Christmas Quotes Page 2
The Christmas cards we receive each year remind us of the
importance of friends and family not only at this special time of
year but for the whole year.
| Christmas Greetings
Because - don't you know, Santa Claus is the spirit of Christmas:
and ever and ever so many years ago when the dear little Baby
was born after whom we call Christmas, and was cradled in a
manger out in the stable.
Jacob Riis, Is There a Santa Claus?
| Christmas Poems
Whatever the circumstances around your Christmas are this year -
may you find peace and hope in inviting Jesus right into the mess.
Jenni Hunt, Haywire Christmas: Inviting Jesus Into the Mess
| Christmas Messages
God gave us Christmas to give us hope and peace in our hearts.
Catherine Pulsifer | God
Christmas can be celebrated in the school room with pine trees,
tinsel and reindeers, but there must be no mention of the man
whose birthday is being celebrated. One wonders how a teacher
would answer if a student asked why it was called Christmas.
The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (which means "God with us").
Mathew 1:23 (NIV) |
Encouraging Bible Verses
May each day bring thee something
Fair to hold in memory--
Some true light to shine
Upon thee in the after days.
Helen Van Anderson Gordon, A New Year's Wish
New Year Poem
It's not the giving and getting of gifts (but I have joy with giving) that
makes this holiday so memorable, but the coming together with friends
and family and sharing the joy of Christ's birth.
Robin Redmon Dreyer, Christmas Traditions, Legends, Recipes from Around the World
The meaning of Advent: 'the arrival of a special person or event'.
That first Christmas, the arrival of Jesus was a special event, a miraculous event. We celebrate Advent in
the Christian tradition the four Sundays before Christmas Day. And,
as Christians we are inspired to look forward with confidence to the advent of when Jesus returns.
| Inspirational Quotes
For many generations Christmas has been joyously observed … because
on that day was born one who grew to be the only perfect man
and became the Savior of the world. No other fact, no other influence
in human experience has compared with the birth and life of Christ.
My brothers and sisters, the celebration of Jesus' birth should ignite hearts
of all humanity; humanity; especially Christian to rejoice. Why? Because
this is a joyous time,
a reverent time, and a humbling time.
Dr. Joseph R. Rogers, Sr., Christmas Sermons S: (Messages For The Christmas Season)
| God's Grace Quotes
We have had difficult problems, and that is why we can understand
the problems of other peoples.
Our own struggle fostered this feeling of good will.
And good will, after all, is the very essence of Christmas: peace
and friendship to men of good will.
Harry S. Truman
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.
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.
If we think on these things there will be born in us a Savior
and over us all will shine a star - sending its
gleam of hope to the world.
Calvin Coolidge, 1927 Christmas Message
There seems a magic in the very name of Christmas.
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings
| Famous Quotes
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 |
What has happened to the old-fashioned, spiritual Christmas? The cause is
our disregard of Advent. The church set aside this four-week pre-Christmas
as a time of spiritual preparation for Christ's coming. It is a time of quiet
anticipation. If Christ is going to come again into our hearts,
there must be repentance. Without repentance, our hearts will be
so full of worldly things that there will be 'no room in the inn' for Christ to
be born again.
We have the joy not of celebration. Which is the joy of Christmas,
but the joy of anticipation.
John R. Brokhoff, Preaching the Parables |
Let the lights shine brightly this Christmas reminding us of the star
that shone so bright on the night our dear Savior was born.
Theodore W. Higginsworth
Let us not on this Christmas, in our enjoyment of the abundance with which
Providence has endowed us,
forget those who, because of the cruelty of war, have no shelter--
those multitudes for whom, in the phrase of historic irony, there is no
room in the inn.
In this blessed season, let not blind passion darken our counsels.
We shall not solve a moral question by dodging it.
We can scarcely hope to have a full Christmas if we turn a deaf
ear to the suffering of even the least of Christ's little ones.
Harry S. Truman
The real spirit of Christmas is the joy of giving. We all of us enjoy what
we receive, primarily because of the fact that behind each gift lies the
loving thought of some individual.
But for everyone the real thrill is the thrill of being able to give
something no matter how small.
The event which Christmas commemorates means more to the world
as a whole than any other holiday that we observe.
Lucretia Walker Hardy
But there is nothing better than a Christmas card with a personal
message in it. . . A Christmas card tells people you are thinking
of them and that you are grateful for having them in your life.
Natalie SnowWhite, Best Christmas Messages and Greetings For Family, Friends and Business
If each one of us gave only $10. to a charity that helped
people who are less fortunate what a difference that would make!
