'Tis the season for posing in front of a camera and posting it to any and all social media - especially Instagram! The holiday season, from Halloween to New Year's, provides us with a large array of puns and clever captions to choose from each time we upload something to the TL. Of course, we want to make our mark and share what we did during the most wonderful time of the year.
In hopes of giving you a helping hand for funny, clever, meaningful, and reference-worthy captions, I decided to make a compilation of quotes from y(our) favorite Christmas movies! Some of them can be pretty versatile, while others can be pretty specific - it all depends on you, your family, and your holiday shenanigans. Regardless, it's dealer's choice and whatever you do choose, have fun with it!
Here are 50 quotes from y(our) favorite Christmas movies to bust out on Instagram!
"Hallelujah!! Holy sh*t! Where's the Tylenol?" - National Lampoon's Christmas VacationGiphy
We love the holidays, but we also know that they can be a little much. My family can be a handful sometimes, so I know that the Tylenol (or anything that cures a headache) needs to be readily available. This is something commonly uttered in my family without social media being a factor, but hey, if the opportunity presents itself!
"Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see." - The Polar ExpressGiphy
This has to be one of the most wholesome Christmas movies in existence. It speaks to more than just believing in Santa Claus, but in faith and one's self.
"It's not what's under the Christmas tree that matters; it's who's around it." - A Charlie Brown ChristmasGiphy
A lot of times, we forget the true meaning of Christmas. We might get a little greedy sometimes, whether it be the amount of presents or the amount behind the dollar sign, but what's most important is the people that join you around the tree during the most wonderful time of the year.
"Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind." - Miracle on 34th StreetGiphy
A lot of times, I see and hear people say that they're not in a very "Christmas-y" mood. Other times, people start celebrating the day after Thanksgiving - some even before Thanksgiving, but we'll ignore that. The holiday season, Christmas, is only as cheerful and "Christmas-y" as you make it out to be.
"May we blink?" - National Lampoon's Christmas VacationGiphy
Perfect for family pictures. That's it. That's the quote.
"SANTA!!! OH MY GOD!" -ElfGiphy
Does this one really need an explanation?
"You believed in me when nobody else did." - The Santa ClauseGiphy
This can be used for a heartfelt thank-you after overcoming hardships, whether it be personal, school related, COVID-19 related, etc. In a society that's trying to exude positivity, there doesn't seem to be a lot of genuine support systems. So whoever might have believed in you when no one else did, thank them.
"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas." - White ChristmasGiphy
This has to be one of the most cliche', but perfect if you're in a state that can provide a white Christmas.
As an honorable mention, "walking in a winter wonderland" as well.
"It's Christmas Eve. It's the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer; we smile a little easier; we cheer a little more." - ScroogedGiphy
Do you know a Scrooge? Are you the Scrooge? Well even Ebenezer managed to experience joy and the miracle of Christmas. Maybe this year can be your opportunity to de-Scrooge and leave a wholesome message that will pull on your followers' heartstrings.
"Just because I cannot see it, doesn't mean I can't believe it." - The Nightmare Before ChristmasGiphy
There's such a wide array of possibilities for this one, but the prime choices are believing in Santa, having faith in something bigger than you, or the unmatched cheer that comes with the holiday season.
"Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal!" - Home Alone 2: Lost in New YorkGiphy
I mean.. does this one really need justification as to why it's on the list?
"Save the neck for me, Clark!" - National Lampoon's Christmas VacationGiphy
We all have that one family member that is our very own Cousin Eddie. Show him some love, y'all.
"Son of a nutcracker." - ElfGiphy
This one, of course, doesn't have to be associated with pain - maybe showing off someone that surprised you with an enthusiastic undertone?
"You'll shoot your eye out, kid." - A Christmas StoryGiphy
I mean, this is just a classic for almost any scenario and time of year.
"If this is their idea of Christmas, I gotta be here for New Year's." - Die HardGiphy
First of all, yes, Die Hard is a Christmas movie. Second, sometimes Christmas can be interesting, especially with particular family members, and you just can't help but wonder how they celebrate the New Year.
"One thing about trains, it doesn't matter where they're going - what matters is deciding to get on." - The Polar ExpressGiphy
The Polar Express has so many life lessons that apply in a year 'round context more than a Christmas one. Therefore, this quote can be used as inspiration and that little push that you might need before making a big decision or life change.
"Nobody's walking out on this good old-fashioned family Christmas." - National Lampoon's Christmas VacationGiphy
Despite any hectic happenings during Christmas or the entirety of the holiday season, there's always that one family member that wants everything to go according to plan regardless of how many things have already gone wrong - @ basically every mom.
This is something that probably shouldn't be shared with social media, but might make things interested if it is.
"The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear." - ElfGiphy
This one is just cute. There's always that one Scrooge, maybe multiple on the TL, so spread a little Christmas cheer!
"God bless us, every one!" - A Christmas CarolGiphy
This is just a classic. Even if you're not actually religious or spiritual, you might find yourself saying or posting it, and that's OK.
