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100 Best Christmas Quotes for Friends to Spread the Holiday Cheer

Christmas is fast approaching, and it makes us all appreciate the relationships in our lives. Friends are such an important part our whole year but the holiday season makes you think a little bit more. If you are looking for Christmas quotes for friends that are all about the holiday spirit we have you covered with this list of the best Christmas friendship quotes including best friend quotes for Christmas, and merry Christmas friend quotes.

Make sure to pick out your favorite friend Christmas quotes to spread some real happiness this holiday season.

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Christmas Quotes for Friends

Here are some of our favorite Christmas quotes for friends.

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

“The way you spend Christmas is far more important than how much.” — Henry David Thoreau

“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

“Love came down at Christmas; love all lovely, love divine; love was born at Christmas, stars and angels gave the sign.” — Christina G. Rossetti

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

“’Tis the season to be jolly!” — “Deck the Halls”

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

‘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

“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

“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

“Christmas, here again. Let us raise a loving cup; Peace on earth, goodwill to men, and make them do the washing up.” — Wendy Cope

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

“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

“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

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

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

“May your days be merry and bright.” — White Christmas

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

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

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

“Lessons from a Christmas Tree: Be a light in the darkness. We all fall over sometimes. You can never wear too much glitter. Bring joy to others. Sparkle and twinkle as often as possible. It’s okay to be a little tilted.” — Jane Lee Logan

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

“Remember, if Christmas isn’t found in your heart, you won’t find it under a tree.” — Charlotte Carpenter

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Funny Christmas Quotes with Friends

These funny Christmas quotes with friends will surely bring a smile to their faces. Also check out our lists of Funny Friendship Quotes, Funny Short Quotes and Funny Christmas Quotes.

“Aren’t we forgetting the true meaning of Christmas? You know, the birth of Santa.” — Bart Simpson

“Christmas is a together-y sort of holiday.” — Winnie the Pooh

“Did you ever notice that life seems to follow certain patterns? Like I noticed that every year around this time, I hear Christmas music.” — Tom Sims

“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 main reason Santa is so jolly because he knows where all the bad girls live.” — George Carlin

“There’s something about a Christmas sweater that will always make me laugh.” — Kristen Wiig

“We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.” — Elf

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“Christmas is such a carefree, low-pressure time—that’s one of the things I love about it.” — Stephen King

“Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas.” — Stephen Jones

“Christmas sweaters are only acceptable as a cry for help.” — Andy Borowitz

“There are some people who want to throw their arms round you simply because it is Christmas; there are other people who want to strangle you simply because it is Christmas.” — Robert Staughton Lynd

“Oh the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful, And since we’ve no place to go, Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.” — “Let it Snow”

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“The outdoor Christmas lights, green and red and gold and blue and twinkling, remind me that most people are that way all year round — kind, generous, friendly and with an occasional moment of ecstasy. But Christmas is the only time they dare reveal themselves.” — Harlan Miller

“People say I don’t write books, I make Christmas presents.” — Bryce Courtenay

Short Friends at Christmas Quotes

Check out these short friends at Christmas quotes. You might also like our lists of Short Friendship Quotes, True Friendship Quotes, Best Friend Quotes and Best Short Quotes.

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

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

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

“May your days be merry and bright.” — White Christmas

“The smells of Christmas are the smells of childhood.” ― Richard Paul Evans

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

“Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality.” — Washington Irving

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

“Love the giver more than the gift.” — Brigham Young

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

“Christmas isn’t just a day—it’s a frame of mind.” — Miracle on 34th Street

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

“It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.” — W.T. Ellis

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

“Christmas can’t be bought from a store. Maybe Christmas means a little bit more.” — Dr. Seuss

“It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.” — W.T. Ellis

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“Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality.” — Washington Irving

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

“Christmas magic is silent. You don’t hear it—you feel it. You know it. You believe it.” — Kevin Alan Milne

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

“Christmas is forever, not for just one day. For loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away.” — Norman Wesley Brooks

”The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” — Elf

“May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas eve.” – Anon

Best Friend Quotes for Christmas

Enjoy these best friend quotes for Christmas, then check out our full list of Best Friend Quotes.

