55 Merry Christmas quotes that inspire the spirit of love

55 Merry Christmas quotes that inspire the spirit of love. Here are the best Christmas quotes to read from famous people that will make you feel the spirit of Christmas. The true essence of the Christmas spirit means not only remembering the birth of Jesus Christ or receiving gifts but rather by showing love and care for one another. Spread the spirit of Christmas in the hearts of everyone by sending these inspirational Christmas quotes. Share these short Christmas quotes with your friends, family, and loved ones to inspire them as well.

Merry Christmas quotes that inspire the spirit of love
1. “Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” – Peg Bracken

2. “To know the peace of misty, distant hills. To know the joy that giving self fulfills. To realize anew this Christmas Day. The things we keep are those we give away.” – Marvin Davis Winsett

3. “Christmas is not just a day, an event to be observed and speedily forgotten. It is a spirit which should permeate every part of our lives.” – William Parks

4. “May the humility of the shepherds, the perseverance of the wise men, the joy of the angels, and the peace of the Christ Child be God's gifts to you and yours this Christmas time and always.” – Traditional Moravian blessing

5. “Christmas is not in tinsel and lights and outward show. The secret lies in an inner glow. It's lighting a fire inside the heart. Good will and joy a vital part. It's higher thought and a greater plan. It's glorious dream in the soul of man.” – Wilfred A. Peterson

6. “May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope; The spirit of Christmas which is peace; The heart of Christmas which is love.” – Ada V. Hendricks

7. “It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child himself.” – Charles Dickens

8. “I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

9. “Are you willing to forget what you have done for other people and to remember what other people have done for you? To remember the weakness and loneliness of people who are growing old. Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest thing in the world? Stronger than hate, stronger than evil, and stronger than death. Then you can keep Christmas! But you can never keep it alone.” – Henry van Dyke
Merry Christmas quotes that inspire the spirit of love
10. “Christmas! 'Tis the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial fire of charity in the heart.” – Washington Irving

11. “Christmas is not the tinsel and lights and outward show. The secret lies in an inner glow. It's lighting a fire inside the heart. Goodwill and joy a vital parts. It's higher thought and a greater plan. It's a glorious dream in the soul of man. Christmas begins deep down inside. Then engulfs the world like a mighty tide!” – Wilfred A. Peterson

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

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

14. “Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.” – Dale Evans Rogers

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

16. “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

17. “It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you. Yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.” – Mother Teresa

18. “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

19. “Love came down at Christmas; love all lovely, love divine; love was born at Christmas, stars and angels gave the sign.” – Christina G. Rossetti

20. “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” – Charles Dickens

21. “Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.” – Dale Evans Rogers

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

23. “The only real blind person at Christmas-time is he who has not Christmas in his heart.” – Helen Keller

24. “Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.” – Oren Arnold

25. “The true spirit of Christmas is love.” – Linda Willis

26. “I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

27. “The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each other's burdens, easing other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas.” – W. C. Jones

28. “Somehow not only for Christmas, but all the long year through. The joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you. And the more you spend in blessing, the poor and lonely and sad. The more of your heart's possessing, returns to you glad.” – John Greenleaf Whittier

29. “Christmas is forever, not just one day. Loving, sharing and giving are not to be put away like bells, lights, and tinsel in some box on a shelf. The good you do for others is also the good you do yourself.” – Norman Wesley Brooks

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

31. “Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home.” – G.K. Chesterton

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

33. “Let us keep Christmas beautiful without a thought of greed.” – Ann Garnett Schultz

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

35. “What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.” – Agnes M. Pahro

36. “Some Christmas tree ornaments do more than glitter and glow, they represent a gift of love given a long time ago.” – Tom Baker

37. “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

38. “I love the Christmas tide, and yet, I notice this each year I live; I always like the gifts I get, but how I love the gifts I give!” – Carolyn Wells

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

40. “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.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

41. “Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance — each beautiful, unique, and gone too soon.” – Deborah Whipp

42. “Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don’t quite know how to put our love into words.” – Harlan Miller

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

44. “Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” – Dr. Seuss

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

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

47. “Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” – Alexander Smith

48. “A good conscience is a continual Christmas.” – Benjamin Franklin

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

50. “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

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

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

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

54. “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

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

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