What I like about Christmas is that you can make people forget the past with the present.
Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
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!
Now, the essence, the very spirit of Christmas is that we first make believe a thing is so, and lo, it presently turns out to be so.
Christmas makes me happy no matter what time of year it comes around.
For the spirit of Christmas fulfils the greatest hunger of mankind.
Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year -- and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority.
The savage, rocky shores of Christmas Island, 200 miles south of Java, in the Indian Ocean. It's November, the moon is in its third quarter, and the sun is just setting. And in a few hours from now, on this very shore, a thousand million lives will be launched.
Christmas is a time for celebration, for giving, and trying to be just a little nice to your fellow man.
Christmas is a Son away from home.
It is good to be children sometimes, and never better that at Christmas, when its might Founder was a child Himself.
Christmas is based on an exchange of gifts: the gift of God to man- His Son;and the gift of man to God when...we first give ourselves to God.
I wish we could put some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.
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.
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 Christmas.
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 alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the word seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses.
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.
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.
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.
May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!
And so, this Christmas season
may our hearts with gladness glow,
As we read the blessed story
That took place so long ago.
The Christmas spirit--love--changes hearts and lives.
"A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world!"
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 returns again.