We’ve compiled a list of favorite Christmas stories and holiday quotes to help welcome in that holiday spirit. Whether you spent this week frantically shopping, cooking, or wrapping presents, I hope you take time to read or watch at least one seasonal tale.
Christmas stories, like all stories, have evolved with our times, so it’s no wonder that most of the favorite Christmas stories are movies. We include a couple of old school, print on paper stories, too. Dig in.
Favorite Christmas Stories & Some of the Best Holiday Quotes!
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Year after year we can’t get enough of Charlie, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, Sally, and Snoopy. Why? It’s simple and timeless. It’s funny and forthright like children are. And c’mon, it’s got a great soundtrack!
The Muppet Christmas Carol
“Muppets and Michael Caine make everything tolerable. -Beau Green
If the Muppet Christmas Carol is one of your favorite Christmas stories, then you might find yourself ba-humbugging through the season. You probably spread some Christmas cheer, but in a low-key, disguised way. Plus, Muppet humor can tickle just about all of us.
A Christmas Story
It’s a Wonderful Life & Miracle on 34th Street
Are you a Betty or a Judy?
A crooner or a comic?
This classic musical has it all.
Singing, dancing, glamorous costumes — it’s early Hollywood at its best.
For all the little girls who sang Sisters and twirled feather boas, and for all the old souls who never tire of Bing’s soothing voice, we know you dream of a white Christmas — and we hope you get it!
I don’t know if the best things happen while you dance or maybe they just happen in Vermont, but I do know that this movie is far superior to my cocker spaniel.
We all feel like a cotton-headed ninny muggins sometimes.
The Real 12 Days of Christmas
A Visit from St. Nicholas (The Night Before Christmas)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
And he puzzled three hours, till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before!
There is no doubting this Christmas story’s place on the favorite list. It’s creative language and catchy, sweet songs (if you catch the animated movie version), and the Grinch-a-round transformation has all the makings of the kind of story that children fall in love with and never grow too old for.
The heart of Christmas is being with your Whos,
that is what makes Christmas,
Christmas to yous!
Grab your eggnog or hot chocolate, a warm blanket and cuddle up to enjoy one of your favorite Christmas stories.
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!