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Lord Jesus Christ Says...

“If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it.” Jesus Christ, Mark 8:34-35

25 Dec 2017

Christmas Thoughts and Quotations Some Famous, Some Funny, Some Inspirational


"Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years... Underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating Christmas heart."

-- George Matthew Adams (The Christmas Heart)

"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 (Song of Years)

"So remember while December Brings the only Christmas day, In the year let there be Christmas In the things you do and say."

-- Anonymous


"Until one feels the spirit of Christmas, there is no Christmas. All else is outward display-so much tinsel and decorations. For it isn't the holly, it isn't the snow. It isn't the tree not the firelight's glow. It's the warmth that comes to the hearts of men when the Christmas spirit returns again."

-- Anonymous


"Don't expect too much of Christmas Day. You can't crowd into it any arrears of unselfishness and kindliness that may have accrued during the past twelve months."

-- Oren Arnold


"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


"A woman spent all Christmas Day in a telephone box without ringing anyone. If someone comes to phone, she leaves the box, then resumes her place afterwards. No one calls her either, but from a window in the street, someone watched her all day, no doubt since they had nothing better to do. The Christmas syndrome."

-- Jean Baudrillard


"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas,

Just like the ones I used to know,
Where the tree tops glisten
And children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow."
-- Irving Berlin


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

-- Erma Bombeck

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... 

-- Berke Breathed


"The earth has grown old with its burden of care But at Christmas it always is young, The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair And its soul full of music breaks the air, When the song of angels is sung."

-- Phillips Brooks


"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


"Midnight, and the clock strikes. It is Christmas Day, the werewolves birthday, the door of the solstice still wide enough open to let them all slink through."

-- Angela Carter


"Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind."

-- Mary Ellen Chase

"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

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

-- Bing Crosby

"Whatever else be lost among the years, Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing: Whatever doubts assail us, or what fears, Let us hold close one day, remembering Its poignant meaning for the hearts of men. Let us get back our childlike faith again."

-- Grace Noll Crowell

"At this festive season of the year, Mr Scrooge," said the gentleman, taking up a pen, "it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. ... We choose this time, because it is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoices."

-- 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)

"A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world!""

-- Charles Dickens (A Christmas Carol)

"A merry Christmas, uncle! God save you!" cried a cheerful voice. "Bah!" said Scrooge. "Humbug!""

-- Charles Dickens (A Christmas Carol)

"Once upon a time"-- of all the good days in the year, on Christmas Eve"-- old Scrooge sat busy in his counting-house."

-- Charles Dickens (A Christmas Carol)

""Somehow he [Tim] gets thoughtful sitting by himself so much, and thinks the strangest things you ever heard. He told me, coming home, that he hoped the people saw him in the church, because he was a cripple, and it might be pleasant for them to remember upon Christmas Day, who made lame beggars walk, and blind men see.""

-- Charles Dickens (A Christmas Carol)

"It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air."

-- W. T. Ellis

"Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling."

-- Edna Ferber (Roast Beef Medium)

"I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. And thus I drift along into the holidays-let them overtake me unexpectedly-waking up some fine morning and suddenly saying to myself: "Why this is Christmas Day!""

-- David Grayson


"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other."

-- Burton Hillis

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