The Best Quotes From 'Miracle on 34th Street'

Movie fans everywhere have come together to vote on this list of the best Miracle on 34th Street quotes. This classic holiday film has captured hearts for generations with its heartwarming story about a department store Santa Claus who claims to be the real deal. The movie is filled with memorable moments and witty lines that have stood the test of time.

From Kris Kringle's famous declaration that "Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to" to his charming response when asked if he believes in Santa Claus ("What do you think I'm doing here?"), Miracle on 34th Street is full of timeless quotes that capture the magic of Christmas.

But it's not just Kris Kringle who gets all the good lines - characters like Doris Walker and Fred Gailey also deliver some memorable zingers. Who can forget Doris telling her daughter Susan, "I believe in love, but I don't expect everyone else to feel that way," or Fred's quip about how he was once engaged to a girl who wanted him to write advertising jingles?

So without further ado, let's dive into our list of the top Miracle on 34th Street quotes. Whether you're a longtime fan or discovering this beloved film for the first time, we guarantee these quotes will put a smile on your face and warm your heart this holiday season. And don't forget - if there's a quote you think should be included but isn't here yet, be sure to vote it up.

  • 1
    18 VOTES

    Those Men in Washington

    Mr. Shellhammer: But... but maybe he's only a little crazy like painters or composers or... or some of those men in Washington.

    18 votes
  • 2
    11 VOTES

    We Intend to Prove

    Fred Gailey: We intend to prove that Mr. Kringle is Santa Claus.

    11 votes
  • 3
    20 VOTES

    The Post Office

    Fred Gailey: Your Honor, every one of these letters is addressed to Santa Claus. The Post Office has delivered them. Therefore the Post Office Department, a branch of the Federal Government, recognizes this man, Kris Kringle, to be the one and only Santa Claus.

    Judge Henry X. Harper: Uh, since the United States Government declares this man to be Santa Claus, this court will not dispute it. Case dismissed.

    20 votes
  • 4
    6 VOTES


    Kris Kringle: If that's normal, I don't want it!

    6 votes
  • 5
    6 VOTES

    What Is Your Name?

    District Attorney: What is your name?

    Kris Kringle: Kris Kringle.

    District Attorney: Where do you live?

    Kris Kringle: That's what this hearing will decide.

    Judge Henry X. Harper: A very sound answer, Mister Kringle.

    District Attorney: Do you really believe that you're Santa Claus?

    Kris Kringle: Of course.

    District Attorney: ...The state rests, your honor.

    6 votes
  • 6
    6 VOTES

    Married a Butcher

    Mrs. Mara: Sometimes I wish I married a butcher or a plumber.

    District Attorney: My dear, if I lose this hearing, you may very well get your wish.

    6 votes