Who doesn't love Christmas? A day of celebration, being with one's family, exchanging gifts, giving back, ugly sweaters, decorating the tree, Christmas music, cards, the smell of apples and cinnamon, nutcrackers, amazing food, and the list could go on and on. As the year comes to an end, we prepare to bid it farewell by celebrating with our friends and loved ones, but before, let's get in the Christmas spirit with these quotes to put you in the mood for a great holiday season!

"Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly Merry Christmas." - Peg Bracken

"It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags! Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! 'Maybe Christmas' he thought, 'doesn’t come from a store… maybe Christmas perhaps… means a little bit more!'" - Dr. Seuss

"Were I a philosopher, I should write a philosophy of toys, showing that nothing else in life need to be taken seriously, and that Christmas day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men can become entirely alive." - Robert Lynd

"At Christmas, all roads lead home." - Marjorie Holmes

"My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: Loving others. Come to think of it why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?" - Bob Hope

"Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today’s Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday." - Gladys Taber

"Remember if Christmas isn’t found in your heart, you won’t find it under a tree." - Charlotte Carpenter

"I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year." - Charles Dickens

"Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone." - Charles M. Schulz

"I heard the bells on Christmas day. Their old familiar carols play, and wild and sweet the words repeat, o peace on earth and good-will to men!" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

"Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year, and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority." - W.J. Cameron

"Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves." - Eric Sevareid

"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

"Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas." - Dale Evans

"It's true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you'll find you've created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul." - Caroline Kennedy

"Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart." - Washington Irving

"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

"As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is." - Eric Sevareid

"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