December Quotes

49 December Quotes and Sayings to Love the Last month

Hello December, the twelfth and final month! Of course, everyone wants to wrap up all the hard work and end the year with a bang. That's why we prepared a list of December quotes to encapsulate the best of the season this month delivers. 

As we all know, many of us manage an overloaded December schedule filled with activities, whether job or family-related. Kids are busy opening their Christmas treats and gifts. Adults have multiple parties to attend while preparing for the Christmas celebration. But, of course, a busy schedule goes both ways, and December also provides some welcome holiday time to enjoy and relax.

Our December celebrations, which can be both traditional and modern, bring warmth through gifs, feasts, and gatherings. Indeed, our curated December quotes below will inspire you to make the most of this final month of the year as the winter draws in and the Christmas decorations come out of the cupboards.

Amidst all the Christmas preparations and the looming office party, you might like to check out our tips for a zero-waste Christmas and browse our selection of zero-waste gifts or eco-friendly stocking stuffers, both there to help you enjoy the festivities while minimizing your impact on the environment.

Best December Quotes

Around December 21 marks the winter solstice for countries in the North Hemisphere, wherein the Earth tilts farthest from the Sun. As a result, this day will have the longest night, around 16 hours. 

Fortunately for us living in the present day, our December is filled with light, food, and merry-making all month long. And for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, we may even experience the serenity of some winter snow.

As Aristotle said, "To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold." Here are some inspirational December quotes that wrap up this month's joy and combat December’s bad weather.

"Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us." -Hal Borland #trvst #quotes #beinspired #bethechange #December
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"Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us."

- Hal Borland

"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 #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #bethechange #December
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"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

"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 #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #beinspired #December #happy #young
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"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

"If cold December gave you birth, The month of snow and ice and mirth, Place on your hand a Turquoise blue, Success will bless whatever you do." -Unknown #trvst #quotes #dogood #gogreen #December
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"If cold December gave you birth, The month of snow and ice and mirth, Place on your hand a Turquoise blue, Success will bless whatever you do."

- Unknown

Chilling December Quotes About The Weather

"It is December, and nobody asked if I was ready."

~ Sarah Kay

The Anglo-Saxons' ancient name for December is Winter Monath or Winter Month, which fits it well since December 1 is officially the start of the meteorological winter season. So it would be best if you prepared your sweaters and scarves for parties and shopping amidst the chill December brings.

Grab a sustainable blanket and hot chocolate as well as you continue to read the following December quotes.

"December's wintery breath is already clouding the pond, frosting the pane, obscuring summer's memory…" -John Geddes #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #thinkgreen #December
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"December's wintery breath is already clouding the pond, frosting the pane, obscuring summer's memory…"

- John Geddes

"You know what, December's a funny time of the year, because the weather changes, the central heating comes on; sometimes you can get colds and coughs and flu." -Phil Taylor #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #changetheworld #December
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"You know what, December's a funny time of the year, because the weather changes, the central heating comes on; sometimes you can get colds and coughs and flu."

- Phil Taylor

"If we make it through December, everything's gonna be alright I know; it's the coldest time of winter and I shiver when I see the falling snow." -Merle Haggard #trvst #quotes #beinspired #bethechange #December
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"If we make it through December, everything's gonna be alright I know; it's the coldest time of winter and I shiver when I see the falling snow."

- Merle Haggard

"The crisp path through the field in this December snow, in the deep dark, where we trod the buried grass like ghosts on dry toast." -Dylan Thomas #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #thinkgreen #December
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"The crisp path through the field in this December snow, in the deep dark, where we trod the buried grass like ghosts on dry toast."

- Dylan Thomas

“December is the toughest month of the year. Others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, October, August, and February.”

~ Mark Twain

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”

~ Albert Camus

“Outside the house it was storming, a busy downfall of flakes that the wind blew lightly across acres of old snow left from December.”

~ Gladys Hasty Carroll

"Yet my heart loves December’s smile As much as July’s golden beam; Then let us sit and watch the while. The blue ice curdling on the stream."

