15 Quotes About the Spirit of Christmas

Merry Christmas! It’s the most wonderful time of year, don’t you think? With so many heartfelt traditions, today’s sweetest moments look slightly different for all of us, but sweet they are indeed—dreaming of snow, drinking eggnog, opening gifts under the tree, volunteering at the local soup kitchen. No matter the tradition, one thing never changes: The love of family surrounds us and attaches itself to every beautiful moment. Cherish these memories.

Related: 14 Loving Quotes About Family

Take a moment to let these warm quotes fill you with the spirit of Christmas, and then get back to what truly matters.

15 Quotes About the Spirit of Christmas

1.“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” ―Peg Bracken


15 Quotes About the Spirit of Christmas

2. “We are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” ―Laura Ingalls Wilder


15 Quotes About the Spirit of Christmas

3. “He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” ―Roy L. Smith


15 Quotes About the Spirit of Christmas

4. “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” ―Norman Vincent Peale


15 Quotes About the Spirit of Christmas

5. “My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others.” ―Bob Hope


15 Quotes About the Spirit of Christmas

6. “One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” ―Andy Rooney


15 Quotes About the Spirit of Christmas

7. “At Christmas, all roads lead home.” ―Marjorie Holmes


15 Quotes About the Spirit of Christmas

8. “Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” ―Washington Irving


15 Quotes About the Spirit of Christmas

9. “A good conscience is a continual Christmas.” ―Benjamin Franklin


15 Quotes About the Spirit of Christmas

10. “Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.” ―Margaret Thatcher


15 Quotes About the Spirit of Christmas

11. “Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.”  ―Edna Ferber


15 Quotes About the Spirit of Christmas

12. “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 Sevareid


15 Quotes About the Spirit of Christmas

13. “Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today’s Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday.” ―Gladys Taber


15 Quotes About the Spirit of Christmas

14. “Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing, but of reflection.” ―Winston Churchill


15 Quotes About the Spirit of Christmas

15. “Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.―B.C. Forbes

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