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
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
- Charles Dickens
At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year.
- Thomas Tusser
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
For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.
- W.J. Ronald Tucker
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale
This is Christmas: not the tinsel, not the giving and receiving, not even the carols, but the humble heart that receives anew the wondrous gift, the Christ.
- Frank McKibben
Christmas is forced upon a reluctant and disgusted nation by the shopkeepers and the press; on its own merits it would wither and shrivel in the fiery breath of universal hatred.
- George Bernard Shaw
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
I can understand people simply fleeing the mountainous effort Christmas has become... but there are always a few saving graces and finally they make up for all the bother and distress.
- May Sarton
Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
- Alexander Smith
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.
- Eric Sevareid
Let us keep Christmas beautiful without a thought of greed,
That it might live forevermore to fill our every need,
That it shall not be just a day, but last a lifetime through,
The miracle of Christmastime that brings God close to you.
- Garnett Ann Schultz
A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
- Garrison Keillor
Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind;
Teach us to be patient and always to be kind.
- Helen Steiner Rice
A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away.
- Eva Logue
I love the Christmas-tide, and yet,
I notice this, each year I live;
I always like the gifts I get,
But how I love the gifts I give!
- Carolyn Wells
Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree.
In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.
- Larry Wilde
The earth has grown old with its burden of care
But at Christmas it always is young,
The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair
And its soul full of music breaks the air,
When the song of angels is sung.
- Phillips Brooks
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hillis