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31 Quotes About December: The Month of Joy and Celebration

Ms. Dora loves to share poetry, creative writing, quotes, and reflections and has been writing online for over eight years.

The December birth flower (or berry) is associated with happiness and optimism.

The December birth flower (or berry) is associated with happiness and optimism.

No matter how busy or stressed we’ve been during the passing year, December brings with it the desire for time out and celebration. We prolong the mood of gratitude that began in November, and we gather to express appreciation for the love of family and friends. Regardless of the circumstances of the year, the spirit of peace and joy embedded in the Christmas story will prevail.

The following 31 quotes—one for each day of the month—remind us to celebrate the priceless moments of love, cheer, and happiness that come with every December.

About December Insights

1. "You have again made your way in, cold and beautiful. You are December, and I love you." —Thomas R. Parsons

2. "No matter what my fortune may be, or where I may roam, in December, I'll be going home." —Floyd Huddleston

3. "Michigan isn't just cold in December; it's arctic." —Daniel Milstein

4. "Every December, I host a tree-trimming party. I serve chili with cornbread and lots of good wine. It's a wonderful party, and it shows how much adults like to play." —Maya Angelou

5. "Having a birthday around the holidays was never easy and, with every successive year, it felt more and more as if celebrating my birthday got thrown into the December holiday mix as an afterthought." —Chelsea Manning

6. "Of all the months of the year there is not a month one half so welcome to the young, or so full of happy associations, as the last month of the year." —Charles Dickens

7. "If you are feeling some December blues, or even depression, don't fight it. Instead, do something for yourself. Be reflective. Let the emotions exist. And be encouraged that, like me, you can get to a better place, but it can take time." —Brad Feld

8. "December is the toughest month of the year. Others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, October, August, and February." —Mark Twain

9. "Farewell, old year; we walk no more together; I catch the sweetness of thy latest sigh . . . Here in the dim light of a grey December we part in smiles." —Sarah Doudney

10. "December has the clarity, the simplicity, and the silence you need for the best FRESH START of your life."Vivian Swift

About Christmas

11. "True love is a reflection of the Savior's love. In December of each year we call it the Christmas spirit. You can hear it. You can see it. You can feel it." ―Thomas S. Monson

12. "Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas . . . Sweet December song! The melody that saved me on those less than silent nights." ―George Michael

13. "As a child, I was bonkers for Christmas. The entire month of December, I couldn't sleep at night from anticipation." ―Rosecrans Baldwin

14. "Christmas begins about the first of December with an office party and ends when you finally realize what you spent, around April fifteenth of the next year." ―P.J. O’Rourke

15. "The Christmas tree goes up on December 1. I love it." ―Richard E. Grant

16. "I may plan to make Christ the center of Christmas, but when I wait until December to focus on celebrating His birthday, I become entangled in Christmas lights, holiday baking, and festive engagements, often wondering if I've experienced the illusive 'true meaning' of Christmas." ―Ann Marie Stewart

17. "Take Christ out of Christmas, and December becomes the bleakest and most colorless month of the year." —A. F. Wells

18. "December 25? It's a day as good as any. It's a 'together day' when we can feel all the world bowing as one before the King. But all the other days of the year are Christmas too. That's the measure of His great gift to us." —David Jeremiah

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Sweet December song!

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Sweet December song!

About December in Other Lands

19. "I miss being in Barbados in December … the smell of varnish on the wooden floors . . . the smell of cloves as the ham was baked and the smell of the rum in mother’s fruit cake, the smell of coconut as she bake de sweetbread." —Charmaine J. Forde

20. "Eating a meal in Japan is said to be a communion with nature…. Foods at their peak of freshness reflect the seasonal spirit of that month. For December, the spirit is 'Freshness and Cold.'" —Victoria Abbott Riccardi

21. "We Indians have to keep aside our December for friends who've settled abroad. Everyone is visiting. Everyone wants to party." —Nitya Prakash

