Top 20: Christmas Movie Quotes

As you know from previous posts, Christmas is my FAVOURITE time of year for movie marathons. You can check out my Top 10 favourite Christmas films by clicking here! This year, I’m sharing my favourite 20 quotes from all these glorious films. So, if you’re in for a giggle check at the list below!

1) ‘Elf’ – Santa’s Coming


‘Elf’ [Credit: New Line Cinema]

“Okay people, tomorrow morning 10 a.m., Santa’s coming to town.” – Gimbel’s Manager


2) ‘The Grinch’ – I’m Booked!

The Grinch at Home

‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’ [Credit: Universal Pictures]

“The nerve of those Who’s. Inviting me down there – on such short notice! Even if I wanted to go my schedule wouldn’t allow it.

4:00, wallow in self pity; 4:30, stare into the abyss; 5:00, solve world hunger, tell no one; 5:30, jazzercise; 6:30, dinner with me – I can’t cancel that again; 7:00, wrestle with my self-loathing … I’m booked.

Of course, if I bump the loathing to 9, I could still be done in time to lay in bed, stare at the ceiling and slip slowly into madness. But what would I wear?” – The Grinch

3) ‘Home Alone’ – I’m Not That Lucky

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‘Home Alone’ [Credit: 20th Century Fox]

“You’re not at all worried that something might happen to Kevin?” – Megan McAllister

“No for three reasons: A, I’m not that lucky. Two, we use smoke detectors and D, we live on the most boring street in the whole United States of America, where nothing even remotely dangerous will ever happen. Period.” – Buzz McAllister

4) ‘The Grinch’ – The Glitter Of Commercialism

The Grinch Played By Jim Carrey Conspires With His Dog Max To Deprive The Who's Of Thei

‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’ [Credit: Universal Pictures]

“All right, you’re a reindeer. Here’s your motivation: your name is Rudolph, you’re a freak with a red nose, and no one likes you. Then one day, Santa picks you and you save Christmas. No, forget that part. We’ll improvise … just keep it kind of loosey-goosey. You HATE Christmas! You’re gonna steal it. Saving Christmas is a lousy ending, way too commercial. ACTION!” – The Grinch

[Max knocks the red nose off]

“BRILLIANT! You reject your own nose because it represents the glitter of commercialism. Why didn’t I think of that? Cut, print, check the gate, moving on.” – The Grinch

5) ‘The Grinch’ – No Sad Faces On Christmas

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‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’ [Credit: Universal Pictures]

“We’re gonna crash!” – Cindy Lou Who

“Now you listen to me, young lady! Even if we’re horribly mangled, there’ll be no sad faces on Christmas.” – The Grinch

6) ‘The Santa Clause’ – The ’60s

The Santa Clause 2

‘The Santa Clause’ [Credit: Buena Vista Pictures]

“Whoa Dad! You’re flying!” – Charlie

“It’s okay, I’m used to it. I lived through the ’60s.” – Scott

7) ‘Elf’ – Four Food Groups


‘Elf’ [Credit: New Line Cinema]

“We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.” – Buddy

8) ‘The Grinch’ – That Worked Out Nicely

The Grinch Mailroom
‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’ [Credit: Universal Pictures]

“You’re, the, the, the …” – Cindy

“The, the, the … the GRINCH! Well, that worked out nicely. Max let’s go, our work here is finished.”

[Max bites him]

“That is NOT a chew toy!”

9) ‘Elf’ – Snowball Scene

Elf Son of a Nutcracker

‘Elf’ [Credit: New Line Cinema]

[as he is hit by a snowball]

“SON of a NUTcracker!”

10) ‘The Grinch’ – We’re Gonna Die!

We're Gonna Die

‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’ [Credit: Universal Pictures]

“We’re gonna die! We’re gonna die! I’m going to throw up, and then I’m gonna die! Mommy, tell it to stop!”

[continues to scream and yell, then chuckles as he gets the sleigh under control]

“Whew … ha! Almost lost my cool there.”

11) ‘Home Alone’ – From A Tree House??

Home Alone Tree House

‘Home Alone’ [Credit: 20th Century Fox]

“He’s gonna call the cops!” – Marv

“He’s not calling’ the – from a tree house!?!” – Harry

12) ‘Die Hard’ – Emergency Calls Only

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‘Die Hard’ [Credit: 20th Century Fox]

“Attention, whoever you are, this channel is reserved for emergency calls only.” – Supervisor

“No f*cking shit, lady. Does it sound like I’m ordering a pizza?” – John McClane

13) ‘Christmas Vacation’ – Take A Look Around

Christmas Vacation Threshold of Hell

‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’ [Credit: Warner Bros.]

“Clark, I think it’d be best if everyone went home… before things get worse.” – Ellen Griswold

“WORSE? How could things get any worse? Take a look around here, Ellen. We’re at the threshold of hell.” – Clark Griswold

14) ‘The Grinch’ – Holiday Cheermeister

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‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’ [Credit: Universal Pictures]

“Holiday who-be what-ee?” – The Grinch

“Cheermeister” – Cindy

15) ‘Home Alone’ – Question Time

Home Alone

‘Home Alone’ [Credit: 20th Century Fox]

“Why the hell did you take your shoes off?” – Harry

“Why the hell are you dressed like a chicken?” – Marv

16) ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ – Believe

The Nightmare Before Christmas

‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ [Credit: Buena Vista Pictures]

“Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it!” – Jack Skellington

17) ‘Elf’ – Answering The Phone

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‘Elf’ [Credit: New Line Cinema]

[phone rings, Buddy picks it up]

“Buddy the Elf, what’s your favourite colour?”

18) ‘Home Alone’ – Trickery

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‘Home Alone’ [Credit: 20th Century Fox]

‘Marv look at this, I think we’re getting scammed by a kindergartener” – Harry

19) ‘The Family Stone’ – Gossip

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‘The Family Stone’ [Credit: 20th Century Fox]

[to Meredith]

“Don’t dilly-dally there, pretty lady. We’re all gonna be down here talking about you.” – Ben Stone

20) ‘Elf’ – Apology

Ruined Your Lives

‘Elf’ [Credit: New Line Cinema]

[reading the note he left on a etch-a-sketch]

“I’m sorry I ruined your lives, and crammed eleven cookies into the VCR.”

And that’s all of them! My annual Christmas movie marathon has officially begun, so hopefully you’ll join in on the festivities this year and watch a couple of my favourites.

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