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Top Christmas Movie Quotes for Instagram Captions | 12 Days of Christmas

‘Tis the season for copious amounts of beautiful Christmas photos to be uploaded to Instagram. If you’re anything like me, you can have trouble coming up with the perfect caption for your photo. So, I’ve compiled a list of the top Christmas movie quotes for Instagram captions!

I’m sure like any other family, my family has a few favorites that we absolutely love to watch during the season which includes Christmas Vacation, Elf, and Eloise at Christmastime. There’s something so comforting about snuggling in with a blanket and hot chocolate to watch Christmas movies that you grew up watching so why not bring those vibes on to your Instagram? This year, in all my twenty-one years of living, was the first time I saw It’s a Wonderful Life which shocks a lot of people but won’t anymore thanks to my boyfriend. My point in bringing that up is that it might just have made itself onto my list of favorite Christmas movies.

Without further rambles, here are some of my top Christmas movie quotes for Instagram captions:

Christmas Vacation

  • “I don’t know what to say, except it’s Christmas and we’re all in misery.”
  • “Hallelujah! Holy sh*t! Where’s the Tylenol?”
  • “Lotta sap in here! Mmmm… Looks great! Little full, lotta sap.”
  • “…The jolliest bunch of a**holes this side of the nuthouse.”
  • “Nobody’s walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. We’re all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here.”
  • “We’re gonna press on, and we’re gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny f***ing Kaye.”
  • “We’re kicking off our fun old fashion family Christmas by heading out into the country in the old front-wheel drive sleigh to embrace the frosty majesty of the winter landscape and select that most important of Christmas symbols.”

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

  • “Tomorrow is Christmas, it’s practically here.”
  • “I guess I could use a little social interaction.”
  • “If I can’t find something nice to wear, I’m not going!”
  • “Cheer up, dude. It’s Christmas.”
  • “4:00: Wallow in self-pity”
  • “We did our worst and that’s all that matters.”
  • “Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…perhaps means a little bit more!”


  • “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”
  • “I just like to smile; smiling’s my favorite.”
  • “I’m a cotton-headed ninny muggins.”
  • “I thought maybe we could make gingerbread houses, and eat cookie dough, and go ice skating, and maybe even hold hands.”
  • “First we’ll make snow angels for two hours, then we’ll go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookie Dough as fast as we can, and then we’ll snuggle.”
  • “I’m sorry I ruined your lives and crammed eleven cookies into the VCR.”
  • “I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel.”
  • “Good news! I saw a dog today!”
  • “Santa! Oh my god! Santa’s coming! I know him! I know him!”

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

  • “What’s a Christmas tree without tinsel and pretty silver and gold decorations?”
  • I love this Christmasy time of year.”
  • “I think you’re cute.”
  • “We’re a couple of misfits.”
  • “Why am I such a misfit? I am not just a nitwit.”

Other Fun Christmas Movie Quotes

  • “Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.” –The Polar Express
  • “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 Christmas
  • “This is extremely important. Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back.” – Home Alone
  • “Merry Christmas, you filthy animal.” – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • “Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.” – The Polar Express
  • “Christmas was on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas, upon which the entire kid year revolved.” – A Christmas Story
  • “I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year.” – A Christmas Carol
  • “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. For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be.” – Scrooged
  • “Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind.” – Miracle On 34th Street
  • “I absolutely love Christmas!” – Eloise at Christmastime
  • “It’s Christmas Eve Eve!” – Eloise at Christmastime

What’s your all-time favorite Christmas movie quote?

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram to see when some of these might be put into use! And be sure to come back tomorrow for the sixth day of Christmas!

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  1. Okay girl this was the cutest blog post ever! What an amazing idea! My fav is “Merry Christmas, you filthy animal.” ahhah nothing ever beats Home Alone for me. Thanks for getting me more into the Christmas spirit!!

    1. Kellie Marie says:

      Aw, thank you so much!! Home Alone is such a classic – I love it so much! I’ve been binge watching Christmas movies and specials all day today to get more into the Christmas spirit so I thought I would share some of that! I’m so happy you liked it – you’re the best🤗💕

  2. Denise H says:

    This is an excellent post, Kellie. I loved reading it! I really want to include “I’m sorry I ruined your lives and crammed eleven cookies into the VCR.” into an Instagram caption now 😂

    1. Kellie Marie says:

      You’re too sweet, thank you so much! That’s such a great line and would make the perfect Instagram caption – it’s such a mood😂

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