Merry Christmas Quotes and Sayings

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.
- Mary Ellen Chase

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Christmas is the one time of year when people of all religions come together to worship Jesus Christ.
- Bart Simpson

Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it.
- Richard Lamm

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

Christmas, in its final essence, is for grown people who have forgotten what children know. Christmas is for whoever is old enough to have denied the unquenchable spirit of man.
- Margaret Cousins

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

There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions.
- Bill McKibben

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

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

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hillis

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

I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white man would be coming into my neighborhood after dark.
- Dick Gregory

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

Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.
- Helen Steiner Rice

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas time.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

Isn’t it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for - I don’t know what exactly, but it’s something that you don’t mind so much not having at other times.
- Kate L. Bosher

Before the ice is in the pools,
Before the skaters go,
Or any cheek at nightfall
Is tarnished by the snow,
Before the fields have finished,
Before the Christmas tree,
Wonder upon wonder
Will arrive to me!
- Emily Dickinson

A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
- Garrison Keillor

Christmas is forced upon a reluctant and disgusted nation by the shopkeepers and the press; on its own merits it would wither and shrivel in the fiery breath of universal hatred.
- George Bernard Shaw

Instead of being a time of unusual behavior,Christmas is perhaps the only time in the year when people can obey their natural impulses and express their true sentiments without feeling self-conscious and, perhaps, foolish. Christmas, in short, is about the only chance a man has to be himself.
- Francis C. Farley

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

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

Roses are reddish
Violets are bluish
If it weren’t for Christmas
We’d all be Jewish.
- Benny Hill

I can understand people simply fleeing the mountainous effort Christmas has become… but there are always a few saving graces and finally they make up for all the bother and distress.
- May Sarton

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
The warmth of Christmas grant you love.
- Anonymous

Except the Christ be born again tonight
In dreams of all men, saints and sons of shame,
The world will never see his kingdom bright.
- Vachel Lindsay

Christmas begins about the first of December with an office party and ends when you finally realize what you spent, around April fifteenth of the next year.
- P.J. O’Rourke

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.
- Peg Bracken

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

Where charity stands watching and faith holds wide the door the dark night wakes - the glory breaks,Christmas comes once more.
- Phillips Brooks

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