Christmas is a holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus, who Christians believe to be the Son of God.
The date on which Christmas falls each year varies from country to country. The most popular day for people in England and Ireland to celebrate Christmas is December 25th, whereas Americans tend to celebrate this holiday on December 26th or 27th.
Many people have a difficult time figuring out what Christmas is all about.
It has been said that the meaning of Christmas is different for everyone, but there are some commonalities that can be found in many traditions.
For example, many people decorate their homes with lights and trees to mark the coming of Christmastide. Others will give gifts as a sign of goodwill towards others, or celebrate by going on vacation with family and friends instead of spending it at home alone.
The most important thing to remember about Christmas is that it’s not just one day — it lasts 12 whole days!
Happy Holidays! (whatever you’re celebrating)
Merry Christmas Song
A tune, composed by the Harmonians called “Christmas” was published in Boston in 1857. The lyrics read “merry, merry Christmas,” an expression that was used in a secular song a year later. In 1859 “Merry Christmas” was printed as a salutation to the form of a letter. The following year it appeared on a postcard printed for The American News Company, and in 1862, it was used in a secular song written by Oliver Ditson.
Famous Christmas Quotes
“Christmas is the time to say ‘I love you’… not just on Christmas Day, but every day.” — Joey Ramone
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” — Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)
“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” — Norman Vincent Peale
“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
“Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.” — Dale Evans
I have always wanted to be Santa Claus at Christmas. If I could be, would you ask me to come down your chimney? — Jimmy Stewart
When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, Take down this book, and slowly read, And dream of the soft look your eyes had once. — William Butler Yeats
“There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.” — Erma Bombeck
“I like people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.” — Audrey Hepburn
There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep. — Washington Irving
“One of the greatest gifts my parents gave me was that they made Christmas magical. That always seemed to be their way of giving it to me.” — Kim Mathers
“Christmas has come early for our family this year, because my son is home!” — Sherri Shepherd
“My holiday wish is for peace on earth, good will toward men and women, disarming words, and disarmament of nuclear weapons.” — James Earl Jones
“I like to make people smile; it’s my way of being nice. I think life is very serious and you should be able to joke around with friends.” — Dakota Fanning
“For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited Me in…” — Matthew 25:35-36
“Christmas is the only time that you get an entire day dedicated to happiness and presents. What’s not to love?” — Demetri Martin
“If you want to receive a gift, be a gift.” — Osho
“Christmas is the one time of the year when everyone wants to find that perfect gift for that perfect someone. It’s an annual celebration of love and hope with family and friends across this great country of ours.” — Daniel DiMarco
“It’s so easy to fall in love…but hard to find someone who will catch you.” — Flavia Weedn
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” — Marcus Aurelius
“Christmas is your time; for gladness, for good cheer for peace on earth and goodwill to all men.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Christmas means so many things! It means parties and decorations and gifts… But above all it means feeling good about being a part of our family!” — Greg Olsen
“When you let love in, you open the door to life’s bountiful beauty.” — Steve Maraboli
“Christmas is… that magic time of year when the joys of childhood mesh with the traditions-and responsibilities –of adulthood. It’s a time to celebrate togetherness, family, friendship and goodwill.” — John O’Hurley
“Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions… Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” — Tina Fey
“Is Christmas only a fairy tale? Oh no, it is real. It is the day of God’s birth. Every year at Christmas I tell my children that St. Nick is not merely a funny little man with a beard, tingling his bell, putting presents in stockings. St. Nick is Christ Himself.” — Henry Van Dyke
“If you want to give me a gift, give me peace on Earth.” — Mother Teresa
“Christmas Eve at our house is one of the great nights of the year. It’s magic time for us…as soon as we open the door, the Christmas enchantments come to life.” — George Foreman
“Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” — Edna Ferber
“The best thing about having an open heart and an open mind is everything.” — Albert Einstein
“[W]e all know love and we know what it does…it makes us do crazy, wonderful things…it makes us live for a million years in just one single day.” — Jill Scott
“You don’t need to wait for somebody else to come along. You don’t need that person to make your life complete. I believe you are the person you’re waiting for.” – Wayne Dyer
“Christmas is here! Christmas is here! Everything’s just the way it used to be! Time for toys and time for cheer! Hurry down the chimney tonight!” — Fred Astaire
“I love that I can remind my kids what it’s all about, to give – no matter how big or how small the gift, to give of yourself.” — Ryan Seacrest
“Christmas is, above all, a time for children. But it is adults who put the tree in the corner and leave it there until it is removed with heavy boxes…” — Karel Capek
“The perfect Christmas tree is in the eyes of the beholder.” — Anne Hathaway
“I’ve always believed Christmas is not so much about opening your presents, as opening your heart.” — Evangeline Lilly
“Silent night, Holy night, All is calm, All is bright.” — Joseph Mohr
“When you give to a cause with your whole heart, it becomes a spiritual act that goes beyond the life of the giver and touches the soul of another.” — Steve Maraboli
“Christmas means more than tinsel and gifts. It means being kind to somebody who will never be able to repay you.” — Jean Webster
“Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it.” — Richard Lamm
“God bless us everyone!” — Tiny Tim, “A Christmas Carol”
“[T]he most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one’s relationship has a growing depth, beauty and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of divine accident, and the most wonderful of all things in life.” — Sir Hugh Walpole
“Christmas isn’t festive unless you’re being pinched!” — Charles Dickens
“Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.” — Dame Edith Sitwell
“I’ll tell you a story because people ask me, if every time I read that poem, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,’ do I cry? And I have to say yes. It does make me cry because it’s beautiful and touching and so full of hope… We need as much hope as we can find.” — John Denver
“Christmas is for children; in fact, it is the only day of the year when their sheer excitement will force an adult to put down his pencil, turn off his desk lamp and go outside into the bright sunshine. The truth is that children are our only living link with paradise; they represent what is good in us at its best.” — Carl Sandburg
“They talke of Christmas so long, that it comes.” — George Herbert
“Now Christmas is come,
Let us beat up the drum,
And call all our neighbors together,
And when they appear,
Let us make them such cheer,
As will keep out the wind and the weather.” — Washington Irving
“What can I give Him
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb;
If I were a wise man,
I would do my part,—
Yet what I can give Him
Give my heart.” — Christina Rossetti
“Now ’tis Christmas morn;
Here’s to our women old and young,
And to John Barleycorn!” — Thomas Hardy
“To perceive Christmas through its wrapping becomes more difficult with every year.” — E. B. White
“A barn with cattle and horses is the place to begin Christmas; after all, that’s where the original event happened, and that same smell was the first air that the Christ Child breathed.” — Paul Engle
“Christmas is a conspiracy to make single people feel lonely.” — Armistead Maupin
“The year has gone, and, with it, many a glorious throng,
Of happy dreams. Its mark is on each brow,
Its shadow in each heart. In its swift course,
It waved its sceptre o’er the beautiful,
— And they are not.”
— George Denison Prentice
“Next to Christmas Day the most pleasant annual epoch in existence is the advent of the New Year.” — Charles Dickens
“For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.” — Charles Dickens
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