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Happy Holidays Quotes that Celebrate Family and Love

‘Tis the season to celebrate, and these happy holidays quotes will have you feeling merry and bright!

At the end of every year, the holiday season is the perfect occasion to make memories with the people you care about most.

Connecting with friends, family and loved ones makes our hearts full, and these happy holidays quotes will inspire you to spread cheer!

As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and those who are close to us.

Wishing your loved ones a “Happy Holidays” is a great way to spread joy and show you care about them.

Here are some happy holidays quotes, holiday wishes and holiday messages that will help you spread love and celebrate those close to you.

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Happy Holidays Quotes that Celebrate Family and Love

1. “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” – Hamilton Wright Mabie

Happy Holidays Quotes on love

2. “The Joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing each other’s loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays.” – W. C. Jones

Happy Holidays Quotes about geneorisity

3. “Sharing the holiday with other people, and feeling that you’re giving of yourself, gets you past all the commercialism.” — Caroline Kennedy

Happy Holidays Quotes about sharing

4. “Come, woo me, woo me; for now I am in holiday humor and like enough to consent.” – William Shakespeare

Happy Holidays Quotes about humor

5. “Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it covers.” – Kahlil Gibran

Happy Holidays Quotes about humor

6. “Take a break and chill because this is the time of the year to rejoice, celebrate and also feel rewarded.”

Happy Holidays Quotes on taking break

7. “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”- Edith Sitwell

Happy Holidays Quotes about comfort

8. “May you enjoy all the gifts you received this holiday. Here’s wishing you a blissful holiday ahead!”

Happy Holidays Quotes about gifts

9. “Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.” – John Boswell

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Happy Holidays Quotes about golden moments

10. “Happy holidays! Here’s wishing you all the joys of the season and the happiness all throughout the upcoming year.”

Happy Holidays Quotes wishing you joy

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Happy holidays quotes for friends, family and loved ones

11. “Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.” – Larry Wilde

Happy Holidays Quotes about christmas

12. “The season of festivities and wonder is waiting for you to unwrap joy and gaiety. Happy Holidays!”

Happy Holidays Quotes about festivities

13. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness.” – Helen Keller

Happy Holidays Quotes about beauty

14. “The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us.” – Anonymous

Happy Holidays Quotes about blessings

15. “Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.” – Mary Ellen Chase

Happy Holidays Quotes on state of mind

16. “The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart; The secret anniversaries of the heart.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Happy Holidays Quotes on anniversaries

17. “May the Spirit of the Holidays be with you throughout the New Year.” –
Unknown

Happy Holidays Quotes for new year

18. “As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December’s bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.” — Donald E. Westlake

Happy Holidays Quotes about december

19. “There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus.” – Bob Phillips

Happy Holidays Quotes about santa

20. “Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year.”

Happy Holidays Quotes about warmth

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Happy Holidays Quotes That You Can Share With Everyone

21. “There’s something about a holiday that isn’t all about how much money you spend.” – Hilarie Burton

Happy Holidays Quotes about money

22. “May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility.” — Mary Anne Radmacher
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Happy Holidays Quotes about possibilities

23. “Happiness is there for the taking, and the making.” — Oprah Winfrey

Happy Holidays Quotes about love

24. “I am grateful for what I am and have. My Thanksgiving is perpetual.” – Henry David Thoreau

Happy Holidays Quotes about thanksgiving

25. “You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights.” – Maya Angelou

Happy Holidays Quotes about rainy days

26. “Nothing says holidays, like a cheese log.” – Ellen DeGeneres

Happy Holidays Quotes to uplift you

27. “May the miracles and heavenly gifts of Christmas gladden and fill your hearts with joyful songs, cheerfulness and laughter.”

Happy Holidays Quotes to gladden your heart

28. “A holiday is an opportunity to journey within. It is also a chance to chill, to relax. It is when I switch on my rest mode.” – Prabhas

Happy Holidays Quotes about rest

29. “Holidays – any holiday – are such a great opportunity to focus on bringing the family together.” – Lidia Bastianich

Happy Holidays Quotes about family

30. “I look forward to the holiday season every year.” – Cate Blanchett

Happy Holidays Quotes about focus

Happy holidays quotes to help you spread joy and love

31. “Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.” – Ruth Carter Stapleton

32. “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward

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33. “Christmas is a time when you get homesick – even when you’re home.” – Carol Nelson

34. “Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year.” – Victor Borge

 Happy holidays quotes to help you spread joy

35. “I find that it’s the simple things that remind you of family around the holidays.” – Amy Adams

36. “Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.” – Winston Churchill

37. “Love the giver more than the gift.” – Brigham Young

38. “For me, I think everybody with half a heart tries to do their best to do their part of good during the holiday season.” – Darren Criss

39. “Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest little snow crystal, matters somehow. I have a place in the pattern, and so do you. Thinking of you this holiday season!” – T.A. Barron

40. “It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.” – Agnes M. Pharo

Happy holidays quotes to make you merry

41. “Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us.” – David Cameron

42. “Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance — each beautiful, unique, and gone too soon.” – Deborah Whipp

43. “I can’t wait to celebrate the holidays with you.”

