It was always said of him, that he knew how to keep
Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the
knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us!
And so, as Tiny Tim observed, "God Bless Us, Every One!
with most of us, when Christmas Day, encircling all our
limited world like a magic ring, left nothing out for us
to miss or seek; bound together all our home enjoyments,
affections, and hopes; grouped everything and everyone
round the Christmas fire, and make the little picture
shining in our bright young eyes, complete.
is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and
his present remembered. What I don't like about office
Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.
not only for Christmas, But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others, Is the joy that comes
back to you. And the more you spend in blessing, The
poor and lonely and sad, The more of your heart's
possessing, Returns to you glad.
--John Greenleaf Whittier
the wood!-the wind is chill; But let it whistle as it
will, We'll keep our Christmas merry still.
--Sir Walter Scott
Christmas--that magic blanket that wraps itself about
us, that something so intangible that it is like a
fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas
may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it
will be a day of remembrance--a day in which we think of
everything we have ever loved.
--Augusta E. Rundel
is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in
the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
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.
"I stopped believing in
Santa Claus when my mother took me to see him in a
department store, and he asked for my autograph."
Santa Claus has the right
idea - visit people only once a year. -Victor Borge
I never believed in Santa
Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my
neighborhood after dark. - Dick Gregory
A good many things go
around in the dark besides Santa Claus. - Herbert Hoover
Christmas is the time
when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for
it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they
want and their kids pay for it. -Richard Lamm
I will honor Christmas in
my heart, and try to keep it all the year. - Charles
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 bought my brother some
gift-wrap for Christmas. I took it to the Gift Wrap
department and told them to wrap it, but in a different
print so he would know when to stop unwrapping. - Steven
The Bermuda Triangle got
tired of warm weather. It moved to Alaska. Now Santa
Claus is missing. - Steven Wright
Let no pleasure tempt
thee, no profit allure thee, no persuasion move thee, to
do anything which thou knowest to be evil; so shalt thou
always live jollity; for a good conscience is a
continual Christmas. - Benjamin Franklin