Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Quotations

A Loving Heart
 Remember, if Christmas isn't found in your heart, you won't find it under a tree."  -Charlotte Carpenter

Books Make Great Gifts
Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas.  They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal.  -Lenore Hershey

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 gift suggestions:  To your enemy, forgiveness.  To an opponent, tolerance.  To a friend, your heart.  To a customer, service.  To every child, a good example.  To yourself, respect.  -Oren Arnold

Home for Christmas
Christmas is, of course, the time to be home - in heart as well as body.  -Garry Moore

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.  - Andy Rooney

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.  -Eric Sevareid

Memories of
Christmas Past
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance - each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.  -Deborah Whipp

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

The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington D.C.  This wasn't for any religious reasons.  They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin.  -Jay Leno

Erma Bombeck on Christmas

No one loves a Christmas tree on Jan. 1.  The wonderful soft branches that the family couldn't wait to get inside to smell have turned into rapiers that jab you.  The wonderful blinking lights that Daddy arranged by branch and color have knotted themselves hopelessly around crumbling brownery and have to be severed with a bread knife.  The stockings that hung by the chimney with care are hanging out of sofa cushions, and they smell like clam dip......

And the angel that everyone fought to put on top of the tree can only be removed with an extension ladder that is in the garage, and no one can remember how to fit it through the door.....

Next to the presidency, de-trimming a tree has to be the loneliest job in the world.  It has fallen to women for centuries and is considered a skill only they can do, like replacing the roll on the toilet tissue spindle, painting baseboards, holding a wet washcloth for a child who is throwing up or taking out a splinter with a needle.