150 Best Inspirational Christmas Quotes for Family

Christmas time is a special time of the year when family and friends come together to celebrate. It’s a time for making memories and enjoying each other’s company. The following inspirational Christmas quotes will remind you of the most important things about this holiday season. Keep reading for a great list of the best inspirational Christmas quotes for family!

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Whether you are sending these Christmas messages in Christmas cards or on social media, there are lots of Christmas family quotes to choose from! There are classic merry Christmas quotes or funny Christmas quotes that will be perfect Christmas card messages.

Here is the scoop on the best inspirational Christmas quotes for a family!

Inspirational Christmas Quotes for Family

1. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” – Buddy the Elf

2. “Norman Vincent Peale once said, ‘ Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.’ I think that’s true.” – Maya Angelou

3. “The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and sharing. It’s the time of year when we all come together to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.” -Billy Graham

4. “The best thing about Christmas is the spirit of giving. It’s a time when we think about others and not just ourselves.” -Oprah Winfrey

5. “Christmas is a special day for family and friends to come together and celebrate. It’s a time for giving and receiving gifts, and enjoying each other’s company.” – Unknown

6. “Christmas is a time for remembering the past and hoping for the future. It’s a time for sharing our love and happiness with others.” – Unknown

7. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by helping others.” – Unknown

8. “One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day.” – Albert Einstein

9. “The best thing about Christmas is that it’s a time for family and friends to get together and enjoy each other’s company.” – Unknown

10. “Christmas is a time for giving, and that’s what makes it so special.” – Unknown

11. “Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. It’s a time for family, friends, and loved ones to come together and celebrate.” – Unknown

12. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by sharing the love of Christ with others.” – Unknown

13. “Christmas is a time when we think about others and not just ourselves.” – Unknown

14. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by sharing the love of Christ with others.” – Unknown

15. “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future.” – Charles Dickens

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

17. “The best gift that one could wish for underneath the Christmas tree, is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” – Unknown

18. “The joy of Christmas is family.” – Unknown

19. “We wish you a very merry Christmas and meaningful holiday season.” – Unknown

20. “I wish that all your good times and treasures of today become the golden memories of tomorrow. Happy holidays!” – Unknown

21. “May you and your family members have a blessed Christmas season and a happy New Year.” – Unknown

22. “I hope Santa Claus comes on Christmas Eve bringing lots of love and Christmas presents.” – Unknown

23. “The holiday season is a time for singing Christmas carols, making Christmas memories, and celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.” – Unknown

24. “Merry Xmas! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas morning with your loving family.” – Unknown

25. “May you receive the gift of love during your festive season.” – Unknown

26. “Best wishes to your and yours in the coming year!” – Unknown

27. “I hope you have lots of good cheer and just a little Christmas sparkle this season!” – Unknown

28. “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” – Calvin Coolidge

29. “The magic of Christmas doesn’t come from gifts, but from spending a little bit of time with those we love.” – Unknown

30. “Sending much love and good will to you. Have a great Christmas.” – Unknown

31. “The smells of Christmas are the smells of childhood.” – Richard Paul Evans

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32. “May God deliver happy moments for a long time to come.” – Unknown

33. “Sending positive Christmas greetings to you and your sweet family.” – Unknown

34. “My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” – Bob Hope

35. “I’m not sure who enjoys Christmas more, my children or me.” – Unknown

36. “It’s not what is under the Christmas tree that matters, it is my family and loved ones gathered around it that counts.” – Unknown

37. “Merry Christmas is beyond a simple greeting, it is a blessing to let someone know that you wish them and their family peace, happiness, and bountiful grace.” – Unknown

38. “What is a better way to brighten someone’s day this holiday season than with a simple Merry Christmas greeting from the heart.” – Unknown

39. “When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.” – Bob Hope

40. “Christmas isn’t about candy canes or twinkling Christmas lights, it’s about the hearts that we touch, and the care that we show.” -Unknown

41. “It doesn’t matter what has happened this year that has kept us apart from each other, just knowing you are here with me in heart still makes it a Merry Christmas.” – Unknown

42. “There’s more to Christmas than just presents!” – Dr. Seuss

43. “My mom and dad always tried to make Christmas special for us. We were poor, but it’s funny because we had no idea.” – Johnny Mathis

