30+ The Office Christmas Quotes To Bring You The Funniest Festive Cheer

There are seven different Christmas episodes of 'The Office'.

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Starting as a cult British comedy series, people most commonly associate 'The Office' with its American counterpart.

Running  from 2005 - 2013, over nine seasons of 201 episodes, the popularity of the American 'The Office' eventually surpassed that of the original mockumentary sitcom. Indeed, with so many notable American actors featuring in the ensemble cast, including Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson and Mindy Kaling, it is perhaps no surprise that this Emmy Award winning show became such a smash hit.

'The Office' follows the trials and tribulations of all the office employees working in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. Following the format of its British counterpart, the show predominantly focuses on Michael Scott, the eccentric Regional Manager of the Scranton branch and the relationships and disastrous interactions he has with his employees. However, unlike the original British version, it's American adaptation features more romantic couplings (between Pam and Jim, Angela and Dwight, Erin and Andy, and Michael and Holly), far less cringe-worthy humor, a larger, ever-changing ensemble cast with more well-developed characters, more subplots and a much more well-rounded, happier ending.

Many commercially successful TV shows will do a Christmas special or a couple of Christmas episodes to coincide with Christmas, and the American version of 'The Office' was no exception. During the course of 'The Office', there were a total of seven Christmas episodes released, featuring everything from a botched Secret Santa to a forgotten Christmas party, plenty of Christmas pranks, high jinks and much more. Whether you're new to 'The Office' or know it inside out, now is the time to get into the Christmas spirit with our favorite 'The Office' Christmas quotes.

For more fantastic quotes from 'The Office' take a look at the best Dwight Schrute quotes and 'The Office' birthday quotes.

The Best 'The Office' Christmas Quotes

The Office' is an adaption of a British TV series written by Ricky Gervais.

When people think of 'The Office' Christmas episodes, many will associate this with 'The Office Christmas Party', the very first Christmas episode that aired in season two. This episode set the chaotic tone for all subsequent 'The Office' Christmas episodes, with tensions running at an all-time high, a Christmas party that spirals out of control and a disastrous gift exchange. It is therefore not surprising 'The Office Christmas Party' quotes are amongst the best quotes in the entire series. Indeed, there are plenty more fantastic quotes from other 'The Office' Christmas episodes for you to discover below.

1. "This is Christmas spirit, as in spirits, booze."

- Michael Scott, 'Christmas Party'.

2. "Uh oh. Looks like Santa was a little naughty."

- Michael Scott, 'Christmas Party'.

3. "Presents are the best way to show someone how much you care. It is like this tangible thing you can point to and say, 'Hey man, I love you this many dollars-worth'."

- Michael Scott, 'Christmas Party'.

4. "Guess who I am sitting here dressed as. I will give you a hint: His last name is Christ; He has the power of flight and can heal leopards."

- Michael Scott, 'Secret Santa'.

5. "I would like a nice slice of Christmas Pam. Side of candy Pams. And perhaps some Pam chops…with mint."

- Michael Scott, 'A Benihana Christmas'.

6. "In the end, the greatest snowball isn't a snowball at all. It's fear. Merry Christmas."

- Dwight K. Schrute, 'Classy Christmas'.

7. "Michael Scott: A, that's what she said, and, B, I wanted it to be impressive. The biggest day of the year deserves the biggest tree of the year.

Kevin Malone: But what are we gonna do with this hacked-off part?

Michael Scott: Well, that is a perfectly good mini-tree, Kevin, and we are going to sell that to charity. That's what Christmas is all about."

- 'The Office', 'Christmas Party'.

8. "Well, Happy Birthday, Jesus. Sorry your party is so lame."

- Michael Scott, 'Christmas Party'.

9. "Just give me plain, baby Jesus lyin' in a manger, Christmas!"

- Stanley Hudson, 'Christmas Wishes'.

10. "Yankee Swap is like Machiavelli meets Christmas."

- Dwight K. Schrute, 'Christmas Party'.

11. "Christmas is awesome... you give presents. What's better than giving presents? And... getting presents... Not bad for one day."

- Michael Scott, 'Christmas Party'.

12. "I've been here eighteen years and have suffered through some weird thematic Christmases. A Honolulu Christmas, a 'Pulp Fiction' Christmas, a Muslim Christmas, Moroccan Christmas. Mo-rocca Christmas. I don't want it. Christmas is Christmas is Christmas is Christmas."

- Stanley Hudson, 'Christmas Wishes'.

13. "Jim Halpert: 'Hey, Pickles, Merry Christmas. Open immediately. Love, Swiss Cheese.' Damn it Dwight!

Dwight K. Schrute: Didn't think your affectionate nicknames would be your undoing, did you Jim? Let that be a lesson to you all."

- 'The Office', 'Classy Christmas'.

14. "Phyllis Vance: This just arrived from the Dunder Mifflin North Pole branch.

Dwight K. Schrute: We don't have a North Pole branch. Idiot!"

