Merry Christmas From Me to You

Christmas happens just once a year, but it is my most favorite time of the year! Writers have said a lot about the Christmas holiday (and everything that goes with it). Let's celebrate Christmas with these quotes from famous authors:

"There are three stages of a man's life: He believes in Santa Claus, he doesn't believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus."

– Author Unknown

 

"And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more."

– Dr. Seuss 

 

"I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys."

– Charles Dickens, "A Christmas Carol"

 

"I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."

– Charles Dickens, "A Christmas Carol"

 

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

-Erma Bombeck 

 

"My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”

-Bob Hope, American film actor and comedian.

 

"When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.”

-Bob Hope, American film actor and comedian.

 

"Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.”

-Washington Irving (1783-1859), American short-story writer and essayist.

 

"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