Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

  • “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens image

    10. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Christmas Bells

  • “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.” 
  • Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow image

    11. Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie

  • “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 Christmastime.” 
  • Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder image

    12. Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

  •  “Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.”
  • Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience by Dr. Steve Maraboli image

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