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101 Religious Christmas Quotes to Help You Focus on Christ

101 Religious Christmas Quotes to Help You Focus on Christ

Christmas is a time for joy, celebration, and reflection on the birth of Jesus Christ. However, Bill Crower's Christian Christmas quote reminder us "The great challenge left to us is to cut through all the glitz and glam of the season that has grown increasingly secular and commercial, and be reminded of the beauty of the One who is Christmas." Just this year, I found myself struggling to remember the real meaning behind this time of year as I was shopping for a toy drive. Mind you, donating Christmas presents to our local toy drive was my effort to "keep Christ in Christmas."

I am sure like me, you may find it is easy to lose sight of Christ during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. From shopping for gifts, to decorating or even watching the newest Christmas movie on Hallmark, we sometimes have to work to remember the real meaning of Christmas. 

This is why I enjoy Christian Christmas quotes. Christian Christmas quotes are a simple way to refocus on Christ. Whether I am reading a catchy Christmas phrase, driving by a church Christmas sign, pondering the words of CS Lewis, or reading Christmas Bible verses points me to the miracle of Jesus' birth, they all cause me to pause and remember the true meaning of Christmas.  

This is why I decided to compile a list of some of the most popular Christian Christmas quotes this year. You can use the quotes below in a variety of ways, such as:

  • Include one in your holiday greetings.

  • Making them available on social media

  • Putting them all in a hat and selecting one each day

  • Having your family and friends vote on which one they prefer

  • Attaching one to a Christmas gift tag

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Biblical Christmas Quotes

1. “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” - Luke 2:14

2. “But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us—not because of righteous things we had done—but because of his mercy." - Titus 3:4-5

3. "God sent forth his son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons." - Galatians 4:4-5

4. “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son from the Father full of grace and truth.” - John 1:14

5. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” - John 3:16

6. "Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord." - Luke 2:11

religious Christmas quotes from the Bible7. “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” - Isaiah 9:6

7. “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” - Matthew 1:23

8. “Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing!” -Isaiah 7:14

9. “Hark the herald angels sing Glory to the newborn King!” – Luke 2:14

10.“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. What came to be through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it…And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” -

12.“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: Glory to God in highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests!” - Luke 2:13-14

Religious Christmas Greetings for Cards

If you want to include something other than "Merry Christmas" in your Christmas cards this year, check out these religious Christmas messages below. Each quote is a heartfelt way to wish your Christian friends and family a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

religious Christmas quote for greetings cards

13. May the love of Christ fill your home and life and cause each day of yours to release countless blessings for you. Merry Christmas!

14. May the divine presence of Jesus Christ be with you throughout this holy season and make your days as beautiful as the sunshine!

15. Wish you and your family a glorious season filled with joy, laughter, and happiness! Have a blessed Christmas!

16. God gave His greatest gift to us on that first Christmas day and may the wonder of it always guide and light your way.

17. May the God of love shower His best blessings onto your life as you go through this Christmas season. Have a bliss-filled Christmas!

18. I wish that Christ will work the best of His miracles in your life and make you more prosperous in the year ahead. Have a sweet Christmas!

19. May the Lord Jesus Christ provide you with both divine and physical strength and prosperity to last you through the rest of your time on earth!

20. I wish that the sweet love of Christ will surround you and your whole family and cause you to have the most joyous of Christmas fests.

21. Sending prayers and hearty Christmas greetings to you. May you receive the most special of God’s blessings during this amazing Christmas season.

Christian Children's Christmas Book Catholic Quotes About Christmas

If you are searching for Catholic quotes about Christmas, check out the below quotes by popes and other famous Catholics.  

