70 Sad Christmas Quotes To Help You Cope With Grief

Looking for some really sad quotes on Christmas holidays? We have rounded up the best collection of sad Christmas quotes, sayings, captions, status, messages, (with images and pictures) to express your heartfelt feelings when missing your loved ones.

The holiday season is all about celebration and fun with family and friends. But it can be sad for some too. When you are away from your loved ones, due to time, distance, or lost a family member to death, then you miss them on those days.

The grief of parting away from loved ones like grandparents, dad, mom, due to death is unbearable on festive days. You miss being with them.

If you are away from your home, all alone then you may also feel melancholic and depressed. These sad Christmas quotes are deep, heartfelt, emotional, for all you people who miss home or your loved ones who are not with you on the Christmas eve.

We have divided these sad Christmas quotes in these sections;

  • Sad Christmas Quotes
  • Sad Merry Christmas Quotes

If you could relate to these quotes, check out our collection of missing home quotes and missing parents quotes to comfort you.

Sad Christmas Quotes

  1. “How to have joy when Christmas is hard.”

  2. “Christmas cookies don’t taste as sweet without you here.”


  3. “Christmas makes everything twice as sad.” – Douglas Coupland


  4. “I never really did Christmas before. Christmas Day? I mean, what’s that?”


  5. “In the still quiet of a cold Christmas night, I feel your spirit warming my heart.”


  6. “Something about an old-fashioned Christmas is hard to forget.” – Hugh Downs


  7. “The glistening snow reflects my falling tears as I remember you this Christmas.”


  8. “Even though I’m sad you are not with me this Christmas, may you rejoice in heaven.”


  9. “While the ache of your loss never leaves, it is profoundly felt at Christmas. I miss you so much.”


  10. “Christmas feels empty without you, Grandpa. We hope you are celebrating in heaven this year.”

    Sad Christmas Without You Quotes
    Sad Christmas Without You Quotes

  11. “One less gift under the tree and one less face to see. Christmas without you leaves me in misery.”

    Sad Christmas Quotes
    Sad Christmas Quotes

  12. “If only Santa’s sleigh could take me to see you one more time. That is my Christmas wish this year.”


  13. “Like freshly fallen snow, my tears fall in the reminder of those I miss in heaven this holiday season.”


  14. “Missing your loving arms and warm Christmas hugs, Grandma. Our holiday is sad without you in it.”


  15. “The stocking on the mantel is as empty as my heart this holiday. Christmas isn’t the same without you.”


  16. “I think as you grow older your Christmas list gets shorter, because the things you want can’t be bought.”


  17. “Christmas carols fall flat since you left. I hope you can hear their melody wherever you are this holiday.”


  18. “Christmas is not a season, it’s a feeling. Feeling sad that I am not with my loved ones on this Christmas.”


  19. “It’s a sad Christmas this year because of the absence of peace in the city or peace and joy.” – Hanna Nasser


  20. “This is hopeless. We’re just going to have to face that the commercialism has been sucked out of Christmas.”


  21. “There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.” – Erma Bombeck


  22. “I’m so depressed. Christmas is the worst of all. Holidays are terrible, worse than Sundays. I get melancholia.”


  23. “Nothing ever seems too hard, or too sad when you’ve got a Christmas tree in the living room.” – Nora Roberts


  24. “I will be lonely this Christmas, and feel so sad and blue, for no matter what gifts I get, I will still be without you.”

    Quotes About Sad Christmas
    Quotes About Sad Christmas

  25. “Christmas brings me memories of you. Fondly, I think back on our times together and raise a glass in your honor.”


  26. “Hanging your ornament on the tree without you is tragic. May you see it from heaven and be blessed this Christmas.”


  27. “Facing the holidays without you is daunting. Memories are a dismal replacement for having you with me at Christmas.”


  28. “I’m unwrapping all the memories fighting back the tears it’s just a different kind of Christmas this year.” – Mark Schultz


  29. “Celebrating Christmas with you in my heart and mind. I hope you know that you are loved and missed every day of the year.”


  30. “Christmas isn’t the same without my mother’s touch. We honor you by following your traditions even though you’re no longer with us.”


  31. “A silent night, I know its gonna be joy to the world but its gonna be sad for me.” – The Emotions, What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas


  32. “People think it’s terribly sad to spend Christmas alone, but it’s no sadder, really, than spending any other day alone, is it?” – Paula Hawkins


  33. “I smile knowing you are singing Gloria with the angels in heaven this Christmas. I cry because I cannot hear your voice except in my memories.”


  34. “From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth and joy of Christmas brings us closer to each other.” – Emily Mathews


  35. “It’s an extremely sad day for us, because Christmas is a family holiday. Since our husbands are not with us, our families cannot be complete.” – Laura Pollan


  36. “Thanksgiving dinner’s sad and thankless. Christmas dinner’s dark and blue. When you stop and try to see it From the turkey’s point of view.” – Shel Silverstein


  37. “Missing loved ones on Christmas: I miss the bond between us, and I miss your kind support, you’re in my mind and in my heart, and every Christmas thought.”


  38. “I got up one Christmas morning and we didn’t have nothing to eat. We didn’t have an apple, we didn’t have an orange, we didn’t have a cake, we didn’t have nothing.”


  39. “There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go.”


  40. “Isn’t it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for I don’t know what exactly, but it’s something that you don’t mind so much not having at other times.” – Kate L. Bosher


  41. “The threat of Christmas hung in the air, visible already in the fretful look of passersby as they readied themselves for the meaningless but necessary rites of false joviality and ill-considered gifts.”


