Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington

I enjoy passing along quotes from people wiser than I am. For the past several years I’ve posted a new quote on social media related to Christmas for each day of December.

Today, I offer the list of these Christmas quotes as my gift to the readers of this blog.

May you all have a beautiful, Christ-centered Christmas celebration!

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Day 1: “‘Maybe Christmas,’ he thought, ‘doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas… perhaps…means a little bit more.’” ~ Dr. Seuss

Day 2: “This is Christmas: not the tinsel, not the giving and receiving, not even the carols, but the humble heart that receives anew the wondrous gift, the Christ.” ~ Frank McKibben

Day 3: “He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” ~ Roy L. Smith

Day 4: “Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given–when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes.” ~ Joan Winmill Brown

Day 5: “Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” ~ Alexander Smith

Day 6: “Who can add to Christmas? The perfect motive is that God so loved the world. The perfect gift is that He gave His only Son. The only requirement is to believe in Him. The reward of faith is that you shall have everlasting life.” ~ Corrie Ten Boom

Day 7: “The earth has grown old with its burden of care, but at Christmas it always is young, the heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair, and its soul full of music breaks the air, when the song of angels is sung.” ~ Phillips Brooks

Day 8: “The cradle without the cross misses the true meaning of Christ’s birth.” ~ Unknown

Day 9: “The hinge of history is on the door of a Bethlehem stable.” ~ Ralph W. Sockman

Day 10: “Christmas is that moment in time when God, in His unconditional love, stepped out of heaven onto earth, in order that we might one day step out of earth into heaven.” ~ Charles F. Stanley

Day 11: “One cry awakened the world, one birth changed history, one life made all the difference.” ~ Unknown

Day 12: “Christmas can be celebrated in the school room with pine trees, tinsel and reindeers, but there must be no mention of the man whose birthday is being celebrated. One wonders how a teacher would answer if a student asked why it was called Christmas.” ~ Ronald Reagan

Day 13: “You can never truly enjoy Christmas until you can look up into the Father’s face and tell him you have received his Christmas gift.” ~ John R. Rice

Day 14: “The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.” ~ C.S. Lewis

Day 15: “Christmas, my child, is love in action.” ~ Dale Evans

Day 16: “How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, his precepts! O! ’tis easier to keep holidays than commandments.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

Day 17: “We tend to focus our attention at Christmas on the infancy of Christ.
The greater truth of the holiday is His deity. More astonishing than a baby in the manger is the truth that this promised baby is the omnipotent Creator of the heavens and the earth!” ~ John F. MacArthur, Jr.

Day 18: “The Almighty appeared on earth as a helpless human baby, needing to be fed and changed and taught to talk like any other child. The more you think about it, the more staggering it gets. Nothing in fiction is so fantastic as this truth of the Incarnation.” ~ J.I. Packer

Day 19: “The very purpose of Christ’s coming into the world was that he might offer up his life as a sacrifice for the sins of men. He came to die. This is the heart of Christmas.” ~ Rev. Billy Graham

Day 20: “The Christ child in the manger is forever an indication of the great lengths God will go to reconcile his creation, a savior willing to descend that we might be able to ascend with him…” ~ Ravi Zacharias

Day 21: “Have I allowed my personal human life to become a ‘Bethlehem’ for the Son of God?” ~ Oswald Chambers

Day 22: “He was created of a mother whom He created. He was carried by hands that He formed. He cried in the manger in wordless infancy. He, the Word, without whom all human eloquence is mute.” ~ Augustine

Day 23: “Christmas celebrates the awesome and amazing fact that God is grander, wiser, and more mysterious than we could have ever imagined.” ~ Dan Schaeffer

Day 24: “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” ~ An Angel (Luke 2:10-12)

Day 25: “Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King.” ~ Isaac Watts

Day 26: “Hark the herald angels sing, “Glory to the new-born king.” Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!” ~ Charles Wesley

Day 27: “Incarnate Word…You came. Softly. Barely a ripple in the course of mankind’s doings, yet a rip that reverberated through the heavenly realms and changed the balance of power for all eternity. With a battle cry that sounded to earthly ears like a newborn baby’s whimper, You set in motion my redemption. The sound heard in the heavens that first CHRISTmas moment was a victory shout that rattled the enemy’s forces and insured their defeat.” ~ Jennifer Kennedy Dean, Pursuing the Christ

Day 28: “May we not ‘spend’ Christmas or ‘observe’ Christmas, but rather ‘keep’ it.” ~ Peter Marshall

Day 29: “If we could condense all the truths of Christmas into only three words, these would be the words: ‘God with us.’ ~ John F. MacArthur, Jr.

Day 30: “Love came down at Christmas, Love all lovely, Love Divine;
Love was born at Christmas; Star and angels gave the sign.” ~ Christina Rossetti

Day 31: “I pray that the Lord might crown this year with His goodness and in the coming one give you a hallowed dare-devil spirit in lifting the biting sword of Truth, consuming you with a passion that is called by the cultured citizen of Christendom ‘fanaticism’, but known to God as that saintly madness that led His Son through bloody sweat and hot tears to agony on a rude Cross—and Glory!” ~ Jim Elliot

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