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By: Danielle Hollister
"Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide
open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands
as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the
pouring into a sick world of the healing medicine of love which has
transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years...
Underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating Christmas heart."
-- George Matthew Adams
"The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the
winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with
a Christmas greeting."
"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 a melody that would last forever."
" The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect!"
-- Charles N. Barnard
"Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly
-- Peg Bracken
"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
"I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. And that,
of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never aone. Not when the
night is darkest, the wind coldest, the word seemingly most indifferent.
For this is still the time God chooses."
-- Taylor Caldwell
"Remember, if Christmas isn't found in your heart, you won't find it
under a tree."
-- Charlotte Carpenter
"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
-- Calvin Coolidge
"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
"Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the
snow in Alaska won't make it 'white'."
-- Bing Crosby
"Whatever else be lost among the years, Let us keep Christmas still a
shining thing: Whatever doubts assail us, or what fears, Let us hold close
one day, remembering Its poignant meaning for the hearts of men. Let us
get back our childlike faith again."
-- Grace Noll Crowell
"It is the personal thoughtfulness, the warm human awareness, the
reaching out of the self to one's fellow man that makes giving worthy of
the Christmas spirit."
-- Isabel Currier
"Something about an old-fashioned Christmas is hard to forget."
-- Hugh Downs
"They err who thinks Santa Claus comes down through the chimney; he
really enters through the heart."
-- Mrs. Paul M. Ell
"Christmas, my child, is love in action."
-- Dale Evans
"Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They're never
fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal."
-- Lenore Hershey
"My first copies of Treasure Island and Huckleberry Finn still have
some blue-spruce needles scattered in the pages. They smell of Christmas
-- Charlton Heston
"At Christmas, all roads lead home."
-- Marjorie Holmes
"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
"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
"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
"Were I a philosopher, I should write a philosophy of toys, showing
that nothing else in life need to be taken seriously, and that Christmas
Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men
become entirely alive."
-- Robert Lynd
"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy
-- Hamilton Wright Mabi
"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
"There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to
make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions."
-- Bill McKibben
"I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open
a jar of it every month."
-- Harlan Miller
"Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence."
-- Joan Mills
"Christmas is, of course, the time to be home - in heart as well as
-- Garry Moore
"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
-- Agnes M. Pharo
"Mankind is a great, an immense family... This is proved by what we
feel in our hearts at Christmas."
-- Pope John XXIII
"One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in
the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly."
-- Andy Rooney
"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 is doing a little something extra for someone."
-- Charles Schulz
"As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be,
-- Eric Sevareid
"Christmas is the day that holds time together."
-- Alexander Smith
"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
"Christmas ... is not an eternal event at all, but a piece of one's
home that one carries in one's heart."
-- Freya Stark
"Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in
the warm circle of family and friends."
-- Margaret Thatcher
"At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a
-- Thomas Tusser
"What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus?
"Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles."
"If there is no joyous way to give a festive gift, give love away."
"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
"Many banks have a new kind of Christmas club in operation. The new
club helps you save money to pay for last year's gifts."
"Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest thing in the
world - stronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than death - and
that the blessed life which began in Bethlehem nineteen hundred years ago
is the image and brightness of the Eternal Love? Then you can keep
-- Henry Van Dyke
"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
"Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance - each
beautiful, unique and too soon gone."
-- Deborah Whipp
"Somehow, 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
"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of
children, they are all 30 feet tall."
-- Larry Wilde
About the Author
Resource Box - © Danielle Hollister (2004) is the Publisher of BellaOnline Quotations Zine - A free newsletter for quote lovers featuring more than 10,000 quotations in dozens of categories like - love, friendship, children, inspiration, success, wisdom, family, life, and many more. All new subscribers get a free ad. Read it online at - http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art8364.asp