Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind.
Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind.
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly." ~ (1919-), American writer, producer, humorist.
For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
Nothing's as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas.
For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.
That love weighs more than gold!
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!
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!
There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.
Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit.
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.
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.
Great little One! whose all-embracing birth
Lifts Earth to Heaven, stoops Heaven to Earth.
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.
I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included.
There is a remarkable breakdown of taste and intelligence at Christmastime. Mature, responsible grown men wear neckties made of holly leaves and drink alcoholic beverages with raw egg yolks and cottage cheese in them.
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.
From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it.
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.
Only in souls the Christ is brought to birth,
And there He lives and dies.
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