‘Tis the Season

This year has been… yeah. We have been confused, worried, sad. We have longed for simple things like hugs, hanging out with friends, enjoying a meal or play… But nothing lasts forever. And Christmas always brings a sense of hope, even when there is no actual reason for optimism. Hence, let’s relax a bit with this selection of famous Christmas quotes.

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.

‒ Dr. Seuss

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.

‒ Henry Van Dyke

At Christmas play and make good cheer,

For Christmas comes but once a year.

‒ Thomas Tusser

Christmas ‒ that 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 remembrance ‒ a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.

‒ Augusta E. Rundel

Christmas… is not an eternal event at all, but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.

– Freya Stark

Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart… filled it, too, with a melody that would last forever.

‒ Bess Streeter Aldrich

Christmas is a race to see which gives out first – your money or your feet.

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.

‒ Phyllis Diller

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.

‒ Joan Winmill Brown

Greetings of the Season and Best Wishes for the New Year

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!

‒  Charles Dickens

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

‒ Roy L. Smith

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

‒ Charles Dickens

I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.

‒ Harlan Miller

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