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

Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind. - Mary Ellen Chase

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus… Thank God! He lives and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood. - Francis Pharcellus Church - The Sun editorial, New York City, September 21, 1897

It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself. - Charles Dickens

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

Remembrance, like a candle...burns brightest at Christmas Time. - Charles Dickens

A good conscience is a continual Christmas. - Benjamin Franklin - Poor Richard's Almanac, 1733

Thank God for the 'commercialization' of Christmas. If it weren't for that, our society would have no Christmas at all. - Paul Hein

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

Roses are reddish. Violets are bluish. If it weren't for Christmas, we'd all be Jewish. - Benny Hill

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. - Burton Hillis - Better Homes and Gardens

I always believed that the true spirit of Christmas demands thought and effort on the giver's part, not just lavish spending. - Inez Hogan

Now, the essence, the very spirit of Christmas is that we first make believe a thing is so, and lo, it presently turns out to be so. - Stephen Leacock

And So This Is Christmas; And What Have We Done?; Another Year Over; A New One Just Begun; And So Happy Christmas; I Hope You Have Fun; The Near And The Dear Ones; The Old And The Young. - John Lennon - Happy Christmas (The War Is Over)

I heard the bells on Christmas Day, their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet the words repeat of peace on earth, goodwill to men! - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Best of all, Christmas means a spirit of love, a time when the love of God and the love of our fellow men should prevail over all hatred and bitterness, a time when our thoughts and deeds and the spirit of our lives manifest the presence of God. - George F. McDougall

How does it happen that people with normal IQ's and/or people who own a mirror voluntarily walk out of the house wearing green and red sweaters with little embroidered Christmas trees and flashing-red-nosed-reindeer earrings? - Amy Krouse Rosenthal - The Book of Eleven

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was 6. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph. - Shirley Temple Black

I do hope your Christmas has had a little touch of Eternity in among the rush and pitter patter and all. It always seems such a mixing of this world and the next--but that after all is the idea! - Evelyn Underhill

Christmas is a strange season. We sing songs in front of dead trees and eat candy out of our socks. - John Wagner

As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December's bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same. - Donald E. Westlake

A perfectly managed Christmas correct in every detail is, like basted inside seams and letters answered by return, a sure sign of someone who hasn't enough to do. - Katharine Whitehorn

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime. - Laura Ingalls Wilder

I still have my Christmas Tree. I looked at it today. Sure enough, I couldn't see any forests. - Stephen Wright