44. “There’s nothing cozier than a Christmas tree all lit up.” – Jenny Han

45. “May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve.” – Unknown

46. “Christmas is a stocking stuffed with sugary goodness.” – Mo Rocca

47. “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” – Charles Dickens

48. “The way you spend Christmas is far more important than how much.” – Henry David Thoreau

49. “Good news from heaven the angels bring, glad tidings to the earth they sing: To us this day a child is given, to crown us with the joy of heaven.” – Martin Luther

50. “I think as you grow older your Christmas list gets shorter because the things you want can’t be brought.” – Unknown

51. “Keep looking forward to a better and safer year ahead. Merry Christmas.” – Unknown

52. “Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us.” – David Cameron

53. “The true Christmas spirit is putting others’ happiness before our own, and finding you’ve never known such happiness.” – Toni Sorenson

54. “Christmas waves a magic wand over the world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” – Norman Vincent Peale

55. “Christmas works like glue; it keeps us all sticking together.” – Rosie Thomas

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

57. “I used to think being a kid on Christmas was the best thing ever. Turns out being a parent on Christmas is.” – Unknown

58. “Next Christmas, I hope that we can again hug each other tight and celebrate this season together. Merry Christmas!” – Unknown

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

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

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61. “A good example of a great Christmas is lots of laughs, presents, and good memories.” – Unknown

62. “And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent.” – Taylor Caldwell

63. “Family is all about eternal warmth and bond. Christmas is all about being grateful for all the blessings. Family is Christmas.” – Unknown

64. “Christmas is a constant reminder that we are blessed beyond words. Our family is proof that we are blessed beyond words.” – Unknown

65. “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know.” – Irving Berlin

66. “The best present on Christmas is spending time with family and being reminded of the things that give you real joy.” – Unknown

67. “Some say that it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas when people are merrily greeting each other with love. I experience Christmas every day with my family.” – Unknown

68. “The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” – Burton Hills

69. “Miles apart from my family this Christmas is not what I longed for this year, but our love will keep us close to each other no matter what.” – Unknown

70. “May merry Christmas wishes surround you like snowflakes.” – Unknown

71. “Christmas is a time when you get homesick, even when you are home.” -Unknown

72. “My family values the season of Christmas so much that they raised us realizing that it doesn’t have to be December to practice kindness and generosity.” – Unknown

73. “The world has grown weary through the years, but at Christmas it is young.” – Phillips Brooks

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

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

76. “Christmas day is the children’s, but the holidays are youth’s dancing-time.” – Booth Tarkington

77. “For it is in giving that we receive.” – Francis of Assisi

78. “I hope this season brings nothing but sweet childhood memories and great Christmas gifts.” – Unknown

79. “Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.” – Unknown

80. “Christmas, my child, is love in action.” – Dale Evans

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81. “Teacher says every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.” – Zuzu Bailey

82. “Santa Claus is anyone who loves another and seeks to make them happy; who gives himself by thought or word or deed in every gift that he bestows.” – Edwin Osgood Grover

83. “A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” – Garrison Keillor

84. “Christmas is all about love, family, and children. It doesn’t matter what we eat or what presents we get as long as the holidays are spent with loved ones.” – Unknown

85. “Nothing ever seems too bad, too hard or too sad when you’ve got a Christmas tree in the living room.” – Nora Roberts

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

87. “The best Christmas gift is reuniting with loved ones you have not seen in a long time.” – Unknown

88. “Christmas can’t be bought from a store. Maybe Christmas means a little bit more.” – Dr. Seuss

89. “Spending time with my family is the best part of Christmas.” – Unknown

90. “Seeing the light in my child’s eyes is all it takes to make Christmas the most magical time of the year.” – Unknown

91. “Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving, and of families united.” – Norman Vincent Peale

92. “At Christmas, all roads lead home.” – Marjorie Holmes

93. “Your children need your presence more than your presents.” – Jesse Jackson

94. “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” – Edward Pola & George Wyle

95. “Freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin – inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night.” – John J. Geddes

96. “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

97. “Christmas is a together-y sort of holiday.” – Winnie the Pooh

98. “Mankind is a great, an immense family… This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.” – Pope John XXIII

