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Famous and popular Christmas quotes...
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,
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
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
I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.
- Harlan Miller (Better Homes and Gardens)
Christmas ... is not an eternal event at all,
but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart.
- Freya Stark ("The Wise Men" Time and Tide)
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!
- Charles Dickens
Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.
- Mary Ellen Chase
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
- Charles Dickens, Ebeneezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol
The threat of Christmas hung in the air, visible already in the fretful
look of passersby as they readied themselves for the meaningless but
necessary rites of false jovialities and ill-considered gifts.
- Peter Dickinson Play Dead, a mystery novel.
Why does Scrooge love Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? Because every buck is dear to him
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. Pharo
Jennifer Bofinger, media spokeswoman for the animal rights group
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said despite the shabby treatment of deer in general,
her organization has not received any complaints about how Santa Claus treats his reindeer.
- Los Angeles (LA) Times
Many banks have a new kind of Christmas club in operation.
The new club helps you save money to pay for last year's gifts.
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days,
recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler
back to his own fireside and quiet home!
- Charles Dickens
I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six.
Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.
- Shirley Temple
Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest thing in the world -
stronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than death -
and that the blessed life which began in Bethlehem nineteen hundred years ago
is the image and brightness of the Eternal Love? Then you can keep Christmas.
- Henry Van Dyke
The magi, as you know, were wise men - wonderfuly wise men who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger.
They invented the art of giving Christmas presents.
- O. Henry
I do come home at Christmas. We all do, or we all should.
We all come home, or ought to come home, for a short holiday -
the longer, the better - from the great boarding school where we are forever working
at our arithmetical slates, to take, and give a rest.
- Charles Dickens
It comes every year and will go on forever. And along with Christmas belong the keepsakes and the customs.
Those humble, everyday things a mother clings to, and ponders, like Mary in the secret spaces of her heart.
- Marjorie Holmes
Christmas is a race to see which gives out first - your money or your feet.
I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all.
And that, of course, is the message of Christmas.
We are never aone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest,
the word seemingly most indifferent.
For this is still the time God chooses.
- Taylor Caldwell
The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others' burdens,
easing other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives
with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas.
- W. C. Jones
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:
the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hillis (Better Homes and Gardens)
Whatever else be lost among the years, Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing:
Whatever doubts assail us, or what fears, Let us hold close one day,
remembering Its poignant meaning for the hearts of men. Let us get back our childlike faith again.
- Grace Noll Crowell
Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush,
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,
the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes.
- Joan Winmill Brown
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)
And the angel said unto them, "Fear not! For, behold,
I bring you tidings of great joy, Which shall be to all people.
"For unto you is born this day in the city of David A Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, Lying in a manger.
- St. Luke ii. 10-12
Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl.
But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart... filled it, too,
with a melody that would last forever.
- Bess Streeter Aldrich
Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day.
- Helen Steiner Rice