22. "In France . . . some families just have two Christmas gatherings: the first meal will be on the 24th . . . the fancier Christmas meal on December 25th... It’s really not rare for couples to have two Christmas meals either: they would spend Christmas eve with one family, Christmas day with another one." —Camille Chevalier-Karfis

23. "Christmas in Australia is celebrated from mid-December to early February… Santa replaces his reindeer for kangaroos and dons lighter garb because of the heat. Children leave carrots for the reindeer and cake for Santa." —Rusty Strait

24. "It is the middle of December now, and we are about to travel to Switzerland - where we plan to ski a little, relax a little, and shoot a Dutch politician a little." —Hugh Laurie

25. "Africa in December is beautiful; summer’s in full swing and many places are at their blissful best. Handily, this dreamy weather corresponds nicely with the festive holidays." —Katie Jacholke

26. "In Argentina, any tree is decorated as a Christmas tree here and people often put cotton balls to depict snowfall . . . Nativity scene decoration is also big in Argentina and so is the celebration that begins early December." —Kriti Saraswat Satpathy

Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold.

Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold.

About December Reflections

27. "God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December." —James M. Barrie

28. "A rose in the middle of December . . . What a fragile looking thing, but an enduring one! It symbolizes to me the invincible, indelible human soul in the midst of an often perplexing world." —Dorothy A.

29. "For many, December is also a month of a bit more reflection than usual. People are reminded of loved ones who are no longer around, and how important family truly is." —Steve Coats

30. "Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold." —Josephine Daskam Bacon

31. "As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December’s bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same." —Donald E. Westlake

December's Monthly Observances

  • Car Donation Month
  • International AIDS Awareness Month
  • Root Vegetables Month
  • Safe Toys and Celebration Month
  • Seasonal Depression Awareness Month
  • Spiritual Literacy Month
  • Tropical Fruits Month
  • Universal Human Rights Month
  • Worldwide Food Service Safety Month
  • Write a Friend Month

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Comments

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 19, 2020:

Thanks, Nell. A safe and happy Christmas to all of us, and may the virus not bother us."

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 19, 2020:

Thanks, Brenda. Your conclusion is worth repeating: "It's not the gifts or money that matter...there is a whole lot to be thankful for..."

Nell Rose from England on October 19, 2020:

I love all the quotes and sayings Dora, I do love Christmas, and I hope this year it will be a good one. I hope you have a love Christmas too, whatever the world is doing because of the virus. Keep safe.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 18, 2020:

Ms Dora,

The gifts only bothered me when I was a young child.

Today we are all thankful to be alive.

Living life, growing up gives one a whole new perspective.

It's not the gifts or money that matter...there is a whole lot to be thankful for...

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 18, 2020:

Ambrie, happy to provide you with a laugh. Good that you still enjoy Christmas.

Ambrie Anders on October 18, 2020:

:-D I laughed out loud at no 8, the Mark Twain quote. Thank you for sharing this, and the others too.

As a child I loved Christmas and I love it now, but for different, better, reasons. In between it was extremely stressful and I was often too exhausted to enjoy it - my fault though.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 18, 2020:

You're welcome Flourish. Hoping that the holiday season will bring some pleasant thoughts to your memory.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 18, 2020:

Brenda, thanks for your input. I understand the dilemma of getting the one gift for two different celebrations. By now, you may have accepted it, as being not so bad. This year, anyway, no matter how many gifts we get, or don't get, we'll all be especially happy to have survived the pandemic.

FlourishAnyway from USA on October 18, 2020:

I appreciate your condolences.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 17, 2020:

Ms. Dora,

These are great.

I love this one...

True love is a reflection of the Savior's love. In December of each year we call it the Christmas spirit. You can hear it. You can see it. You can feel it." ―Thomas S. Monson

But I can also relate to the one about birthdays around the holiday.

I am a December baby...it always short changed me when I was younger. The family couldn't afford much so I usually got one of my xmas presents for my birthday.

But I do have a friend whose birthday is on Dec 25...so I figured her birthday was worse.

Thanks for the share & take care.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 17, 2020:

Thank, Tim for your poetic comment. Glad to be a part of a pleasant memory.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 17, 2020:

James, thanks for your input. No new beginning before the end of the old year. December has its work cut out.

