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The merry family gatherings - the old, the very young; the strangely lovely way they
harmonize in carols sung. For Christmas is tradition time - traditions that recall the precious
memories down the years, the sameness of them all.
Helen Lowrie Marshall

Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
Dale Evans Rogers

Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree.
In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.
Larry Wilde

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

Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity
in the heart.
Washington Irving

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

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

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

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

Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't
make it white.
Bing Crosby

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 word
seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses.
Taylor Caldwell

Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year - and yet, for all that, when
it speaks, its voice has strong authority.
W. J. Cameron

This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.
Taylor Caldwell

I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.
Helen Miller

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
Hamilton Wright Mabie

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

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

Christmas has lost its meaning for us because we have lost the spirit of expectancy. We
cannot prepare for an observance. We must prepare for an experience.
Handel H. Brown

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 - 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

I heard the bells on Christmas Day.
Their old familiar carols play.
And wild and sweet the words repeat.
Of peace on earth goodwill to men.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Christmas - the very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush,
the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given - when Christmas Day
comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds
our hearts and our homes.
Joan Winmill Brown

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