who has not Christmas in his heart will never
find it under a tree.
-Roy L. Smith
Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state
-Mary Ellen Chase
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
Christmas is the
gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving
year - and yet, for all that, when it speaks,
its voice has strong authority.
The best of all gifts
around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy
family all wrapped up in each other.
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to
the delusions of our childish days; that can recall
to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that
can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands
of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his
has been only one Christmas - the rest are anniversaries.
A Christmas gambol oft could cheer
The poor man's heart through half the year.
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
May your gift at Christmas is Peace and your blessing
all year through!
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to
keep it all the year.
is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality
in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the
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
is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas
in the air. ~W.T. Ellis
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
Even as an adult I find it difficult to sleep
on Christmas Eve. Yuletide excitement is potent
caffeine, no matter your age.
Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas
if you stop opening presents and listen.
is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box
upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself...
-Norman Wesley Brooks
the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season;
the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went
to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went
to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and
drank. People passing each other on the street
would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!'
or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!'
Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away.
is not as much about opening our presents as opening
our hearts. ---_Janice Maeditere
Only in souls the Christ is brought to birth,
And there He lives and dies.
For the spirit of Christmas fulfils the greatest
hunger of mankind.
-Loring A. Schuler
Keep your Christmas-heart opens all the year round.
Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year
Oh, for the good old days when people would stop
Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.
Open your presents at Christmastime but be thankful
year round for the gifts you receive.
-Lorinda Ruth Lowen
Great little One! whose all-embracing birth
Lifts Earth to Heaven, stoops Heaven to Earth.
Christmas is the season when you buy this year's
gifts with next year's money.
-- Author Unknown
Christmas might be kept as well upon one day of
the year as another; but there should be a stated
day for commemorating the birth of our Saviour,
because there is danger that what may be done
on any day, will be neglected.
May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
The warmth of Christmas grant you love.
The message of Christmas is that the visible material
world is bound to the invisible spiritual world.
I love the Christmas-tide, and yet,
I notice this, each year I live;
I always like the gifts I get,
But how I love the gifts I give!
Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have
a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn't
for any religious reasons. They couldn't find
three wise men and a virgin.
may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always
it will be a day of remembrance - a day in which
we think of everything we have ever loved.
-Augusta E. Rundel
is a time when you get homesick - even when you're