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
Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind.
—Helen Steiner Rice
2. Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don’t quite know how to put our love into words.
3. Instead of being a time of unusual behavior, Christmas is perhaps the only time in the year when people can obey their natural impulses and express their true sentiments without feeling self-conscious and, perhaps, foolish. Christmas, in short, is about the only chance a man has to be himself.
—Francis C. Farley
4. I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.
5. 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.
6. 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!’
7. I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another, it’s about the Christian ethic, it’s about kindness.
8. Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both.