What do you get when you combine one of the world's most famous Christian authors with the most popular Christian holiday? Beautiful theology and compelling insights into the birth and mission of Jesus Christ. This holiday season we have captured in pictures the best Christmas quotes from C.S. Lewis.

And as they say in England — Happy Christmas!

Look for Christ and you will find Him.

And with Him, everything else.

Source: “Mere Christianity” (1952)

Among the oxen
(like an ox I'm slow)
I see a glory in the stable grow
Which, with the ox's dullness
might at length
Give me an ox's strength

Source: "Poems" (1964)

Among the asses
(stubborn I as they)
I see my Savior
where I looked for hay;
So may my beast like folly
learn at least
The patience of a beast

Source: "Poems" (1964)

Among the sheep
(I like a sheep have strayed)
I watch the manger
where my Lord is laid;
Oh that my baa-ing nature
would win thence
Some woolly innocence!

Source: "Poems" (1964)

The sun looks down on nothing half so good as a household laughing together over a meal.

Source: “The Weight of Glory” (1949)

"Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world."

Source: “The Last Battle” (1956)

"Exmas and Crissmas are not the same. The pictures which are stamped on the Exmas-cards have nothing to do with the sacred story..."

Source: “God In The Dock” (1970)

"Always winter and never Christmas;
think of that!"
"How awful!" said Lucy.

Source: "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" (1950)

"Can it really be my duty to buy and receive masses of junk every winter just to help the shopkeepers?"

Source: "God In The Dock" (1970)

"The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God."

Source: “Mere Christianity” (1952)

Bonus quote for New Year's Day
from J.R.R. Tolkien:

"Darkness must pass.
A new day will come.
And when the sun shines,
it will shine out the clearer."

Source: "The Lord of the Rings" (1954)