December Quotes and Sayings

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December Quotes and Sayings

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December is the most festive month of the year, and I don’t know about you but I love looking up quotes that bring on cheer and a positive mindset. So – I’ve collected some of my favorite December quotes and sayings to share with you in one place! Feel free to share these quotes on your social media or even write them down when you want some inspiration.

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Top 25 December Quotes and Sayings

“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.”

Aristotle
"To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold." - Aristotle

“The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination.” – Terri Guillemets

“Let all the failures of your past year be your best guide in the New Year.”

Mehmet Murat ildan

"Let all the failures of your past year be your best guide in the New Year." -  Mehmet Murat ildan

“Some people are worth melting for.” – Frozen, Olaf

"Some people are worth melting for." - Frozen, Olaf

“It seems like everything sleeps in winter, but it’s really a time of renewal and reflection.”

Elizabeth Camden

“Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.” – The Polar Express

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”

Charles DickensA Christmas Carol

As we look to the new year, hold on to what is good. Let go of what is bad. It really is that simple.  – Mandy Hale

As we look to the new year, hold on to what is good. Let go of what is bad. It really is that simple.  - Mandy Hale

“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.”

Hal Borland

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.” ― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

“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.”

Deck the Halls
"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." - Deck the Halls

“May and October, the best-smelling months? I’ll make a case for December: evergreen, frost, wood smoke, cinnamon.” ― Lisa Kleypas, Love in the Afternoon

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”

Albert Camus

“December, being the last month of the year, cannot help but make us think of what is to come.” – Fennel Hudson

“Christmas is a time when you get homesick even when you’re home.”

Carol Nelson

“There’s something super special about December.” – Charmaine J. Forde

“You have such a pretty face, you should be on a Christmas card.”

Elf
"You have such a pretty face, you should be on a Christmas card." - Elf

“Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.” – Miracle on 34th Street

"Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to." - Miracle on 34th Street

“I’m of the mindset that you can never do too much to make a child’s Christmas magical.”

Jingle All the Way

“This is Christmas. The season of perpetual hope.” – Home Alone

“Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.”

The Polar Express

“If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love is actually all around.” – Love Actually

“You have again made your way in, cold and beautiful. You are December, and I love you.”

Thomas R. Parsons

“No matter what my fortune may be, or where I may roam, in December, I’ll be going home.” — Floyd Huddleston

“Every December, I host a tree-trimming party. I serve chili with cornbread and lots of good wine. It’s a wonderful party, and it shows how much adults like to play.”

Maya Angelou

More December Quotes

“December has the clarity, the simplicity, and the silence you need for the best FRESH START of your life.”

Vivian Swift

"December has the clarity, the simplicity, and the silence you need for the best FRESH START of your life." - Vivian Swift

“Remember This December, That love weighs more than gold!” – Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

“Kindness is like snow—it beautifies everything it covers.”

Kahlil Gibran

“This is extremely important. Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back.” – Home Alone

"This is extremely important. Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back." - Home Alone

“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.”

Scrooged
"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." - Scrooged

“May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve.” – Unknown

“I heard a bird sing in the dark of December. A magical thing. And sweet to remember. We are nearer to Spring than we were in September. I heard a bird sing in the dark of December.”

Oliver Herford

“Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind.” – Miracle on 34th Street

"Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind." - Miracle on 34th Street

“It’s Christmas Eve and we are going to go celebrate being young and being alive.”

The Holiday

“You’re skipping Christmas! Isn’t that against the law?” – Christmas with the Kranks

“Christmas begins about the first of December with an office party and ends when you finally realize what you spent, around April fifteenth of the next year.”

P.J. O’Rourke
"Christmas begins about the first of December with an office party and ends when you finally realize what you spent, around April fifteenth of the next year." - P.J. O'Rourke

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” – John Steinbeck

“In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.”

Ben Aaronovitch

“If kisses were snowflakes, I’d send you a blizzard.” – Unknown

"If kisses were snowflakes, I'd send you a blizzard." - Unknown

“Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.”

It’s a Wonderful Life

“It’s Christmas Eve. A time of mystery, expectations, who knows what might happen.” – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

“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

“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

“God bless us, every one!” – A Christmas Carol

"God bless us, every one!" - A Christmas Carol

“I suppose it all started with the snow. You see, it was a very special kind of snow. A snow that made the happy happier, and the giddy even giddier.”

Frosty the Snowman

“Take Christ out of Christmas, and December becomes the bleakest and most colorless month of the year.” — A. F. Wells

"Take Christ out of Christmas, and December becomes the bleakest and most colorless month of the year." — A. F. Wells

“Of all the months of the year there is not a month one half so welcome to the young, or so full of happy associations, as the last month of the year.”

Charles Dickens

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“For many, December is also a month of a bit more reflection than usual. People are reminded of loved ones who are no longer around, and how important family truly is.”

Steve Coats

Final Thoughts

Which December quotes were your favorite? Or do you have a favorite that wasn’t mentioned in this post? Either way, let me know in the comments below!

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