Christmas Quotes

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.-William Shakespeare

"At this festive season of the year, Mr Scrooge," said the gentleman, taking up a pen, "it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. ... We choose this time, because it is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoices."-Charles Dickens (A Christmas Carol)

Best of all, Christmas means a spirit of love, a time when the love of God and the love of our fellow men should prevail over all hatred and bitterness, a time when our thoughts and deeds and the spirit of our lives manifest the presence of God.-George F. McDougall

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.-Burton Hillis (Better Homes and Gardens)

Blend equal parts of Faith and Hope mixed well with Charity;
Stir in Good Will and Sweet Content and Precious Memory.
Add Kindness, Helpfulness and Joy; of Gratitude don't spare;
Then drop by drop Love's Essence sweet, and Praises freely share.
And don't forget such spices rare as Laughter, Smiles and Fun,
Taste often for the best results, ('Tis sweet to mince upon).
Now add a
Thankful Heart and then, the recipe's complete,
Your "Merry Christmas" all will like … so try the season's treat.-Esther Lloyd Dauber ("Special Treat")

Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind.-Helen Steiner Rice

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.-Hamilton Wright Mabie

"But I am sure that I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round...as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant 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."-Charles Dickens (A Christmas Carol)

Carol singing, church bells ringing,
Once more Christmastime is here.
Children laughing, grownups beaming,
Hearts are warm with Christmas cheer.-Ruby Lee Mitchell ("It's Christmas Time")

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

Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both.-Phillips Brooks

Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart...filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.-Bess Streeter Aldrich (Song of Years)

Christmas gift suggestions from Oren Arnold: 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.

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. Brow

Christmas hath a beauty ... lovelier than the world can show.-Christina G. Rossetti

Christmas, in its final essence, is for grown people who have forgotten what children know. Christmas is for whoever is old enough to have denied the unquenchable spirit of man.-Margaret Cousins

Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today's Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday.-Gladys Tabor (Still Cove Journal)

Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.-Margaret Thatcher

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

Christmas is a spirit that flows from one heart to another. It is more precious than rubies and better than gold.-Agnes M. Pharo ("What Is Christmas")

Christmas is a time to expand our giving encompassing the friendless and needy ... near and far. Christmas is sharing.-Patricia Clafford ("Christmas")

Christmas is cold, and warmth,
Forgiveness, and tender smiles;
A handclasp firm, a letter flying
Across the snowy miles.-Lynda Schlomann ("Christmas")

Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.-Charles Schulz

Christmas is for children. But it is for grownups too. Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare, it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts.-Lenora Mattingly Weber (Extension)

Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.-Ruth Carter Stapleton

Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind.-Mary Ellen Chase (New York Times)

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 Christmas.-Calvin Coolidge

Christmas ... is not an eternal event at all, but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart...-Freya Stark ("The Wise Men" Time and Tide)

Christmas is not in tinsel and lights and outward show.
The secret lies in an inner glow.
It's lighting a fire inside the heart.
Good will and joy a vital part.
It's higher thought and a greater plan.
It's glorious dream in the soul of man.-Wilfred A. Peterson (The Art of Living)

Christmas is not just a day, an event to be observed and speedily forgotten. It is a spirit which should permeate every part of our lives.-William Parks (Missions)

Christmas is not just a time for festivity and merry making. It is more than that. It is a time for the contemplation of eternal things. The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving.-J. C. Penney ("Christmas Thoughts")

Christmas is sights, especially the sights of Christmas reflected in the eyes of a child.-William Saroyan

Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year - and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority.-W. J. Cameron

Christmas is the happiness that lights our children's eyes.
Christmas is a song of bells ringing through the skies.
Christmas is a time of peace, of contentment deep within,
A time of love and silent hope that years will never dim.-Sherrill Thompson ("Christmas Is…")

Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence.-Joan Mills

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.-Washington Irving

Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving,and of families united.-Norman Vincent Peale

Christmas is the time for looking ahead courageously through the gates of the swiftly approaching new year ... of resolving that the coming months will reflect a kinder, more forgiving and less heedless person than mirrored in the past.-Ellen V. Morgan ("Christmas is the Time"

Christmas is the time to let your heart do the thinking.-Patricia Clafford

Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling.-Edna Ferber (Roast Beef Medium)

Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind.-Valentine Davies (Miracle on 34th Street)

Christmas, my child, is love in action. ... Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.-Dale Evans Rogers

Christmas now surrounds us,
Happiness is everywhere
Our hands are busy with many tasks
As carols fill the air.-Shirley Sallay ("Just a Few Mintues")

Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder. The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty, for in it are born our art, our science, our religion.-Ralph Sockman

The Christmas spirit-love-changes hearts and lives.-Pat Boone

The Christmas spirit that goes out with the dried-up Christmas tree is just as worthless.-Unknown

Quote us on the fact that Balsam Hill's artificial Christmas trees will never dry up.

[The Christmas story] is as simple as was the Man himself and His teaching. SA simple as the Sermon on the Mount which still remains as the ultimate basis ... of the belief of free men of good will everywhere.-Hal Borland ("The Wonder"

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

Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given-when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes.-Joan Winmill Brown

Christmas time's for dreaming
Thoughts of long ago…
Holidays of childhood,
Memories all aglow.-Alice Kennelly Roberts ("Christmas Time Is…")

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.-Norman Vincent Peale

Christmas will always be in the hearts of God's children everywhere as they extend a helping hand to a friend in need ... as they go about reflecting God's goodness in the little quiet and unheralded expressions of a loving heart ... as they share the light of the world with those who live in darkness .-Jane Hillsmen ("Christmas")

Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal.-Lenore Hershey

Don't expect too much of Christmas Day. You can't crowd into it any arrears of unselfishness and kindliness that may have accrued during the past twelve months.-Oren Arnold

Each sight, each sound of Christmas
And fragrances sublime
Make hearts and faces happy
This glorious Christmastime.-Carice Williams ("Christmas")

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

Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.-Dale Evans