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55 Beautiful Religious Christmas Quotes That Capture the Spirit of the Holiday

O come, all ye faithful and read religious Christmas quotes that capture the true essence of the holiday.

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Religious Christmas quotes remind us of the reason for the season

Christmas is a holiday that brings so much joy and cheer to those who celebrate it. People love participating in Christmas traditions and activities with loved ones while embracing the spirit of the season. For many, it’s also a time to reflect on why Christmas is celebrated in the first place: to remember the birth of Jesus. If you’re looking for ways to spread joyous words of celebration, one small but meaningful thing to do is read and share religious Christmas quotes.

These meaningful Christmas quotes truly capture the essence of the holiday. They include powerful Bible quotes and other words of worship, praise, and goodwill toward men. Read and share these quotes during the holidays to celebrate the true beauty life, joy, and Christmas faith. Then read these heartwarming Christmas stories and stories of Christmas miracles that are guaranteed to fill you with holiday cheer.

Thomas S Monson Religious Christmas Quote, Getty Images

“There is no better time than now, this very Christmas season, for all of us to rededicate ourselves to the principles taught by Jesus the Christ. It is the time to love the Lord, our God, with all our heart—and our neighbors as ourselves.” —Thomas S. Monson. Don’t forget to add these Christian Christmas songs to your holiday playlist this year.

Robert Hughes Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“Christmas began in the heart of God. It is complete only when it reaches the heart of man. Why wait for a call when you have a command?” —Robert Hughes. This is a thoughtful Christian quote to reflect on all year long.

Pope Francis Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace.” —Pope Francis. Bookmark these spiritual quotes, which are sure to lift your soul.

Carrie Fisher Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another, it’s about the Christian ethic, it’s about kindness.” —Carrie Fisher. What a wonderful kindness quote to share with those you love.

Matthew 1 Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” —Matthew 1:21. Give your brain a holiday workout by solving these Bible riddles.

Christina Rossetti Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“Love came down at Christmas, Love all lovely, Love Divine; Love was born at Christmas; Star and angels gave the sign.” —Christina Rossetti. You could also use this quote as a Merry Christmas wish when writing your Christmas cards this year.

Amy Grant Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“Faith is salted and peppered through everything at Christmas. And I love at least one night by the Christmas tree to sing and feel the quiet holiness of that time that’s set apart to celebrate love, friendship, and God’s gift of the Christ child.” —Amy Grant. This quote could definitely be used as a holiday message within a lovely Christmas card.

Revelations 12 Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne.” —Revelations 12:5

Luke 2 Religious Christmas Quote, Getty Images

“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.” —Luke 2:11

Ralph Washington Sockman Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“The hinge of history is on the door of a Bethlehem stable.” —Ralph Washington Sockman

Pope Paul Vi Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“We consider Christmas as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly; let him rejoice.” —Pope Paul VI

Norman Vincent Peale Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“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

Billy Graham Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“The very purpose of Christ’s coming into the world was that He might offer up His life as a sacrifice for the sins of men. He came to die. This is the heart of Christmas.” —Billy Graham

Helen Steiner Rice Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind.” —Helen Steiner Rice

Luke 2 Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“And this will be a sign for you: You will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.” —Luke 2:12

Charles Dickens Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.” —Charles Dickens

Phillips Brooks Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both.” —Phillips Brooks

David Jeremiah Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“All the Christmas presents in the world are worth nothing without the presence of Christ.” —David Jeremiah 

Ja Hus Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“Rejoice, that the immortal God is born, so that mortal men may live in eternity.” —Jan Hus

Lucinda Franks Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.” —Lucinda Franks

Isaiah 9 Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” —Isaiah 9:6

Pope John Paul Xxiii Religious Christmas, Getty Images

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

Charles Stanley, Getty Images

“I love the music of Christmas because these songs remind us of God’s amazing love for you and me.” —Charles Stanley

Dan Schaeffer Christmas, Getty Images

“Christmas celebrates the awesome and amazing fact that God is grander, wiser, and more mysterious than we could have ever imagined.” —Dan Schaeffer