  42. “Bells will be ringing the sad, sad news Oh, what a Christmas to have the blues, my baby’s gone, I have no friends to wish me greetings once again.” – Charles Brown, Please Come Home For Christmas


  43. “Grief and Christmas go together like fire and ice. When everyone around you wants to be happy and joyful, you just want to be alone with the pain, curl up and hide. It’s okay, it’s your grief, do it your way.”


  44. “Last Christmas, I was sitting sad someone said, its easy to forget you, still my frozen heart is continuing to melt in the form of tears and I am trying my best to spread the joy by hiding my cries and sharing the cheers!”


  45. “I feel short of words when I think about our broken relationship on this Christmas day. I sit here broken thinking about all our previous Christmases we celebrated together. Deep down I still feel that someday we will be back together.”


  46. “Thinking of you this Christmas and how things just aren’t the same. There’s this dull and nagging heartache when someone speaks your name. Sadly, we can’t buy gifts for you, just silent tears that fall. For this time of year without you is the hardest time of all.”


  47. “Where the veil broke, you could see silvery clouds on which tall angels might stand. Not cute little Christmas angels, but high, stern angels in white robes, whose faces were sad and serious from being near God all day and hearing His decisions about the world.” – Cynthia Voigt


  48. “A Christmas Prayer: May all my family members and friends who need miracles be blessed. May whoever is feeling unwell and weak be given strength. May all of those who have heavy burdens have their load lightened. May your Christmas be one filled with happiness and joy.”


  49. “Somehow, not only for Christmas but all the long year through, the joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you. And the more you spend in blessing the poor and lonely and sad, the more of your heart’s possessing returns to you glad.” – John Greenleaf Whittier


  50. “Thinking of all my sad and hurting friends this Christmas… Your loved ones will not be with you this year, I am sorry for your loss or the distance that you may feel. May God come along side you and comfort you and heal your hurting heart with peace, love and compassion. Love and blessing to you.”


  51. “Christmas is a time of joy, but now without you, dad, memories surround us and it’s easy to be sad. But knowing you’ll be watching with a father’s gentle pride, we’ll celebrate the happiness those memories provide. Your love is here to guide us in everything we do, and we give thanks at Christmas time in memory of you.”


  52. “Missing You Mom At Christmas: When all the decorations are arranged upon the tree, that’s when Christmas memories come flooding back to me. The countless celebrations you lovingly prepared, and all the happy Christmases you and I have shared. I miss you every moment, mum, since you went away, and how I wish that you were here to welcome Christmas day.”


  53. “The holidays are known as the “most wonderful time of year” but for some it can be a sad and lonely time… Your loved ones will not be here for Christmas and the holidays will never be the same for you again.. I am sorry for your loss or the distance that you may be feeling. May God come along side you and comfort you and heal your hurting heart with peace, love and compassion. Love and blessings to you.” – Karen Kostyla

Sad Merry Christmas Quotes

  1. “Noo the candy box from last Christmas is empty.”

  2. “A loving aunt is a second mother, and her loss is felt by all this Christmas.”


  3. “Last Christmas I gave you my heart but the very next day you gave it away.”


  4. “The heavens gained a new Christmas star when you joined them, dear sister.”


  5. “It’s Christmas. We officially missed it. It’s Christmas Day and I’m in Canada.”


  6. “Father Christmas cannot replace my own father. Missing you tons this year, Dad!”


  7. “The holidays are quieter without your strong presence. We love and miss you, Dad.”


  8. “The day when the elves finally go strike is the day when billions of school children cry.”


  9. “Our hearts are weary this holiday season. We pray in memory of you this Christmas season.”


  10. “My brother brought joy at Christmas to all who knew him. His loss is felt by us all this holiday.”


  11. “Although it’s sad to reminisce on Christmases we knew, this year I shall celebrate in memory of you.”


  12. “The light of the holiday season has dulled since you passed away. May your spirit shine this Christmas.”


  13. “The greatest gift I ever received was having you in my life, even for a short time. No Christmas present can compare.”


  14. “Uncles are the best friends we didn’t know we needed. To my uncle in heaven, may your star shine brightly this Christmas.”


  15. “A loving family holiday is not the same without the love of your mother at Christmas. We’re missing you more each year you are gone, Mom!”


  16. “Lying in a dark room, lonely on the Christmas eve… Everything messed up, by some one I have trusted.. Well, I learnt my lesson.. Now I will keep my distance… It’s sad, sad Christmas.. Cold, cold, sadness..”


  17. “Nothing ever seems too bad, too hard or too sad when you’ve got a Christmas tree in the living room. All those presents under it, all that anticipation. Just a way of saying there’s always light and hope in the world.” – Nora Roberts


  18. “I think that there are a lot of really beautiful Christmas carols, and then sometimes there are horrible renditions of them that are played to death in malls that make me sad. I try to avoid stores where they’re playing bad versions of Christmas songs on repeat.” – Gillian Jacobs


  19. “With a track like ‘White Christmas,’ everybody has done that song in every format you can imagine, so I just looked at the chords at that particular song and what chords would make it work. That’s kind of quite a sad song, and I had this idea of someone singing it in the subway, someone who is homeless, old and sad.” – Vince Clarke


  20. “What’s wrong with my Christmas tree? It looks so sad, what can it be? The lights don’t twinkle anymore. Like tears, needless drop to the floor. I hand the baubles on the tree, some candy canes for you and me. Some tinsel and some chocolates too, it still looks sad, what shall I do? The presents piled up by the tree, but still it’s hard for me to see, with tear drops falling from my eye, like snow flakes falling from the sky.” – Poems: The Sad Christmas Tree

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