- 'The Office', 'Secret Santa'.

15. "You know what, Christmas isn't about Santa or Jesus. It's about the workplace. All of you feel like my family."

-  Michael Scott, 'Secret Santa'.

16. "It's the first snowfall of Christmas. Is that just so magical for you, little girl? Can you not wait to have a hot chocolate and cuddle up with Poppa and tell him about all your Christmas dreams?"

- Dwight K. Schrute, 'Classy Christmas'.

17. "Christmas is the time to tell people how you feel."

- Jim Halpert, 'Christmas Party'.

The Funniest Christmas Quotes From The Office

The fictional company in 'The Office' is called- Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, Inc.

Whilst 'The Office' is critically acclaimed for its witty dialogue, comedic timing and offbeat humor, this is ramped up even further within each Christmas episode. Whether it's Michael ostentatiously giving Ryan an iPod for secret Santa in season two's 'Christmas Party', an intense rivalry between two Christmas parties in season three's 'A Benihana Christmas', a Moroccan themed Christmas party in season five's 'Moroccan Christmas', Michael vying with Jim to be the office Santa in season six's 'Secret Santa', Dwight's and Jim's relentless snowball fight in season seven's 'Classy Christmas', Jim and Dwight's out of control pranking in season eight's 'Christmas Wishes' or Dwight dressing up as Belsnickel in season nine's 'Dwight Christmas', there are many comedic moments for all the family to enjoy. See our list below for more funny quotes that you perhaps won't know or may have missed from all your favorite characters (Pam, Michael, Meredith, Angela, Kelly, Oscar and more!).

18. "Angela drafted me into the party planning committee. Her memo said that we need to prepare for every possible disaster. Which to me seems excessive."

- Ryan Howard, 'Christmas Party'.

19. "The name is Bond...Santa Bond. I'll have an eggnog, shaken not stirred."

- Michael Scott, 'Classy Christmas'.

20. "I'm not sure I've earned the right to make announcements yet. But whoever is giving me the Twelve Days of Christmas as my Secret Santa? Please stop... My cat killed a turtledove; the French hens have started pulling out my hair to make a nest."

- Erin Hannon, 'Secret Santa'.

21. "So Phyllis is basically saying 'Hey Michael, I know you did a lot to help out the office this year, but I only care about you a homemade oven mitt's worth'. "

- Michael Scott, 'Christmas Party'.

22. "I would like another alcohol."

- Erin Hannon, 'Christmas Party'.

23. "Everyone wants the iPod. It's a huge hit. Almost a Christmas miracle."

- Michael Scott, 'Christmas Party'.

24. "Michael Scott: You wanna be Santa?

Darryl Philbin: Yeah.

Michael Scott: Have you ever seen Santa?

Darryl Philbin: Yeah, I've seen Santa.

Michael Scott: Okay.

Darryl Philbin: Who cares?

Michael Scott: Well, I'm sorry. It just doesn't work.

Dwight K. Schrute: Michael, I would like to be the elf.

Michael Scott: That makes sense because he has elfish features."

-  'The Office', 'Christmas Party'.

25. "I got myself as secret Santa. I was supposed to tell somebody, but I didn't."

- Kevin Malone, 'Christmas Party'.

26. "Everyone would go to one Santa, and…once you sat on her lap and she'd ask you what you wanted, you would say probably 'freedom'."

- Michael Scott, 'Secret Santa'.

27. "Michael Scott: Christmas is canceled.

Stanley Hudson: You can't cancel a holiday.

Michael Scott: Keep it up Stanley and you'll lose New Year.

Stanley Hudson: What does that mean?                          

Michael Scott: Jim, take New Year away from Stanley."

- 'The Office', 'A Benihana Christmas'.

28. "For my New Year's resolution, I gave up drinking... during the week."  

-  Meredith Palmer, 'Christmas Party'.

29. "Meredith, you lit your hair on fire today. What about tomorrow? What is going to happen when you come into work and you're dead?"

- Michael Scott, 'Moroccan Christmas'.

30. "I miss the days when there was only one party I didn't want to go to."

- Ryan Howard, 'A Benihana Christmas'.

31.  "Jim Halpert: What is Yankee Swap?

Michael Scott: One person chooses a gift. The next person can either choose a gift or steal that person's gift. If your gift gets stolen, then you can steal someone else's gift or choose a new gift.

Jim Halpert: I thought that was called Nasty Christmas."

- 'The Office', 'Christmas Party'.

32. "At its worst, it was a toxic, political club used to make others feel miserable and left out. At its best, it planned parties."

- Pam Beesly, 'Classy Christmas'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully curated many more family-friendly Christmas quotes for everyone at home to enjoy this Christmas time! If you liked our 32 best 'The Office' Christmas quotes from the Christmas episodes, and are looking for even more 'The Office' quotes, then it's time to check out these 'The Office' love quotes or 'The Office' senior quotes.


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