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on October 17, 2020:

December, I remember, with snowflakes warming fire timbers, and kind words from Ms. Dora, in the coldest of weather, is like beautiful wintry flora.

Love that month, Ms. Dora. Thanks for a wonderful article.

James C Moore from The Great Midwest on October 17, 2020:

Your hub reminds me of what we have to look forward to.December is the one month in which the whole month is in the end of year/beginning of new year holiday season.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 17, 2020:

Thanks, Devika. I imagine that you have some interesting cultural events in Croatia. December is interesting everywhere.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 17, 2020:

Liz, I share your concern about home and church gatherings. May the Lord show us how to make the best of this pandemic situation.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 17, 2020:

Linda, I'm so pleased that you like the quotes I share. Thanks for your invaluable support and encouragement.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 17, 2020:

Thanks, Flourish. Accept my sympathy on the loss of your relative. Thanks for sharing your idea of holidays centered on giving; that usually lead to genuine feelings of joy.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 17, 2020:

Kalpana, time flies. It seems like yesterday that I started compiling these monthly quotes, and I'm done. Hard to believe, but it's true. Thanks for your input.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 17, 2020:

Antonio, keep the praises going. You are so right: "Gratitude leads to happiness, no matter what situation we find ourselves in."

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 17, 2020:

Hi Dora the month of December is one of my favorites. Your write up in detail and so interesting about this month. Christmas makes December exciting and happy for all nationalities.

Liz Westwood from UK on October 17, 2020:

You are planning ahead with this interesting article. This year, December will certainly be different from other years. Gradually restrictions are increasing in the UK again now due to COVID-19. In some ways I think Christmas celebrations have got out of hand and moved too far from the real meaning of the festival. So cutting down on some of the trappings this year will do no harm. But it will be a shame if families and friends can't meet and churches can't celebrate Christmas.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on October 16, 2020:

I look forward to the last half of December because it's filled with the spirit of love and hope. I like the idea of a Christmas rose symbolizing the invincible soul very much. Thank you for once again sharing some interesting and thought-provoking quotations, Dora.

FlourishAnyway from USA on October 16, 2020:

I plan to have so much joy this December it’s crazy! Gotta balance out the pandemic gloom and the loss of a relative and other changes.We will center our holiday on giving. I liked the quotes and was intrigued particularly by the ones about holidays in other places.

Kalpana Iyer from India on October 16, 2020:

Thought provoking quotes! I can't believe December is almost here already.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 16, 2020:

Peggy, I believe with you that the celebration will go on despite the changes. Joy and peace cannot be extinguished.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 16, 2020:

Thanks, Millicent. I'm happy to have found a quote that you like. Hoping that you can find a spirit of cheer during the season.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 16, 2020:

Thanks, Sannyasi. I'm happy that you enjoy them.

Antonio50S on October 16, 2020:

Thanks Dora.

Life isn't as great for me as it once was, but gratitude as you mentioned maybe the key to being happy in whatever situation we find ourselves in. Job assumed his testings came from God, "Shall we accept only the good things from God and not the bad" ? That's a Great attitude to have Dora. That also makes us "notice" all the good gifts which come from above "as well" as you mentioned which is easy to take for granted when life is good. ( Deuteronomy 8 ) is maybe one chapter in the O/T we should all be familiar with, which helps us to never to forget who the true provider is. Gratitute leads to happiness, no matter what situation we find ourselves in.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 16, 2020:

Thanks, Bill. Have a great weekend too, while we look forward to December and Christmas.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 16, 2020:

Thanks, Chitrangada. I join you in hoping that this year, the people will celebrate and be happy, and that we will experience from the pandemic by the New Year.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 16, 2020:

You have given us so many quotes about December, Christmas, and celebrations worldwide. This year in the midst of a pandemic, gatherings may be much smaller, but we can still celebrate, each in our own way, the blessings of the season.

Millicent Okello from Nairobi, Kenya on October 16, 2020:

Hi lovely Dora i hope you are ok.

