About Christmas


Famous Quotations

  • 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

  • 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.  And thus I drift along into the holidays--let them overtake me unexpectedly--waking up some fine morning and suddenly saying to myself:  'Why this is Christmas Day!'
    - Ray Stannard Baker, pseud. David Grayson (1870-1946), American author, journalist.

  • The earth has grown old with its burden of care But at Christmas it always is young,  The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair And its soul full of music breaks the air,  When the song of angels is sung.
    - Phillips Brooks (1835-93), American Episcopal bishop, wrote 'O Little Town of Bethlehem'.

  • To the American People: Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind.  To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.  If we think on these things, there will be born in us a Savior and over us will shine a star sending its gleam of hope to the world.
    - Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), American president. Presidential message (December 25, 1927).

  • I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
    - Charles Dickens (1812-1870), English author. From 'A Christmas Carol'.

  • 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?
    ~ Bob Hope, American film actor and comedian.

  • When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things - not the great occasions - give off the greatest glow of happiness.
    - Bob Hope, American film actor and comedian.

  • Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
    - Washington Irving (1783-1859), American short-story writer and essayist.

  • The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others' burdens, easing other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas.
    - W. C. Jones

  • The merry family gatherings-- The old, the very young; The strangely lovely way they Harmonize in carols sung.
    For Christmas is tradition time-- Traditions that recall The precious memories down the years, The sameness of them all.

    -Helen Lowrie Marshall

  • What is Christmas?  It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.  It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.
    - Agnes M. Pahro

  • Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.
    - Charles Schulz (1922-2000), American cartoonist 'Peanuts'.

  • As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is.
    - Eric Sevareid (1912-1992), American newscaster.

  • Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more.
    - Dr. Seuss (1904-1991), American author of children's books. From 'How The Grinch Stole 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.
    - Eric Sevareid (1912-1992), American newscaster.

  • Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.
    - Margaret Thatcher (1925- ), English political leader.

  • Until one feels the spirit of Christmas, there is no Christmas. All else is outward display--so much tinsel and
    decorations. For it isn't the holly, it isn't the snow. It isn't the tree not the firelight's glow. It's the warmth that
    comes to the hearts of men when the Christmas spirit returns again.


    Quotes obtained from All Things Christmas & Christmas Quotes
    Above Santa Christmas Card Photo obtained from The Victorian Card Collection

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1957 Christmas Card with the Bibical quotes inside - click photo to read
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