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The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.
Charles Dudley Warner
Please to put a nickel, please to put a dime. How petitions trickle in at Christmas time!
Our children await Christmas presents like politicians getting in election returns: there's the Uncle Fred precinct and the Aunt Ruth district still to come in.
Christmas makes me happy no matter what time of year it comes around.
In our open society, we are inclined to give to the less fortunate for the pure goodness of giving. We open our home to those who are alone on this holiday to spread some warmth into the life of another.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Norman Vincent Peale
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
We should declare war on North Vietnam. We could pave the whole country and put parking strips on it, and still be home by Christmas.
There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.
It's silly talking about how many years we will have to spend in the jungles of Vietnam when we could pave the whole country and put parking stripes on it and still be home by Christmas.
I wrapped my Christmas presents early this year, but I used the wrong paper. See, the paper I used said 'Happy Birthday' on it. I didn't want to waste it so I just wrote 'Jesus' on it.
Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it.
It's true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you'll find you've created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul.
Christmas is a holiday that persecutes the lonely, the frayed, and the rejected.
Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit.
In the United States Christmas has become the rape of an idea.
Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree.
T. S. Eliot
I was nine or 10 years old and my father was sacked on Christmas Day. He was a manager, the results had not been good, he lost a game on December 22 or 23. On Christmas Day, the telephone rang and he was sacked in the middle of our lunch.
There's a little vanity chair that Charlie gave me the first Christmas we knew each other. I'll not be parting with that, nor our bed - the four-poster - I'll be needing that to die in.
I wanted an electric train for Christmas but I got the saxophone instead.
Even though we're a week and a half away from Thanksgiving, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
Christmas makes everything twice as sad.
Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas.
I suppose if you look back to your early childhood you accept everything people tell you, and that includes a heavy dose of irrationality - you're told about tooth fairies and Father Christmas and things.
Now I'm an old Christmas tree, the roots of which have died. They just come along and while the little needles fall off me replace them with medallions.
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