44. “A friend is a gift you give yourself.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

45. “Small cheer and great welcome make a merry feast.” — William Shakespeare

happy holidays quotes for your loved ones

46. “Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.” – Dale Evans

47. “Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame. Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret fastness of the heart.” – Hannah Senesh

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

49. “Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.” – Helen Steiner Rice

50. “Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Happy holidays quotes to brighten your day

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

52. “Not what we say about our blessing, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”—W.T. Purkiser

53. “Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation.”—Leo Tolstoy

54. “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald

55. “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Theresa

56. “Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.”—Buddha

57. “Sometimes the little things in life mean the most.” ― Ellen Hopkins

58. “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”—C.S. Lewis

59. “Be present in all things and thankful for all things.” —Maya Angelou

60. “And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.”—Rainer Maria Rilke

Happy holidays quotes that capture the joy of the season

61. “Christmas is a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.”—Freya Stark

62. “Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting.” — Thomas S. Monson

63. “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.”—Melody Beattie

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

65. “The darkness of the whole world cannot swallow the glowing of a candle.”—Robert Atlinger

66. “My normal life is like being on holiday.” – Valentino Rossi

67. “Last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice.” — T.S. Eliot

68. “At Christmas, all roads lead home.”– Marjorie Holmes

69. “Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered.”—Phyllis Diller

70. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”—Edith Wharton

Happy holidays quotes to inspire you

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

72. “A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.” – J. B. Priestley

73. “There is more to life than making a living. Do not work more than you live.”― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

74. “A holiday isn’t a holiday, without plenty of freedom and fun.” – Louisa May Alcott

75. “This boy turkied my Thanksgiving, but I won’t let him Grinch my Christmas.” – Dean Hughes

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76. “It isn’t how much time you spend somewhere that makes it memorable: it’s how you spend the time.” – David Brenne
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77. “The success of a holiday depends on what you find for yourself on the spot, not what you bring with you.” – Ellis Peters

78. “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” – Charles Schulz

79. “Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind.” – Mary Ellen Chase

80. “The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” – Burton Hillis

Happy holidays quotes that will make yours better

81. “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

82. “New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.” – Charles Lamb

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

84. “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas but if the white runs out, I’ll drink red.” – Unknown

85. “We should learn the true Christmas lesson of gentle, thoughtful kindness to those we love and to all we meet in life’s busy ways.” – J. R. Miller

86. “I love Thanksgiving because it’s a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.” – Marcus Samuelsson

87. “Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.” – Janice Maeditere

88. “I think it’s fascinating that there’s a whole holiday dedicated to things that we fear and that’s so interesting about the nature of humanity.” – Deborah Ann Woll

89. “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu

90. “No man needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one.” – Elbert Hubbard

Happy holidays quotes about the warmth of the season

91. “Giving your presence might be the best Christmas gift you could give someone this year.” – Ken Fite

92. “May your walls know joy. May every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.” – Unknown

93. “Christmas has always meant family and sharing and showing love and appreciation for those around you.” – Morris Fenris

94. “Plenty of friendships are sustainable through dinners and lunches, but will not stand a week away. So be careful with whom you go on holiday.” –Julian Fellowes

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

96. “I’m a minimalist. I don’t really need much to enjoy a good holiday – just my family and the bare essentials.” – Jean Reno

97. “Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” – Jackson Brown, Jr.

98. “I’ve got two young children, so holidays are not the same as they used to be. There are now two types: family holidays and holidays you need from that holiday.” – Diego Luna
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99. “As we rush around buying presents, we must always remember that “our presence rather than our presents” is one of the greatest gifts we can give.” – Catherine Pulsifer

100. “A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.” – Earl Wilson

Happy holidays quotes to spread joy and happiness

101. “Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.” ― Todd Stocker

102. “How you feel about home after holiday says a lot about home.”― Joyce Rachelle

103. “Let us cherish family and friends this Holiday Season.” – Unknown

104. “There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions.” – Bill McKibben

105. “After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working.”― Kenneth Grahame

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106. “Wishing you a truly wonderful holiday season filled with peace and love. Prepare yourself for the countless happy moments that this holiday is about to offer you!” – Unknown

107. “This holiday season give yourself the gift of self-love and self-acceptance. Your season will bloom into ultimate bliss.”― Amy Leigh Mercree

108. “Peace and joy to you and your family this holiday season.” – Unknown

109. “Don’t get caught up in the wrapping paper and forget that the gift of the Christmas season is simply love.”― Toni Sorenson