"Holiday who-be what-ee?" - How the Grinch Stole ChristmasGiphy
Spontaneous holiday plans? We're going to a holiday who-be what-ee? Should make for an interesting day, am I right?
"Whoever heard of a skinny Santa? Eat!" - Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReindeerGiphy
For the #bodyposi peeps out there. The most loved holiday mascot has some meat on his bones, so it's OK for you to have some too!
"Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more." - How the Grinch Stole ChristmasGiphy
Wholesome, just wholesome.
"Tinsel - not just for decoration." - The Santa ClauseGiphy
Did anyone else immediately find themselves on the naughty list with this one? No? Just me? OK.
"'Tis the season to be merry." - National Lampoon's Christmas VacationGiphy
Super cliche' but hey, if it ain't broke!
"There's a certain magic that comes with the very first snow." - Frosty the SnowmanGiphy
Who else experienced their first snowfall this week? I don't know about y'all but it definitely helped me get into the "Christmas-y" mood a little more! Just magical.
"I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It's not bad at all really. Maybe it just needs a little love." - A Charlie Brown ChristmasGiphy
As someone whose household has a Charlie Brown Christmas tree, how could I let the opportunity go to waste?
How could anyone given the opportunity, whether you have one too or you just felt the need to pick out the saddest looking tree at the farm?
"Dad, you taught me everything I know about exterior illumination." - National Lampoon's Christmas VacationGiphy
Step 1: buy Christmas lights.
Step 2: wrap yourself in them.
"You have such a pretty face. You should be on a Christmas card." - ElfGiphy
Did someone say 'Christmas pick-up line' for the couples out there?
"Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart." - The Polar ExpressGiphy
Yet another life lesson to be remembered in years to come, all thanks to The Polar Express.
"OOOH, AHHHHH.... That's it, I'm not going." - How the Grinch Stole ChristmasGiphy
Okay, this is a mood for any day of the year. This one doesn't discriminate whatsoever.
"I believe, I believe. It's silly but I believe." - Miracle on 34th StreetGiphy
Do you believe?
"Yes, it's a bit 'nipply' out - I mean nippy out!" - National Lampoon's Christmas VacationGiphy
You gotta love the occasional (nip)slip!
"Seeing isn't believing. Believing is seeing." - The Santa ClauseGiphy
So simple, but so deep.
"I'll just be hanging around the mistletoe, hoping to be kissed." - Love ActuallyGiphy
Did someone say 'hint, hint, *wink*, *wink*'?
"It's Christmas Eve and we are going to go celebrate being young and being alive." - The HolidayGiphy
Live it up while you still can, right?
"I don't what to say, except it's Christmas, and we're all in misery." - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Whether it be the Scrooges of the season, dysfunctional families, or plans just gone awry, it could be fitting if you're just not in the mood.
"Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings." - It's a Wonderful LifeGiphy
Yet another classic!
"Blast this Christmas music. It's joyful and triumphant." - How the Grinch Stole ChristmasGiphy
For our Grinches and Scrooges of the world!
"You're skipping Christmas! Isn't that against the law?" - Christmas with the Kranks
Personalize it to you, use it word-for-word - you can make it work!
"No one should be alone on Christmas." - How the Grinch Stole ChristmasGiphy
Cindy Lou Who's words are true!
"And we're going to have the hap-hap-happiest Christmas..." - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Maybe exclude the last part of the original quote, maybe don't - you do you. If you want the entirety of this mini rant, it's super easy to find on Google and is sporadically located throughout this article (though still not in its entirety).
"It's Christmas. Nothing bad is going to happen on Christmas." - Krampus
This is the equivalent to saying, "what's the worst that could happen?" - everything. Literally everything.
Maybe avoid this one, actually.
"I'm gonna deck your halls, bub." - Jingle All The WayGiphy
I mean, it's such a good and simple pun.
"It was an ugly tree anyway." - National Lampoon's Christmas VacationGiphy
This might be reserved for a specific and unforeseen opportunity, but it's best to be prepared.
"He loves the snow. He told me 15 times." - ElfGiphy
Have someone in your life that loves snow? Maybe too much? Go play in it and take some candids, together or solo. It'd definitely be a cute addition to the TL.
"We're your worst nightmare; elves with attitude." - The Santa Clause
Christmas costume content, anyone?
"Looks great! Little full, lotta sap." - National Lampoon's Christmas VacationGiphy
A classic and underrated quote from Christmas Vacation that definitely has potential, given the right opportunity!
"My balls are freezing. I never thought I'd say that with a smile on my face." - Jack FrostGiphy
For when you and the guys play in the snow for a little too long. Right, boys?
"Do you want to build a snowman?" - FrozenGiphy
I had to include one from Frozen, right?
"And when Santa squeezes his fat white a** down that chimney tonight, he's gonna find the jolliest bunch of a**holes this side of the nuthouse." - National Lampoon's Christmas VacationGiphy
This is absolute perfection for the dysfunctional families out there - shoutout to mine!
Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays, everyone!