“Best friends are life’s truth tellers.” ― T.J. Condon

“Friends are the family you choose.“ ― Jess C. Scott

“Friends are relatives you make for yourself.” ― Eustache Deschamps

“Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.” ― Sarah Dessen

“Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.” – Anna Deavere Smith

“Where there are friends, there is wealth.” – Titus Maccius Plautus

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“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” ― Henry Ford

“There is a reason why you are my best friend. Destiny.” ― Almira Bastari

“Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.” ― Jacques Delille

“Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.” ― Bill Watterson

“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” ― Muhammad Ali

“There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.” ― Jim Henson

“A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself.” ― Heidi Wills

“A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.” ― Elbert Hubbard

“Friends are people who know you really well and like you anyway.” ― Greg Tamblyn

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“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” ― Linda Grayson

“A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.” ― Len Wein

“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.” ― S.E. Hinton

“Sometimes me think, ‘What is friend?’ Then me say, ‘Friend is someone to share the last cookie with.” ― Cookie Monster

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

“We clap hands and welcome the peace of Christmas. We beckon this good season to wait a while with us.” ― Maya Angelou

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

“Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” — Washington Irving

Merry Christmas Wishes for Friends

Here are some of our favorite merry Christmas friend quotes and wishes. You should also check out our list of Christmas Wishes and Merry Christmas Wishes for Friends.

  • “Have a magical holiday season!”
  • “I hope Santa is good to you this year!”
  • “Wishing you a relaxing and stress-free holiday.”
  • “Wishing you a season that’s merry and bright!”
  • “May your holidays sparkle with joy and laughter!”
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  • “Wishing you nothing but the best this holiday season.”
  • “Thinking of you this season and wishing you a joyful holiday.”
  • “May this season be full of light and laughter for you and your family.”
  • “Wishing you a happy, healthy, and colorful life this Christmas. Enjoy every moment with your family, friends, and your loved ones. Merry Christmas to all my friends!”
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  • “May the true spirit of Christmas shine in your heart and light your path.”
  • “For you at Christmas time: A wish for happiness, warmth, and love.”
  • “Wishing you peace, joy, and unconditional love at Christmas and always.”
  • “Merry Christmas! May your happiness be large and your bills be small.”
  • “‘Tis the season to be jolly, and I hope you have the opportunity every day!”
  • “Merry Christmas to you and your family! I wish you a great time at home filled with laughter and joy!”
  • “Peace, good will, and happiness for you this Christmas and every other!”
  • “Joy and blessings, from our family to yours, this Christmas and every day.”
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  • “Merry Christmas! I hope you receive one blessing after another this coming year.”
  • “This Christmas, you’re the best gift I could ask for.”
  • “Christmas is magical because we’re together.”
  • “Merry Christmas! I hope the warmth and colors of this dull winter pave the way for a happier next year!”
  • “Hey friend, Merry Christmas! I have put a lot of thought into preparing a perfect Christmas gift for you, so I hope you’ll receive it with love!”
  • “Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Christmas. May peace, love, prosperity follow you always.”
  • “Merry Christmas, dear friend! Among all the presents I have received this year, the little token of love from you made me the happiest!”
  • “Merry Christmas to all my friends! May the spirit of this lovely season make all your wishes come to life!”
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  • “To a joyful present and a well-remembered past! We raise a glass to you this Christmas and extend best wishes for the season.”
  • “You always made Christmas a special time for me. Now, I hope you can feel my love and gratitude. Sending you my warmest wishes and blessings.”

Well, that’s our list! We hope you were able to find the best Christmas quote for friends you were looking for.

Now get out there and enjoy the holiday season!

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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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