I love collecting little quotes from books – I’ve got multiple lists all for different purposes. But I’ve never explored any quotes about Christmas and I’ve also never saved any quotes from Christmas books. So I trawled the internet for some of my favourite quotes about Christmas from books, and here they are.


The Lump of Coal – Lemony Snicket

The real Santa Claus is at the mall.

I can’t make a list without including Lemony Snicket somewhere in it, and this quote means a lot to me. A couple of years ago I worked as an elf at a shopping centre grotto and although it was a very mixed experience for me, you truly felt the magic of Christmas there. The real Santa Claus is whoever you want to believe is him, and one of the Santas that we had was very believable! He looked after me on my first day at the grotto and he was lovely.

To me, he was definitely the real Santa.


How The Grinch Stole Christmas – Dr Seuss

Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little more.

Working in retail now, this one is one of my favourite quotes. So many people are rushing around to buy the best present and trying to better everyone else around them. To me, Christmas means a lot more than just presents. And I know that sounds cheesy, but working in retail has taught me that.

Also, The Grinch is one of my favourite Christmas movies! (I’m ashamed to say I’ve never read the book)


Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone – J.K. Rowling

One can never have enough socks. Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.

Can you imagine the torture of getting books for Christmas instead of socks?! Neither can I! I would do anything to only be given books at Christmas because that would be my ideal present.

Another thing people are going to hate me for – I’ve never read the Harry Potter books. So I’ve got no idea about the context of this quote but it made me laugh anyway!


What are your favourite Christmas quotes?

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