Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.
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?
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!
It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you.
Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it 'white'.
Let us keep Christmas beautiful without a thought of greed.
So remember while December
Brings the only Christmas day,
In the year let there be Christmas
In the things you do and say.
Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.
Anything that inspires unselfishness makes for our ennoblement. Christmas does that. I am all for Christmas.
More than 2,000 years ago, a child was born to two faithful travelers who could find rest only in a stable, among the cattle and the sheep. But this was not just any child. Christ's birth made the angels rejoice and attracted shepherds and kings from afar. He was a manifestation of God's love for us.
Christmas is … a good time, a kind, forgiving, pleasant charitable time … when men and women open their shut-up hearts freely, and 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.
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.
Under the tree one must feel full of love.
Christmas is a time to expand our giving encompassing the friendless and needy ... near and far. Christmas is sharing.
There are no strangers on Christmas Eve.
It amazes me that something that happened over 2000 years ago is still recognized today. The birth of Jesus Christ - the reason for Christmas.
On Christmas morning, before we could open our Christmas presents, we would go to this stranger’s home and bring them presents. I remember helping clean the house up and putting up a tree. My father believed that you have a responsibility to look after everyone else.
Without Jesus, there is no Christmas; there is another celebration, but not Christmas.
Do not forget this - Christmas is peaceful.
I don't think Christmas is necessarily about things. It's about being good to one another.
Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, Love Divine,
Love was born at Christmas,
Star and Angels gave the sign.
Christmas is more than just presents, it's love and harmony.
I love Christmas, not just because of the presents but because of all the decorations and lights and the warmth of the season.
Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.
Christmas isn't about candy canes or lights all aglow, it's the hearts that we touch, and the care that we show.
Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and family and to create memories that will last forever.
Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself.
"Let Every Day Be Christmas"
The light of the Christmas star to you.
The warmth of home and hearth to you.
The cheer and goodwill of friends to you.
The hope of a child-like heart to you.
The joy of a thousand angels to you.
The love of the Son and God's peace to you.
"An O'Brien Family Christmas"
We should try to hold on to the Christmas spirit, not just one day a year, but all 365.
Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving, and of families united.
Christmas is, of course, the time to be home - in heart as well as body.
Christmas and the holidays are the season of giving. It’s a time when people are more kind and open-hearted.
From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another the warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other.
Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves.
Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.
Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us - a time when we can look back on the year that has passed and prepare for the year ahead.
When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things - not the great occasions - give off the greatest glow of happiness.
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
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.
Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.
Christmas is a spirit that flows from one heart to another. It is more precious than rubies and better than gold.
Each sight, each sound of Christmas
And fragrances sublime
Make hearts and faces happy
This glorious Christmastime.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.
Christmas Day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both.
Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.
Christmas is the time to let your heart do the thinking.
We should make the Yuletide season an occasion not merely for the giving of material things but an occasion for the giving of that which counts infinitely more ... the giving of self.
Late on a sleepy, star-spangled night, those angels peeled back the sky just like you would tear open a sparkling Christmas present. Then, with light and joy pouring out of heaven like water through a broken dam, they began to shout and sing the message that baby Jesus had been born. The world had a Savior! The prophecies from hundreds of years before had been fulfilled. The angels called it "Good News," and it was.
This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.
For the present, look high, not low
Christmas was a gift itself many years ago
Christmas presents at the start
Was a gift from someone's heart
Christ is Christmas, that day is His
That's what Christmas presents is
(Larry H. Brown, Keats Tyler)
May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope;
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love.
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.
The finest Christmas gift is not the one that costs the most money, but the one that carries the most love.
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!
Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes--goodwill among men and peace on earth.
I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world.
Peace on earth will come to stay,
When we live Christmas every day.
The heart of Christmas is not in the presents you give, but the love that you share.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
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.
It isn't the size of the gift that matters, but the size of the heart that gives it.
Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold.
The only blind person at Christmastime is he who has not Christmas in his heart.
Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
Christmas--that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance--a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.
At Christmas, all roads lead home.
The message of Christmas is that the visible material world is bound to the invisible spiritual world.
It is not even the beginning of Christmas unless it is Christmas in the heart.
When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?
There seems a magic in the very name of Christmas.
Christmas is about a baby, born in a stable, who changed the world forever.
Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.
I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.
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.
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
Sharing kindness at Christmas is good practice for the way we should be all the rest of the year.
Mankind is a vast family with people of all races and creeds. Each Christmas, as we reflect on God’s love, we are reminded that we are brothers.
Selfishness makes Christmas a burden; Love makes it a delight.
To celebrate the heart of Christmas is to forget ourselves in the service of others.
The Christmas spirit--love--changes hearts and lives.
It is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.
Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.
There is no ideal Christmas; only the Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions.
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.
The earth has grown old with its burden of care,
But at Christmas it always is young.
It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
For the spirit of Christmas fulfills the greatest hunger of mankind.
Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.
It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.
Remember, if Christmas isn't found in your heart, you won't find it under a tree.
Christmas living is the best kind of Christmas giving.
Of course, this is the season to be jolly, but it is also a good time to be thinking about those who aren't.
Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
The hinge of history is on the door of a Bethlehem stable.
The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing others' loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas.
Christmas is not just a time for festivity and merry making. It is more than that. It is a time for the contemplation of eternal things. The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving.
Christmas, my child, is love in action ... When you love someone, you give to them, as God gives to us. The greatest gift He ever gave was the Person of His Son, sent to us in human form so that we might know what God the Father is really like! Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
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.
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.
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
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.
Christmas is not in tinsel and lights and outward show.
The secret lies in an inner glow.
It's lighting a fire inside the heart.
Good will and joy a vital part.
It's higher thought and a greater plan.
It's glorious dream in the soul of man.
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.