Christmas Quotations

I hope this small collection of Christmas related words of wisdom will add to your enjoyment of Christmas.


A green Christmas makes a fat churchyard.

Ice that will bear a man before Christmas will not bear a goose after.

England was merry England, when
Old Christmas brought his sports again.
'Twas Christmas broach'd the mightiest ale;
'Twas Christmas told the merriest tale;
A Christmas gambol oft could cheer
A poor man's heart through half the year.

Sir Walter Scott

At Christmas I no more desire a rose
Than wish a snow in May's new fangled mirth;
But like of each thing that in season grows.

William Shakespeare

And girls in slacks remember Dad
And oafish louts remember Mum
And sleepless children's hearts are glad
And Christmas morning bells say 'Come!'
Even to shining ones who dwell
Safe in the Dorchester hotel

And is it true? And is it true?
This most tremendous tale of all
Seen in a stained glass window's hue
A baby in an ox's stall?

John Betjeman

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

Clement C. Moore

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat.
Please put a penny in the old man's hat.
If you haven't got a penny, a ha'penny will do.
If you haven't got a ha'penny, then God bless you.

English traditional Christmas rhyme

If December ice will bear a duck
Thereafter will be slush and muck