CHRISTMAS QOUTES

k I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. ~Charles Dickens

k Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love. ~Lucinda Franks k I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. ~Charles Dickens k The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect! ~Charles N. Barnard k I do like Christmas on the whole. In its clumsy way, it does approach Peace and Goodwill. But it is clumsier every year. ~E.M. Forster k As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is. ~Eric Sevareid

k When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things ² not the great occasions ² give off the greatest glow of happiness. ~Bob Hope k It is the one season of the year when we can lay aside all gnawing worry, indulge in sentiment without censure, assume the carefree faith of childhood, and just plain ´have fun.µ Whether they call it Yuletide, Noel, Weinachten, or Christmas, people around the earth thirst for its refreshment as the desert traveller for the oasis. ~D.D. Monroe k Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we·re here for something else besides ourselves. ~Eric Sevareid k Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. ~Laura Ingalls Wilder k Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. ~Washington Irving

k Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. ~Peg Bracken k Isn·t it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for ² 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 k The best Christmas trees come very close to exceeding nature. ~Andy Rooney

k What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace. ~Agnes M. Pahro k The Christmas season has come to mean the period when the public plays Santa Claus to the merchants. ~John Andrew Holmes k If ´ifsµ and ´butsµ were candy and nuts, wouldn·t it be a Merry Christmas? ~Don Meredith k At Christmas, all roads lead home. ~Marjorie Holmes

k Instead of being a time of unusual behavior, Christmas is perhaps the only time in the year when people can obey their natural impulses and express their true sentiments without feeling self-conscious and, perhaps, foolish. Christmas, in short, is about the only chance a man has to be himself. ~Francis C. Farley k It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. ~W.T. Ellis k For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home. ~W.J. Ronald Tucker k Even as an adult I find it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve. Yuletide excitement is a potent caffeine, no matter your age. ~Terri Guillemets k Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it. ~Richard Lamm k Blessed is the season, which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love! ~Hamilton Wright Mabie

To a customer. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs? ~G. I like to take my Christmas a little at a time. for all that. ~Alexander Smith k I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. ~Taylor Caldwell k Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy. ~W.µ . if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it. charity. Schuler k This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone. respect. Don·t clean it up too quickly. To yourself. tolerance. service. forgiveness.J. ~Loring A. To every child. Chesterton k Christmas is the gentlest.J. To an opponent. this is Christmas Day!µ ~David Grayson k Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts. ~W.k When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. To all.Oren Arnold . your heart. Cameron k The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. ~Harlan Miller k From a commercial point of view. a good example. And thus I drift along into the holidays ² let them overtake me unexpectedly ² waking up some fine morning and suddenly saying to myself: ´Why. ~Andy Rooney k There has been only one Christmas ² the rest are anniversaries. loveliest festival of the revolving year ² and yet.K. ~Janice Maeditere k For the spirit of Christmas fulfils the greatest hunger of mankind. To a friend. ~Katharine Whitehorn k I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. all through the year. As for me. Cameron k Christmas is the day that holds all time together. its voice has strong authority. when it speaks. ~Burton Hillis k One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day.

is to have the real spirit of Christmas. The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair And its soul full of music breaks the air. When the song of angels is sung." ~ Margaret Cousins (1905. k Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given--when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children." ~ Phillips Brooks (1835-93). English novelist." ~ Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933). wrote 'O Little Town of Bethlehem'. American author and editor." ~ Charlotte Carpenter. k This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone. k Christmas. the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes. senior editor Doubleday Publishing Company. k Remember. American author and humorist." ~ Adele Comandini and Edward Sutherland. is for grown people who have forgotten what children know. in its final essence.). you won't find it under a tree. to be plenteous in mercy. k Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts." ~ Taylor Caldwell (1900-1985). k To the American People: Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. Michael O'Brien (Charles Winninger). 1927). there will be born in us a Savior and over us will shine a star sending its gleam of hope to the world. If we think on these things. To cherish peace and good will. . k The earth has grown old with its burden of care But at Christmas it always is young. No matter how we may dread the rush. American Episcopal bishop. after proposing that the partners invite three strangers to dinner (1940). Beyond Tomorrow. American president. Presidential message (December 25. Christmas is for whoever is old enough to have denied the unquenchable spirit of man. if Christmas isn't found in your heart." ~ Peg Bracken.k There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child." ~ Erma Bombeck (1927-1996). k There are no strangers on Christmas Eve." ~ Joan Winmill Brown.

