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100 Festive Christmas Family Quotes

Christmas is a very important holiday for many families. It inspires the joyous traditions that we all know and love and the holiday season would not be complete without these family Christmas quotes. Here, you will find the best Christmas family quotes including short Christmas quotes about family, funny Christmas quotes for family, Christmas family sayings, and family Christmas captions.

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Best Christmas Family Quotes

Here are some of our favorite Christmas family quotes.

“Every year, like a good Catholic, I wait for Christmas. Putting up the lights, decorating the tree, making sweets and then unwrapping gifts on Christmas morning… it’s a tradition my family has followed since I was very little.” — Malaika Arora Khan

“Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.” — Larry Wilde

“Christmas is not about the lights, not about the presents, not about the food, but about being there for others, being a friend, loving someone whether they are family or not.” — S.E. Smith

“As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is.” — Eric Sevareid

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

Christmas decorations with Christmas family quotes by Vaughan

“From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth and joy of Christmas bring us closer to each other.” — Emily Matthews

“Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.” — Dale Evans Rogers

“When we remember a special Christmas, it is not the presents that made it special, but the laughter, the feeling of love, and the togetherness of friends and family that made that Christmas special.” — Catherine Pulsifer

“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” — Charles M. Schulz

“December days . . . as Christmas time draws near; brings family warmth, and friendship’s joyful cheer, from memory’s store so many days to bless and cherish so in quiet thankfulness.” — John McLeod

“For me, the spirit of Christmas means being happy and giving freely. It’s a tradition for all the kids in the family to help mom decorate the tree. Christmas is all about family, eating, drinking, and making merry.” — Malaika Arora Khan

“Christmas is a holiday that we celebrate not as individuals nor as a nation, but as a human family.” — Ronald Reagan

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller

“Christmas Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men become entirely alive.” — Robert Lynd

“Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.” — Ruth Carter Stapleton

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“One little Christmas tree can light up a home / So one little child can find a toy / One little Christmas tree can light up a home / So one little heart can find some joy” — Jeff Hanna

“Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.” — Margaret Thatcher

“After church on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, my family would go chop down our Christmas tree. Once it was home and placed in its stand, Mom and I would painstakingly decorate our tree. It took hours to place the tinsel, string the lights, find the perfect spot for my favorite macaroni and felt ornaments from kindergarten.” — Molly O’Keefe

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

Lit up tree with short cute Christmas quotes by Dr. Suess

“Time was with most of us, when Christmas Day, encircling all our limited world like a magic ring, left nothing out for us to miss or seek; bound together all our home enjoyments, affections, and hopes; grouped everything and everyone around the Christ.” — Charles Dickens

“Christmas is the season of joy, holiday greetings, exchange, gift-giving, and families united.” — Norman Vincent Peale

“Christmas day is a day of joy and charity.” — Phillips Brooks

“Nothing’s as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas.” — Kin Hubbard

“A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” — Garrison Keillor

“Christmas day is the children’s, but the holidays are youth’s dancing-time.” — Booth Tarkington

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

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

“I believe… I believe… It’s silly, but I believe.” — Miracle on 34th Street

“We decorate our homes for this wonderful season. A large evergreen tree proudly stands in the main family room. Beautiful rainbow colored lights seem to dance to the tune of Christmas carols.” — Theresa Ann

“Mom still has a huge, beautifully decorated Christmas tree. The whole family comes together after midnight mass and has the traditional plum cake and wine. We spend the night at mom’s home, and in the morning we wake up and open the presents. In the afternoon, we sit down to have a traditional Christmas lunch.” — Malaika Arora Khan

“To night the children meet with glee / To view the fruits on Christmas Tree, / And when its beauties we behold / We’re very sorry we are old.” — James McIntyre

“Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!” — Charles Dickens

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

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”Let’s be naughty and save Santa the trip.” — Gary Allan

“I don’t want Christmas season to end, because it’s the only time I can legitimately indulge in on particular addiction: glitter.” — Eloisa James

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

“The merry family gatherings –

The old, the very young;

The strangely lovely way they

Harmonize in carols sung.

For Christmas is a traditional time –

Traditions that recall

The precious memories down the years,

The sameness of them all.” — Helen Lowrie Marshall

“Christmas works like glue. It keeps us all sticking together.” — Rosie Thomas

“Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year.” — Victor Borge

“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

“Once again, we come to the holiday season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.” — Dave Barry

“This holiday season, no matter what your religion is, please take a moment to reflect on why it’s better than all the other ones.” — Guy Endore Kaiser

“I find that it’s the simple things that remind you of family around the holidays.” – Amy Adams

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“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?” — Charlie Brown in A Charlie Brown Christmas Movie

“Holidays – any holiday – are such a great opportunity to focus on bringing the family together.” – Lidia Bastianich

“Adults can take a simple holiday for Children and screw it up. What began as a presentation of simple gifts to delight and surprise children around the Christmas tree has culminated in a woman unwrapping six shrimp forks from her dog, who drew her name.” — Erma Bombeck

“Nothing says holidays like a cheese log.” — Ellen Degeneres

“I look forward to the holiday season every year.” – Cate Blanchett

“Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the Holiday Season, that very special time of year when we join with our loved ones in sharing centuries-old traditions such as trying to find a parking space at the mall. We traditionally do this in my family by driving around the parking lot until we see a shopper emerge from the mall, then we follow her, in very much the same spirit as the Three Wise Men, who 2,000 years ago followed a star, week after week, until it led them to a parking space.” — Dave Berry

“There’s something about a holiday that isn’t all about how much money you spend.” – Hilarie Burton

Short Christmas Quotes About Family

Check out these short Christmas quotes about family. And check out our lists of Short Christmas Quotes and Best Short Quotes.

