Christmas 2004 Christmas Quotes To Remember

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

Quotes

  1. A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; It makes no noise at all, But softly gives itself away; While quite unselfish, it grows small. - Eva K. Logue
  2. A Christmas shopper's complaint is one of long-standing. - Unknown
  3. A goose never voted for an early Christmas. - Irish Saying
  4. A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together. - Garrison Keillor
  5. A scientist said, making a plea for exchange scholarships between nations, "The very best way to send an idea is to wrap it up in a person." That was what happened at Christmas. The idea of divine love was wrapped up in a Person. - Halford E. Luccock
  6. A three-year-old gave this reaction to her Christmas dinner. "I don't like the turkey, but I like the bread he ate."
  7. A white Christmas fills the churchyard. - French Proverb
  8. And the angel said unto them, "Fear not! For, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, Which shall be to all people. "For unto you is born this day in the city of David A Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, Lying in a manger." - St. Luke ii. 10 - 12
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Ask your children two questions this Christmas. First: "What do you want to give to others for Christmas?" Second: "What do you want for Christmas?" The first fosters generosity of heart and an outward focus. The second can breed selfishness if not tempered by the first. - Anonymous
  12. At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year. - Thomas Tusser "The Farmer's Daily Diet"
  13. Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind. - Helen Steiner Rice
  14. Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. - Hamilton Wright Mabie
  15. Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. - Mary Ellen Chase
  16. Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both. - Phillips Brooks
  17. 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
  18. Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect. - Oren Arnold
  19. Christmas has lost its meaning for us because we have lost the spirit of expectancy. We cannot prepare for an observance. We must prepare for an experience. - Handel H. Brown
  20. 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
  21. Christmas is a race to see which gives out first - your money or your feet. - Unknown
  22. 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
  23. Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone. - Charles Schulz
  24. Christmas is for children. But it is for grownups too. Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare, it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts. - Lenora Mattingly Weber, Extension
  25. Christmas ... is not an eternal event at all, but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart. - Freya Stark ("The Wise Men" Time and Tide)
  26. 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
  27. Christmas is the day that holds all time together. - Alexander Smith
  28. Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. - Washington Irving
  29. Christmas, 'my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's 'Christmas. - Dale Evans Rogers
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. - Norman Vincent Peale
  33. Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal. - Lenore Hershey
  34. Don't expect too much of Christmas Day. You can't crowd into it any arrears of unselfishness and kindliness that may have accrued during the past twelve months. - Oren Arnold
  35. Even before Christmas has said Hello, it's saying 'Buy Buy'. - Robert Paul
  36. For many of us, sadly, the spirit of Christmas is "hurry". And yet, eventually, the hour comes when the rushing ends and the race against the calendar mercifully comes to a close. It is only now perhaps that we truly recognize the spirit of Christmas. It is not a matter of days or weeks, but of centuries - nearly twenty of them now since that holy night in Bethlehem. Regarded in this manner, the pre - Christmas rush may do us greater service than we realize. With all its temporal confusion, it may just help us to see that by contrast, Christmas itself is eternal. - Burton Hills
  37. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulders; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
  38. From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other. - Emily Matthews
  39. Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. - Peg Bracken.
  40. Good news from heaven the angels bring,
    Glad tidings to the earth they sing:
    To us this day a child is given,
    To crown us with the joy of heaven.
    - Martin Luther
  41. "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
  42. He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree. - Sunshine Magazine.
  43. 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
  44. 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 aone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the word seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses. - Taylor Caldwell
  45. I do come home at Christmas. We all do, or we all should. We all come home, or ought to come home, for a short holiday - the longer, the better - from the great boarding school where we are forever working at our arithmetical slates, to take, and give a rest. - Charles Dickens
  46. "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!
    - Longfellow
  47. I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph. - Shirley Temple
  48. I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. - Charles Dickens, Ebeneezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol
  49. I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. - Harlan Miller (Better Homes and Gardens)
  50. If Ifs and Buts were candies and nuts, we'd all have a merry Christmas. - Unknown