And along with Christmas belong the keepsakes and the customs. They smell of Christmas still. k It is the personal thoughtfulness. American writer. k I will honour Christmas in my heart. k They err who thinks Santa Claus comes down through the chimney. k It comes every year and will go on forever. and ponders.). . k Something about an old-fashioned Christmas is hard to forget. Those humble. American newscaster." ~ Mrs. T." ~ Charlton Heston (1923. k At Christmas." ~ Hugh Downs (1921." ~ Dale Evans (1912-2001).religious or otherwise .for Christmas. American singer and film actor." ~ Marjorie Holmes. is love in action. English author. seldom sinful." ~ Isabel Currier. and try to keep it all the year. Wife of Roy Rogers. all roads lead home. everyday things a mother clings to. Paul M. k Do give books . American writer. singer and songwriter. American film actor. like Mary in the secret spaces of her heart. the reaching out of the self to one's fellow man that makes giving worthy of the Christmas spirit.k Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings. and permanently personal." ~ Charles Dickens (1812-1870). k It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.). From 'A Christmas Carol'." ~ Bing Crosby (1904-1977)." ~ W." ~ Marjorie Holmes. all the snow in Alaska won't make it 'white'. my child. Ellis k Christmas. Ell. he really enters through the heart. They're never fattening." ~ Lenore Hershey k My first copies of Treasure Island and Huckleberry Finn still have some blue-spruce needles scattered in the pages. American film actress. the warm human awareness.

" ~ Washington Irving (1783-1859). a good example. forgiveness. American short-story writer and essayist. k Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. tolerance. bearing each others' burdens. easing other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas. I should write a philosophy of toys." ~ Garrison Keillor (1942-).' Leaving Home (1987). It warmed your heart. To a friend. American film actor and comedian. As for me.k My idea of Christmas. But it warmed more than your body. service. k When we recall Christmas past. I like to take my Christmas a little at a time. showing that nothing else in life need to be taken seriously. . To a customer. Jones k A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory. k The joy of brightening other lives. American sociologist..filled it." ~ Robert Lynd (1892-1970). 'Exiles." ~ W.give off the greatest glow of happiness. American author. your heart. all through the year. American author. k Were I a philosopher. k Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall. k Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy. is very simple: loving others. and that Christmas Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men become entirely alive.not the great occasions . To yourself. American author. why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?" ~ Bob Hope. charity. and we all go through it together. Come to think of it. we usually find that the simplest things .. respect. And thus I drift along into the holidays-let them overtake me unexpectedly--waking up some fine morning and suddenly saying to myself: 'Why this is Christmas Day!'" ~ Ray Stannard Baker. with melody that would last forever. American film actor and comedian. the genial flame of charity in the heart. To all. To every child. pseud." ~ Oren Arnold k I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year." ~ Bess Streeter Aldrich (1881-1954). too." ~ Bob Hope. David Grayson (1870-1946). C. To an opponent. journalist. 'Song of Years'. like a thunderstorm. whether old-fashioned or modern.

" ~ Andy Rooney (1919-). the time to be home . This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas." ~ Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993). an immense family. author." ~ Agnes M. courage for the present.The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect!" ~ Charles N. of course. essayist and critic. Barnard. or of prayer.. k I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story. Don't clean it up too quickly. American author. k The best Christmas trees come very close to exceeding nature. humorist. American Protestant religious leader. but always it will be a day of remembrance--a day in which we think ." ~ Harlan Miller k Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence. everything is softer and more beautiful. Pahro k Christmas waves a magic wand over this world.." ~ Hamilton Wright Mabie (1845-1916). k I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. American writer. we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world. hope for the future. k Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. humorist. singing the Christmas songs. American writer. that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal. author. k Mankind is a great." ~ Pope John XXIII k One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day." ~ Garry Moore k What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past." ~ Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993). and that every path may lead to peace." ~ Andy Rooney (1919-). and living the Christmas spirit. American author. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. producer. producer. and behold." ~ Joan Mills k Christmas is.in heart as well as body. Christmas may be a day of feasting. k Christmas--that magic blanket that wraps itself about us. travel writer. American Protestant religious leader.

