Christmas … is not an external event at all, but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.
- Freya Stark
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
Christmas is not just a time for festivity and merry making. It is more than that. It is a time for the contemplation of eternal things. The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving.
- J. C. Penney
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
- Charles Dickens
Christmas is forever, not for just one day, for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf. The good you do for others is good you do yourself.
- Norman Wesley Brooks
When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.
- Bob Hope
Peace on Earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.
- Helen Steiner Rice
No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts
And everyone would have a friend,
Right would always win,
Love would never end.
This is my grown-up Christmas list.
- Amy Grant
My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?
- Bob Hope
Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.
- Dale Evans Rogers
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
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
- Roy L. Smith
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale
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
They err who thinks Santa Claus comes down through the chimney; he really enters through the heart.
- Paul M. Ell
Santa Claus is anyone who loves another and seeks to make them happy; who gives himself by thought or word or deed in every gift that he bestows.
- Edwin Osgood Grover
Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.
- Peg Bracken
Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.
- Margaret Thatcher
Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.
- Charles Schulz
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
“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
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