110. “Freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin—inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night.” —John J. Geddes

More happy holidays quotes and sayings

111. “Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” ― The Grinch

112. “You need to be outdoors. Away from here. You need a holiday.”― Fennel Hudson

113. “May your Holidays be filled with joyful noise.” – Unknown

114. “I hope you will enjoy this marvelous holiday to the fullest. May you find a million reasons to be happy today and every day. Happy holiday!” – Unknown

115. “During the holiday season, in fact all year long, wrap yourself around another’s presence, not presents.”― Christine E. Szymanski

116. “Sending my warm wishes to you for a wonderful holiday season. May your days be brighter and your heart is lighter. Happy holiday!” – Unknown

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117. “In order for a holiday to be a great holiday, it must somehow involve water-related activity, because water is a magician who relaxes our soul and body!”― Mehmet Murat ildan

118. “I want to thank you for always having my back. You are a blessing to my life. Happy Thanksgiving holiday, dear.” – Unknown

119. “Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

120. “A candle is a small thing. But one candle can light another. And see how its own light increases, as a candle gives its flame to the other. You are such a light.” —Moshe Davis

121. “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”—Marcel Proust

122. “As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is.” – Eric Sevareid

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

124. “There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.” — Eric Sevareid

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

Happy holidays quotes for Christmas

126. “The giving of gifts is not something man invented. God started the giving spree when he gave a gift beyond words, the unspeakable gift of His Son.” – Robert Flatt

127. ”Christmas and the holidays is the season of giving. It’s a time when people are more kind and open-hearted.” — Gisele Bundchen

128. “We can feel peace as we celebrate our Savior, Jesus Christ.” – Henry B. Eyring

129. “He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” – Roy L. Smith

130. “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” – Charles Dickens

131. “Christmas is not for the gifts we exchange. It’s not about sleigh rides or sweet candy canes. Nay, Christmas is simple. A time to recall Christ’s gift of atonement He gave to us all.”  – Richelle E. Goodrich

132. “If we do not set aside time to focus together on what God’s Word tells us about the promise of Christ, on Christmas morning we can find ourselves surrounded by mounds of torn gift wrap, our laps full of presents, but with hearts that are empty and unprepared.” – Nancy Guthrie

133. “If you’d like to keep CHRIST in Christmas this year, I’d humbly suggest that instead of just posting about it as a status on Facebook, that perhaps you try to find a family in your neighborhood who could use a little help or perhaps donate to a local food bank anonymously. That’s keeping CHRIST in Christmas!” – José N. Harris

134. “There’s so much more to Christmas than what we see and hear on the radio and television. The whole thing is about Jesus.” – Billy Graham

135. “God’s gift to us is the most precious and greatest of them all. This Christmas may you truly experience the grace He has bestowed upon us. Have a blessed Christmas!” – Unknown

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

Happy Holidays quotes about Hanukkah, miracles, and lighting candles

137. “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” — James Keller

138. “We light candles in testament that faith makes miracles possible.” — Nachum Braverman

139. “And just like that, like a simple neighborhood event, a miracle is taking place.” Mary Oliver

140. “On Chanukah when we use one flame to light another, the glow is not halved—the light is multiplied.” — Micaela Ezra

141. “The proper response, as Hanukkah teaches, is not to curse the darkness but to light a candle.” — Irving Greenberg

142. “But I also say this: that light is an invitation to happiness, and that happiness, when it’s done right, is a kind of holiness, palpable and redemptive.” Mary Oliver

143. “This is the season when people of all faiths and cultures are pushing back against the planetary darkness. We string bulbs, ignite bonfires, and light candles. And we sing.” — Anita Diamant

144. “At this time of year, when the sun is most hidden, the holiday of Hanukkah celebrates the rays of hope and light. Often, it is through simple and unrecognized miracles that we are able to feel the warmth of hope and light.” — Rafael Goldstein

145. “Just as Hanukkah candles are lighted one by one from a single flame, so the tale of the miracle is passed from one man to another, from one house to another, and to the whole House of Israel throughout the generations.” — Judah Leon Magnes

146. “Hanukkah is about the freedom to be true to what we believe without denying the freedom of those who believe otherwise. It’s about lighting our candle, while not being threatened by or threatening anyone else’s candle.” — Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z”l

Which of these happy holidays quotes was your favorite?

Wishing your friends, family and loved ones a “Happy Holidays” is a great way to spread love and show those close to you

Hopefully, these happy holidays quotes will help you express all your lovely feelings holed in your heart.

Do you have any other favorite quotes to add? Let us know in the comment section below. We would love to hear all about it.

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  1. Krishna

    January 5, 2019 at 2:32 AM

    All the quotes really awesome.tanks for sharing.

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