Since Christmas is knocking on or door, we thought it would be a good idea to list some of the most famous quotes about this time of the year. And not just any quotes, but memorable ones, from your favorite Christmas movies.
1. Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more”.
2. Miracle on 34th Street
Kris Kringle: “Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind … and that’s what’s been changing. That’s why I’m glad I’m here, maybe I can do something about it”.
3. Clarence Oddbody (the angel) in It’s a Wonderful Life
“Every time you hear a bell ring, it means that some angel’s just got his wings. Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?”
4. Charlie Brown in It’s a Charlie Brown Christmas
“Rats. Nobody sent me a Christmas card today. I almost wish there weren’t a holiday season. I know nobody likes me. Why do we have to have a holiday season to emphasize it?”
5. Surviving Christmas– Drew Latham (Ben Affleck)
“Folks, my firm’s done a tremendous amount of marketing research and we’ve discovered two critical things, one; most Americans feel that Christmas is a time for family. Two; most Americans feel that in order to stand being around their family, for even one or two days, they need to swill as much alcohol as humanly possible.”
Frank Cross: “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. For a couple of hours out of the whole year we are the people that we always hoped we would be.”
7. Santa Claus, The Polar Express
“This bell is a wonderful symbol of the spirit of Christmas — as am I. Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart”.
8. Cindy Lou Who, The Grinch
“Santa, don’t forget the Grinch. I know he’s mean and hairy and smelly, and his hands are cold and clammy but I think he’s kind a… sweet.”
9. Bart Simpson
“Ah, come on, dad, this could be the miracle that saves The Simpsons Christmas! If TV has taught me anything, its that miracles always happens to poor kids at Christmas. It happened to Tiny Tim, it happened to Charlie Brown, it happened to The Smurfs, and it’s gonna happen to us!”.
10. A Charlie Brown Christmas
“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and goodwill towards men.
…And that’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown”.
11. Home Alone
“This is extremely important. Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back. No toys, nothing but Peter, Kate, Buzz, Megan, Linnie and Jeff. And my aunt and my cousins. And if he has time, my Uncle Frank. Okay?”
12. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
“If I live to be 100, I’ll never forget that big snow storm a couple of years ago. The weather closed in and, well you might not believe it, but the world almost missed Christmas. Oh, excuse me, call me Sam. What’s the matter? Haven’t you ever seen a talking snowman before?”
“It’s just like Santa’s workshop! Except it smells like mushrooms… and everyone looks like they wanna hurt me…”
14. A Charlie Brown Christmas
“No, no. I mean “Jingle Bells”. You know, deck them halls and all that stuff. No, no, no. You don’t get it at all. I mean “Jingle Bells”. You know, Santa Claus, and ho-ho-ho, and mistletoe… and presents for pretty girls…”
15. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
“A toy is never truly happy until it is loved by a child”.