Christmas quotes

  • Chum was a British boy's weekly which, at the end of the year was bound into a single huge book; and the following Christmas parents bought it as Christmas presents for male children.
    -- A. E. van Vogt

    #Christmas #Children #Book

  • The pattern of a newspaperman's life is like the plot of 'Black Beauty.' Sometimes he finds a kind master who gives him a dry stall and an occasional bran mash in the form of a Christmas bonus, sometimes he falls into the hands of a mean owner who drives him in spite of spavins and expects him to live on potato peelings.
    -- A. J. Liebling

    #Christmas #Fall #Mean

  • O most illustrious of the days of time! Day full of joy and benison to earth When Thou wast born, sweet Babe of Bethlehem! With dazzling pomp descending angels sung Good will and peace to men, to God due praise, Who on the errand of salvation sent Thee, Son Beloved! of plural Unity Essential part, made flesh that mad'st all worlds.
    -- Abraham Coles

    #Christmas #Sweet #Angel

  • When you have kids, you instantly feel that you do not want to do them wrong. Those dads that go off to Florida and start a new life, I couldn't imagine that: seeing my kid once every Christmas, every three years. If I'm gone for six days it feels like too much.
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Christmas #Dad #Kids

  • God seeks to influence humanity. This is at the heart of the Christmas story. It is the story of light coming into the darkness, of a Savior to show us the way, of light overcoming the darkness, of God's work to save the world.
    -- Adam Hamilton

    #Christmas #Heart #Light

  • Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
    -- Alan Dundes

    #Inspirational #Funny #Christmas

  • People tend to stay at home and eat a home-cooked meal. There are three days that are really slow for restaurants - Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.
    -- Alan K. Simpson

    #Christmas #Easter #Home

  • May I share with you my earliest memory of a political row? It was with my mother, about the Queen - classic Freudian stuff, shrinks would say. I was eight, and refusing to watch the Queen's Christmas Day broadcast.
    -- Alastair Campbell

    #Christmas #Mother #Queens

  • Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Christmas #Holiday #Together

  • Only in souls the Christ is brought to birth, And there He lives and dies.
    -- Alfred Noyes

    #Christmas #Soul #Birth

  • The Christmas bells from hill to hill Answer each other in the mist.
    -- Alfred the Great

    #Christmas #Bells #Answers

  • I save every Christmas card. I keep them all.
    -- Alison Sweeney

    #Christmas #Christmas Card #Cards

  • Washington's birthday is as close to a secular Christmas as any Christian country dare come this side of blasphemy.
    -- Alistair Cooke

    #Christmas #Christian #Country

  • I forget the derivation of Boxing Day, but the feeling of wanting to invite your loved ones outside one at a time and punch them in the face, does that come into it somewhere?
    -- Allison Pearson

    #Christmas #Boxing #Feelings

  • God bless you and utterly satisfy your heart...with Himself.
    -- Amy Carmichael

    #Christmas #Heart #God Bless

  • Come Christmas Eve, we usually go to my mom and dad's. Everybody brings one gift and then we play that game when we all steal it from each other. Some are really cool, others are useful and some are a bit out there.
    -- Amy Grant

    #Christmas #Mom #Dad

  • People have nannies and big cars, and they want to go to Maui for Christmas. When there are those kind of stakes involved, people get ruthless.
    -- Amy Sherman-Palladino

    #Christmas #People #Car

  • I'm sure most of us remember being a kid and you have all of this endless time where two weeks before Christmas feels like ten years. I used to go to bed to try and go to sleep to try and make it go faster.
    -- Andrea Arnold

    #Christmas #Sleep #Kids

  • I'm going to take the kids away over Christmas but I don't, I've written 14 musicals now, I don't want to rush into doing something just for the sake of doing it. I want to do it when I find a story.
    -- Andrew Lloyd Webber

    #Christmas #Kids #Stories

  • I had this idea when I was in the hospital, .. It seems like every year I always have different people come and ask for a Christmas song and it seemed strangely appropriate for me this year because Christmas is the time that I am supposed to be sort of back and up and running and whatnot. So I just wrote a song about returning from this very interesting journey and kind of getting back to normal and getting back to work and my regular life.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Christmas #Running #Song

  • So he held her and he prayed. Shafts of moonlight on his face. But the baby in her womb, He was the maker of the moon. He was the author of the fate that could make the mountains move.
    -- Andrew Peterson

