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
Staggering Christmas Season quotations
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know.
Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.
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?
Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving,and of families united.
Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind.
Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
Christmas was close at hand, in all his bluff and hearty honesty;
it was the season of hospitality, merriment, and open-heartedness; the old year was preparing, like an ancient philosopher, to call his friends around him, and amidst the sound of feasting and revelry to pass gently and calmly away.
Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.
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.
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.
Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest little snow crystal, matters somehow. I have a place in the pattern, and so do you. Thinking of you this holiday season!
Christmas is the season when people run out of money before they run out of friends.
To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To you, respect.
I don't want Christmas season to end, because it's the only time I can legitimately indulge in on particular addiction: glitter.
At this Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving the others with God's own love and concern.
The Advent season is that time when we seek to, in a manner of speaking, mute our memory of what has already happened, that we might brighten our joy that it happened. We leave the already of His advent to taste the bitter of the not yet. We, in short, go back, that we might look forward to His coming.
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 alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses.
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.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas;
Soon the bells will start, And the thing that will make them ring Is the carol that you sing Right within your heart.
One can never have enough socks
God of hope, I look to you with an open heart and yearning spirit.
During this Advent season, I will keep alert and awake, listening for your word and keeping to your precepts. My hope is in you.
Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance.
It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
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.
Christmas is more than a time of music, merriment and mirth;
it is a season of meditation, mangers and miracles. Christmas is more than a time of carols, cards and candy; it is a season of dedication and decision.
Last year, Americans spent $450 billion on Christmas.
Clean water for the whole world, including every poor person on the planet would cost about $20 billion. Let's just call that what it is: A material blasphemy of the Christmas season.
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.
The truth is that our way of celebrating the Christmas season does spring from myriad cultures and sources, from St. Nicholas to Coca-Cola advertising campaigns.
For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas.
Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.
One of the joys our technological civilization has lost is the excitement with which seasonal flowers and fruits were welcomed; the first daffodil, strawberry or cherry are now things of the past, along with their precious moment of arrival. Even the tangerine -- now a satsuma or clementine -- appears de-pipped months before Christmas.
There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions.
I love the Christmas-tide, and yet, I notice this, each year I live;
I always like the gifts I get, But how I love the gifts I give!