~ Emily Bronte

"May and October, the best-smelling months? I’ll make a case for December: evergreen, frost, wood smoke, cinnamon. December’s immaculate coldness feels warm. December feels like blood."

~ Zinaida Gippius

Joyous December Quotes About The Holiday Traditions

Another name Anglo-Saxons gave to December is Heligh Monath, or Holy Month, since Christmas, historically a Christian holiday, is on the 25th. Today many traditions from Christmas’s origins remain, while other Christmas customs worldwide have evolved.

For example, rather than turkeys or ham at the center table, the Japanese will wait long hours at KFC chains to buy a bucket of fried chicken. Colombians light little candles to mark the start of the Christmas season. Aside from Santa Claus, Icelandic kids have thirteen mischievous trolls visiting them.

Discover or start more fun yuletide rituals after checking our December motivational quotes below.

Related: 7 Tips for Zero Waste Holidays And Times Away From Home.

"As a child, I was bonkers for Christmas. The entire month of December, I couldn't sleep at night from anticipation." -Rosecrans Baldwin #trvst #quotes #beinspired #changetheworld #December #sleep #christmas
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"As a child, I was bonkers for Christmas. The entire month of December, I couldn't sleep at night from anticipation."

- Rosecrans Baldwin

"My favorite traditional Christmas movie that I like to watch is All Quiet on the Western Front. It's just not December without that movie in my house." -Tom Hanks #trvst #quotes #bethechange #takeaction #December #christmas
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"My favorite traditional Christmas movie that I like to watch is All Quiet on the Western Front. It's just not December without that movie in my house."

- Tom Hanks

"Throughout my teenage years, I read 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens every December. It was a story that never failed to excite me, for as well as being a Dickens enthusiast, I have always loved ghost stories." -John Boyne #trvst #quotes #beinspired #impact #December #christmas
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"Throughout my teenage years, I read 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens every December. It was a story that never failed to excite me, for as well as being a Dickens enthusiast, I have always loved ghost stories."

- John Boyne

"When I was a child, my December weekends were spent making cards, decorating the tree, hanging the wreath and preparing brandy butter and peppermint creams." -Pippa Middleton #trvst #quotes #takeaction #ecoconscious #December #tree #christmas
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"When I was a child, my December weekends were spent making cards, decorating the tree, hanging the wreath and preparing brandy butter and peppermint creams."

- Pippa Middleton

"My brothers and sisters, 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 #trvst #quotes #takeaction #bethechange #December #spirit #love #christmas
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"My brothers and sisters, 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

"When I was a kid, my sisters and I used to get a little present in our stocking each day of December, usually an ornament, some sweets, or a little toy." -Birgitte Hjort Sorensen #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #beinspired #December #christmas
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"When I was a kid, my sisters and I used to get a little present in our stocking each day of December, usually an ornament, some sweets, or a little toy."

- Birgitte Hjort Sorensen

Quotes About December's Historical Events

In December 1948, the United Nations codified the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. And aside from that, commemorating Universal Month for Human Rights in December is also fitting. It is because many historical events in this month showed how people suffered and stood up for equality, justice, and the morality of all humans. Furthermore, this month also holds a variety of celebrations from different races and religions, encouraging all of us to coexist peacefully.

As you read the December quotes below, look back into the past and learn how to stand up for human rights.

Related: December - Awareness Months, Days & Observances.

"I was four years old when Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941 by Japan, and overnight, the world was plunged into a world war. America suddenly was swept up by hysteria." -George Takei #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #changetheworld #December #world #history
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"I was four years old when Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941 by Japan, and overnight, the world was plunged into a world war. America suddenly was swept up by hysteria."

- George Takei

"The Montgomery Bus Boycott began in December 1955, and by 1956 NAACP leaders came to me and asked me to be part of a lawsuit they wanted to file on my behalf and that of three other women, to challenge segregation on public buses." -Claudette Colvin #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #socialimpact #December #history
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"The Montgomery Bus Boycott began in December 1955, and by 1956 NAACP leaders came to me and asked me to be part of a lawsuit they wanted to file on my behalf and that of three other women, to challenge segregation on public buses."