99. “There’s a certain magic that comes with the very first snow. For when the first snow is also a Christmas snow, well, something wonderful is bound to happen.” – Frosty the Snowman

100. “You know you’re getting old when Santa starts looking younger.” – Robert Paul

101. “Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.” – Janice Maeditere

102. “Christmas is a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.” – Freya Stark

103. “We count down the days just to experience it nearly exactly as we always have. It is so comfortable, familiar, and perfectly nostalgic that, frankly, we have no desire to improve upon it at all.” – Joanna Gaines

104. “May you have a Christmas filled with good memories to hold dear in your heart. Happy holidays!” – Unknown

105. “Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind.” – Valentine Davies

106. “All I want for Christmas is to be surrounded by my family.” – Unknown

107. “The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving.” – James Cash Penney

108. “As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year.” – David Grayson

109. “We should learn the true Christmas lesson of gentle, thoughtful kindness to those we love and to all we meet in life’s busy ways.” – J.R. Miller

110. “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” – Charles M. Schulz

111. “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Theresa

112. “It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.” – W.T. Ellis

113. “A little smile, a word of cheer, A bit of love from someone near, A little gift from one held dear, Best wishes for the coming year. These make a merry Christmas!” – John Greenleaf Whittier

114. “This year, I may celebrate Christmas away from my family. I am hopeful next year will be a safer year for me to embrace them in time for the Christmas season.” – Unknown

115. “The best present you can give is time spent together. I can’t wait to celebrate Christmas with you.” – Unknown

116. “Nothing can be better than opening gifts, eating great food, and singing Christmas songs with your family.” – Unknown

117. “I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.” – Harlan Miller

118. “Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.” – Helen Steiner Rice

119. “At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.” – Thomas Tusser

120. “Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold.” – Josephine Daskam Bacon

121. “Holidays are about experiences and people, and tuning into what you feel like doing at that moment. Enjoy not having to look at a watch.” – Evelyn Glennie

122. “Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” – Edna Ferber

123. “Christmas now surrounds us, Happiness is everywhere. Our hands are busy with many tasks as carols fill the air.” – Shirley Sallay

124. “Blessed is the season, which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” – Hamilton Wright Mabie

125. “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

126. “Christmas is not a story of hope. It is hope.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

127. “Christmas is all about family, eating, drinking, and making merry.” – Malaika Arora Khan

128. “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!” – Hamilton Wright Mabie

129. “A joy that is shared is a joy made double.” – John Roy

130. “As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is.” – Eric Sevareid

131. “Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.” – Larry Wilde

132. “You can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights.” – Maya Angelou

133. “The joy of brightening other lives becomes for us the magic of the holidays.” – W.C. Jones

134. “The thing about Christmas is that it almost doesn’t matter what mood you’re in or what kind of year you’ve had – it’s a fresh start.” – Kelly Clarkson

135. “Through the Gospel this light is brought to us, not from a distance, nor do we need to go far to obtain it; it is very near us and shines in our hearts.”  – Martin Luther

136. “However we say Merry Christmas, everything suddenly becomes bright and happy.” – Unknown

137. “The best way to see Christmas is through the eyes of a child.” – Unknown

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138. “Nothing beats a Christmas that is spent with family and loved ones.” – Unknown

139. “Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.” – W.J. Tucker

140. “Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.” – Ruth Carter Stapleton

141. “Merry Christmas is the warmest greeting we could say to one another. It instantly warms the heart and fills the atmosphere with love.” – Unknown

142. “I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another.” – Carrie Fisher

143. “Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both.” – Phillips Brooks

144. “Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered.” – Phyllis Diller

145. “Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.” – Winston Churchill

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146. “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

147. “Christmas with family is the best thing a person can hope for, but despite the distance and time, we will remain loved this holiday season.” – Unknown

148. “May the spirit of Christmas bring you and your family hope, love, and happiness. Merry Christmas.” – Unknown

149. “At Christmas, all roads lead home to family, friends, loved ones.” – Unknown

150. “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!” – Hamilton Wright Mabie

Final Thoughts

That is the scoop on inspirational family Christmas quotes. With so many heartwarming and funny quotes to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect one to share with your loved ones.

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