8 Wonderful Quotes To Sum Up The Spirit Of Christmas

8 Wonderful Quotes To Sum Up The Spirit Of Christmas

1. “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” – Norman Vincent Peale

For me, there is an undeniable charm around Christmas. Everything feels more magical. Between fairy lights and cosy nights, there’s a certain feeling which makes everything seem wonderful.

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

Wrapping paper scattered everywhere, sweet wrappers, cardboard boxes. On any other day of the year, it would just be a mess. On Christmas Day, however, it’s a sign of a good time.

Those amongst us (myself included) who prefer things on the tidy side may be quick to clean it up and restore order. But we shouldn’t probably learn to enjoy the chaos and what it represents.

3. “Love the giver more than the gift.” – Brigham Young

This is what we should always remember. No matter how incredible the gift is, it’s the person behind it we need to appreciate. Be sure to take the opportunity to thank them.

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

What makes Christmas such a special time of year is the way everyone comes together. There are so many opportunities to spend time together. Putting up the decorations. Going Christmas shopping. Seeing the city lights get switched on. Cuddling under blankets and watching festive films. Wrapping presents. Lots of little chances to make memories.

Not only that, but people go out of their way to be home for Christmas – even if they can’t make it back at any other point in the year. Those are things money can’t buy, and the foundation of Christmas.

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

I imagine most, if not all, of us have said “it feels like Christmas!” Perhaps as the days get colder, or when we’re really excited about something. There’s no other word to describe it. There’s just a certain feeling inside of us that we associate with December 25th.

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

You may look back at previous Christmases, and recall with fondness an item you received. If you look a little closer, though, it’s probably more so the fact someone put the effort into getting you something you REALLY wanted. Whether your parents scrimped and scraped to get you a bike, or your friends all joined forces to get you something special, that’s where the magic lies.

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

As much as I enjoy receiving presents, the absolute best part of Christmas for me is getting presents for other people. I love it when I find something I’m sure they’ll love. I love watching the smile spread across their face as they peel back the wrapping paper. The thing itself doesn’t matter as such, but being able to share a little happiness with my favourite people is delightful. That’s the spirit of Christmas.

8. “At Christmas, play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.” – Thomas Tusser

We may find ourselves wishing Christmas was an all year round event, or that we got another go in June. Yet, it probably wouldn’t be half as special if that were the case. We get one Christmas every year, to switch off from everything else going on in our lives, to let our hair down and to just have fun. Make the most of every second.

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8 Comments

  1. 18th December 2018 / 3:36 pm

    This is such a lovely post!! Some great quotes that make you feel warm and Christmassy! I really like 2 and 3!! I hope you are having a great December 🎄

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      21st December 2018 / 11:52 am

      Thank you – I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  2. 18th December 2018 / 4:25 pm

    I love quote 5! I don’t know how I’ve not heard that before, but it’s so true. I love the way you associated it with the phrase, “it feels like Christmas.” It might seem simple, but that’s a brilliant connection that I’ve never made before; Christmas really is a feeling. I would even go further to say that it can be a state of being–when one is giving, grateful, humble, generous, etc, one is acting in the true Christmas spirit. I loved reading these beautiful quotes as the day draws closer! x

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      21st December 2018 / 11:53 am

      That’s very true! I would have to agree with your point about the Christmas spirit. 🙂

  3. 19th December 2018 / 9:53 am

    I love quote number 3. There are some lovely quote here – most I’ve never heard of! xx

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      21st December 2018 / 11:55 am

      I feel like we don’t hear enough, or see enough, quotes about Christmas!

  4. 20th December 2018 / 11:37 am

    I love quote number 2! That is so true, the Christmas chaos represents a good time, love and kindness. Also the cats absolutely love playing with the wrapping paper and all the little bits, he he. Quote number 7 is beautiful and perfectly sums up Christmas, I love all the extra family time, the cosiness and general joy and relaxation. Thank you for sharing these lovely quotes Ruth, it’s always good to remember Christmas is so much more than just presents and chaos hehe! <3 xx

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    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      21st December 2018 / 12:02 pm

      I love it when cats play with the wrapping paper, it’s so cute, but Juno doesn’t tend to bother. She’s usually asleep somewhere.

      It’s so easy to get lost in the stress of it all, and I love that these quotes are focused on the true meaning of it. 🙂

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