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Ponder these 25 Christmas Quotes

Posted on July 31, 2013 by Calliope There have been 0 comments

While it is true we make and sell Personalized Christmas ornaments for a living, we still think about the meaning of the Christmas holiday.  We enjoy collecting stories of how families celebrate together.  What different traditions are formed with one's children.  And how to keep the holidays happy and healthy, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

We love reading these quotes about the meaning of Christmas and discussing them.  Which ones call out to you?  Try discussing one of these with your family at the dinner table tonight.

 

-“Christmas doesn't come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more....”
― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas

-“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
― Charles Dickens

-“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

-“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

-“Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ”
― Mary Ellen Chase

-“Oh look, yet another Christmas TV special! How touching to have the meaning of Christmas brought to us by cola, fast food, and beer.... Who'd have ever guessed that product consumption, popular entertainment, and spirituality would mix so harmoniously? ”

― Bill Watterson, The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
-“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”
― Charles M. Schulz
-“I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
-“In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!”
― Dave Barry
-“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ”
― Norman Vincent Peale
-“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. ”
― Roy L. Smith
-“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."
~ (1919-), American writer, producer, humorist. ”
― Andy Rooney
-“A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.”
― Garrison Keillor, Leaving Home
-“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”
― Hamilton Wright Mabie
-“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
-“Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
-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 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."
~ (1912-1992), American newscaster. ”
― Eric Sevareid
-“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, my child, is love in action."
~ Dale Evans (1912-2001), American film actress, singer and songwriter. Wife of Roy Rogers. ”
― Dale Evans Rogers
-“Christmas it seems to me is a necessary festival; we require a season when we can regret all the flaws in our human relationships: it is the feast of failure, sad but consoling.”
― Graham Greene, Travels With My Aunt
-“Are you willing to stoop down and consider the needs and desires of little children; to remember the weaknesses and loneliness of people who are growing old; to stop asking how much your friends love you, and to ask yourself if you love them enough; to bear in mind the things that other people have to bear on their hearts; to trim your lamp so that it will give more light and less smoke, and to carry it in front so that your shadow will fall behind you; to make a grave for your ugly thoughts and a garden for your kindly feelings, with the gate open? Are you willing to do these things for a day? Then you are ready to keep Christmas!”
― Henry van Dyke
-“What kind of Christmas present would Jesus ask Santa for?”
― Salman Rushdie, Fury
-“Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. ”
― Washington Irving
-“Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!”
― Charles Dickens
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