Our collection of travel Christmas quotes begins with what we consider the most beautiful of all: “At Christmas, all roads lead home.” This is a quote by American columnist and Christian author Marjorie Holmes, who is best known for her work Two From Galilee, which is a story that followed a candlelit Christmas Eve church service in 1963. The story behind Two From Galilee is charming and inspiring, as is the book in its entirety.
A love quote like this by Christina Rossetti can inspire not only travelers but us all: “Love came down at Christmas; love all lovely, love divine; love was born at Christmas, stars and angels gave the sign.”
For the traveler who misses home, Christmas holds a special place in the heart according to Dame Freya Stark: “Christmas … is not an eternal event at all, but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.”
Travelers also care where they spend Christmas, and this quote by Lucy Maud Montgomery gives a small piece of advice: “Boarding-houses are not proverbially cheerful places in which to spend Christmas.”
Who can say that travels cannot be inspired by the journey of The Three Kings? These two verses from the poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow are powerful enough to make the point:
“And they traveled by night and they slept by day,
For their guide was a beautiful, wonderful star.”
“The lights of the Christmas tree rose higher and higher, she saw them now as stars in heaven; one fell down and formed a long trail of fire.” This beautiful quote comes from The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen, a story which tells the journey of “a poor little girl, bareheaded, and with naked feet.” This is such a charming, albeit sad tale, that you should really read it this Christmas.
Many travelers are dreamers and believers. Here’s a quote by Frank Church for them: “Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see.”
Here’s a powerful Christmas quote with a strong dream factor, to inspire travels towards the sea: “All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street; and they stop at the rim of the ice-edged fish-freezing waves, and I plunge my hands in the snow and bring out whatever I can find.” This is an excerpt from A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.
“Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveler, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!” wrote Charles Dickens in The Pickwick Papers.