A Collection of Christmas Quotes

From Across the Spectrum of Personalities and Political Parties

From the Recent to the Traditional 

* Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.”
– Peg Bracken.

* There are no strangers on Christmas Eve.”
– Adele Comandini and Edward Sutherland. Michael O’Brien (Charles Winninger), Beyond Tomorrow, after proposing that the partners invite three strangers to dinner (1940).

* 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, American author and editor.

* 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 (1872-1933), American president. Presidential message (December 25, 1927).

* 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 (1905- ), senior editor Doubleday Publishing Company.

* 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.

* I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
– Charles Dickens (1812-1870), English author. From ‘A Christmas Carol’.

* 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.”
– Andy Rooney (1919-), American writer, producer, humorist.

* They err who thinks Santa Claus comes down through the chimney; he really enters through the heart.”
– Mrs. Paul M. Ell.

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52 Christmas Quotes 

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52 Christmas Quotes

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