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45 Classic Christmas Movie Quotes from Your Favorite Holiday Films

Sharing all the best Christmas movie quotes is the next best thing to actually watching the movies themselves.

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‘Tis the season for wrapping yourself in a blanket with a mug of hot chocolate and watching your favorite Christmas movies by the fire. From romantic Christmas movies to funny Christmas movies, there’s something for everybody these days. If you’re the type of person who loves to share Christmas quotes while doing all your favorite Christmas activities like baking and decorating, these Christmas movie quotes are for you. We have complied a list of the most iconic and funniest Christmas quotes that will make everyone feel all the nostalgia this Christmas.

Elf Christmas

“You have such a pretty face. You should be on a Christmas card.” —Elf (2003). Check out these Christmas movies on Netflix that you can binge all at once this year.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas Quote, Getty Images

“No one should be alone on Christmas.” —How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). For movie options, see if any of these Christmas movies on Amazon Prime pique your interest.

The Santa Clause Christmas Quote, Getty Images

“Just because you can’t see something, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.” —The Santa Clause (1994). If you’re looking for the best Christmas movies on Hulu, this list has you covered.

Nightmare Before Christmas

“Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it!” —The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). For Disney movies the whole family will love, check out these Christmas movies on Disney Plus.

Its A Wonderful Life Christmas Quote

“Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends.” —It’s a Wonderful Life (1947). Don’t miss these famous movie quotes from the most iconic movies of all time.

Love Actually Christmas

“If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love, actually, is all around.” —Love Actually (2003). If you’re a Christmas movie quote connoisseur, see if you can nail this Christmas movie trivia.

Miracle On 34th St Christmas Quote

“I believe, I believe, it’s silly, but I believe.” —Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Rudolph Christmas, Getty Images

“A toy is never truly happy until it is loved by a child.” —Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964). These Christmas movies for kids are so good even adults will enjoy them.

Christmas Carol Christmas, Getty Images

“It’s all humbug, I tell you.” —A Christmas Carol (1938) 

White Christmas Christmas

“If you’re worried and you can’t sleep, count your blessings instead of sheep. Then you’ll fall asleep counting your blessings.” —White Christmas (1954). Next, listen to the song “White Christmas,” AKA one of the saddest Christmas songs.

Polar Express Christmas Quote

“The thing about trains… it doesn’t matter where they’re going. What matters is deciding to get on.” —The Polar Express (2004). Check out the most festive Christmas cartoons you can watch with the family this holiday.

Charlie Brown Christmas

“I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It’s not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.” —A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

Scrooged Christmas

“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.” —Scrooged (1988) 

The Holiday Christmas, Getty Images

“It’s Christmas Eve and we are going to celebrate being young and being alive.” —The Holiday (2006) 

Speaking of being young and alive, here are some fun Christmas pickup lines to celebrate with that special someone.

Christmas Vacation Christmas, Getty Images

“Nobody’s walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas.” —Christmas Vacation (1989)

Frosty The Snowman Christmas

“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 (1969)

Nutcracker Christmas

“It’s Christmas Eve. A time of mystery, expectations, who knows what might happen.” —The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018). 

Ernest Saves Christmas Christmas

“Christmas is just about my favorite time. Ever since I was a little kid, I always felt like it was my own personal holiday.” —Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

Deck The Halls Christmas Quote

“I want my house to be seen from space!” —Deck the Halls (2006). You can even use this as one of your Christmas captions!

Home, Getty Images

“This is Christmas. The season of perpetual hope.” —Home Alone (1990)

Christmas With The Kranks Christmas

“You’re skipping Christmas! Isn’t that against the law?” —Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

Home Alone 2 Christmas, Getty Images

“Merry Christmas, you filthy animal.” —Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

Holiday Heart Christmas

“I myself believe that when it comes to matters of the heart, the only sin is turning your back on love because of what other people think.” —Holiday Heart (2000)

Happiest Season Christmas

“I just woke up thinking about going home with you and got very excited about Christmas.” —The Happiest Season (2020)

The Polar Express Christmas

Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.” —The Polar Express (2004)

Its A Wonderful Life Christmas Quote

“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?” —It’s a Wonderful Life (1947)

Miracle On 34th St Christmas, Getty Images

“Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.” —Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Santa Clause 2 Christmas, Getty Images

“Seeing isn’t believing; believing is seeing.” —Santa Clause 2 (2002). See if you can crack these Christmas riddles while you’re in the holiday mood after reading all these Christmas movie quotes.

The Best Man Holiday Christmas

“Every setback is a setup for a comeback.” —The Best Man Holiday (2013)

Elf Christmas Quote

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” —Elf (2003)

How The Grinch Stole Christmas Christmas

“Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more.” —How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Home Alone Christmas Quote

“Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back.” —Home Alone (1990)

The Santa Clause Christmas, Getty Images

“Everybody likes Denny’s, it’s an American institution.” —The Santa Clause (1994). We can’t wait to see what quotes The Santa Clause series on Disney+ will bring.

National Lampoon Christmas, Getty Images

“Think you might be overdoing it, Dad?” —National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

Rudolph Christmas Quote

“What’s the matter? Haven’t you ever seen a talking snowman before?” —Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

Grinch, Getty Images

“Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” —How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Its A Wonderful Life Christmas

“Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.” —It’s a Wonderful Life (1947)

Elf Christmas Quote

“We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: Candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup.” —Elf (2003)

Home Alone Christmas, Getty Images

“Bless this highly nutritious microwavable macaroni and cheese dinner and the people who sold it on sale.”  —Home Alone (1990)

Deck The Halls Christmas Quote, Getty Images

“That’s what Christmas memories are made from, they’re not planned, they’re not scheduled, nobody puts them in their Blackberry, they just happen.” —Deck the Halls (2006)

Yes Yes I Do I Like Christmas I Love Christmas A Christmas Carol

“Yes! Yes I do! I like Christmas! I love Christmas!” —A Christmas Carol (2009)

And Were Going To Have The Hap Hap Happiest Christmas Christmas Vacation

“And we’re going to have the hap-hap-happiest Christmas.” —Christmas Vacation (1989)

Christmas Was On Its Way Lovely Glorious Beautiful Christmas Upon Which The Entire Kid Year Revolved A Christmas Story

“Christmas was on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas, upon which the entire kid year revolved.” —A Christmas Story (1983)

But For Now Let Me Say Without Hope Or Agenda Just Because Its Christmas And At Christmas You Tell The Truth To Me You Are Perfect Love Actually

“But for now, let me say. Without hope or agenda. Just because it’s Christmas. And at Christmas you tell the truth. To me, you are perfect.” —Love Actually (2003)

Just Remember The True Spirit Of Christmas Lies In Your Heart The Polar Express

“Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.” —The Polar Express (2004). Now that these Christmas movie quotes have you feeling festive, read up on these Hallmark Christmas movies to see which ones you want to add to the list this year.

Emma Taubenfeld
Emma Taubenfeld is a former assistant editor for Reader’s Digest who writes about digital lifestyle topics such as memes, social media captions, pickup lines and cute pets. When she’s not working, you can find Emma reading corny young adult novels, creating carefully curated playlists and figuring out how to spice up boxed mac and cheese.