Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.
Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves.
Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day.
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.
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!
My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?
Best of all, Christmas means a spirit of love, a time when the love of God
and the love of our fellow men
should prevail over all hatred and bitterness,
a time when our thoughts
and deeds and the spirit of our lives manifest the presence of God.
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!
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!
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.
To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To you, respect.
It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
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.
Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.
Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance.
At Christmas I no more desire a rose
Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled mirth;
But like of each thing that in season grows.
I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year.
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.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
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