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57 Best Christmas Movie Quotes: Enjoy The Season (2023)

1. “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” (1992)

2. “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993)

3. “Merry Christmas, you filthy animal.” – Gangster Johnny on TV

4. “‘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 unto you good 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, good will toward men.’” — Linus Van Pelt

5. “The Muppet Christmas Carol” (1992)

6. “Fred Claus” (2007)

7. “The Year Without A Santa Claus” (1974)

8. “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.” — Frank Cross (Bill Murray)

9. “First we’ll make snow angels for two hours, then we’ll go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookie-dough as fast as we can, and then we’ll snuggle.” — Buddy the Elf (Will Ferrell)

10. “The Shop Around The Corner” (1940)

11. ’Tis the season for curling up with a blanket and a mug of hot chocolate and watching all of the best Christmas movies. From the true classics (It's A Wonderful Life, anyone?) to more modern picks like Elf or The Santa Clause series, we can probably recite our favorite lines from these iconic holiday films in our sleep. After all, what could bring more holiday cheer than the best Christmas movie quotes of all time?

12. “Christmas With The Kranks” (2004)

13. “Elf” (2003)

14. “The Santa Clause” (1994)

15. “I gotta tell you, Santa, there’s something about this place that doesn’t seem quite … Kosher.” — Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger)

16. “Christmas was on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas, upon which the entire kid year revolved.” — Adult Ralphie as narrator (Jean Shepherd)

17. “We’re No Angels” (1955)

18. “He puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. Maybe Christmas, he thought... doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps... means a little bit more!” – Narrator (Boris Karloff)

19. “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.” — Kelly Finch (Kristin Davis)

20. “All right, you’re a reindeer. Here’s your motivation: Your name is Rudolph, you’re a freak with a red nose, and no one likes you. Then, one day, Santa picks you and you save Christmas. No, forget that part. We’ll improvise... just keep it kind of loosey-goosey. You HATE Christmas! You’re gonna steal it. Saving Christmas is a lousy ending, way too commercial. ACTION!” – The Grinch (Jim Carrey)

21. “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 P. Worrell (Jim Varney)

22. “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” (1966)

23. “[In book inscription] Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends.” – Clarence (Henry Travers)

24. “Seinfeld” – The Strike (1997)

25. “The Polar Express” (2004)

26. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989)

27. “A Christmas Carol” (1938)

28. “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)

29. “And may all your Christmases be white. Merry Christmas!” — Bob (Danny Kaye), Phil (Bing Crosby), Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy (Vera-Ellen)

30. “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

31. “Ernest Saves Christmas” (1988)

32. “If I could work my will, every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart!” — Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey)

33. “Scrooged” (1988)

34. “Jingle All The Way” (1996)

35. “Put that cookie down. NOW!” – Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger)

36. “We’re kicking off our fun old-fashion family Christmas by heading out into the country in the old front-wheel-drive sleigh to embrace the frosty majesty of the winter landscape and select that most important of Christmas symbols.” — Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase)

37. “Santa Claus: The Movie” (1985)

38. ”Merry Christmas, movie house! Merry Christmas, Emporium! Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan!” — George Bailey (James Stewart)

39. “Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.” — Zuzu Bailey (Karolyn Grimes)

40. ’”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.” — Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn)

41. “Blast this Christmas music. It’s joyful and triumphant.” — The Grinch (Jim Carrey)

42. “White Christmas” (1954)

43. “Deck the Halls” (2006)

44. “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946)

45. “Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.” — The Conductor (Tom Hanks)

46. “A sequel. That’s it. We’ll bring it out on March 25, and we’ll call it … Christmas 2!” — B.Z. (John Lithgow)

47. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (1965)

48. “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947)

49. “A Christmas Story” (1983)

50. “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?” — Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin)

51. “Home Alone” (1990)

52. “You stink. You smell like beef and cheese, you don’t smell like Santa.” –Buddy the Elf (Will Ferrell)

53. “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” (1964)

54. “Yes! Yes I do! I like Christmas! I love Christmas!” – Ebenezer Scrooge (Reginald Owen)

55. “Look, Charlie, let’s face it. We all know that Christmas is a big commercial racket. It’s run by a big Eastern syndicate, you know.” — Lucy Van Pelt

56. ”You’re skipping Christmas! Isn’t that against the law?” — Spike Frohmeyer (Erik Per Sullivan)

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