Its so beautiful to know that December is around the corner. Despite of the challenges that we've had throughout this year, I am greatful that at least I feel encouraged by your beautiful quotes.

If you are feeling some December blues, or even depression, don't fight it. Instead, do something for yourself. Be reflective. Let the emotions exist. And be encouraged that, like me, you can get to a better place, but it can take time." —Brad Feld my favourite. Thanks

Sannyasi Raja from Durgapur, West Bengal, India on October 16, 2020:

QUOTES ARE ALWAYS NICE

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 16, 2020:

Christmas is a time of love and for that reason, and many others, it is worth looking forward to - despite the weather. :) Have a lovely weekend, my friend.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on October 16, 2020:

Nice collection of quotes for December, which I enjoyed reading. There is something so relaxing about this last month of the year—We think about the new beginnings, with hope and belief.

It’s difficult to choose one of them as a favourite. However, I agree with the quote, by an Indian. We usually plan to visit some relatives, who are living in other countries, or they plan to visit India, since they get a long holiday.

But, this time December is different, for obvious reasons. The air travel, overseas travel, or any other travel is not fully functional, plus there are risks involved. So, we will miss that.

I just hope that the people celebrate, be happy, and the new year brings the news of relief from the Pandemic, to the World.

Thank you for sharing this. Have a blessed day.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 16, 2020:

Miebakagh, I appreciate your input. Thanks for sharing your helpful perspective.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 16, 2020:

Antonio, good to hear from you! I remain grateful for all the good gifts I receive daily from above. Hope all is well with you. Thanks for stopping by to greet and read.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 16, 2020:

Pamela, thank you for highlighting that "this season is about our Lord Jesus, not just shopping, food,, etc." That' helps us set our priorities straight.s

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on October 16, 2020:

Dora, while growing up, I learnt every day is Christmas day, so I and you must continue giving gifts up to and through December 25 and thereafter. Of the quotes, that of David Jeremiah captivate me. It tally what I said above. Althought December 25 is controversal as the birth day of Jesus Christ, we all know through biblical, cosmological, and historical analysis that Christ Jesus of Nazareth was born in January. Thanks

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 16, 2020:

True, Eric. Sadness in December is doubly sad, someone said, but a lit bit of gladness is likely to pierce through the gloom.

Antonio50S on October 16, 2020:

Hello Dora.

Hope You're keeping well, and everyone else.

Love the "George Michael" Quote. Love everyone.

Tony.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 16, 2020:

The holidays are such a nice time as we have more family time. I enjoyed your article and all the quotes. I didn't know the French had two Christmas meals. I hate to say I thought what a lot of work that it. We have lighter snacks on Christmas eve and then a big meal on Christmas day. I like to make sure to remember this season is about our Lord Jesus, not just shopping, food,, etc. Thanks for a lovely article, Ms Dora.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on October 16, 2020:

Thank you much for this wonderful trip through December. You are early for your gift giving. December sure does jostle our emotions some sad in remembrance but mostly glee with family.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 16, 2020:

Thanks, Lorna. I love that quote, too. It's message is one we can take all through the year.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 16, 2020:

Thanks, Rosina. Really happy that you like that quote. It is literally the last one I found and now I know it was worth the wait.

Lorna Lamon on October 16, 2020:

I have always looked forward to this time of year when friends and family come together to give thanks and celebrate Christmas.

All the quotes are beautiful however, the one I have chosen speaks of the times we are now living in.

No: 28 "A rose in the middle of December - What a fragile looking thing, but an enduring one! It symbolizes to me the invincible, indelible human soul in the midst of an often perplexing world." - Dorothy A.

A timeless collection Dora. Thank you for sharing.

Rosina S Khan on October 15, 2020:

Beautiful quotes about December, Dora. My fave is the one below:

7. "If you are feeling some December blues, or even depression, don't fight it. Instead, do something for yourself. Be reflective. Let the emotions exist. And be encouraged that, like me, you can get to a better place, but it can take time." —Brad Feld

Thank you for sharing a marvelous article as always.