    #Christmas #Meaningful #Baby

  • Xmas Trivia: Before it became a major shopping holiday, Christmas is believed to have had a "religious" meaning.
    -- Andy Borowitz

    #Christmas #Religious #Xmas

  • You can return all the Christmas gifts you want, but you will never get back the time spent with your relatives.
    -- Andy Borowitz

    #Christmas #Want #Return

  • As popular as Christmas is, it would be even bigger if it had vampires.
    -- Andy Borowitz

    #Christmas #Vampire #Would Be

  • 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." ~ (1919-), American writer, producer, humorist.
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Christmas #World #Rooms

  • Christmas, so long looming over everyone's head, finally surged up, buried everyone alive and ebbed away, leaving its victims distinctly cross.
    -- Angela Thirkell

    #Christmas #Long #Leaving

  • If in your heart you make a manger for his birth then God will once again become a child on earth.
    -- Angelus Silesius

    #Christmas #Children #Heart

  • if there ever was a time for sentimentality and traditional merrymaking, one that has transcended religious orientation, Christmas must be that time. The effect seems salutary: even people who ordinarily are as colorful and gay as groundworms, who would dare not consider a flamboyant gesture, hang long strings of brightly colored lights around their houses, trim Christmas trees, and talk to strangers.
    -- Anna Thomas

    #Christmas #Religious #Gay

  • Making a Christmas album is looked upon by some people as the thing you do when you are heading towards retirement.
    -- Annie Lennox

    #Christmas #Retirement #People

  • Orphans, dead parents, lonely children at Christmas, morose spoken word recordings, everything you love about the holidays. Move the turkey over so you can fit your head in the oven.
    -- April Winchell

    #Christmas #Lonely #Children

  • 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

    #Christmas #Hair #Long

  • What I'm not saying is that all government spending is bad. It's not - far, far from it, but there is no free lunch, as a former colleague of mine used to say. There is no public tooth fairy. Father Christmas does not work on the Treasury staff this year. You can never bail someone out of trouble without putting someone else into trouble.
    -- Arthur Laffer

    #Christmas #Father #Government

  • And of course there's so much music in and around our family. I had a piano during Christmas because it's obviously useful through the season. There are so many people, songwriters, who are around.
    -- Ashley Judd

    #Christmas #Piano #People

  • I love Christmas, not just because of the presents but because of all the decorations and lights and the warmth of the season.
    -- Ashley Tisdale

    #Christmas #Light #Decoration

  • What you keep for yourself, you lose. What you give away, you keep forever
    -- Axel Munthe

    #Christmas #Giving #Forever

  • At this time of year it's easy to forget the true meaning of Christianity - the lies, the corruption, the abuse.
    -- Banksy

    #Christmas #Lying #Years

  • For a Jewish guy, I've recorded a lot of Christmas albums.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Christmas #Guy #Albums

  • You can't allow the forces of political correction to shut you up. I mean, why are people afraid to say, 'Merry Christmas?' Give me a break. If people don't like it, yeah, they can go do something else.
    -- Benjamin Carson

    #Christmas #Mean #People

  • A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Happiness #Christmas #Honesty

  • Let no pleasure tempt thee, no profit allure thee, no persuasion move thee, to do anything which thou knowest to be evil; so shalt thou always live jollity; for a good conscience is a continual Christmas.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Christmas #Moving #Evil

  • How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, His precepts!
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Christmas #Christian #Religion

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

    #Christmas #Rose #Violet

  • Dear Lord, I've been asked, nay commanded, to thank Thee for the Christmas turkey before us... a turkey which was no doubt a lively, intelligent bird... a social being... capable of actual affection... nuzzling its young with almost human- like compassion. Anyway, it's dead and we're gonna eat it. Please give our respects to its family...
    -- Berkeley Breathed

    #Christmas #Intelligent #Compassion

  • I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included.
    -- Bernard Manning

    #Christmas #Kids #Batteries

  • Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart...filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.
    -- Bess Streeter Aldrich

    #Christmas #Song #Heart

  • The next thing I wrote was in a writing class at night school. It was about a poor woman who worked at a dime store and who was all alone for Christmas in Laurel, Mississippi.
    -- Beth Henley

