waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and
--Norman Vincent Peale
|2||It is Christmas
in the heart that puts Christmas
in the air.
--W. T. Ellis
|3||Love came down at
Love all lovely, love divine;
Love was born at Christmas,
Stars and angels gave the sign.
|4||Oh look, yet another
TV special! How touching to have the meaning of Christmas
brought to us by cola, fast food, and beer.... Who'd have ever guessed
that product consumption, popular entertainment, and spirituality would
mix so harmoniously?
|5||Mail your packages
early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas.
-- Johnny Carson
|6||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?
|7||Many merry Christmases,
friendships, great accumulation of cheerful recollections, affection on
earth, and Heaven at last for all of us.
|8||A good conscience
is a continual Christmas.
in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by
a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to
their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect
|10||Roses are reddish/
Violets are bluish
If it weren't for Christmas
We'd all be Jewish.
-- Benny Hill
|11||A lovely thing about
is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it
|12||To have a true friendship,
you have to do more than exchange Christmas
cards or call each other once a year. There has to be some continued support
and attention; otherwise the relationship is a sentimental attachment rather
than a true friendship.
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
|14||I heard the bells
Day. Their old familiar carols play. And wild and sweet the words repeat.
Of peace on earth goodwill to men.
--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
|15||Your friendship is
a glowing ember Through the year; and each December From its warm and living
spark We kindle flame against the dark And with its shining radiance light
Our tree of faith on Christmas
--Thelma J. Lund
|16||There are some people
who want to throw their arms round you simply because it is Christmas;
there are other people who want to strangle you simply because it is Christmas.
-- Robert Lynd
|17||If "ifs" and "buts"
were candy and nuts, wouldn't it be a Merry Christmas?
is a time when you get homesick -- even when you're home.
|19||I bought my brother
some gift-wrap for Christmas.
I took it to the Gift Wrap department and told them to wrap it, but in
a different print so he would know when to stop unwrapping.
-- Steven Wright
|20||The perfect Christmas
gift for a sportscaster, as all fans of sports clich‚s know, is a scoreless
|21||Heap on more wood!
the wind is chill, But let it whistle as it will, We'll keep our Christmas
--Sir Walter Scott
I no more desire a rose
Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled mirth;
But like of each thing that in season grows.
|23||From a commercial
point of view, if Christmas
did not exist it would be necessary to invent it.
|24||He who has not Christmas
in his heart will never find it under a tree.
--Roy L. Smith
|25||As you get older,
you get tired of doing the same things over and over again, so you think
has changed. It hasn't. It's you who has changed.
--Harry S. Truman
play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year.
-- Thomas Tusser
|27||Friendship is a precious
gift. To give at Christmas
time. A Cherished gift, a treasured gift that lasts through all time.
|28||We consider Christmas
as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive
encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly;
let him rejoice.
--Pope Paul VI
|29||Now I'm an old Christmas
tree, the roots of which have died. "They," just come along and while the
little needles fall off me replace them with medallions.
|30||To perceive Christmas
through its wrapping becomes more difficult with every year.
--Elwyn Brooks White
is the day that holds time together.
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