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With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s only natural that we’d start the festivities early—complete with Christmas carols and holiday movie marathons (Home Alone, FTW!). But as we all know, the most wonderful time of the year can easily turn into holiday stress, whether you’re cooking a huge Christmas dinner or dealing with quite a few difficult family members.

Thankfully, we’ve got some funny and inspirational sayings to help boost that jolly spirit. As you continue your countdown to December 25, here are 78 epic Christmas quotes that you just might want to add to your Christmas cards this year.

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1. “Christmas Spirit is not something you can turn off like a faucet on December 26th!” - Lorelai Gilmore, ‘Gilmore Girls’

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2. “Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.” - ZuZu Bailey, ‘It's a Wonderful Life’

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3. “Christmas is always the most fun. I start looking forward to Christmas before it’s even summertime.” - Mariah Carey

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4. “I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year.” - Charles Dickens, ‘A Christmas Carol’

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5. “Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind.” - Kris Kringle, ‘Miracle On 34th Street’

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6. “There's nothing cozier than a Christmas tree all lit up.” - Jenny Han

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7. “Christmas for me is all about spending time with my family. I cherish any chance we have to spend all day together making gingerbread houses, baking cookies, or sitting around and watching movies.” - Blake Lively

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8. “Christmas is just about my favorite time. Ever since I was a little kid, I always felt like it was my own personal holiday.” - Ernest P. Worrell, ‘Ernest Saves Christmas’

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9. “I thought maybe we could make gingerbread houses and eat cookie dough and go ice skating, and maybe even hold hands.” - Buddy the Elf, ‘Elf’

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10. “First, we’ll make snow angels for two hours, then we’ll go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookie dough as fast as we can, and then we’ll snuggle.“ – Buddy the Elf, ‘Elf’

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11.“Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.” - The Conductor, ‘The Polar Express’

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12. “Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal!” - Kevin McCallister, ‘Home Alone 2’

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13. “This is Christmas. The season of perpetual hope.” - Kate McCallister, ‘Home Alone’

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14. “It’s Christmas Eve. It’s the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more.” - Frank Cross, ‘Scrooged’

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15. “If ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ were candy and nuts, wouldn’t it be a Merry Christmas?” - Don Meredith

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16. “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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17. “Presents are the best way to show someone how much you care. It's like this tangible thing that you can point to and say, ‘Hey, man, I love you this many dollars worth.’” - Michael Scott, ‘The Office’

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18. “Just give me plain, baby Jesus lyin' in a manger, Christmas!” - Stanley Hudson, ‘The Office’

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19. “I put up my Christmas tree entirely too early. I’m one of those people.” - Rachel Boston

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

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21. “I suppose it all started with the snow. You see, it was a very special kind of snow. A snow that made the happy happier, and the giddy even giddier.” - Jimmy Durante, ‘Frosty the Snowman’

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22. “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

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

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24. “Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.” - Santa Claus, ‘The Polar Express’

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

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26. “It's Christmas Eve. The time of mystery, expectations. Who knows what might happen.” - Drosselmeyer, ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’

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27. “Christmas and the holidays is the season of giving. It’s a time when people are more kind and open-hearted.” - Gisele Bundchen

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28. “I eat everything I want on Christmas day. I really don’t watch what I eat. It’s not like you have Christmas every day.” - Adriana Lima

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29. “What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more?” - Dr. Seuss, ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’

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

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31. “Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling.” - Edna Ferber

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32. “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” - Charles M. Schulz

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33. “Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality.” - Washington Irving

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

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35. “Love the giver more than the gift.” - Brigham Young

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36. “I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included.” - Bernard Manning

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37. “I don’t want Christmas season to end, because it’s the only time I can legitimately indulge in one particular addiction: glitter.” - Eloisa James, ‘Paris in Love’

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

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

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

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41. “We're the house that's playing Christmas music by November 1.” - Jonathan Scott

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42. “Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.” - Winston Churchill

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43. “Nothing says holidays like a cheese log.” - Ellen DeGeneres

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44. “It may be a cliché, but it’s true—the build-up to Christmas is so much more pleasurable than the actual day itself.” - Julie Burchill

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45. “At this time of year, few sights evoke more feelings of cheer and goodwill than the twinkling lights of a Christmas tree.” - Queen Elizabeth II

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

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47. “What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.” - Phyllis Diller

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48. “Cheer up, dude. It's Christmas.” - The Grinch, ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’

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

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50. “I love Christmas. I receive a lot of wonderful presents I can't wait to exchange.” - Henny Youngman

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51. “That's what Christmas memories are made from, they're not planned, they're not scheduled, nobody puts them in their Blackberry, they just happen.” - Kelly Finch, ‘Deck the Halls’

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52. “Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it!” - Jack Skellington, ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’

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53. “Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.” - Fred Gailey, ‘Miracle On 34th Street’

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

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55. “At Christmas, all roads lead home.” - Marjorie Holmes

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

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57. “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

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58. “Christmas cookies can’t help but be retro – they are memory first, sugar-flour-egg-redhot-gumdrop-sparkle reality second.” - Dana Goodyear

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59. “Christmas! 'Tis the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” - Washington Irving

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60. “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.” - Bess Streeter Aldrich, ‘Song of Years’

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61. “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

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62. “I love the excitement, the childlike spirit of innocence and just about everything that goes along with Christmas.” - Hillary Scott

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63.“Blast this Christmas music. It’s joyful and triumphant.” - The Grinch, ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’

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64. “You’re skipping Christmas! Isn’t that against the law?” - Spike Frohmeyer, ‘Christmas with the Kranks’

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65. “The two most joyous times of the year are Christmas morning and the end of school.” - Alice Cooper

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

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67. “You know you're getting old when Santa starts looking younger.” - Robert Paul

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68. “There’s a little Christmas in all of us, I guess. Even in me.” - Leon Redbone

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69. “There’s something about a Christmas sweater that will always make me laugh.” - Kristen Wiig

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70. “I believe in presents from the heart—like a drawing that a child does.” - Victoria Beckham

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71. “My Christmas wish would be to have an entire week off. To spend it with my family and just curl up and watch Christmas movies when it’s snowing outside.” - David Hasselhoff

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72. “One thing I love about Christmas music is that it has a tradition of warmth.” - Zooey Deschanel

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73. “Everybody loves a good Christmas song if you do it right.” - Sabrina Carpenter

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74. “Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white.’” - Bing Crosby

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75. "CHRISTMAS CAN FEEL LIKE A LOT OF WORK, PARTICULARLY FOR MOTHERS. BUT WHEN YOU LOOK BACK ON ALL THE CHRISTMASES IN YOUR LIFE, YOU’LL FIND YOU’VE CREATED FAMILY TRADITIONS AND LASTING MEMORIES. THOSE MEMORIES, GOOD AND BAD, ARE REALLY WHAT HELP TO KEEP A FAMILY TOGETHER OVER THE LONG HAUL.” - CAROLINE KENNEDY

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76. "I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month." —Harlan Miller

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77. "Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind." — Mary Ellen Chase

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78. "Christmas is forever, not for just one day. For loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away." — Norman Wesley Brooks

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