“I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable 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, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.” ~Charles Dickens
“I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.” ~Harlan Miller
“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” ~Alexander Smith
‘Twas Christmas broach’d the mightiest ale;
‘Twas Christmas told the merriest tale;
A Christmas gambol oft could cheer
The poor man’s heart through half the year. ~Walter Scott
“May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!” ~Author Unknown
“It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags!”… Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! “Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more!” ~Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
“At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year.”
“Sing hey! Sing hey!
For Christmas Day;
Twine mistletoe and holly.
For a friendship glows
In winter snows,
And so let’s all be jolly!”
“To perceive Christmas through its wrapping becomes more difficult with every year.” ~E.B. White, “The Distant Music of the Hounds,” The Second Tree from the Corner, 1954
“Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.” ~Author Unknown