-Are you willing to forget what you have done for other people, and to remember what other people have done for you? … to remember the weakness and loneliness of people who are growing old? … Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest thing in the world … stronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than death?… Then you can keep Christmas! But you can never keep it alone.
– Henry van Dyke (“Keeping Christmas” in The Spirit of Christmas)
-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)
-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
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. Pharo
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)
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)
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home! – Charles Dickens
Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day.
– Helen Steiner Rice
If there is no joyous way to give a festive gift, give love away.
He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree.
– Sunshine Magazine
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. – Charles Dickens
It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. – W. T. Ellis
Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall. – Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas
Remember, this December, that love weighs more than gold!
– Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon
Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone. – Charles Schulz