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18 Quotes From Our Team’s Favorite Holiday Movies

Is there a better way to spend the holidays than by curling up with a warm blanket, a mug of hot chocolate, and your favorite seasonally-appropriate movie? We certainly don’t think so.

There are a slew of festive movies to choose from (with more coming out every year), and at this point there’s truly something for everyone. But over the decades, some films have risen to the top to become classics that merit mandatory annual rewatches.

Are you a fan of animated movies? Try Klaus or The Polar Express. Want something romantic? You can’t go wrong with Love Actually or The Holiday. More of a comedy lover? National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas will have you howling with laughter. And if you have a fondness for action flicks, of course, there’s always Die Hard.

Everyone has their preferences, and we here at Inspiring Quotes are no different. To celebrate the Yuletide, we proudly present quotes from our team members’ personal favorite festive films. Wishing all of our readers a safe and happy holiday season!

Brooke Robinson, Associate Editor

Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he lives an awful hole, doesn’t he?
Clarence (Henry Travers) in “It’s a Wonderful Life”

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Light the lamp, not the rat! Light the lamp, not the rat!
Rizzo the Rat (Steve Whitmire) in “The Muppet Christmas Carol”

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In the movies, we have leading ladies and we have the best friend. You, I can tell, are a leading lady, but for some reason you are behaving like the best friend.
Arthur Abbott (Eli Wallach) in “The Holiday”

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Bennett Kleinman, Writer

We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.
Buddy the Elf (Will Ferrell) in “Elf”

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Surprised, Eddie? If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn't be more surprised than I am right now.
Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) in “National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation”

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Tony Dunnell, Writer

The most important rule, the rule you can never forget, no matter how much he cries, no matter how much he begs, never feed him after midnight.
Chinese Boy (John Louie) in “Gremlins”

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Just be yourself, sir. Whatever happens, they can't take that away from you.
Coleman (Denholm Elliott) in “Trading Places”

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Kristina Wright, Writer

I hate to see you miss out on something because you have this picture in your mind or you thought you can change something you can't. I'd hate to see you not find what you really want.
Sybil Stone (Diane Keaton) in “The Family Stone”

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I've found almost everything ever written about love to be true. Shakespeare said, "Journeys end in lovers meeting." What an extraordinary thought.
Iris (Kate Winslet) in “The Holiday”

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Zoie Griffin, Staff Photo Editor

[This tree’s] not going in our yard, Russ. It’s going in our living room.
Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) in “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”

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[We’re going] to the North Pole, of course! This is the Polar Express!
Conductor (Tom Hanks) in “The Polar Express”

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Melanie Davis-McAfee, Writer

Oh, no! My own dog gone commercial — I can’t stand it.
Charlie Brown (Peter Robbins) in “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

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You’re soft! You’re sloppy! You’re unruly! You’re undisciplined! … And I never saw anything look so wonderful in my whole life.
Major General Thomas F. Waverly (Dean Jagger) in “White Christmas”

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Nicole Villeneuve, Writer

Nobody's leaving! Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas! No, no. We're all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here!
Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) in “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”

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Remember, George: No man is a failure who has friends.
Clarence (Henry Travers) in “It’s a Wonderful Life”

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Meghan Neal, Senior Editor

If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around.
The Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) in “Love Actually”

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Joyce Chen, Writer

Bye Buddy, hope you find your dad.
Mr. Narwhal (Jon Favreau) in “Elf”

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Would it please the court if I gave you your Christmas card? I don't think I'll see you again. Unless I get arrested, which is highly unlikely because it's Christmas Eve and I'm going to bed uncharacteristically early.
Susan Walker (Mara Wilson) in “Miracle on 34th Street”

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Brooke Robinson
Inspiring Quotes editor, bibliophile, cinephile, and curry enthusiast based in Cleveland, Ohio.
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