22. "God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If He gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it." - Pope Francis

23. “Awake, mankind! For your sake God has become man…I tell you again: for your sake, God became man.” - St. Augustine

24. "Mankind is a great, an immense family… This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas." - John Paul XXIII

25. “If we celebrate with such solemnity the birth of Jesus, it is to bear witness that every human being [is] somebody unique and unrepeatable…somebody thought of and chosen from eternity, some[one] called and identified by his own name. It is as it was with the first man, Adam. It is as it was with the new Adam, born of the Virgin Mary in the cave at Bethlehem: ‘You shall call his name Jesus.’” - St. John Paul II

26. “The Christian message of Christmas transcends all divisions of faith; it has something to say to us all. It speaks of a God who becomes human in order to save humanity from itself.” – Pope Francis

27. “This day He Who Is, is born; and He Who Is becomes what He was not.” - St. John Chrysostom

28. “The world might have expected the Son of God to be born—if He was to be born at all—in an inn. A stable would be the last place in the world where one would have looked for Him. Divinity is always where one least expects to find it.” - Venerable Fulton Sheen

29. “That the Creator is in his creature and God is in the flesh brings dignity to man without dishonour to him who made him. Why then, man, are you so worthless in your own eyes and yet so precious to God?” - St. Peter Chrysologus

30. “O Father, in your Truth (that is to say, in your Son, humbled, needy and homeless) you have humbled me. He was humbled in the womb of the Virgin, needy in the manger of the sheep, and homeless on the wood of the Cross. Nothing so humbles the proud sinner as the humility of Jesus Christ’s humanity.” - St. Anthony of Padua

31. “My prayer for you is that when Christ comes to you in Christmas, He may find in you a warm home, warm love like that of a heartful of love, like that of a simple shepherd who was the first one chosen to see Christ.” - St. Teresa of Calcutta

Catholic religious Christmas quote

32. “Sadness should have no place on the birthday of life. The fear of death has been swallowed up; life brings us joy with the promise of eternal happiness. No one is shut out from this joy; all share the same reason for rejoicing. Our Lord, victor over sin and death, finding no man free from sin, came to free us all.” - St. Leo the Grea

33. “A God who became so small could only be mercy and love.” - St. Thérèse of Lisieux:

34. “We consider Christmas as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly; let him rejoice.”- Pope Paul VI

CS Lewis Quotes about Christmas

C.S. Lewis is a well-known Christian author who was known for removing barriers to faith that most people face today. He did, however, have what I call a love/hate relationship with Christmas. He was well-known for not sending Christmas cards or giving Christmas gifts (except to children). "Can it really be my duty to buy and receive masses of junk every winter just to help the shopkeepers?" he asked in "What Christmas Means to Me."

Despite his take on Christmas, I searched the internet for the top six Christmas quotes by C.S. Lewis that will inspire you.

35. “Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.” - The Last Battle

religious Christmas quote by CS Lewis

36. "The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God." - Mere Christianity

37. In the Christian story, God descends to reascend. He comes down; down from the heights of absolute being into time and space, down into humanity; down further still, if embryologists are right, to recapitulate in the womb ancient and pre-human phases of life; down to the very roots and seabed of the Nature. — Miracles

38. Among the sheep (I like a sheep have strayed)/ I watch the manger where my Lord is laid; On that my baaing nature would win thence/ Some woolly innocence! — The Nativity

39. So Death lay in arrest. But at Bethlehem the bless’d/Nothing greater could be heard/Than sighing wind in the thorn, the cry of One new-born/And cattle in stable as they stirred. — The Turn of the Tide

40. The central miracle asserted by Christians is the Incarnation. They say that God became Man. Every other miracle prepares for this, or exhibits this, or results from this. — Miracles

Quotes for Christmas Church Signs

Use the Christmas Church Sign Sayings, Quotes, and Messages listed below share the gospel of Jesus Christ beyond the walls of your church and into the community.

41. A baby changes everything. Merry Christmas.

42. Wise men still seek him. Do you?

religious Christmas quote for a church sign

43. Fill this season with heavenly rejoices.

44. The spirit of Christmas is love. Open your heart to Jesus today

45. No manger scene is complete without Jesus. Neither is your life.

46. Put Jesus on your Christmas List

Catchy Christmas Phrases

If you like the phrase "Keep Christ in Christmas" you will love some of the below  short, catchy Christmas phrase.

47. Christmas, dear children, is not a date. It is a state of mind

religious Christmas quote

48. Expectancy is the atmosphere for miracles

49. God is in the details

50. Jesus is the reason for the season

51. If Christmas isn’t found in your heart, you won’t find it under a tree

52. There has been only one Christmas-the rest are anniversaries

53. Christ is the reason for Christmas

54. Jesus is the purpose behind the season!

55. Christmas spreads the message of peace and harmony!

56. Let Jesus fill our hearts with holiness and holiness. The holy Christmas is here.

Other Religious Christmas quotes

57. "You are not responsible for making this time of year special or magical for everyone around you. Jesus already did that."