Cs Lewis Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.” —C.S. Lewis

Saint, Getty Images

“He was created of a mother whom He created. He was carried by hands that He formed. He cried in the manger in wordless infancy. He, the Word, without whom all human eloquence is mute.” —Saint Augustine

John 5 Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.” —John 5:11

Gk Chesterton Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?” —G.K. Chesterton

Rich Miller Religious, Getty Images

“When Christ entered our world, he didn’t come to brighten our Decembers but to transform our lives.” —Rich Miller

Monica Johnson Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“The word of God is very important to Christmas. For unto us a child was born, and we should be reminded of how Christ’s amazing journey came to be.” —Monica Johnson

James 1 Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” —James 1:17

Jc Ryle Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“Christmas is a season which almost all Christians observe in one way or another. Some keep it as a religious season. Some keep it as a holiday. But all over the world, wherever there are Christians, in one way or another Christmas is kept.” —J. C. Ryle

John R Rice Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“You can never truly enjoy Christmas until you can look up into the Father’s face and tell Him you have received His Christmas gift.” —John R. Rice

Hebrews 13 Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” —Hebrews 13:16

Peter Marshall Keep It, Getty Images

“May we not ‘spend’ Christmas or ‘observe’ Christmas but rather ‘keep’ it.” —Peter Marshall

Charles Spugeon Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“And when the Lord Jesus has become your peace, remember, there is another thing: goodwill towards men. Do not try to keep Christmas without goodwill towards men.” —Charles Spurgeon

Steve Maraboli Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“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

Josemaria Escriva Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“God is here. This truth should fill our lives, and every Christmas should be for us a new and special meeting with God, when we allow his light and grace to enter deep into our soul.” —Josemaría Escrivá

Isaiah 7 Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” —Isaiah 7:14

Benjamin Franklin Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, His precepts!” —Benjamin Franklin

Paul Scherer Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“God walked down the stairs of heaven with a Baby in His arms.” —Paul Scherer

Mother Teresa Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“At this Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving the others with God’s own love and concern.” —Mother Teresa

Thomas S Monson Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“Finding the real joy of Christmas comes not in the hurrying and the scurrying to get more done, nor is it found in the purchasing of gifts. We find real joy when we make the Savior the focus of the season.” —Thomas S. Monson

Oren Arnold Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To you, respect.” —Oren Arnold

Richard, Getty Images

“Great little one, whose all-embracing birth; Lifts earth to heaven, stoops heav’n to earth.” —Richard Crashaw

Matthew 2 Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.” —Matthew 2:11

George Mcdougall Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“Best of all, Christmas means a spirit of love, a time when the love of God and the love of our fellow men should prevail over all hatred and bitterness, a time when our thoughts and deeds and the spirit of our lives manifest the presence of God.” —George F. McDougall

Corinthians Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable Gift.” —2 Corinthians 9:15

Charles Spurgeon Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“We venture to assert, that if there be any day in the year, of which we may be pretty sure that it was not the day on which the Savior was born, it is the 25th of December. Regarding not the day, let us, nevertheless, give thanks to God for the gift of His dear Son.” —Charles Spurgeon

Luke 1 Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth.” —Luke 1:14

 Rick Warren Christmas, Getty Images

“Peace with God, peace with others, and peace in your own heart.” —Rick Warren

Psalms Religious Christmas, Getty Images

May the kings of Sheba and Seba present him gifts; May all kings bow down to him and all nations serve him.” —Psalm 72:10–11

Mother Teresa Religious Christmas Quote, Getty Images

“It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you…yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.” —Mother Teresa

Bill Crowder Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“Our God is the God of the unexpected. A few things could be more unexpected than the King of heaven being born in a stable.” —Bill Crowder

Timothy Keller Religious Christmas, Getty Images

“If Christmas is just a nice legend, in a sense you are on your own. But if Christmas is true, then you can be saved by grace.” —Timothy Keller

Kelly Kuehn
Kelly Kuehn is an associate editor for Reader’s Digest covering entertainment, trivia and history. When she’s not writing you can find her watching the latest and greatest movies, listening to a true crime podcast (or two), blasting ‘90s music and hiking with her dog, Ryker, throughout the Finger Lakes.