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 waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~Norman Vincent Peale
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love! ~Hamilton Wright Mabie
Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts. ~Janice Maeditere
Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.”
~ Washington Irving
Mankind is a great, an immense family… This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.”
~ Pope John XXIII
Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky —
Thou dost not bite so nigh
As benefits forgot!
Though thou the waters warp,
Thy sting is not so sharp
As friend remembered not.
Heigh ho! sing heigh ho! unto the green holly,
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly.
Then heigh ho, the holly!
This life is most jolly! – William Shakespeare
- I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. ~Jewish Proverb
At this time of year, when the sun is most hidden, the holiday of Hanukkah celebrates the rays of hope and light. Indeed, the physical darkness of this time of year can be a metaphor for the darkness that often envelopes us at times of illness and loss of a loved one, when the world sometimes feels dark and cold. At such times, we yearn for the sun, and the light and warmth that it provides. Often, it is through simple and unrecognized miracles that we are able to feel the warmth of hope and light. ~ Rabbi Rafael Goldstein
It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. ~W.T. Ellis
This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone. ~Taylor Caldwell
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
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. Pahro