How Well Do You Know the [Christmas] Classics?

Posted on: Dec 17, 2013

Categories: Living the Dream

Christmas ClassicsHere are some of my favorite quotes from some of my favorite classic Christmas movies.

Print this out, sit down with your family, and see who can match the most quotes to the correct Christmas film!

(Hint: the films may be used more than once.)

Have fun!

A. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)____________
B. A Christmas Carol (2009)____________
C. Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)____________
D. Frosty the Snowman (1969)____________
E. The Little Drummer Boy (1968)____________
F. Santa Claus is Coming to Town (1970)____________
G. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)____________
H. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)____________
I. White Christmas (1954)____________
J. Home Alone (1990)____________
K. Elf (2003)____________
L. The Polar Express (2004)____________
M. A Christmas Story (1983)____________



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


2. “I want an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle!”

“No, you’ll shoot your eye out.”


3. “Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.”


4. “You see, Mrs. Walker, this is quite an opportunity for me. For the past 50 years or so I’ve been getting more and more worried about Christmas. Seems we’re all so busy trying to beat the other fellow in making things go faster and look shinier and cost less that Christmas and I are sort of getting lost in the shuffle.”


5. ”Do you mind telling me what you do want to do?”

“Well, sir, someday, I’d like to be a… a dentist.”


6. “Welcome, Christmas, bring your cheer. Cheer to all Whos far and near. Christmas Day is in our grasp, so long as we have hands to clasp. Christmas Day will always be just as long as we have we. Welcome Christmas while we stand, heart to heart, and hand in hand.”


7. “How could we do this? We forgot him.”

“We didn’t forget him, we just miscounted.”

“What kind of a mother am I?”

“If it makes you feel any better, I forgot my reading glasses.”


8. “Aaron’s heart was filled with joy and love. And he knew at last that the hate he had carried there was wrong. As ALL hatred will ever be wrong. For more powerful, more beautiful by far than all the eons of sadness and cruelty and desolation which had come before, was that one tiny, crystalline second of laughter.”


9. “It’s cozier, isn’t it? Boy, girl, boy, girl?”


10. “Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.”


11. “Are you kidding? Stick my tongue to that stupid pole? That’s dumb!”

“That’s ’cause you know it’ll stick!”


12. “Your Honor, every one of these letters is addressed to Santa Claus. The Post Office has delivered them. Therefore the Post Office Department, a branch of the Federal Government, recognizes this man Kris Kringle to be the one and only Santa Claus.”

Judge: “Uh, since the United States Government declares this man to be Santa Claus, this court will not dispute it. Case dismissed.”


13. “You better watch out, better not cry, better not pout.”


“I’m telling you why!”


“’Cause I came to town.”


14. “All right, son, try it on.”

“I don’t wanna. Daddy, I don’t like it.”

“You’ll like it and wear it!”

“Aw, but Daddy…It’s not very comfortable!”


15. “You’re not at all worried that something might happen to him?”

“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.”


16. “Don’t cry, Karen, he’s not gone for good. You see, he was made out of Christmas snow and Christmas snow can never disappear completely. It sometimes goes away for almost a year at a time and takes the form of spring and summer rain. But you can bet your boots that when a good, jolly December wind kisses it, it will turn into Christmas snow all over again.”


17. “Spirit! Hear me! I’m not the man I was!”


18. “What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That’s a pretty good idea. I’ll give you the moon, Mary.”


19. “Whew! Is there a thermometer around here?”

“Over there in the wall. Why?”

“Oh. I was afraid of that. The thermometer’s getting red. I hate red thermometers.”


20. “Poor, misguided folks. They missed the whole point. Lot’s of unhappiness? Maybe so. But doesn’t Santa take a little bit of that unhappiness away? Doesn’t a smile on Christmas morning scratch out a tear cried on a sadder day? Not much maybe. But what would happen if we all tried to be like Santa and learned to give as only he can give: of ourselves, our talents, our love and our hearts? Maybe we could all learn Santa’s beautiful lesson and maybe there would finally be peace on Earth and good will toward men.”


21. “God bless us, every one!”


22. “The thing about trains… it doesn’t matter where they’re going. What matters is deciding to get on.”


23. “Oh, Vermont should be beautiful this time of the year, with all that snow.”


24. “Then he slunk to the ice box. He took the Whos’ feast, he took the who pudding, he took the roast beast. He cleaned out that ice box as quick as a flash. Why, he even took their last can of Who hash.”


25. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”





Answers: A) 4, 12; B) 17, 21; C) 5, 14; D) 16, 19; E) 8; F) 13, 20; G) 3, 18; H) 6, 24, I) 9, 23, J) 7, 15, K) 1, 25; L) 10, 22, M) 2, 11

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