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
Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day.
― Helen Steiner Rice
Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
― Washington Irving
He went to the church, and walked about the streets, and watched the people hurrying to and for, and patted the children on the head, and questioned beggars, and looked down into the kitchens of homes, and up to the windows, and found that everything could yield him pleasure. He had never dreamed of any walk, that anything, could give him so much happiness. (p. 119)
― Charles Dickens
God put Santa Claus on earth to remind us that Christmas is ‘sposed to be a happy time.
― Bil Keane,
Are you willing to stoop down and consider the needs and desires of little children; to remember the weaknesses and lonliness of people who are growing old; to stop asking how much your friends love you, and to ask yourself if you love them enough; to bear in mind the things that other people have to bear on their hearts; to trim your lamp so that it will give more light and less smoke, and to carry it in front so that your shadow will fall behind you; to make a grave for your ugly thougts and a garden for your kindly feelings, with the gate open? Are you willing to do these things for a day? Then you are ready to keep Christmas!
― Henry van Dyke
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
Remember, if Christmas isn’t found in your heart, you won’t find it under a tree.”
― Charlotte Carpenter
Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white’.
― Bing Crosby