May peace and plenty be the first to lift the latch on your door, And happiness ge guided to your home by the candle of Christmas!
Christmas is the one time of year when you can count on smiling faces and bright lights and awesome gifts and giant twinkling trees and family reunions and childish games and believing in that old man that you know doesn't exist. Christmas is the time when dreams come true.
There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions.
Bill McKibben Author, Hundred Dollar Holiday: The Case For a More Joyful Christmas
What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus? Claustrophobic.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Norman Vincent Peale
Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat, Please to put a penny in an old man's hat; If you haven't got a penny a ha'penny will do, If you haven't got a ha'penny, God bless you."
Mother Goose, old English saying
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
Hamilton Wright Mabi
Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world of the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years... Underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating Christmas heart.
George Mathhew Adams
It was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, "God Bless Us, Every One!
Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.
Mary Ellen Chase
Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles.
If there is no joyous way to give a festive gift, give love away.
Time was with most of us, when Christmas Day, encircling all our limited world like a magic ring, left nothing out for us to miss or seek; bound together all our home enjoyments, affections, and hopes; grouped everything and everyone round the Christmas fire, and make the little picture shining in our bright young eyes, complete.
Christmas without Christ is a mess.
Jose B. Cabajar
Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered. What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.
From Home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other.
Somehow, not only for Christmas, But all the long year through, The joy that you give to others, Is the joy that comes back to you. And the more you spend in blessing, The poor and lonely and sad, The more of your heart's possessing, Returns to you glad.
John Greenleaf Whittier
CHRISTMAS is C-hrist's H-istoric, R-emarkable I-ncarnation S-tory, T-elling M-essiah's A-waited S-alvation.
Jose B. Cabajar
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.
A Christmas shopper's complaint is one of long-standing.
Heap on the wood!-the wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will, We'll keep our Christmas merry still.
Sir Walter Scott
Until one feels the spirit of Christmas, there is no Christmas. All else is outward display--so much tinsel and decorations. For it isn't the holly, it isn't the snow. It isn't the tree not the firelight's glow. It's the warmth that comes to the hearts of men when the Christmas spirit returns again.
A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; It makes no noise at all, But softly gives itself away; While quite unselfish, it grows small.
Eva K. Logue
Christmas--that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas 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
Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
Don't expect too much of Christmas Day. You can't crowd into it any arrears of unselfishness and kindliness that may have accrued during the past twelve months.
The merry family gatherings-- The old, the very young; The strangely lovely way they Harmonize in carols sung. For Christmas is tradition time-- Traditions that recall The precious memories down the years, The sameness of them all.
Helen Lowrie Marshall
He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree.
The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting.
Louisa May Alcott
Top Ten Things To Say About A Christmas Gift You Don't Like**
10.Hey! There's a gift!
8.Boy, if I had not recently shot up 4 sizes that would've fit.
7.This is perfect for wearing around the basement.
6.Gosh. I hope this never catches fire! It is fire season though. There are lots of unexplained fires.
5.If the dog buries it, I'll be furious!
4.I love it--but I fear the jealousy it will inspire.
3.Sadly, tomorrow I enter the Federal Witness Protection Program.
2.To think--I got this the year I vowed to give all my gifts to charity.
1."I really don't deserve this."
Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind.
Helen Steiner Rice
We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun:
"Dear Editor--I am 8 years old.
"Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.
"Papa says, 'If you see it in The Sun, it's so.'
"Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?
Virginia O'Hanlon 115 West Ninety-fifth Street
One of the least expensive but most valuable gifts we can give at Christmas time is the gift of time. In our busy world, the phrase, 'I don't have time to...' has become a universal excuse. Like a growing plant, any relationship between two people can thrive only if it receives constant care. A phone call to an unhappy friend or a short visit with an aunt who lives alone can be a great gift that costs very little.
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
It's time to carve the christmas tree and bring down the turkey.
7 WAYS TO BE ANNOYING ON CHRISTMAS
1. Sit in a corner in the fetal position rocking back
and forth chanting, "Santa Claus is coming to town,
Santa Claus is coming to town..."
2. Hang a stocking with your roommate's name on it.
Collect coal and sharp objects in it.
3. Paint your nose red and wear antlers. Constantly
complain about how you never get to join in on the
4. Sing "All I want for Christmas is your two front
5. Make anatomically correct gingerbread people and
eat the best parts first.
6. Smoke mistletoe. Do what comes naturally.
7. Take some miniature marshmallows and put them in a
little baggie. Attach a note to the bag that has a
picture of a snow man and this poem:
'You have been naughty, and here's the scoop
All you get is the snowman's poop!'
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