25 Sweet Christmas Wishes to Send to Friends to Spread Love and Good Fortune

It’s easy to get caught up in all of the busyness and errands that accompany the holidays. Sending Christmas wishes to friends, and loved ones is an opportunity to take a moment and reflect on the meaning of the season and how lucky you are to have a life filled with so many special people. Now, you could craft an original Christmas wish, but it can be difficult to make one from scratch. Thankfully, we’re here to help with dozens of possible options.

Christmas wishes can be a sweet sentiment, a moving quote about the holidays, or even lyrics from your favorite Christmas carol. Anything goes as long as you feel it in your heart. Put these wishes inside cards, post them to social media, or send in an email to a friendly coworker. Discover our favorites below, and please put them to good use by spreading Christmas cheer.

Oprah Winfrey

Christmas Wishes

“May this season find you among those you love, sharing in the twin glories of generosity and gratitude.”


Christmas Wishes

“May this holiday season be filled with light and laughter for you and your family.”


Christmas Wishes

“You’re the most wonderful part of the most wonderful time of the year.”


Christmas Wishes

“Merry Christmas to you, the person who makes my winter days a little bit warmer.”


Christmas Wishes

“Have yourself a merry little Christmas.”

Taylor Caldwell

Christmas Wishes

“This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.”

No Matter How Far

Christmas Wishes

“No matter how far apart we are, the warmth of Christmas will bring us closer together.”


Christmas Wishes

“May the twinkling lights of Christmas be your guide, and the Christmas carols fill you with good cheer.”


Christmas Wishes

“I’m grateful for you each and every day, but especially at Christmastime.”


Christmas Wishes

“The gift of our friendship is my favorite Christmas present.”


Christmas Wishes

“Christmas is full of miracles. I count you among them.”


Christmas Wishes

“Wishing you love, peace, and joy this holiday season.”

The Polar Express

Christmas Wishes

“Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.”


Christmas Wishes

“You are the most wonderful part of the most wonderful time of the year.”

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Eternal Friend

Christmas Wishes

“Every Christmas is merrier because you’re a part of it, my eternal friend.”

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Christmas Wishes

“Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.”

Burning Bright

Christmas Wishes

“My love for you burns brighter than the lights on the Christmas tree.”


Christmas Wishes

“Cheers to hot toddies by the fire, warm holiday memories, and you.”

Joyful Holiday

Christmas Wishes

“Fondly thinking of you this season and wishing you a joyful holiday.”


Christmas Wishes

“It’s people like you that make Christmas so special and meaningful. I am so grateful for you.”

Nora Roberts

Christmas Wishes

“Nothing ever seems too bad, too hard, or too sad when you’ve got a Christmas tree in the living room.”

David Cameron

Christmas Wishes

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

Valentine Davies

Christmas Wishes

“Christmas isn’t just a day. It’s a frame of mind.”

Maya Angelou

Christmas Wishes

“We clap hands and welcome the Peace of Christmas. / We beckon this good season to wait a while with us.”

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Freya Stark

Christmas Wishes

“Christmas is not an external event at all, but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.”

There you go! What did you think of these Christmas wishes? We hope you found many of them worth using this year. Now, go spread some Christmas cheer! If you would like even more ideas, check out our list of the best quotes about Christmas.

Delightful Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes
  • “Christmas is never over, unless you want it to be… Christmas is a state of mind.” ― Lauren Myracle
  •  “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ― Charles Dickens
  • “At Christmas, you tell the truth.” — Love Actually

Marvelous Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes
  • “I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world.” ― Norman Vincent Peale
  • “Time cannot be packaged and ribboned and left under trees for Christmas morning. Time can’t be given. But it can be shared.” ― Cecelia Ahern
  • “For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.” ― Charles Dickens

Endearing Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes
  • “My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” ― Bob Hope
  • “Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.” – B. C. Forbes
  • “Christmas magic is silent. You don’t hear it—you feel it. You know it. You believe it.” — Kevin Alan Milne

Remarkable Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes
  • “Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” — Peg Bracken
  •  “Christmas is not just a time for festivity and merry making. It is more than that. It is a time for the contemplation of eternal things. The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving.” — J. C. Penney
  • “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

Sweet Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes
  • “Christmas was definitely the best thing ever, even better than pizza. But instead of all her favorite toppings, Amitola was surrounded by all her favorite people.” ― Aishabella Sheikh
  • “The smells of Christmas are the smells of childhood.” ― Richard Paul Evans
  • “If you want to experience the true meaning of Christmas, give something to someone who can offer nothing in return.” ― Toni Sorenson

