Christmas has been the subject of many quotes down through the ages. Movies, television, theater and music have all reflected our feeling about Christmas. Notable personalities have shared their feelings about Christmas as well. If you are looking for some inspiration this holiday season, whether to gladden your heart or make you laugh, check out these historic Christmas quotes. Here is the top ten historic Christmas quotes listed in no particular order.
1.Out upon merry Christmas! What’s Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money; a time for finding yourself a year older, but not an hour richer…? If I could work my will,” said Scrooge indignantly, “every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ upon his lips should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He should!”-Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol
2.And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.-Dr. Seuss
3.The only blind person at Christmastime is he who has not Christmas in his heart.-
4.Ring out ye crystal spheres! Once bless our human ears, If ye have power to touch our senses so; And let your silver chime Move in melodious time, And let the bass of Heaven’s deep organ blow; And with your nine fold harmony Make up full consort to the angelic symphony.-John Milton
5.Time was with most of us, when Christmas Day, encircling all our limited world like a magic ring, left nothing out for us to miss or seek; bound together all our home enjoyments, affections, and hopes; grouped everything and everyone round the Christmas fire, and make the little picture shining in our bright young eyes, complete.-Charles Dickens
6.The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting.-Louisa May Alcott
7.”I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. 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. For this is still the time God chooses.” -Taylor Caldwell
8.”I heard the bells on Christmas Day. Their old familiar carols play. And wild and sweet the words repeat. Of peace on earth goodwill to men.”-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
9.Schroeder: This is the music I’ve selected for the Christmas play.
[Schroeder plays Fur Elise]
Lucy Van Pelt: What kind of Christmas music is *that*?
Schroeder: Beethoven Christmas music.
Lucy Van Pelt: What has Beethoven got to do with Christmas? Everyone talks about how “great” Beethoven was.
Beethoven wasn’t so great.
[Schroeder stops playing]
Schroeder: What do you mean Beethoven wasn’t so great?
Lucy Van Pelt: He never got his picture on bubble gum cards, did he? Have you ever seen his picture on a bubble gum card? Hmmm? How can you say someone is great who’s never had his picture on bubble gum cards?
Schroeder: Good grief.-From A Charlie Brown Christmas
10. ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring,–not even a mouse: The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.-Clement C. Moore