    #Christmas #Writing #School

  • There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions.
    -- Bill McKibben

    #Christmas #Reflection #Desire

  • We celebrate the birth of one who told us to give everything to the poor by giving each other motorized tie racks.
    -- Bill McKibben

    #Christmas #Ties #Giving

  • It can't be overstated how wonderful it is not to have to audition any more. Any actor will tell you, it's like Christmas.
    -- Bill Nighy

    #Christmas #Actors #Auditions

  • The very purpose of Christ's coming into the world was that He might offer up His life as a sacrifice for the sins of men. He came to die. This is the heart of Christmas.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Christmas #Heart #Sacrifice

  • Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it 'white'.
    -- Bing Crosby

    #Christmas #Blessed #Holiday

  • I'll be home for Christmas. You can count on me.
    -- Bing Crosby

    #Christmas #Home #Count On Me

  • Christmas has a way of bringing out the best in everyone
    -- Bing Crosby

    #Christmas #Way

  • Feed the world. Let them know it's Christmas time again.
    -- Bob Geldof

    #Christmas #World

  • 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

    #Christmas #Holiday #Simple

  • There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus.
    -- Bob Phillips

    #Christmas #Believe #Men

  • The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It's part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy.
    -- Bob Schieffer

    #Christmas #Thanksgiving #Football

  • Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock. Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring. Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun. Now the jingle hop has begun.
    -- Bobby Helms

    #Christmas #Fun #Rocks

  • So many people release albums before Christmas and they get lost in the Christmas rush.
    -- Bonnie Tyler

    #Christmas #People #Albums

  • Christmas day is the children's, but the holidays are youth's dancing-time.
    -- Booth Tarkington

    #Christmas #Children #Holiday

  • Love the giver more than the gift.
    -- Brigham Young

    #Love #Christmas #Meaningful

  • People say I don't write books, I make Christmas presents.
    -- Bryce Courtenay

    #Christmas #Book #Writing

  • Have a holly jolly Christmas!
    -- Burl Ives

    #Christmas #Hollies #Jolly

  • I make personal appearances around the country. I'm starting a book tour now, and I may be coming to Toronto with the Learning Annex, which I'm doing all through the United States, so that may come up just before Christmas.
    -- Burt Ward

    #Christmas #Country #Book

  • For many of us, sadly, the spirit of Christmas is "hurry". And yet, eventually, the hour comes when the rushing ends and the race against the calendar mercifully comes to a close. It is only now perhaps that we truly recognize the spirit of Christmas. (...) With all its temporal confusion, it may just help us to see that by contrast, Christmas itself is eternal.
    -- Burton Hill

    #Christmas #Race #Rushing

  • My mother accidentally gave me food poisoning. She fed me baby carrots for a snack before Christmas dinner - but they had expired in June! I threw up for the next 24 hours.
    -- Busy Philipps

    #Christmas #Mother #Baby

  • 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

    #Christmas #Real #Mind

  • We must look to Mary's example to know how to deal with the glorious impossibilities of God. Look how she turned the world upside down by making one simple statement.
    -- Calvin Miller

    #Christmas #Simple #Example

  • Christmas is taken very seriously in this household. I believe in Father Christmas, and there's no way I'd do anything to undermine that belief.
    -- Carol Ann Duffy

    #Christmas #Father #Believe

  • It's true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you'll find you've created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul.
    -- Caroline Kennedy

    #Christmas #Mother #Memories

  • I love the Christmas-tide, and yet, I notice this, each year I live; I always like the gifts I get, But how I love the gifts I give!
    -- Carolyn Wells

    #Christmas #Years #Giving

  • 'Tis blessed to bestow, and yet, Could we bestow the gifts we get, And keep the ones we give away, How happy were our Christmas day!
    -- Carolyn Wells

    #Christmas #Blessed #Giving

  • Sometimes the best Christmas present is remembering what you've already got.
    -- Cathy Guisewite

    #Christmas #Remember #Sometimes

  • But I am sure that I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round...as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant 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.
    -- Charles Dickens

    #Christmas #Heart #Men

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

    #Christmas #Children #Sometimes

  • 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

    #Funny #Christmas #Home

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

    #Love #Christmas #Heart

  • Many merry Christmases, many happy New Years. Unbroken friendships, great accumulations of cheerful recollections and affections on earth, and heaven for us all.
    -- Charles Dickens

