Christmas Quotes

"I can understand people simply fleeing the mountainous effort Christmas has become... but there are always a few saving graces and finally they make up for all the bother and distress."
- May Sarton

"Fail not to call to mind, in the course of the twenty-fifth of this month, that the Divinest Heart that ever walked the earth was born on that day; and then smile and enjoy yourselves for the rest of it; for mirth is also of Heaven's making."
- Leigh Hunt

"Great little One! whose all-embracing birth
Lifts Earth to Heaven, stoops Heaven to Earth. "
- Richard Crashaw

<p>It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. - W.T. Ellis

"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."
- Ogden Nash

"The earth has grown old with its burden of care,
But at Christmas it always is young. "
- Phillips Brooks

"Christmas begins about the first of December with an office party and ends when you finally realize what you spent, around April fifteenth of the next year."
- P.J. O'Rourke, Modern Manners

Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home b- Carol Nelson

"Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit."
- Kin Hubbard

"When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things - not the great occasions - give off the greatest glow of happiness."
- Bob Hope, American film actor and comedian.

" He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."
- Roy L. Smith

Nothing's as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas - Kin Hubbard

"Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it 'white'."
- Bing Crosby (1904-1977), American singer and film actor.

"Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year
- and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority."
- W.J. Cameron

"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:  the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other."
- Burton Hillis

"Remember, if Christmas isn't found in your heart, you won't find it under a tree."
- Charlotte Carpenter.

O Christmas Sun! What holy task is thine! To fold a world in the embrace of God! - Guy Wetmore Carry

"There has been only one Christmas- the rest are anniversaries."
- W.J. Cameron

" A Christmas gambol oft could cheer
The poor man's heart through half the year. "
- Walter Scott

"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 Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!"
- Author Unknown

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

Christmas, children, is not a date.  It is a state of mind - Mary Ellen Chase

"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree.  In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall."
- Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas

"Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart."
- Washington Irving

"Isn't it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for - 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

"At Christmas, all roads lead home."
- Marjorie Holmes, American writer.

"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 a potent caffeine, no matter your age."
- Carrie Latet

"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

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.- - Norman Vincent Peale

"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!"
- Hamilton Wright Mabie

"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen."
- Author unknown, attributed to a 7 year old named Bobby

"Christmas 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, "Let Every Day Be Christmas," 1976

"From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it."
- Katharine Whitehorn

"Christmas, my child, is love in action."
- Dale Evans (1912-2001), American film actress, singer and songwriter

"He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree."
- Sunshine Magazine

"May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
The warmth of Christmas grant you love."
- Author Unknown

"If "ifs" and "buts" were candy and nuts, wouldn't it be a Merry Christmas?"
- Don Meredith

"Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice."
- Author Unknown

"I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men! "
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Santa is very jolly because he knows where all the bad girls live - Dennis Miller

"The best Christmas trees come very close to exceeding nature."
- Andy Rooney

"A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away."
- Eva Logue

"Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts."
- Janice Maeditere

"Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles."
- Author Unknown

"Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence."
- Joan Mills

"Only in souls the Christ is brought to birth,
And there He lives and dies. "
- Alfred Noyes

"When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time.  Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?"
- G.K. Chesterton

" For the spirit of Christmas fulfils the greatest hunger of mankind."
- Loring A. Schuler

" I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month."
- Harlan Miller

"Keep your Christmas -heart open all the year round."
- Jessica Archmint

"To perceive Christmas through its wrapping becomes more difficult with every year."
- E.B. White, "The Distant Music of the Hounds," The Second Tree from the Corner, 1954

"At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year "
- Thomas Tusser

"Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money."
- Author Unknown

"Christmas is for children.  But it is for grown -ups too.  Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare, it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide -bound hearts."
- Lenora Mattingly Weber

"This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone."
- Taylor Caldwell (1900-1985), English novelist.

"Roses are reddish
Violets are bluish
If it weren't for Christmas
We'd all be Jewish."
- Benny Hill

"Open your presents at Christmastime but be thankful year round for the gifts you receive."
- Lorinda Ruth Lowen

"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

"Christmas is the season when you buy this year's gifts with next year's money."
- Author Unknown

"Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas."
- Peg Bracken.

"The Christmas season has come to mean the period when the public plays Santa Claus to the merchants."
- John Andrew Holmes

"The message of Christmas is that the visible material world is bound to the invisible spiritual world."
- Author Unknown

"Tis blessed to bestow, and yet,
Could we bestow the gifts we get,
And keep the ones we give away,
How happy were our Christmas day! "
- Carolyn Wells

"There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child."
- Erma Bombeck, I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression

"The 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."
- Jay Leno

This December,
That love weighs more than gold!"
- Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon 

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