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.
Roy L. Smith
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.
Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store.
A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
Gilbert 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?
Pope Paul VI
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.
I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included.
The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn't for any religious reasons. They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin.
Christmas... is not an external event at all, but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart.
What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.
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 love.
Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it 'white'.
Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling.
A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
I don't think Christmas is necessarily about things. It's about being good to one another, it's about the Christian ethic, it's about kindness.
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