Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.
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.
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.
'We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,'
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.
If we had not winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
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.
Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me.
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
To many people holidays are not voyages of discovery, but a ritual of reassurance.
Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart; The secret anniversaries of the heart.
But I am sure that I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round...as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely.
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up - they have no holidays.
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!
A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
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.
Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.
Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance.
I have always thought of Christmas time... as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time.
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.
The secret anniversaries of the heart.
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.
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