Especially at Christmas time, I would ask that you be that Angel that helps others by 1%.
| Making A Difference
My heart longs for you to realize that you can still celebrate,
bless others, and truly enjoy Christmas while spending and doing less.
Cherie Lowe, Keep the Happy in Your Holidays
A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
Hamilton Wright Mabie|
Quote of the Day
Apart from the living Word of Jesus, God's greatest tangible
Christmas present to us is His written Word,
which is packed with promises about the future.
Dr. David Jeremiah
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. And He grew up to become a leader with a
servant's heart who taught us a message as simple as it is powerful:
that we should love God, and love our neighbor as ourselves.
President Barack Obama | Compassion
Snowflakes falling from the sky, not quite enough to stay.
But soon it'll be time for us to say, Merry Christmas on a marvelous day!
Julie Hebert | Time
The Christmas carols familiar to contemporary Christians in the West
deserve our Christmas attention. They are biblical, beautiful, bountiful,
and often breathtaking in the praise and honor they ascribe to Christ.
Dr. David Jeremiah
As you prepare to celebrate Christmas this year, ask yourself this
question: Have you left room in your inn for Jesus?
Each one of us who is fortunate not to have to deal
with despair or lack of caring at Christmas can do much to
help those who have so little. And, it doesn't have to be a huge
| Helping Others
What is Christmas at its best? It is a glimpse of things to come - the beauty,
the worshipful music, the adoring angels, the love, the warmth, the promise,
the hope. . .all things promised to us in a life to yet come.
One of the best parts of the holiday season is spending
time with the special people in your life.
President Barack Obama
| Appreciation Poems
For me, this holiday--celebrating Christ's birth--represents God's infinite
potential to save our souls, to fill us up, to connect us with loved ones,
and to restore what's been lost or stolen.
Susie Larson, God With Us
Advent is the season of hope, joyful expectation and peaceful preparation for
Christmas. Many icons and traditions are linked with advent,
especially advent wreaths,
calendars and other small traditions, which may vary from one culture
or region to the next.
Wayne Evans, Christmas Ideas: The real stories behind the traditions and fabulous ideas for a truly great time!
At Christmas I am always struck by how the spirit of togetherness lies
also at the heart of the Christmas story.
A young mother and a dutiful father with their baby were joined by
poor shepherds and visitors from afar. They came
with their gifts to worship the Christ child. From that day on he has
inspired people to commit themselves to the best interests of others.
Queen Elizabeth II
We miss the purpose of Christ's birth if we do not accept
it as a living link which joins us together
in spirit as children of the everliving and true God.
Harry S. Truman
At Christmas a man is at his finest towards the finish of the year;
he is almost what he should be when the Christmas seasons here.
Edgar A Guest
| Inspirational Poems
Unlike some of our Christmas traditions, our God
does not change from year to year, from generation
to generation, or even from century to century.
Jack Countryman | Change
Christmas can be the end of emptiness and waywardness;
The beginning of happiness and purposefulness.
William A Ward
Ground yourself in the real meaning of the season and
let this focus bring calm and purpose to all the Christmas
preparations surrounding you.
Kathryn Shirey, Pray Deep for Advent
May peace be more than the Christmas season,
it is my hope that it may be a way of life.
Author Unknown |
Poems about Hope
When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things
- not the great occasions - give off the greatest glow of happiness.
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 Saviour!
The angels called it "Good News," and it was.
| Top Ten |
Christmas is much more than a season for feeling good.
It is about knowing our need for healing and celebrating the
coming of a Savior
who alone can give us the healing and sight we all need.
S. Joseph Krempa, Captured Fire: Seasonal and Sanctoral Cycle, Year Two
| Good |
Traditions give us something to look forward to. We can look forward
to the Christmas holiday season when we know that certain things
will happen every year no matter what else is going.
Rebekah Martin, Family Christmas Traditions: Making Memories That Last
| Memory |
A journey. A stable. A manager. A Baby. And the Miracle of Christmas was
quietly born in a small town some two thousand years ago.
The day after Thanksgiving, we kick-off the Christmas season
with a mad dash to get 'great deals' on all those great gifts we
want to give to our friends and family (and of course ourselves :-)).
Jose Figueroa, What Do You Mean is Not My Money?
It seems to be easier for people to receive at Christmas, but after the
New Year people tend to go back to their old ways.
Yet our need to give love, time and caring goes on the whole year round.
Cathy Grant, The Journey
Now I make a point of donating to children in need every Christmas season.
