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100+ Christmas Movie Quotes

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Christmas movie quotes can be funny, inspiring, or even heartfelt depending on the movie they come from. But regardless of which movie they come from, it wouldn’t feel like the holiday season without some Christmas quotes from your favorite holiday movies shared around the table or the Christmas tree.

100+ Christmas Movie Quotes

Famous Christmas Movie Quotes
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Famous Christmas Movie Quotes

Some quotes are so famous, just starting them has the rest of your family finishing your sentences. These quotes are iconic, and it wouldn’t be Christmas without them.

  1. “Seeing isn’t believing. Believing is seeing.”-The Santa Clause
  2. “Rudolph, with your nose so bright, won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”-Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
  3. “God bless us, every one!”-A Christmas Carol
  4. “Merry Christmas you filthy animal.”-Home Alone 2
  5. “May all your Christmases be white. Merry Christmas!”-White Christmas
  6. “I’ll just be hanging around the mistletoe, hoping to be kissed.”-Love Actually
  7. “I believe, I believe, it’s silly, but I believe.”-Miracle on 34th Street
  8. “Christmas Day, indeed! Just another excuse for being lazy.”- Christmas Carol
  9. “No one should be alone on Christmas.”-The Grinch that Stole Christmas
  10. “I realized that Christmas is the time to be with the people you love.”-Love Actually
  11. “Just because you can’t see something, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.”-The Santa Clause
  12. “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.”-Deck the Halls
  13. “It’s Christmas Eve. A time of mystery, expectations, who knows what might happen.”-The Nutcracker
  14. “Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.”-It’s a Wonderful Life
  15. “Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it!”-The Nightmare Before Christmas
  16. “It’s all humbug, I tell you.”-A Christmas Carol
  17. “My Charlie. My son Charlie? He’s on the naughty list? There’s gotta be a mistake.”- The Santa Clause 2
  18. “The thing about trains… it doesn’t matter where they’re going. What matters is deciding to get on.” —The Polar Express

Inspirational Christmas Movie Quotes

Inspirational Christmas Movie Quotes

Christmas movie quotes can be funny, memorable, or inspirational. It should come as no surprise that it’s usually the inspirational ones that stick with you on a gloomy day.

  1. “We are so lucky to be alive. We are so lucky to be able to help each other, in little ways, and in big ways. The reason we are lucky is because helping each other is, in fact, what makes us happy.”-Last Christmas
  2. “Well, in Whoville, they say that the Grinch’s heart grew three sizes that day.”-How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  3. “Changing from bad to good’s as easy as taking your first step.”-Santa Clause is Coming to Town
  4. “Remember, George: No man is a failure who has friends.”-It’s a Wonderful Life
  5. “Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.”-The Polar Express
  6. “Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.”-The Polar Express
  7. “Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.”-Miracle on 34th Street
  8. “What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas … perhaps … means a little bit more!”-How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  9. “If you’re worried and you can’t sleep, count your blessings instead of sheep. Then you’ll fall asleep counting your blessings.”-White Christmas
  10. “It’s Christmas Eve and we are going to go celebrate being young and being alive.”- The Holiday
  11. “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.”- Scrooged
  12. “There’s a certain magic that comes with the very first snow. For when the first snow is also a Christmas snow, well, something wonderful is bound to happen.”- Frosty the Snowman
  13. “I don’t think anyone would criticize us for laying down our rifles on Christmas Eve.”— Joyeux Noël
  14. “I suppose I think about love more than anyone really should. I am constantly amazed by its sheer power to alter and define our lives.”-The Holiday
  1. “I myself believe that when it comes to matters of the heart, the only sin is turning your back on love because of what other people think.” —Holiday Heart

Christmas Vacation Movie Quotes

The National Lampoon’s franchise knew what they were doing. Certainly, their Christmas Vacation movie is no exception. While a few of these quotes need context, most will have your family laughing no matter when you mutter them.

  1. “Nobody’s walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas.”
  2. “And we’re going to have the hap-hap-happiest Christmas.”
  3. “Looks great. Little full, lotta sap.”
  4. “This isn’t charity. It’s family.”
  5. “I don’t know what to say, but it’s Christmas, and we’re all in misery.”
  6. “Worse?! How could they get any worse? Take a look around you, Ellen! We’re at the threshold of hell!!”
  7. “I don’t want to spend the holidays dead!”
  8. “Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?”

Elf Christmas Movie Quotes

Elf Christmas Movie Quotes

After Christmas Vacation, Elf is one of the most popular Christmas movies filled with many memorable quotes. Will Ferrell did such a good job at the role; most people can’t say these quotes without hearing his voice.

  1. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”
  2. “You have such a pretty face, you should be on a Christmas card.”
  3. “We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: Candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup.”
  4. “I planned out our whole day. First, we’ll make snow angels for a two hours, then we’ll go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of Toll House cookie dough as fast as we can, and then we’ll snuggle.”
  5. “Bye Buddy, I hope you find your dad.”
  6. “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?”
  7. “I am a cotton-headed ninny muggins!”
  8. “I just like to smile. Smiling’s my favorite.”
  9. “Son of a nutcracker!”
  10. “SANTA! Oh my God! Santa, here?! I know him! I know him!”
  11. “He’s an angry elf.”
  12. “Good news. I saw a dog today.”
  13. “This place reminds me of Santa’s Workshop. Except it smells like mushrooms and everyone looks like they want to hurt me.”

Die Hard Christmas Movie Quotes

No one is quite sure how Die Hard became a Christmas movie, but it has its share of quotes for the holiday season as well. 

