50 December Quotes to Help You Embrace the Magic of the Winter Season

50 December Quotes to Help You Embrace the Magic of the Winter Season

December is officially upon us. For some of us, that means cozy family time, delicious food, and too many gifts and parties to count. For others, the holidays can be really hard

Regardless of which camp you fall into, inspirational quotes can help you feel even more excited about the season, or less alone if the holidays tend to get you down. Here are 50 quotes to get you started.

December Quotes

1. "December is a simple wish that brings spectacular moments." – Unknown

2. "What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness." — John Steinbeck

3. "If we make it through December, everything’s gonna be alright I know; it’s the coldest time of winter and I shiver when I see the falling snow." — Merle Haggard

4. "In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer." — Albert Camus

5. "Who is not a love seeker when December comes? Even children pray to Santa Claus." — Rod McKuen

6. "It is December, and nobody asked if I was ready." Sarah Kay

7. "Winter is not a season, it’s a celebration." — Anamika Mishra

8. "Welcome winter. Your late dawns and chilled breath make me lazy, but I love you nonetheless." – Terri Guillemets

9. "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

10. "A bare tree stands with roots on both ends in December days." — Kiran Bantawa

11. "Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection." — Winston Churchill

12. “May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility.” — Mary Anne Radmacher

13. “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” — Edith Sitwell

14. “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” — Oprah Winfrey

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

16. “Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” — Dr. Seuss

17. “May love and light fill your home and heart at Hanukkah.” — Unknown

18. “You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights.” — Maya Angelou

19. “There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus.” — Bob Phillips

20. “Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest little snow crystal, matters somehow. I have a place in the pattern, and so do you. Thinking of you this holiday season!” — T.A. Barron

21. “Be present in all things and thankful for all things.” — Maya Angelou

22. “We light candles in testament that faith makes miracles possible.”— Nachum Braverman

23. “A little more fun, a little more love, a little more light every night. That’s the joy of Hanukkah.” — Unknown

24. “Christmas is a magical time of year… I just watched all my money magically disappear.”— Unknown

25.  “Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind.” — Mary Ellen Chase

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

27. "I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, 'Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again." — Lewis Carroll 

28. "Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is time for home." — Edith Sitwell

29. "'Hear! hear!' screamed the jay from a neighboring tree, where I had heard a tittering for some time, 'winter has a concentrated and nutty kernel, if you know where to look for it.'" — Henry David Thoreau

30. "Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day." Elizabeth Bowen

31. “Come, woo me, woo me; for now I am in holiday humor and like enough to consent.” – William Shakespeare 

32. “Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.” – John Boswell

33. “Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.” – Larry Wilde

34. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness.” — Helen Keller

35. “Nothing says holidays, like a cheese log.” — Ellen DeGeneres 

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

37. “I find that it’s the simple things that remind you of family around the holidays.” – Amy Adams

38. “A friend is a gift you give yourself.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

39. “Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever.” — Richelle E. Goodrich

40. “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” — Charles Schulz

41. "No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn." — Hal Borland

42. "The color of springtime is flowers; the color of winter is in our imagination."— Terri Guillemets

43. "Blow, blow, thou winter wind, thou art not so unkind as man's ingratitude." William Shakespeare

44. "Winter forms our character and brings out our best."— Tom Allen

45. “Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people's legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world.” — Sarah Addison Allen

46. "The hard soil and four months of snow make the inhabitants of the northern temperate zone wiser and abler than his fellow who enjoys the fixed smile of the tropics." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

47. "Winter is a season of recovery and preparation." — Paul Theroux

48. "It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it." — John Burroughs

49. "In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." — William Blake

50. “Wisdom comes with winters.” Oscar Wilde


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