The Top 15 Literary Christmas Quotes

The Top 15 Literary Christmas Quotes

Writers Write is a comprehensive resource for writers. In this post, we share 15 unforgettable literary Christmas quotes.

Writers have always had a lot to say about Christmas. They can be funny or cynical or sentimental. Here are 15 quotations about the season for you to enjoy.

The Top 15 Literary Christmas Quotes

  1. Bloody Christmas, here again. Let us raise a loving cup: Peace on earth, goodwill to men, And make them do the washing up. ~Wendy Cope
  2. Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year. ~Victor Borge
  3. Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas … perhaps … means a little bit more! ~Dr Seuss
  4. I’ve learnt that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. ~Maya Angelou
  5. 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
  6. There is a remarkable breakdown of taste and intelligence at Christmastime. Mature, responsible grown men wear neckties made of holly leaves and drink alcoholic beverages with raw egg yolks and cottage cheese in them. ~P. J. O’Rourke
  7. No, I do like Christmas on the whole… In its clumsy way, it does approach Peace and Goodwill…. But oh it is clumsier every year. ~E.M. Forster
  8. The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live. ~George Carlin
  9. I felt overstuffed and dull and disappointed, the way I always do the day after Christmas. ~Sylvia Plath
  10. A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together. ~Garrison Keillor
  11. There is something about Christmas that requires a rug rat. Little kids make Christmas fun. I wonder if I could rent one for the holidays. ~Laurie Halse Anderson
  12. Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home. ~G.K. Chesterton
  13. Ever since the Christmas of ‘53, I have felt that the yuletide is a special hell for those families who have suffered any loss or who must admit to any imperfection; the so-called spirit of giving can be as greedy as receiving—Christmas is our time to be aware of what we lack, of who’s not home. ~John Irving
  14. For the rest, silence or good music, not much food, a lot of solitude, walks on the Heath, the time to think while others… well, often fall apart. Not so bad, not so bad at all. Being queer and self-sufficient is the best present at this season. ~Will Self
  15. What kind of Christmas present would Jesus ask Santa for? ~Salman Rushdie

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 20th December 2013

2 thoughts on “The Top 15 Literary Christmas Quotes”

  1. “Since the centuries of it being penned Christmas has become a Humbug. Anyone who thinks otherwise have not truly suffered in life—and has less empathy in their souls than those who have.”

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