15 Inspirational Christmas Eve Quotes to Post on Instagram

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Christmas Eve is officially upon us, a time of year that can all too often be associated with holiday traffic and family stresses. As we prepare for the big day on Tuesday, instead of fretting about the small things this holiday season, reflect on these holiday quotes for a reminder of what this season is really about.

"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." —Bill Murray

"It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air." —W. T. Ellis

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

"Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind." —Mary Ellen Chase

"Christmas Eve ought to be a very joyful evening to us in all its associations, in all the truths which it naturally brings to the soul... A man's soul is to be as the heavens were on the night when the shepherds looked up and saw them full of angels as well as stars." —Henry Ward Beecher

"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

"When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things—not the great occasions—give off the greatest glow of happiness." —Bob Hope

"Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves." —Eric Severeid

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

"Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends." —Margaret Thatcher

"Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas." —Peg Bracken

"Christmas Eve, a perfect night to express affection for your family, to forgive those who failed you and to forget past mistakes." —Credit unknown

"May you never be to grown to search the skies on Christmas Eve." —Credit unknown

"What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future." —Agnes M. Pahro