means a little bit more.." ~ Deborah Whipp (1964-).of everything we have ever loved. k Like snowflakes.." ~ Dr. my Christmas memories gather and dance . There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves.. Even if it is a headache." ~ Lenora Mattingly Weber (1895-1971). . But it is for grownups too. Seuss (1904-1991). k Christmas is for children. k Maybe Christmas. our science. American author of children's books. k At Christmas play and make good cheer. English political leader." he thought. Rundell k Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone. k Christmas is a necessity. it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts. k He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree. unique and too soon gone. American religious leader. author 'The Farmer's Daily Diet'. our religion. From 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas'. American newscaster." ~ Sunshine Magazine k Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions. web designer.). k Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder. 1515-1580)." ~ Thomas Tusser (c.." ~ Margaret Thatcher (1925. a chore. a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.each beautiful." ~ Ralph Sockman (1889-1970). American author. Christmas is. For Christmas comes but once a year. American cartoonist 'Peanuts'. k As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be. and nightmare. The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty." ~ Eric Sevareid (1912-1992). for in it are born our art. perhaps. Maybe Christmas." ~ Augusta E." ~ Charles Schulz (1922-2000). American newscaster. "doesn't come from a store." ~ Eric Sevareid (1912-1992).

J. Smith k I have always thought of Christmas time. Cameron k The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. that can transport the sailor and the traveller. happy Christmas. a kind. American film actress. for all that. ~Andy Rooney k Happy. ~Burton Hillis k One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day." ~ Larry Wilde. charitable time. and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. ~W. as a good time. forgiving.). k Which Christmas is the most vivid to me? It's always the next Christmas. ~Walter Scott . The Pickwick Papers.the rest are anniversaries. when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely. ~Norman Vincent Peale k Christmas is a time when you get homesick . that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth. k Christmas waves a magic wand over this world. 'Twas Christmas told the merriest tale. the only time I know of. its voice has strong authority.k Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. ~W.even when you're home. ~Roy L. in the long calendar of the year. ~Charles Dickens k Christmas is the gentlest. when it has come round. they are all 30 feet tall. thousands of miles away. In the eyes of children. and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave. everything is softer and more beautiful. author 'The Merry Book of Christmas'.and yet. and behold. Don't clean it up too quickly. 1836 k There has been only one Christmas . when it speaks. Cameron k 'Twas Christmas broach'd the mightiest ale. loveliest festival of the revolving year .J. A Christmas gambol oft could cheer The poor man's heart through half the year. that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days. back to his own fire-side and his quiet home! ~Charles Dickens." ~ Joanne Woodward (1930. ~Carol Nelson k He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.

and we are better throughout the year for having. the genial flame of charity in the heart. no matter your age. Christmas means fellowship. in short. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves. foolish. Christmas.I don't know what exactly. perhaps. Ellis k For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. ~Peg Bracken k Isn't it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for . a time of good cheer. giving and receiving. in spirit. ~W. ~Kate L. feasting. ~Laura Ingalls Wilder k May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through! ~Author Unknown k I will honor Christmas in my heart. ~W. become a child again at Christmas-time. ~Washington Irving k Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. Farley k It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. ~Larry Wilde. ~Terri Guillemets .k Christmas is a necessity. is about the only chance a man has to be himself. but it's something that you don't mind so much not having at other times. ~Marjorie Holmes k Instead of being a time of unusual behavior. and try to keep it all the year. Ronald Tucker k Even as an adult I find it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve. all roads lead home. Bosher k At Christmas.J. ~Francis C. In the eyes of children.T. Christmas is perhaps the only time in the year when people can obey their natural impulses and express their true sentiments without feeling self-conscious and. The Merry Book of Christmas k Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall. ~Eric Sevareid k Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred. Yuletide excitement is a potent caffeine. ~Charles Dickens k Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. they are all 30 feet tall. home.

if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it. the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church. ~Norman Wesley Brooks. it was not called the Holiday Season. "Christmas Shopping: A Survivor's Guide" k Remember This December. the atheists went to parties and drank. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year." 1976 k When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. attributed to a 7-year-old named Bobby k Christmas is forever. ~Katharine Whitehorn k In the old days.K. are not to put away like bells and lights and tinsel. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs? ~G.. in some box upon a shelf. for loving. giving. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!' ~Dave Barry. not for just one day. The good you do for others is good you do yourself. ~Author unknown.k Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. That love weighs more than gold! ~Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon k I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. ~Richard Lamm k Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love! ~Hamilton Wright Mabie k Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it. I like to take my Christmas a little at a time. the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue. Chesterton k Christmas is the day that holds all time together. "Let Every Day Be Christmas. sharing. ~Harlan Miller k From a commercial point of view. And thus I drift along into the holidays . all through the year. ~Alexander Smith k I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. As for me..