Excellent Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes
  • “It struck him that how you spent Christmas was a message to the world about where you were in life.” — Nick Hornby
  • “Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.” — Pindar
  • “It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.” — W.T. Ellis

Beautiful Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes
  •  “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” — Hamilton Wright Mabie
  •  “The joy of brightening other lives becomes for us the magic of the holidays.” — W.C. Jones
  •  “One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day.” — Andy Rooney

Nice Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes
  •  “Christmas is a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.” — Freya Stark
  • “Christmas is forever, not for just one day. For loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away.” — Norman Wesley Brooks
  • “Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing, but of reflection.” — Winston Churchill

Magical Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes
  • “‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” — Clement Clarke Moore
  • “Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.” — The Polar Express
  •  “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.” — Pope Francis

Outstanding Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes
  • “As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is.” – Eric Sevareid
  •  “Even as an adult, I still find it hard to sleep on Christmas Eve.” – Carrie Latet
  • “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

Moving Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes
  •  “We count down the days, just to experience it nearly exactly as we always have. It is so comfortable, familiar and perfectly nostalgic that, frankly, we have no desire to improve upon it at all.” — Joanna Gaines
  •  “May your hearth be warm, your holidays grand, and your heart held gently in the good Lord’s hand.” — Unknown
  •  “At Christmas, all roads lead home.” — Marjorie Holmes

Gorgeous Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes
  • “Aren’t we forgetting the true meaning of Christmas? You know, the birth of Santa.” — Bart Simpson
  • We are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • “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

Peaceful Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes
  • “I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.” – Fred Rogers
  • “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” — Charles M. Schulz
  • “Christmas works like glue. It keeps us all sticking together.” — Rosie Thomas

Festive Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes
  •  “Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” — Edna Ferber
  • “Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” — Dr. Seuss
  • “The way you spend Christmas is far more important than how much.” — Henry David Thoreau

Enchanting Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes
  • “Your children need your presence more than your presents.” — Jesse Jackson
  • “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
  • “In our joy, we think we hear a whisper. / At first it is too soft. Then only half heard. / We listen carefully as it gathers strength. / We hear a sweetness. / The word is Peace. / It is loud now. It is louder. / Louder than the explosion of bombs.” — Maya Angelou

Charming Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes
  • “Remember, George: No man is a failure who has friends.” — It’s a Wonderful Life
  • “Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart…filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.” ― Bess Streeter Aldrich
  • “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” ― Calvin Coolidge

Jolly Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes
  • “You know you’re getting old when Santa starts looking younger.” — Robert Paul
  • “May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!” — Unknown
  •  “A Christmas miracle is when your family doesn’t get into a single argument all day.” — Melanie White

Merry Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes
  • “A good conscience is a continual Christmas.” — Benjamin Franklin
  • “Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both.” — Phillips Brooks
  • “Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind.” — Helen Steiner Rice

Fun Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes
  • “Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.” — Ruth Carter Stapleton
  • “Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles.” — Unknown
  • “He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake. He knows when you’ve been bad or good, so be good, for goodness sake!” — “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”

Joyous Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes
  • “Were I a philosopher, I should write a philosophy of toys, showing that nothing else in life need to be taken seriously, and that Christmas Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men become entirely alive.” –Robert Lynd
  • ”The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” — Elf
  • “The reality of loving God is loving him like he’s a Superhero who actually saved you from stuff rather than a Santa Claus who merely gave you some stuff.” ― Criss Jami

Dreamy Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes
  • “Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.” ― Steve Maraboli
  • “Christmas day is the children’s, but the holidays are youth’s dancing-time.” — Booth Tarkington
  • “Christmas is a together-y sort of holiday.” — Winnie the Pooh

Potent Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes
  • “At Christmas, play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.” — Thomas Tusser
  • “Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.” — Margaret Thatcher
  •  “Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.” — Dale Evans Rogers

Happy Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes
  • “He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” — Roy L. Smith
  • “The world has grown weary through the years, but at Christmas, it is young.” — Phillips Brooks
  • “Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever.” — Richelle E. Goodrich

Surprising Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes
  • “Let us keep Christmas beautiful without a thought of greed.” — Ann Garnett Schultz
  •  “May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve.” — Unknown
  • “It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” — Mother Theresa

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Final Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes
  •  “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” — Norman Vincent Peale
  • “My brother, little sister and I decorate the tree together, and every year we fight over who gets to hang our handmade childhood decorations.” — Carly Rae Jepsen
  • “Christmas to me is as many people as possible happy.” — Tupac Shakur

There you go! What did you think of these Christmas quotes? We hope you found them festive and engaging.

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