- Claudette Colvin

"Rosa Parks was a woman of strength, conviction, and morality. Her action on December 1, 1955, to defy the law made her a leading figure in our nation's civil rights history." -John Shimkus #trvst #quotes #takeaction #beinspired #December #action #history
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"Rosa Parks was a woman of strength, conviction, and morality. Her action on December 1, 1955, to defy the law made her a leading figure in our nation's civil rights history."

- John Shimkus

December Quotes About Shopping, Sports, And More

“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

The December days’ activities encourage us to spend on family gatherings, office parties, holiday decorations, and vacations, and we can't forget gift shopping. According to a 2022 survey by the National Retail Foundation, most consumers spending spans the top five gift categories; clothes, gift cards, toys, books or other media, and food or candies. So despite inflation over the past year, nothing can stop the spirit of gift-giving we all have during December.

Aside from the presents, check out what other things people are busy with across the final month by reading our December quotes below.

"Once again, we come to the holiday season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice." -Dave Barry #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #socialimpact #December  #shopping
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"Once again, we come to the holiday season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice."

- Dave Barry

"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 #trvst #quotes #beinspired #socialchange #December #presents #shopping
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"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

"A manager's job is simple. For one hundred sixty-two games you try not to screw up all that smart stuff your organization did last December." -Earl Weaver #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #planetearthfirst #December #baseball
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"A manager's job is simple. For one hundred sixty-two games you try not to screw up all that smart stuff your organization did last December."

- Earl Weaver

"I know. I'm lazy. But I made myself a New Years' resolution that I would write myself something really special. Which means I have til December, right?" -Catherine O'Hara #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #bethechange #December #special #resolution
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"I know. I'm lazy. But I made myself a New Years' resolution that I would write myself something really special. Which means I have til December, right?"

- Catherine O'Hara

"May and October, the best-smelling months? I'll make a case for December: evergreen, frost, wood smoke, cinnamon." -Lisa Kleypas #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #bethechange #December
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"May and October, the best-smelling months? I'll make a case for December: evergreen, frost, wood smoke, cinnamon."

- Lisa Kleypas

"Christmas sits like a black hole on the calendar. Just try scheduling a meeting at work the month of December." -Andrew Shaffer #trvst #quotes #bethechange #changetheworld #December #christmas
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"Christmas sits like a black hole on the calendar. Just try scheduling a meeting at work the month of December."

- Andrew Shaffer

"My December is typically one big, sweaty 'wintry mix' blur, not a punch-laden, heartwarming mixer." -Emily Weiss #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #thinkgreen #December
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"My December is typically one big, sweaty 'wintry mix' blur, not a punch-laden, heartwarming mixer."

- Emily Weiss

Other Noteworthy December Quotes From Art And Literature

“A bare tree stands with roots on both ends in December days.”

~ Kiran Bantawa

“In a drear-nighted December, Too happy, happy brook, Thy bubblings ne’er remember Apollo’s summer look; But with a sweet forgetting, They stay their crystal fretting, Never, never petting About the frozen time.”

~ John Keats

One of the brightest stellar performances occurs every mid-December as the Geminid meteor shower produces 120 meteors per hour at its peak. These show stoppers, which are bright, fast, and multi-colored, were less impressive when observers discovered them in the 1800s. 

Based on an article by the Royal Astronomical Society, mathematical modeling of a 30-year observation proved that Geminid's activity would rise with time all because the core moves steadily towards the Earth.

As you wait for a celestial event this month and welcome December, look through the following noteworthy December quotes from art and literature.

"Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December; And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor." -Edgar Allan Poe #trvst #quotes #takeaction #bethechange #December
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"Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December; And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor."

- Edgar Allan Poe

"I heard a bird sing in the dark of December. A magical thing. And sweet to remember. We are nearer to Spring than we were in September. I heard a bird sing in the dark of December." -Oliver Herford #trvst #quotes #beinspired #planetearthfirst #December #bird
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"I heard a bird sing in the dark of December. A magical thing. And sweet to remember. We are nearer to Spring than we were in September. I heard a bird sing in the dark of December."

