There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Norman Vincent Peale
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
Hamilton Wright Mabi
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 Mathhew Adams
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!
Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.
Mary Ellen Chase
Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles.
If there is no joyous way to give a festive gift, give love away.
Time was 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.
Christmas 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.
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.
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
Heap on the wood!-the wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will, We'll keep our Christmas merry still.
Sir Walter Scott
Until one feels the spirit of Christmas, there is no Christmas. All else is outward
displayso 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 returns again.
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
Christmasthat 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
remembrancea day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.
Augusta E. Rundel
Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
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.
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
He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree.
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.
Louisa May Alcott
Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind.
Helen Steiner Rice
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.