A star hangs near a Christmas tree at a Berlin shopping mall in 2012. Celebrate Christmas with these quotes. Getty Images

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, and you know what that means — stockings, presents, family and quotes. Whether you're feeling hesitant or jolly about the holidays, there are dozens of sayings for the season. You can sit down with "A Christmas Carol," pop in "Elf" or just read on for Christmas quotations.

Here are a few of the most inspirational, poignant and downright funny sayings, compiled from GoodReads, the Quote Garden and BrainyQuote:

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” — Bob Hope

"Mankind is a great, an immense family. This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas." — Pope John XXIII

"Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time." — Laura Ingalls Wilder

"Nothing's as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas." — Kin Hubbard

“We sat on the floor eating donuts, completely dazed and hung over. I looked up at the window every so often to gaze at the Christmas lights. They were so beautiful. They blinked on and off in what should have been the early night dark but was really the early morning dark.” — Chrissi Sepe

"Christmas is a time when you get homesick — even when you're home."— Carol Nelson

"One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly." — Andy Rooney

"God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it." — Pope Francis

“The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.” — George Carlin

"The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness. It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world's busy life and become more interested in people than in things." — Thomas S. Monson

"I don’t mind fruitcakes. They’re the one thing during the holidays I’m not tempted to eat." — Melanie White

"The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect!" — Charles N. Barnard

"It is the one season of the year when we can lay aside all gnawing worry, indulge in sentiment without censure, assume the carefree faith of childhood, and just plain 'have fun.' Whether they call it Yuletide, Noel, Weihnachten, or Christmas, people around the earth thirst for its refreshment as the desert traveller for the oasis." — D.D. Monroe

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” — Roy L. Smith

"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." — Charles Dickens

"Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree." — T.S. Eliot

“As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is.” — Eric Sevareid

"Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it." — Richard Lamm

"As long as we keep loving, it will always be Christmas.” — Lailah Gifty Akita