"Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more."
~ Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
"One can never have enough socks. Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books."
~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
"Pray, dear madam, another glass; it is Christmas time, it will do you no harm."
~ William Makepeace Thackeray, The Kickleburrys on the Rhine
"Christmas day is the children’s, but the holidays are youth’s dancing-time."
~ Booth Tarkington, The Magnificent Ambersons
"A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together."
~ Garrison Keillor, Leaving Home
"Always winter but never Christmas."
~ C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
"Everyone wants a Christmas tree. If you had a Christmas tree Santa would bring you stuff! Like hair curlers and slut shoes."
~ Janet Evanovich, Visions of Sugar Plums
"It was the beginning of the greatest Christmas ever. Little food. No presents. But there was a snowman in their basement."
~ Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
"What kind of Christmas present would Jesus ask Santa for?"
~ Salman Rushdie, Fury
"Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home."
~ G.K. Chesterton, Brave New Family
"It struck him that how you spent Christmas was a message to the world about where you were in life."
~ Nick Hornby, About a Boy
"To perceive Christmas through its wrapping becomes more difficult with every year."
~ E.B. White, The Second Tree from the Corner
"The real Santa Claus is at the mall."
~ Lemony Snicket, The Lump of Coal
"Fine old Christmas, with the snowy hair and ruddy face, had done his duty that year in the noblest fashion, and had set off his rich gifts of warmth and color with all the heightening contrast of frost and snow."
~ George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss
"I don’t want Christmas season to end, because it’s the only time I can legitimately indulge in on particular addiction: glitter."
~ Eloisa James, Paris in Love
"Miracles happen on Christmas, Pat. Everybody knows that shit."
~ Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook
"Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever."
~ Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway
"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other."
~ Burton Hillis
"If there is no joyous way to give a festive gift, give love away."
"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."
~ Charles Dickens
"The magi, as you know, were wise men - wonderfully wise men who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They
invented the art of giving Christmas presents."
~ O. Henry
"Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas."
~ Dale Evans Rogers
"Christmas gift suggestions:
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect."
~ Oren Arnold
"Christmas waves a magic wand over this
world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."
~ Norman Vincent Peale
"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of
~ Hamilton Wright Mabi
"I have always thought of Christmas as a good time; a kind, forgiving,
generous, pleasant time; a time when men and women seem to open their hearts
freely, and so I say, God bless Christmas!"
~ Charles Dickens
"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
~ Calvin Coolidge
"Love came down at Christmas; love all lovely, love divine; love was born
at Christmas, stars and angels gave the sign."
~ Christina G. Rossetti
"Where charity stands watching and faith
holds wide the door the dark night wakes - the glory breaks, Christmas comes
~ Phillips Brooks
"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! "
~ Charles Dickens
"The only real blind person at Christmas-time is he who has not Christmas
in his heart."
~ Helen Keller
15. "Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be
patient and always to be kind."
~ Helen Steiner Rice
"There is no name so sweet on earth, no name so sweet in heaven, The
name, before His wondrous birth, to Christ the Savior given."
~ George W. Bethune
"Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall,
the genial flame of charity in the heart."
~ Washington Irving
"Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance - each
beautiful, unique and too soon gone."
~ Deborah Whipp
"It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas,
when its mighty Founder was a child Himself"
~ Charles Dickens
A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; It makes no noise at all, But
softly gives itself away; While quite unselfish, it grows small.
~ Eva K. Logue
"May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!"
Christmas carolers sing about peace on earth, but they don’t tell us
It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
- W. T. Ellis
I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a
jar of it every month.
- Harlan Miller
"The mystery of the Holy Night, which historically happened two thousand
years ago, must be lived as a spiritual event in the ‘today’ of the
Liturgy," the Pope clarified. "The Word who found a dwelling in Mary’s womb
comes to knock on the heart of every person with singular intensity this
Pope John Paul II
At Christmas I no more desire a rose
Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled shows,
But like of each thing that in season grows.