  51. If there is no joyous way to give a festive gift, give love away. - Unknown
  52. In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukka' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukka!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!'" - Dave Barry "Christmas Shopping: A Survivor's Guide"
  53. It comes every year and will go on forever. And along with Christmas belong the keepsakes and the customs. Those humble, everyday things a mother clings to, and ponders, like Mary in the secret spaces of her heart. - Marjorie Holmes
  54. It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. - W. T. Ellis
  55. It was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, "God Bless Us, Every One!" - Charles Dickens
  56. Jennifer Bofinger, media spokeswoman for the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said despite the shabby treatment of deer in general, her organization has not received any complaints about how Santa Claus treats his reindeer. - Los Angeles (LA) Times
  57. Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world of the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years... Underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating Christmas heart. - George Mathhew Adams
  58. Love came down at Christmas,
    Love all lovely, Love Divine;
    Love was born at Christmas;
    Star and angels gave the sign.
    - Christina Rossetti
  59. Many banks have a new kind of Christmas club in operation. The new club helps you save money to pay for last year's gifts. - Unknown
  60. Mother decided that 10-year-old Cathy shoud get something "practical" for Christmas. "Suppose we open a savings account for you?" mother suggested. Cathy was delighted. "It's your account, darling," mother said as they arrived at the bank, "so you fill out the application." Cathy was doing fine until she came to the space for "Name of your former bank." After a slight hesitation, she put down "Piggy."
  61. Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit. - Kin Hubbard
  62. Nothing's as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas. - Kin Hubbard
  63. Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. - Matthew 2:1 - 2
  64. Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice. - Dave Barry
  65. One good thing about Christmas shopping it toughens you for the January sales. - Grace Kriley
  66. One of the nice things about Christmas is that you can make people forget the past with a present. - Author Unknown
  67. Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day. - Helen Steiner Rice
  68. Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles. - Unknown
  69. Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don't quite know how to put our love into words. - Harlan Miller
  70. Selfishness makes Christmas a burden, love makes it a delight. - (Unknown)
  71. Some businessmen are saying this could be the greatest Christmas ever. I always thought that the first one was. - Art Fettig
  72. 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. - John Greenleaf Whittier
  73. 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)
  74. 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. - W. C. Jones
  75. The magi, as you know, were wise men - wonderfuly wise men who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents. - O. Henry
  76. The merry family gatherings - the old, the very young; the strangely lovely way they harmonize in carols sung. For Christmas is tradition time - traditions that recall the precious memories down the years, the sameness of them all. - Helen Lowrie Marshall
  77. The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting. - Louisa May Alcott
  78. There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions. - Bill McKibben, Author, Hundred Dollar Holiday: The Case For a More Joyful Christmas
  79. There was the little boy who approached Santa in a department store with a long list of requests. He wanted a bicycle and a sled, a chemical set, a cowboy suit, a set of trains, a baseball glove and roller skates. "That's a pretty long list," Santa said sternly. "I'll have to check in my book and see if you were a good boy." "No, no," the youngster said quickly. "Never mind checking. I'll just take the roller skates."
  80. There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child. - Erma Bombeck (I Lost Everything in the Post - Natal Depression)
  81. Time was with most of us, when Christmas Day, encircling all our limited world like a magic ring, left nothing out for us to miss or seek; bound together all our home enjoyments, affections, and hopes; grouped everything and everyone round the Christmas fire, and make the little picture shining in our bright young eyes, complete. - Charles Dickens
  82. "'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
    Not a creature was stirring - not even a mouse:
    The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
    In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. - Clement C. Moore Two things upon this changing earth can neither change nor end; the splendor of Christ's humble birth, the love of friend for friend. - Unknown
  83. Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it 'white'. - Bing Crosby
  84. 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. - Unknown
  85. What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus? Claustrophobic. - Unknown
  86. 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
  87. 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. - Grace Noll Crowell
  88. When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs? - Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  89. Why does Scrooge love Rudolph the Red - Nosed Reindeer? Because every buck is dear to him - Unknown
  90. You know you're getting old, when Santa starts looking younger. - Robert Paul
  91. You might as well do your Christmas hinting early. - Anonymous