~Janice Maeditere k Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles. yet another Christmas TV special! How touching to have the meaning of Christmas brought to us by cola. it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts. k At Christmas play and make good cheer.. Even if it is a headache. and nightmare. fast food. But it is for grown-ups too. ~Author Unknown k Oh look. ~Eva Logue k Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts. Calvin & Hobbes k Only in souls the Christ is brought to birth. . For Christmas comes but once a year ~Thomas Tusser k Christmas is for children. ~Alfred Noyes k For the spirit of Christmas fulfils the greatest hunger of mankind. and beer. a chore. this is Christmas Day!" ~David Grayson k A Christmas candle is a lovely thing.. Happy Christmas to all. Schuler k This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone. But softly gives itself away. It makes no noise at all. ~Lenora Mattingly Weber k Sing hey! Sing hey! For Christmas Day.let them overtake me unexpectedly . and spirituality would mix so harmoniously? ~Bill Watterson.. Twine mistletoe and holly. Who'd have ever guessed that product consumption. For a friendship glows In winter snows. ~Loring A.waking up some fine morning and suddenly saying to myself: "Why. popular entertainment. And there He lives and dies. ~Betsy Cañas Garmon. ~Taylor Caldwell k Tradition: sit with husband in a room lit only by tree lights and remember that our blessings outnumber the lights..

~E.. He is less a selfish creature than at any other time.M.. When the Christmas spirit rules him he comes close to the sublime. But it is clumsier every year. and then smile and enjoy yourselves for the rest of it. but there are always a few saving graces and finally they make up for all the bother and distress. "The Distant Music of the Hounds. The shining angels climb. In glorious grief and solemn mirth.. He is almost what he should be when the Christmas season's here.B. ~Leigh Hunt k The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect! ~Charles N.. 1954 k Oh. ~Author Unknown k I can understand people simply fleeing the mountainous effort Christmas has become. And the laughter of his children is a joy worth toiling for. ~E. ~Edgar Guest . ~May Sarton k It is the Christmas time: And up and down 'twixt heaven and earth. for mirth is also of Heaven's making. Then he's thinking more of others than he's thought the months before. for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money. In its clumsy way.. that the Divinest Heart that ever walked the earth was born on that day.And so let's all be jolly! ~Author Unknown k To perceive Christmas through its wrapping becomes more difficult with every year.. stoops Heaven to Earth. ~Dinah Maria Mulock k Fail not to call to mind." The Second Tree from the Corner. ~Richard Crashaw k I do like Christmas on the whole.. Barnard k Great little One! whose all-embracing birth Lifts Earth to Heaven. Forster k At Christmas A man is at his finest towards the finish of the year. it does approach Peace and Goodwill. White. in the course of the twenty-fifth of this month.

~Bob Hope k [I]t is the one season of the year when we can lay aside all gnawing worry. Weinachten. and just plain "have fun. Christmas is. ~Author Unknown k Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. or Christmas. ~Andy Rooney . No matter how we may dread the rush. indulge in sentiment without censure. ~Benny Hill k May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace. The spirit of Christmas which is peace. merely as days. ~Eric Sevareid k When we recall Christmas past. assume the carefree faith of childhood.when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children. The heart of Christmas which is love. ~Ada V. the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes. Monroe k Roses are reddish Violets are bluish If it weren't for Christmas We'd all be Jewish. we usually find that the simplest things . Christmas might be kept as well upon one day of the year as another. The warmth of Christmas grant you love.not the great occasions ." Whether they call it Yuletide.D.k Christmas is the season when you buy this year's gifts with next year's money. ~Joan Winmill Brown k May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope. people around the earth thirst for its refreshment as the desert traveller for the oasis. Noel. the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given . because there is danger that what may be done on any day. but as memorials of important facts. ~Samuel Johnson k As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be. but there should be a stated day for commemorating the birth of our Saviour. ~Author Unknown k The Church does not superstitiously observe days. ~D. The gladness of Christmas give you hope. will be neglected. Hendricks k The best Christmas trees come very close to exceeding nature.give off the greatest glow of happiness.

