As soon as the Christmas season starts, we watch our favorite Christmas movie and decorate the tree, and forget all of our busy schedules, all we need to do is to get fully ready for all the festivities! However, sometimes it may be difficult to put such thoughts into words, as a result, one of the most thoughtful things you can do for someone is to send them an inspirational Christmas message.

The best Christmas wishes are heartfelt, insightful, emotional, and sometimes even a little sappy (it is Christmas, after all). Here is a compilation of inspiring Christmas greetings that you may send to friends and family to remind them of the true meaning of the season.

Inspiring Christmas Quotes

Bob Hope: “When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things—not the great occasions—give off the greatest glow of happiness.”

Augusta E. Randel: “Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance—a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.”

Carrie Fisher: “I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another.”

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

50 Inspirational Christmas Messages for Family, Friends, and Loved Ones

Valentine Davies, ‘Miracle on 34th Street’: “Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind.”

Mother Theresa: “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”

‘Silver Bells’: “City sidewalks Busy sidewalks Dressed in holiday style In the air There’s a feeling Of Christmas…”

Tove Jansson: “Christmas always rustled. It rustled every time, mysteriously, with silver and gold paper, tissue paper, and a rich abundance of shiny paper, decorating and hiding everything and giving a feeling of reckless extravagance.”

Anonymous: “May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve.”

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

‘Let it Snow’: “Oh, the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful, And since we’ve no place to go, Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.”

50 Inspirational Christmas Messages for Family, Friends, and Loved Ones

Clement Clarke Moore: “It’s the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.”

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

Will Ferrell, ‘Elf’: “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”

Shirley Sallay: “Christmas now surrounds us, Happiness is everywhere. Our hands are busy with many tasks as carols fill the air.”

Washington Irving: “Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.”

W.J. Tucker: “Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.”

Peg Bracken: “Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.”

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

Andy Rooney: “One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day.”

Brigham Young: “Love the giver more than the gift.”

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

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

Calvin Coolidge: “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind.”

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

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

Zuzu Bailey, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’: “Teacher says every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.”

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

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

Norman Wesley Brooks: “Christmas is forever, not for just one day. For loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away.”

50 Inspirational Christmas Messages for Family, Friends, and Loved Ones

Pope Francis: “God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If He gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it.”

Taylor Caldwell: “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…”

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

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

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

Phillips Brooks: “The world has grown weary through the years, but at Christmas, it is young.”

Freya Stark: “Christmas is a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.”

Josephine Daskam Bacon: “Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold.”

Dr. Seuss: “Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.”

Norman Vincent Peale: “Christmas is the season of joy, of gift-giving, and of families united.”

Carolyn Wells: “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!”

50 Inspirational Christmas Messages for Family, Friends, and Loved Ones

Mildred L. Jarrell: “Let us have music for Christmas… Sound the trumpet of joy and rebirth; Let each of us try, with a song in our hearts, To bring peace to men on earth.”

David Grayson: “As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year.”

Pope John XXIII: “Mankind is a great, an immense family. This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.”

Helen Lowrie Marshall: “For Christmas is tradition time— Traditions that recall. The precious memories down the years, The sameness of them all.”

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

Max Lucado: “God goes to those who have time to hear him—and so on this cloudless night he went to simple shepherds.”

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

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

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

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