- Oliver Herford

"The sun that brief December day Rose cheerless over hills of gray, And, darkly circled, gave at noon A sadder light than waning moon." -John Greenleaf Whittier #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #thinkgreen #December #gray #sun #light
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"The sun that brief December day Rose cheerless over hills of gray, And, darkly circled, gave at noon A sadder light than waning moon."

- John Greenleaf Whittier

"In December ring Every day the chimes; Loud the gleemen sing In the streets their merry rhymes. Let us by the fire Ever higher Sing them till the night expire!" -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #trvst #quotes #socialchange #dogood #December
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"In December ring Every day the chimes; Loud the gleemen sing In the streets their merry rhymes. Let us by the fire Ever higher Sing them till the night expire!"

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"I have forgotten much, but still remember The poinciana's red, blood-red in warm December." -Claude McKay #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #changetheworld #December
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"I have forgotten much, but still remember The poinciana's red, blood-red in warm December."

- Claude McKay

"December drops no weak, relenting tear, By our fond Summer sympathies ensnared, Nor from the perfect circle of the year Can even Winter's crystal gems be spared." -Christopher Pearce Cranch #trvst #quotes #bethechange #gogreen #December #perfect
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"December drops no weak, relenting tear, By our fond Summer sympathies ensnared, Nor from the perfect circle of the year Can even Winter's crystal gems be spared."

- Christopher Pearce Cranch

Short December Captions For Social Media

"Remember this December, That love weighs more than gold!”

~ Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

"Who is not a love seeker when December comes? Even children pray to Santa Claus."

~ Rod McKuen

Traditional celebrations during December don't start and end with Christmas Day. So we should also know about a couple of other significant occasions people celebrate. First, Kwanzaa, a young holiday that only began in 1966, commemorates the African-American culture. Second, Hannukah, which means dedication, observes a past miracle event when Jews regained control over the Temple.

Even if you don't have African or Jewish roots, learning about these occasions brings solidarity among us in the last month of the year.

As November comes to an end and December gets underway, spread love, peace, and harmony by posting the following hello December quotes, sayings, and captions on your social media.

“December, being the last month of the year, cannot help but make us think of what is to come.”

~ Fennel Hudson

Choose quotes for December for your socials, as the end of the year is a time of renewal as we start to prepare for the next year.

"Remember this December that love weighs more than gold" -Unknown #trvst #quotes #takeaction #gogreen #December #love #captionideas
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"Remember this December that love weighs more than gold"

- Unknown

"The Christmas tree goes up on December 1. I love it." -Richard E. Grant #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #collectiveaction #December #tree #love #christmas#captionideas
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"The Christmas tree goes up on December 1. I love it."

- Richard E. Grant

"In cold December fragrant chaplets blow, And heavy harvests nod beneath the snow." -Alexander Pope #trvst #quotes #gogreen #changetheworld #December #captionideas
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"In cold December fragrant chaplets blow, And heavy harvests nod beneath the snow."

- Alexander Pope

"The cold is coming. December's winter solstice. Start of the season." -Robert Pettit #trvst #quotes #dogood #collectiveaction #December #captionideas
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"The cold is coming. December's winter solstice. Start of the season."

- Robert Pettit

"Chill December brings the sleet, Blazing fire, and Christmas treat." -Sara Coleridge #trvst #quotes #bethechange #planetearthfirst #December #captionideas
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"Chill December brings the sleet, Blazing fire, and Christmas treat."

- Sara Coleridge

"I create, I take risks, I live my passion, and then… I take rest in the Holiday season." -Unknown #trvst #quotes #beinspired #takeaction #December #passion #captionideas
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"I create, I take risks, I live my passion, and then… I take rest in the Holiday season."

- Unknown

"Will love be true as December frost, or fickle and fall like the rose in June?" -Clement Scott #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #beinspired #December #love #rose #captionideas
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"Will love be true as December frost, or fickle and fall like the rose in June?"

- Clement Scott

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