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Christmas Quotes

What do writers say for the holiday: in celebration and remembrance?

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Here are a few more Christmas quotations for the holidays.

  • "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, my child, is love in action." - Dale Evans
  • "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
  • "Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart...filled it, too, with melody that would last forever." - Bess Streeter Aldrich
  • "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
  • "Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal." - Lenore Hershey
  • "Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas." - Peg Bracken
  • "I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. And thus I drift along into the holidays--let them overtake me unexpectedly--waking up some fine morning and suddenly saying to myself: 'Why this is Christmas Day!'" - Ray Stannard Baker
  • "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." - Charles Dickens
  • "It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air." - W. T. Ellis
  • "It is the personal thoughtfulness, the warm human awareness, the reaching out of the self to one's fellow man that makes giving worthy of the Christmas spirit." - Isabel Currier
  • "My first copies of Treasure Island and Huckleberry Finn still have some blue-spruce needles scattered in the pages. They smell of Christmas still." - Charlton Heston
  • "Remember, if Christmas isn't found in your heart, you won't find it under a tree." - Charlotte Carpenter
  • "Something about an old-fashioned Christmas is hard to forget." - Hugh Downs
  • "The earth has grown old with its burden of care But at Christmas it always is young, The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair And its soul full of music breaks the air, When the song of angels is sung." - Phillips Brooks
  • "The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect!" - Charles N. Barnard
  • "There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child." - Erma Bombeck
  • "They err who thinks Santa Claus comes down through the chimney; he really enters through the heart." - Mrs. Paul M. Ell
  • "This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone." - Taylor Caldwell
  • "To the American People: Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. If we think on these things, there will be born in us a Savior and over us will shine a star sending its gleam of hope to the world."
    - Calvin Coolidge
  • "Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it 'white'." - Bing Crosby

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