be merry all. Prepare the song. by going to the mall of his choice. an immense family.k What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past. good-will to men! ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow k The message of Christmas is that the visible material world is bound to the invisible spiritual world. I always like the gifts I get. courage for the present. wouldn't it be a Merry Christmas? ~Don Meredith k Once again. the ball. ~Pope John XXIII k I love the Christmas-tide. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal. a deeply religious time that each of us observes. ~Author Unknown k Were I a philosopher. in his own way. ~Author Unknown k I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old. ~John Andrew Holmes k If "ifs" and "buts" were candy and nuts. And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth. Pahro k Be merry all. ~Agnes M. we come to the Holiday Season. But how I love the gifts I give! ~Carolyn Wells . familiar carols play. and yet. each year I live. ~William Robert Spencer k The Christmas season has come to mean the period when the public plays Santa Claus to the merchants. the feast. ~Robert Lynd k Mankind is a great. To welcome merry Christmas. showing that nothing else in life need to be taken seriously. I notice this. and that every path may lead to peace. I should write a philosophy of toys. With holly dress the festive hall. and that Christmas Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men become entirely alive. hope for the future. This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.

is to have the real spirit of Christmas. forgiving. unique and too soon gone. a kind. to be plenteous in mercy. ~Robert Kirby k Except the Christ be born again tonight In dreams of all men. and loves we used to know. How happy were our Christmas day! ~Carolyn Wells k There are no strangers on Christmas Eve. my Christmas memories gather and dance . if anything belonging to it can be apart from that . And keep the ones we give away. and etched on vacant places are half-forgotten faces of friends we used to cherish. they will be snarled again this Christmas. O'Rourke k Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. responsible grown men wear neckties made of holly leaves and drink alcoholic beverages with raw egg yolks and cottage cheese in them. ~Vachel Lindsay k Like snowflakes. And none are left to grieve alone. saints and sons of shame. For Love is heaven and claims its own. ~Mildred Cram and Adele Comandini k There is a remarkable breakdown of taste and intelligence at Christmastime.each beautiful.as a good time. ~Calvin Coolidge.k 'Tis blessed to bestow. we hear sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago. ~Margaret Elizabeth Sangster . The world will never see his kingdom bright. charitable. ~Deborah Whipp k When Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow. when it has come round apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin.J. ~Charles Dickens k At Christmas-tide the open hand Scatters its bounty o'er sea and land. Mature. pleasant time. and yet. Could we bestow the gifts we get. To cherish peace and good will. ~P. ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox k I have always thought of Christmas time. 1927 k No matter how carefully you stored the lights last year.

This wasn't for any religious reasons. ~Jay Leno k I hear that in many places something has happened to Christmas. Of tinsel. that many people dread the day and the obligation to give Christmas presents is a nightmare to weary. the effort to be happy and have pleasure makes many honest hearts grow dark with despair instead of beaming with good will and cheerfulness. bored souls. ~Erma Bombeck. They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin. bell and holly wreath And surface pleasure. that all in all.k There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child. ~Charles Dickens .. and people keep sending it to each other.C. ~Phillips Brooks k Nothing's as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas. A Plantation Christmas. that it is changing from a time of merriment and carefree gaiety to a holiday which is filled with tedium. I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression k The one thing women don't want to find in their stockings on Christmas morning is their husband. ~Ralph Blane k It is good to be children sometimes. let us find Nourishment for soul and mind. that the children of enlightened parents no longer believe in Santa Claus.. ~Johnny Carson k Let Christmas not become a thing Merely of merchant's trafficking. ~Joan Rivers k The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington. ~Kin Hubbard k The worst gift is a fruitcake. Let us follow kinder ways Through our teeming human maze.. But at Christmas it always is young. but beneath The childish glamour. There is only one fruitcake in the entire world. and never better than at Christmas when its mighty Founder was a child Himself. 1934 k The earth has grown old with its burden of care. ~Julia Peterkin. ~Madeline Morse k Have yourself a merry little Christmas. And help the age of peace to come From a Dreamer's martyrdom. make the Yuletide gay. D.

