For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home. – W. J. Tucker, Pulpit Preaching
Edna Ferber, Roast Beef Medium
Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling.
Bess Streeter Aldrich, Song of Years
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.
Lenora Mattingly Weber, Extension
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.
Louisa May Alcott
The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting.
Charles N. Barnard
The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect!
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
But I am sure that I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round... as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely.
Mary Ellen Chase
Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.
And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?
G. K. Chesterton
When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?
Christmas, my child, is love in action.
One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly.
Something about an old-fashioned Christmas is hard to forget.
Christmas is not an eternal event at all, but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart.
At Christmas, all roads lead home.