Christmas 2016: 15 exciting quotes to get you high in the holiday spirit

People across the globe are eagerly waiting to celebrate the festival on 25 December.

A visit to the Lapland home of Santa Claus in Finland
Santa Claus rides in his sleigh as he prepares for Christmas in the Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi, Finland December 15, 2016 Reuters

Christmas greetings are one of the best ways to wish on Christmas time and people across the globe are eagerly waiting to celebrate the festival on 25 December. The Christian holiday marks the birth of Jesus Christ. The festival is a fantastic move to enjoy all the action with the near and dear ones. IBTimes Singapore has hand-picked 15 quotes to share with family and friends on the day.

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas;
Soon the bells will start,
And the thing that will make them ring
Is the carol that you sing
Right within your heart."

"It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air."

"Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts."

"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen."

"Good news from heaven the angels bring."

"Glad tidings to the earth they sing:
To us this day a child is given,
To crown us with the joy of heaven."

15 Christmas quotes to get you high in the holiday spirit
Candles burn at a Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin, Germany, December 20, 2016, to commemorate the 12 victims of a truck that ploughed into the crowded market. Reuters

"Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most."

"Christmas is not just a time for festivity and merry making. It is more than that. It is a time for the contemplation of eternal things. The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving."

"Let us have music for Christmas...
Sound the trumpet of joy and rebirth;
Let each of us try, with a song in our hearts,
To bring peace to men on earth."

"May Christmas lend a special charm
To all you chance to do.
And may the season light your way
To hopes and dreams anew."

"Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself."

15 Christmas quotes to get you high in the holiday spirit
Traditional decorations are seen on a Christmas tree at a private home in Hanau, Germany, December 18, 2016. Reuters

"Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us – a time when we can look back on the year that has passed and prepare for the year ahead."

"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."

"Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever."

"The best gifts in life will never be found under,
A Christmas tree, those gifts are,
Merry Christmas!"

"Christmas gift suggestions: to your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect."