Be happy and of good cheer
For this is a great time of year
For laughing, loving, and caring
And most of all to share
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.
A man is at his finest towards the finish of the year;
He is almost what he should be when the Christmas season's here;
Then he's thinking more of others than he's thought the months before,
And the laughter of his children is a joy worth toiling for.
He is less a selfish creature than at any other time;
When the Christmas spirit rules him he comes close to the sublime.
By using the light of Christmas
to guide us through the darkness of the coming year,
refusing to go back to the dim kerosene lamps of the spirit
when the brilliant electricity of Christmas
is available to show us the way.
Wilferd A. Peterson
'Twas the night before Christmas,
when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring-not even a mouse:
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
Clement C. Moore
A favorite time of year
For all who are dear
A time for love and peace
A time for all fighting to cease.
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.