Let there be Christmas!

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

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

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

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Christ was born in the first century, yet He belongs to all centuries. He was born a Jew, yet He belongs to all races. He was born in Bethlehem, yet He belongs to all countries. George W. Truett

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

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Somehow, not only for Christmas,
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others,
Is the joy that comes back to you.
John Greenleaf Whittier

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Jesus was God’s gift to the world, not just for Christmas, but for every single day—your whole life through—and even beyond for all eternity, and for every need that you will ever have. Maria Fontaine

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When Christ entered our world, he didn’t come to brighten our Decembers, but to transform our lives. Rich Miller

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Remember, if Christmas isn’t found in your heart, you won’t find it under a tree. Charlotte Carpenter

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Christmas is not just a day, an event to be observed and speedily forgotten. It is a spirit which should permeate every part of our lives. William Parks

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Christmas is the time for looking ahead courageously through the gates of the swiftly approaching new year … of resolving that the coming months will reflect a kinder, more forgiving and more selfless person than mirrored in the past. Ellen V. Morgan

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There’s more, much more, to Christmas than candlelight and cheer;
It’s the spirit of sweet friendship that brightens all the year.
It’s thoughtfulness and kindness, it’s hope reborn again
For peace, for understanding, and for goodwill to men!
Unknown

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Struggling with the letdown after Christmas? Look under the Tree of Life. You’ll find an inexhaustible supply of gifts from the Prince of Peace waiting there for you to open the year round.  Katherine Walden

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Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be compassionate and kind, to follow the example that Jesus set for us, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. Calvin Coolidge, adapted

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

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Whatever else we may lose over the years, the innocence, the fearlessness, the sense of invincibility, let us hold tight to the joy of Christmas. Whatever doubts assail us, whatever fears accompany the passing years, hold close the unquenchable light, the indomitable truth and unswerving love, that filled the hearts of men from that blessed morn. Let it ever restore in you your childlike faith again. Grace Noll Crowell; adapted

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This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone. Taylor Caldwell

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