I know what it's like to be on the receiving end.
Lorraine C Ladish, Reach! from single mom on welfare to digital entrepreneur
Missions should not be treated as a yearly event like Christmas.
It must be a way of life. As Christians, we have no greater
purpose than to tell the world about Christ.
Shannon Scott, Influence
It's that wonderful time again,
When Christmas isn't far.
Lights, ornaments and tinsel too,
Then lastly put on that star!
The Christmas Star
Advent is a season of love. Our journey toward celebrating the birth
of Christ is essentially an experience of God's love for us and for the world.
Robert F. Morneau, Fathoming Bethlehem
I wonder whether the Christmas feeling has anything to do
with the sixth sense. Perhaps we're a little more the angels at
Christmas than we are during the rest of the year. And Christmas is
about all the other senses. I can smell Christmas, I can taste Christmas,
and I can see and hear it.
Jostein Gaarder, Through a Glass, Darkly
| Inspirational Thoughts
Let's face it: the Holiday Season brings up mixed emotions. Many times it is a
mixed bag of conflicting feelings. For some, it is loneliness, for others it is grief
as it highlights the loss of a loved one during the year. Some of us want
to share our year's victories and woes with our families, some of us have
a challenging time being
around family members, and many of us have a mixture of both.
Dr. Chrys Ghiraldini, Holiday Blues to Bliss In A NY Minute! De-Stress and Eat Less
But if you could see into my children's hearts, you would understand that,
to them, Christmas is not only about the birth of Jesus - it's also about
celebrating the birth of Jesus.
Lisa Whelchel, The Adventure of Christmas: Helping Children Find Jesus in Our Holiday Traditions
We have quite a large collection of movies at our house, and
we put it to good use during our family Christmas celebrations.
Kurt Zimmerman, 25 Christmas Traditions Your Family Can Start This Year!
Our culture and television tells us that Christmas is about buying stuff
but actually Christmas is about loving others and the promise of love,
forgiveness, and grace that the Savior brings.
Henry Owen, How to Have a Green Christmas
On Christmas Eve, they came with arms filled with toys, candy, nuts and
fruits! How dismal Christmas
would have been for my sisters and me but for the
kindness and thoughfulness of God's children.
W. B. Knight | Kindness
Like Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, what if you could see the end of your life,
learn from it, and then come back to the present?
Drew Scott Pearlman, The Four Faces of Transformation: A Guide to Inner Peace and Personal Power
Make an effort this Christmas season, along with your family, to see
Who deserves to be seen. Yes, enjoy this holiday!
Gifts, food, music, fellowship - there is much that can remind
us of who Christ is and what He was born to accomplish in our lives.
Christmas is definitely the season of lights. But a modern
Christmas song - 'Do You Hear What I Hear?' reminds us of the light
that shone at the very first Christmas.
David Jeremaih | Music
During the Octave of Christmas it is well to review the gifts we received at
Christmas. But there is one gift in particular which is of supreme
importance - the gift of a grateful heart. This gift is not wrapped,
has no weight, has never been seen. But when it is present everyone
can feel it, for it shines with radiance and joy.
Robert F. Morneau, Fathoming Bethlehem
The world grows old but the spirit of Christmas is ever young.
Harry S. Truman
No matter what the weather is outside, the Christmas season
always shines brightly.
Kate Summers| Inspiraitonal Sayings
Father, as we anticipate the birth of Your Son, let us know joy as lovely
as snow falling fresh and clean.
Sometimes, the very people we love get lost in the hustle and bustle
of packed schedules, holiday parties, and Christmas musicals. This
Christmas, let's keep our focus on Jesus and celebrate the reason He came.
There is something each of us knows quite well, we do them every year.
Traditions passed down throughout the years, when holidays are finally here.
Julie Hebert, Traditions
| The Biggest Package
The lights, the tree, the food, the gifts can never compare to the gift God,
the Father, gave us all. His Son, born to us on the day
we now recognize as Christmas. May our faith be strong and never let the lights, the
tree, the food, the gifts come before the most precious of all gifts, Jesus!
If you would like to do some entertaining during the holiday season
but aren't sure where to begin, try choosing a theme for a party.
Shanna Hatfield, Savvy Holiday Entertaining
Jesus was born, lived, died, and rose again from the dead so that
you could come into a relationship with God, receive the gift of eternal life,
and live life with meaning and purpose. That is the real message
of Christmas. Let every glimpse of red remind you of the greatest gift of all.
Greg Laurie, Red The Color of Christmas