Selected Quotes about Holidays

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

There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child. -- Erma Bombeck

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. -- Calvin Coolidge

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exists, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. -- Charles Dana

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! -- Charles Dickens

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. -- Charles Dickens

Before the ice is in the pools, / Before the skaters go, / Or any cheek at nightfall / Is tarnished by the snow, / Before the fields have finished, / Before the Christmas tree, / Wonder upon wonder / Will arrive to me! -- Emily Dickinson

Christmas at my house is always at least six or seven times more pleasant than anywhere else. We start drinking early. And while everyone else is seeing only one Santa Claus, we'll be seeing six or seven. -- W. C. Fields

I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white man would be coming into my neighborhood after dark. -- Dick Gregory

Santa Claus wears a Red Suit, / He must be a communist. / And a beard and long hair, / Must be a pacifist. / What's in that pipe that he's smoking? -- Arlo Guthrie

Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal. -- Lenore Hershey

Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit. -- Kin Hubbard

Christmas! 'Tis the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial fire of charity in the heart. -- Washington Irving

The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others' burdens, easing other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas. -- W. C. Jones

A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together. -- Garrison Keillor

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. -- Hamilton Wright Mabie

I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. -- Harlan Miller

What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace. -- Agnes M. Pharo

Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day. -- Helen Steiner Rice

Lucy: Beethoven's birthday is December 16th Shermy! Have you decided what you're going to get me? Shermy: Yes! I'm not going to get you anything! Lucy: What kind of a holiday is it where you don't give girls presents? -- Charles Monroe Schulz

Christmas is forced upon a reluctant and disgusted nation by the shopkeepers and the press; on its own merits it would wither and shrivel in the fiery breath of universal hatred. -- George Bernard Shaw

Christmas is the one time of year when people of all religions come together to worship Jesus Christ. -- Bart Simpson

Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder. The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty, for in it are born our art, our science, our religion. -- Ralph Sockman

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when my mother took me to see him in a department store, and he asked for my autograph. -- Shirley Temple

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. -- Lenora Mattingly Weber

I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up -- they have no holidays. -- Henny Youngman

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