    #Friendship #Christmas #New Year

  • A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to the world!
    -- Charles Dickens

    #Christmas #New Year #Years

  • Christmas time! That man must be a misanthrope indeed, in whose breast something like a jovial feeling is not roused - in whose mind some pleasant associations are not awakened - by the recurrence of Christmas.
    -- Charles Dickens

    #Christmas #Men #Feelings

  • And it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One!
    -- Charles Dickens

    #Christmas #Men #Alive

  • Christmas was close at hand, in all his bluff and hearty honesty; it was the season of hospitality, merriment, and open-heartedness; the old year was preparing, like an ancient philosopher, to call his friends around him, and amidst the sound of feasting and revelry to pass gently and calmly away.
    -- Charles Dickens

    #Christmas #Honesty #Hands

  • The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value
    -- Charles Dudley Warner

    #Christmas #Lying #Excellence

  • Some people have a knack of putting upon you gifts of no real value, to engage you to substantial gratitude. We thank them for nothing.
    -- Charles Lamb

    #Christmas #Thank You #Gratitude

  • Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.
    -- Charles M. Schulz

    #Christmas #Funny Christmas #Littles

  • The greatest and most momentous fact which the history of the world records is the fact of-Christ's birth.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Christmas #Records #World

  • Come to earth to taste our sadness, He whose glories knew no end. By His life He brings us gladness, our Redeemer, Shepherd, Friend. Leaving riches without number, born within a cattle stall. This, the everlasting wonder, Christ was born the Lord of all.
    -- Charles Wesley

    #Christmas #Meaningful #Sadness

  • Hark the herald angels sing 'Glory to the newborn King! Peace on earth and mercy mild God and sinners reconciled' Joyful, all ye nations rise Join the triumph of the skies With the angelic host proclaim: 'Christ is born in Bethlehem' Hark! The herald angels sing 'Glory to the newborn King!'
    -- Charles Wesley

    #Christmas #Kings #Angel

  • I remember a great America where we made everything. There was a time when the only thing you got from Japan was a really bad cheap transistor radio that some aunt gave you for Christmas.
    -- Cher

    #Christmas #Aunt #Japan

  • When I was 12, all I wanted for Christmas was a trampoline or a four-wheeler. I ended up getting both presents for Christmas.
    -- Chris Brown

    #Christmas #Four Wheelers #Trampolines

  • With the song 'This Christmas' I wanted to do something that was kind of different. I mean, Donny Hathaway is an amazing artist. So I wanted to bring my flavor to the song so when people over the age of 45 or 50 hear it they'll be like 'OK, he did his thing with that record.' It's like I can appeal to everybody and not just a younger demographic.
    -- Chris Brown

    #Christmas #Song #Mean

  • Besides the two Christmas things, we've got a about a dozen new tracks we're working on.
    -- Chris Frantz

    #Christmas #Two #Track

  • For me growing up, Christmas time was always the most fantastic, exciting time of year, and you'd stay up until three in the morning. You'd hear the parents wrapping in the other room but you knew that also, maybe, they were in collusion with Santa Claus.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Christmas #Morning #Growing Up

  • At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I've grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.
    -- Chris Van Allsburg

    #Christmas #Sweet #Life Changing

  • Santa is our culture's only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It's a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old, and that's a pity.
    -- Chris Van Allsburg

    #Christmas #Eight #Years

  • I love Christmas. I really do love Christmas. I love being with my family and I love snow. I love the music and the lights and all of it.
    -- Christina Applegate

    #Christmas #Love Is #Light

  • How do you survive Christmas? You drink a lot. And drink a lot, right. Drink a lot and drink a lot.
    -- Christina Applegate

    #Christmas #Drink

  • Yes, my first memory of singing, in general, was of a Christmas song. And then listening to Christmas music was really the first music I was ever connected to.
    -- Christina Perri

    #Christmas #Song #Memories

  • It felt very natural to me to write a Christmas song, but at the same time I had to really put all sorts of pressure aside and just let the creativity flow and see what came out.
    -- Christina Perri

    #Christmas #Song #Writing

  • Love came down at Christmas, Love all lovely, Love Divine; Love was born at Christmas; Star and angels gave the sign.
    -- Christina Rossetti

    #Christmas #Stars #Angel