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Saturday, December 20, 2014

25 Christmas quotes that will warm your heart...

I love all spiritual traditions, and celebrate many of them throughout the year. In December, however, when the world is at its darkest, the two superb holiday seasons of Hanukkah and Christmas bring so much light, hope, peace, beauty and love to so many people that I think they're my favorites. And this time of year is such a special one...! 

In the spirit of Christmastime, then, here are 25 quotes about Christmas and holidays... they've moved my heart and made me laugh, and I hope you enjoy them, too.

Happy and merry to you and yours -- during this blessed time, and all year through!

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white’.
– Bing Crosby

The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart;
The secret anniversaries of the heart.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store.
- Dr. Seuss

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
- Benjamin Franklin

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
- Roy L. Smith

Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
- Dale Evans

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

Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
- Washington Irving

God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
- James M. Barrie

Love the giver more than the gift.
- Brigham Young

I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up - they have no holidays.
- Henny Youngman

As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December’s bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.
- Donald E. Westlake

You have to remind kids to stay connected to the meaning of Christmas. Sometimes it takes a little bit of effort, but it’s so worth it.
- Caroline Kennedy

... ever 'gainst that season comes
Wherein our Saviour’s birth is celebrated,
The bird of dawning singeth all night long.
- Shakespeare

Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree.
- T. S. Eliot

The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing others’ loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays.
- W. C. Jones

Share your gifts (material, mental and spiritual) with the less fortunate on Christmas. This will make your holiday a real one.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

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

A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.
- John B. Priestly

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.
– Mary Ellen Chase

 Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
– Alexander Smith

A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
– Garrison Keillor

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. 
- Hamilton Wright Mabie


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