“A joy that is shared is a joy made double.” — John Roy

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

“The smells of Christmas are the smells of childhood.” — Richard Paul Evans in The Christmas Box

“You, me, and the Christmas tree. Picked, purchased, and pruned.” — Max Lucado

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

Christmas decorations with short Christmas quotes about family

“Remembrance, like a candle, burns brightest at Christmastime.” — Charles Dickens

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”  — Edward Pola & George Wyle

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

“Christmas is, of course, the time to be home, in heart as well as body.” — Garry Moore

“For many, Christmas is also a time for coming together. But for others, service will come first.” —

Queen Elizabeth II

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

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

Pine cone and frosty pine tree with short Christmas Quotes for Instagram by Edna Ferber

“At Christmas, all roads lead home.” — Marjorie Holmes

“Christmas to me is as many people as possible happy.” — Tupac Shakur

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

“The joy of brightening other lives becomes for us the magic of the holidays.” — W.C. Jones

Funny Christmas Quotes for Family

These funny Christmas quotes for family will make you smile. Also check out our full lists of Funny Christmas Quotes, Funny Family Quotes, Funny Sibling Quotes and Funny Short Quotes.

”A Christmas miracle is when your family doesn’t get into a single argument all day.” — Melanie White

“Christmas is a box of tree ornaments that have become part of the family.” — Charles M. Schulz

”Sending Christmas cards is a good way to let your friends and family know that you think they’re worth the price of a stamp.” — Melanie White

“Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year.” — Victor Borge

Ornaments with funny Christmas quotes about family by Victor Borge

“It’s that special time of year when your whole family gathers together in one place to look at their cellphones.” — Jimmy Kimmel

“Christmas is a time when you get homesick, even if you’re home.” — Carol Nelson

“My mother-in-law has come round to our house at Christmas seven years running. This year we’re having a change. We’re going to let her in.” — Leslie ‘Les’ Dawson, Jr.

“The best Christmas present I got from my husband was a week to do whatever I wanted.” — Olivia Haigh Williams

“My husband’s idea of getting the Christmas spirit is to become Scrooge.” — Melanie White

Snowy trees and piles of snow

“As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December’s bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.” — Donald E. Westlake

“I bought my brother some gift-wrap for Christmas. I took it to the Gift Wrap department and told them to wrap it, but in a different print so he would know when to stop unwrapping.” — Steven Wright

Christmas Family Sayings

Here are some Christmas family sayings from our full list of Christmas Sayings.

  • “All year, I look forward to my family Christmas celebration.”
  • “Christmas with my family is my happy place!”
  • “Everyone knows the most important part of the Christmas celebration is spending time with family you don’t get to see very often. Then you have an excuse to neglect them for the rest of the year.”
  • “My family loves Christmas; it’s the one thing we can all agree on.”
  • “My family is always prepared for Christmas with lots of love, and of course, batteries.”
  • “The Christmas cheer is real in our family.”
  • “My favorite part of Christmas is family.”
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  • “My ideal Christmas Eve is sitting by the fireside with my family, sipping hot chocolate, gazing at the Christmas tree, and feeling the love.”
  • “Christmas with my family is what makes it special.”
  • “All I want for Christmas is to be with my family.”
  • “When it comes to opening presents, Christmas in this family is messy.”
  • “Since my family is so big, we have to super-size our Christmas celebrations.”
  • “Christmas cookies pretty much sum up my family.”
  • “This Christmas, just remember, while we aren’t blood relatives, we are family.”
  • “Decking the halls with my family is my favorite thing in all the world!”
  • “My family knows how to sparkle at Christmas!”
  • “Christmas isn’t about what you receive – it’s about the love you give.”
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  • “Every Christmas, I wrap my family in love!”
  • “I love my family, especially at Christmas.”
  • “The house grows warmer when my family arrives on Christmas day.”
  • “Christmas presents are nice, but being with family is the best gift of all.”

So that’s our list! Hopefully, we were able to help you find the Christmas quote about family you were looking for.

If you like family quotes and captions, you should also check out our lists of Short Family Quotes, Inspirational Family Quotes, Funny Family Captions, Funny Sibling Quotes, Funny Brother Captions, Funny Sister Captions, Cousin Captions and Funny Family Quotes.

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Laynni Locke

Laynni Locke

Laynni has been sharing her travel adventures and day-to-day life on Routinely Nomadic social media for over 15 years and appreciates the importance of finding the perfect quote or caption to showcase those experiences. Putting her extensive writing and education background to good use, Laynni has become passionate about researching and curating comprehensive lists of all the best quotes and captions for every occasion.

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