~Susan Coolidge k I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark. toys not included. We ring the bells when princes are born. week after week. the whole world stands still to celebrate the advent of a life. Nations have their red-letter days. their carnivals and festivals. then we follow her.J. ~Bernard Manning k Christmas begins about the first of December with an office party and ends when you finally realize what you spent. ~Kin Hubbard k Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the Holiday Season. O'Rourke. in very much the same spirit as the Three Wise Men. but once in the year and only once. ~Author Unknown k We ring the bells and we raise the strain We hang up garlands everywhere And bid the tapers twinkle fair. ~P. until it led them to a parking space. ~Dick Gregory . Modern Manners k Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit. ~Jessica Archmint k Wouldn't life be worth the living Wouldn't dreams be coming true If we kept the Christmas spirit All the whole year through? ~Author Unknown k The universal joy of Christmas is certainly wonderful. And feast and frolic . ~Dave Barry k Keep your Christmas-heart open all the year round. who 2. We traditionally do this in my family by driving around the parking lot until we see a shopper emerge from the mall. and Batteries not Included.000 years ago followed a star. that very special time of year when we join with our loved ones in sharing centuries-old traditions such as trying to find a parking space at the mall.k Three phrases that sum up Christmas are: Peace on Earth. ~Author Unknown k I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying. Goodwill to Men. or toll a mournful dirge when great men pass away.and then we go Back to the same old lives again. around April fifteenth of the next year.

doesn't come from a store. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Love all lovely.k Christmas is a time to open our hearts to God and his gifts. ~Johnny Carson k Whatever else be lost among the years. a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends. What if Christmas. ~Christina Rossetti . perhaps. ~Bess Streeter Aldrich k Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas. or what fears.. Just like the ones I used to know. how could it be so? It came without ribbons. Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing. It came without packages. It came without tags. Let us hold close one day. with melody that would last forever. It warmed your heart. boxes or bags. ~Margaret Thatcher k Love came down at Christmas. stood puzzling and puzzling. What if Christmas. Star and angels gave the sign. ~Irving Berlin k Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl.. with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow. he thought. Love was born at Christmas. Love Divine. remembering Its poignant meaning for the hearts of men. means a little bit more.. ~Dr Seuss k O Christmas Sun! What holy task is thine! To fold a world in the embrace of God! ~Guy Wetmore Carryl k Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. But it warmed more than your body. Just like the rest of the year. Where the tree tops glisten And children listen To hear sleigh bells in the snow. ~Author Unknown k I'm dreaming of a white Christmas. too. ~Grace Noll Crowell k And the Grinch. filled it. Let us get back our childlike faith again.. Whatever doubts assail us.

~New York Times. Let the beauty of the story take away all narrowness. To every child. that has been called by many different names. that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. to men of many different races. Rundel k Santa is very jolly because he knows where all the bad girls live. a good example. published by The H. the incarnation of perfect love.. quoted in Quotations for Special Occasions by Maud van Buren. ~Ogden Nash k Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy. To all. ~Augusta E. that has been expressed through many religions. ~Clement Clarke Moore k People can't concentrate properly on blowing other people to pieces if their minds are poisoned by thoughts suitable to the twenty-fifth of December. as fully penetrated and irradiated with the feeling of human brotherhood. service. your heart.. Time and space and language lay no limitations upon human brotherhood. all thought of formal creeds. as the month of June with sunshine and the balmy breath of roses. ~Oren Arnold k Christmas in Bethlehem. shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby. To a customer. Wilson Company. Let it be remembered as a story that has happened again and again. 25 December 1937. ~Dennis Miller k It is the most human and kindly of seasons. ~George William Curtis k 'Twas the night before Christmas.W. when all through the house Not a creature was stirring. tolerance. or of prayer. 1938. respect. In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.. .that magic blanket that wraps itself about us.k Christmas . the smell of incense. The ancient dream: a cold. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. which is the essential spirit of Christianity. To a friend. charity. Are ye not singing still on high. Ye that sang.not even a mouse: The stockings were hung by the chimney with care. ~Lucinda Franks k Oh! lovely voices of the sky Which hymned the Saviour's birth.a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved. forgiveness. To yourself. New York . "Peace on earth"? ~Felicia Hemans k We hear the beating of wings over Bethlehem and a light that is not of the sun or of the stars shines in the midnight sky. clear night made brilliant by a glorious star. Christmas may be a day of feasting. To an opponent. but always it will be a day of remembrance .

k Which Christmas is the most vivid to me? It's always the next Christmas. ~Joanne Woodward .

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