58. “The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” - Burton Hillis

59. “Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

60. “Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.” – Janice Maeditere

61. “It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.” - W.T Ellis

62. “Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and family and to create memories that will last forever. Jesus is God's perfect, indescribable gift." - Joel Osteen

63. “The first Noel the angel did say was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay: In fields where they lay keeping their sheep on a cold winter's night that was so deep"

64. “Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first.” - George Matthew Adams

65. “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” – Calvin Coolidge

66. “Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.” – Pindar

67. “No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That's the only way to keep the roads clear." — Greg Kincaid

68. “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” - Norman Vincent Peale

69. “Peace on earth will come to stay when we live Christmas every day.” – Helen Steiner Rice

70. “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” - Charles M Schulz

71. “The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other." – Burton Hillis

72. “Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” – Peg Bracken

73. “On this festive holy night, may your heart be filled with peace and joy! Have a blessed Christmas!” – Unknown

74. “Christmas is not an external event at all, but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.” – Freya Stark

religious Christmas quote

75. “The beauty of Christmas is not in the presents but in His presence.” – Unknown

76. “Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.” - Ruth Carter Stapleton

77. “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” – Hamilton Wright Mabie

78. “Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others.” - Thomas S Monson

79. “The only real blind person at Christmas-time is he who has not Christmas in his heart.” – Helen Keller

80. “Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

81. “Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.” - Author Unknown

82. “Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.” – Janice Maeditere

83. “The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others' burdens, easing other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas.” - W C Jones

84. “Christmas is a season of great joy: a time for remembering the past and hoping for the future. May the glorious message of peace and love fill you with joy during this wonderful season.” – Unknown

85. “Christmas is the time to give gifts to your family and let them know how much you care about them, so that’s what I’m doing.” – Matthew West

86. “Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling.” ― Edna Ferber

87. The great challenge left to us is to cut through all the glitz and glam of the season that has grown increasingly secular and commercial, and be reminded of the beauty of the One who is Christmas. - Bill Crowder

88. “Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and family and to create memories that will last forever. Jesus is God’s perfect, indescribable gift. The amazing thing is that not only are we able to receive this gift, but we are able to share it with others on Christmas and every other day of the year.” – Joel Osteen

89. “Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most." - Ruth Carter Stapleton

90. “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

91. “When we remember a special Christmas, it is not the presents that made it special but the laughter, the feeling of love, and the togetherness of friends and family that made that Christmas special." - Catherine Pulsifer

92. “Christmas is not only about exchanging gifts; it stands for spreading love, peace and joy in their heart." – Unknown

93. Christmas celebrates the awesome and amazing fact that God is grander, wiser and more mysterious than we could have ever imagined. - Dan Schaeffer

94. “God sent himself as an awesome and amazing gift to us in the form of a helpless human baby born at Christmas time."– Desi B Rogers

95. I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world. - Norman Vincent Peale

religious Christmas quote by John R. Rice

96. 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

97. “The true joys of Christmas are found not in presents or feasts but in God’s gift to us: His Son Jesus Christ.” – David Jeremiah

98. "When we give each other Christmas gifts in His name, let us remember that He has given us the sun and the moon and the stars, and the earth with its forests and mountains and oceans.” – JRR Tolkien

99. “Christmas is a wondrous time for peace on Earth and a reminder of God's unconditional love for us."– Desi B Rogers

100. “Let us enjoy this holiday season by spreading the joy of Christmas to everyone around us! This means more than just exchanging gifts; it's about celebrating our Christian faith in Jesus Christ and sharing His message of hope, peace, mercy, justice, joy and love with one another." – Rick Warren

101. “This is what Christmas is all about – enjoying the love, joy and inner peace that come with remembering God’s unspeakable gift to us.” – Billy Graham

Finial Thoughts on The Above Christian Christmas Quotes

Christmas is a season of Christian joy and religious celebration. It is the time to remember God's gift of the Christ Child, who brought inner peace and hope to the world. And it is also a time for giving gifts, singing carols, and spending quality time with family and friends. May these Christian quotes on Christmas inspire us to share the spirit of this holy holiday in our homes and hearts!

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