50+ Classic Christmas Phrases For Crafts, Cards, and Invites Feast Your Eyes on This List of Thanksgiving Phrases

Christmas is the perfect time to get creative. That’s because the traditional vibe of the holiday makes handmade items and personal sentiments seem so fitting. But also it’s because – let’s face it – Christmas gets expensive when you don’t do at least some things yourself.

Fortunately, whether you’re scrapbooking, designing your own Christmas cards, or doing some other DIY project, there’s no shortage of yuletide inspiration to draw upon. People have been singing Christmas songs and sending good tidings for many years, and as a result, certain words and idioms have become embedded in our collective consciousness. For a holiday do-it-yourselfer, these phrases are pure gold.

We’ve mined some of that gold to create this list of famously catchy Christmas phrases. As you’ll see, you don’t need a lot of words to invoke the Christmas spirit.

Classic Christmas phrases for crafting, cards, party invitations, and business marketing materials

Note: In compiling this list, we looked for holiday phrases that are short and iconic. For slightly longer (and less traditional) ideas, see this list of short Christmas greetings.

Believe in the Magic of Christmas

Believe in the Magic of Christmas

‘Tis the season

Peace on Earth

Let It Snow

Merry and Bright

Deck the Halls

Joy to the World

Ho Ho Ho

Let Your Heart Be Light

Better Not Pout

Baby, it’s Cold Outside

Peace, Joy, and Love

Home For the Holidays

Home For the Holidays

Dear Santa…

Naughty or Nice?

Jack Frost Nipping at Your Nose

Sparkle and Shine

Good Tidings

Under the Mistletoe

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Feliz Navidad


Christmas is in the Air

Jingle All the Way

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Reindeer Xing

This House is Under Elf Surveillance

Santa’s Little Helper

Dashing Through the Snow

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

O Christmas Tree

Christmas is Claus For Celebration

Christmas is Claus for celebration

Silent Night, Holy Night

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Season’s Greetings

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

O Come Let Us Adore Him

Comfort and Joy

Eat, Drink & Be Merry

All is Bright

Sleigh Bells Ring

Fa La La La La

Christmas Trees For Sale

This Way to Santa’s Workshop

On Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer and Vixen, on Comet, on Cupid, on Donner and Blitzen

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

It’s a Wonderful Life

Free Sleigh Rides

Making Spirits Bright

Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

Reindeer Parking

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Santa Stop Here

Merry Christmas to All, and to All a Good Night

Away in a Manger

Christmas is Coming

Bah Humbug!

Of course, the memorable Christmas phrases above aren’t the only options for a holiday project. If you’re looking for something on the humorous side, you could always go with a funny Christmas message or a festive pun. For a do-it-yourselfer, Christmas is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

It’s a veritable smorgasbord of savory Turkey Day sayings.

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