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
Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
Dale Evans Rogers
Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree.
In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree is the presence of a happy family all wrapped
up in each other.
Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity
in the heart.
From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another,
The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other.
Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.
Mary Ellen Chase
Christmas, in its final essence, is for grown people who have forgotten what children
Christmas is for whoever is old enough to have denied the unquenchable spirit of man.
Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us
we're here for something else besides ourselves.
Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska
make it white.
I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. And that, of course, is the
of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the word
seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses.
Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year - and yet, for all
it speaks, its voice has strong authority.
W. J. Cameron
This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.
I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a
jar of it every month.
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
Hamilton Wright Mabie
Christmas is for children. But it is for grownups too. Even if it is a headache, a chore,
nightmare - it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts.
Lenora Mattingly Weber
Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our
Peace on earth will come to stay
When we live Christmas every day.
Helen Steiner Rice
Christmas has lost its meaning for us because we have lost the spirit of expectancy. We
cannot prepare for an observance. We must prepare for an experience.
Handel H. Brown
Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful,
and permanently personal.
There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of
your values, desires, affections, traditions.
There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.