Christmas Tree Quotes & Sayings

“The Christmas tree has taken the place of the altar in too much of our modern Christmas observance”

“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other”
- Burton Hills quotes

“Thousands of lights were burning on the green branches, and gaily-colored pictures, such as she had seen in the shop-windows, looked down upon her. The little maiden stretched out her hands towards them when--the match went out. The lights of the Christmas tree rose higher and higher, she saw them now as stars in heaven . . .”
- Hans Christian Andersen

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

“I have been looking on, this evening, at a merry company of children assembled round that pretty German toy, a Christmas Tree. The tree was planted in the middle of a great round table, and towered high above their heads. It was brilliantly lighted by a multitude of little tapers; and everywhere sparkled and glittered with bright objects.”
- Charles Dickens

“Adults who still derive childlike pleasure from hanging gifts of a ready-made education on the Christmas tree of a child waiting outside the door to life do not realize how unreceptive they are making the children to everything that constitutes the true surprise of life.”
- Karl Kraus

“Now I'm an old Christmas tree, the roots of which have died. They just come along and while the little needles fall off me replace them with medallions.”
- Orson Welles

“The Christmas spirit that goes out with the dried-up Christmas tree is just as worthless”

“Before the ice is in the pools, Before the skaters go, Or any cheek at nightfall Is tarnished by the snow, Before the fields have finished, Before the Christmas tree, Wonder upon wonder Will arrive to me!”