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?
At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a 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.
No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.
Love the giver more than the gift.
Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
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.
The secret anniversaries of the heart.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart; The secret anniversaries of the heart.
Christmas is for children. But it is for grownups too. Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare, it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide bound hearts.
Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind.
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!
To many people holidays are not voyages of discovery, but a ritual of reassurance.
For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.
Good news from heaven the angels bring,
Glad tidings to the earth they sing:
To us this day a child is given,
To crown us with the joy of heaven.
Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.
Nothing's as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas.
Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind.
After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working.
Were I a philosopher, I should write a philosophy of toys, showing that nothing else in life need to be taken seriously, and that Christmas Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men become entirely alive.
Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not.
May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility.
A Christmas gambol oft could cheer The poor man's heart through half the year.
I have always thought of Christmas time... as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time.
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