  1. “You throw quite a party. I didn’t realize they celebrated Christmas in Japan.”
  2. “But, all things being equal, I’d rather be in Philadelphia.”
  3. “Yippee-ki-yay.”
  4. “Yeah. I got invited to a Christmas party by mistake. Who knew?”
  5. “I promise I will never even think about going up in a tall building again. Oh, God. Please don’t let me die.”
  6. “Nine million terrorists in the world and I gotta kill one with smaller feet than my sister.”
  7. “Twas The Night Before Christmas, And All Through The House, Not A Creature Was Stirring, Except… The Four A******* Coming In The Rear In Standard Two-By-Two Cover Formation.”
  8. “If This Is Their Idea Of Christmas, I Gotta Be Here For New Year’s.”
  9. “Now I Have A Machine Gun. Ho Ho Ho.”

Charlie Brown Christmas Movie Quotes

One of the most iconic Christmas movies of all time is a Charlie Brown Christmas. In fact, even if you somehow haven’t seen it, you will recognize these quotes.

  1. “Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?”
  2. “I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It’s not bad at all really. Maybe it just needs a little love.”
  3. “All I want is what I have coming to me. All I want is my fair share.”
  4. “Please note the size and color of each item, and send as many as possible. If it seems too complicated, make it easy on yourself: just send money. How about tens and twenties?”
  5. “I just don’t understand Christmas, I guess. I like getting presents and sending Christmas cards and decorating trees and all that, but I’m still not happy. I always end up feeling depressed.”

Funny Christmas Movie Quotes

Christmas is the time of year that is all about laughter and happiness. Pull out a few of these funny Christmas movie quotes next time you want a good laugh.

  1. “You can mess with a lot of things. But you can’t mess with kids on Christmas.”-Home Alone 2
  2. “Keep the change, ya filthy animal.”-Home Alone
  3. “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 Saves Christmas
  4. “Am I just eating because I’m bored?”-How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  5. “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!”-A Christmas Story
  6. “Oh my god, I shot my eye out!”-A Christmas Story
  7. “Blast this Christmas music. It’s joyful and triumphant.”-How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  8. “We’re your worst nightmare. Elves with attitude.”-The Santa Clause
  9. “I want my house to be seen from space!”-Deck the Halls
  10. “They can’t evict you on Christmas! Then you’d be ho-ho-homeless!”— Go
  11. “This is Christmas. The season of perpetual hope.”-Home Alone
  12. “Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind.”-Miracle on 34th Street
  13. At least you don’t have to call your mom in a month and explain to her that the guy you brought home for Christmas is—oops—married to a woman, with kids.”-Single All the Way
  14. “Everybody likes Denny’s, it’s an American institution.”-The Santa Clause
  15. “You’re skipping Christmas! Isn’t that against the law?”-Christmas with the Kranks
  16. “Christmas is by far the most stressful time of the year.”-Bad Moms Christmas
  17. “You’re incredible! You’re a prodigy! A doodle prodigy!”-The Holiday
  1. “My childhood was like the Shawshank Redemption, except I didn’t have some old, warm, black man to share my story with!”-Four Christmases
  2. “This is extremely important. Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back.”-Home Alone
  3. “Put that cookie down!”-Jingle All the Way
  4. “Down the chimney? You want me to take the toys down the chimney into a strange house, IN MY UNDERWEAR?”-The Santa Clause
  5. “Lucy: (to Little Ricky) Santa Claus doesn’t need any steps [to go down the chimney], honey. When he comes, he brings the North Pole with him, and he slides down like a fireman!”-I Love Lucy Christmas Special
  6. I can’t believe Christmas Carole took down all your Britney Posters!”-Single All the Way

Arthur Christmas

  1. “Grandsanta: “Arthur, there is a way.”
    Arthur: “It’s impossible.”
    Grandsanta: “They used to say it was impossible to teach women to read. Follow me.”-Arthur Christmas
  2. “This house is so full of people it makes me sick. When I grow up and get married, I’m living alone.”-Home Alone
  3. “I hate toys! And toys hate me! Either they are going or I am going! And I am certainly not going, Grimsley.”-Santa Clause is Coming to Town
  4. “Amy, this is Christmas. The big show.”-Bad Moms Christmas
  5. “So, the Big Four all together: Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and the Easter Kangaroo.”- Rise Of The Guardians
  6. “Well, maybe Santa can bring me some nice warm PJs for juvenile hall.”- All I Want For Christmas
  7. “There’s no Christmas in the Army, captain.”- White Christmas
  8. “Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Bambi, Dave, you with the white ear, you… and you!”-Arthur Christmas
  9. “Every setback is a setup for a comeback.” —The Best Man Holiday
  10. “What’s the matter? Haven’t you ever seen a talking snowman before?” —Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
  11. “Well if that’s love, somebody goofed.”-White Christmas
  12. It’s about time Mrs. Claus branched out on her own.”-Single All the Way
  13. “Here kids, have some breakfast candy.”-Bad Moms Christmas
  14. “Ricky: That’s right! The Sandman gives [Santa] the signal, that’s right. When all the little children are in bed, the Sandman runs up to the roof, and he says, “Santa Claus, all clear!” So, you’ve gotta go to bed.”-I Love Lucy Christmas Special


Why Are Christmas Movies So Popular?

Christmas movies are popular because they get people in the spirit of the season. The holiday only comes once a year. So, people look forward to it all year long which creates a scarcity mindset. Christmas is also a favorite time of year for many people because it reminds them of time with friends and family.

What is the Most Popular Christmas Movie of All Time?

The most-viewed Christmas movie of all time based on box office earnings and sales is The Santa Clause with Tim Allen.


Whether your family is big or small, or near or far this holiday season, they will love hearing Christmas movie quotes the next time they speak with you. If you don’t have a chance to see them, then consider adding a Christmas quote from one of your favorite holiday movies to the card you are planning to send. It is sure to brighten their day and help them have a Merry Christmas.

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