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As soon as you finish that last bite of Thanksgiving pie, you know the holiday season has officially begun. Rather than indulge our inner Scrooge (which, trust, is easy to do), we like to go the route of Buddy the Elf and embrace the Christmas cheer full on. Need a little help getting there? Allow these 15 quotes to instill you with the spirit of the holidays. (You can also find them on our Inspirational Quotes Pinterest board.)

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“Once again, we come to the holiday season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.” – Dave Barry

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“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 Christmas-time.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

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“Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.” – Mary Ellen Chase

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

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“A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.” –John B. Priestley

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Quote 61

Merry Christmas, movie house! Merry Christmas, Emporium! Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan! – George Bailey, It’s a Wonderful Life

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“No! No! I want an official Red Ryder carbine-action two-hundred-shot range model air rifle!” – Ralphie, A Christmas Story

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

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“May your eyeliner be even and your holidays be bright.” – Mary Kay

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“All I want for Christmas is you.” – Mariah Carey (duh)

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“Chrismukkah is unruinable. It’s got twice the resistance of any normal holiday.” – Seth Cohen, The O.C.

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“It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree that matters but who’s around it.” – Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Christmas

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“Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” – Dr. Seuss, The Grinch

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

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“Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.” – Oprah Winfrey

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