20 Christmas Quotes to Make You Warm and Merry in 2020

Despite COVID restrictions and many people likely spending it apart from family in the interest of safety, people across the world will still celebrate Christmas day.

While it will likely be a yuletide like no other, it's still nice to get into the holiday spirit and celebrate loved ones during a difficult year.

Newsweek has compiled 20 Christmas quotes from Wikiquote, BrainyQuote and Country Living to help you get in the holiday spirit.

"Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance—each beautiful, unique, and gone too soon."—Deborah Whipp

"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."—Calvin Coolidge

"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

"I heard the bells on Christmas Day/Their old, familiar carols play,/And wild and sweet/The words repeat/Of peace on Earth, good-will to men!"—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"I love Christmas, not just because of the presents but because of all the decorations and lights and the warmth of the season."—Ashley Tisdale

"Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it white."—Bing Crosby

"God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it."—Pope Francis

"The thing about Christmas is that it almost doesn't matter what mood you're in or what kind of a year you've had—it's a fresh start."—Kelly Clarkson

"That's the true spirit of Christmas: people being helped by people other than me."—Jerry Seinfeld

"It's true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you'll find you've created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul."—Caroline Kennedy

"Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart."—Washington Irving

"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

"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live."—George Carlin

"Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see."—The Train Conductor in Chris Van Allsburg's The Polar Express

"Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand."—Dr. Seuss, in How the Grinch Stole Christmas

"Christmas has a special meaning for those of us who are Christians, those of us who believe in Christ, those of us who know that almost 2,000 years ago, the Son of Peace was born to give us a vision of perfection, a vision of humility, a vision of unselfishness, a vision of compassion, a vision of love."—Jimmy Carter

"Christmas for me is all about spending time with my family. I cherish any chance we have to spend all day together making gingerbread houses, baking cookies, or sitting around and watching movies."—Blake Lively

"I throw a Christmas party at my house. It's not really a Christmas party, because I don't want to call it a Christmas party. But let's just say I put a lot of Christmas trees around the house, so it smells good."—Bill Murray

"I was lucky enough to grow up in a home where I woke up Christmas morning and had toys. I know that's not the case with all people and I don't think kids should go without experiencing that sort of joy."—Lucy Hale

"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."—Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

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A National Trust employee adjusts the Christmas decorations on the tree in the Bedroom Corridor of Waddesdon Manor on November 16, 2012 in Aylesbury, England. Oli Scarff/Getty