Christmas Quotes

Ratty is still having computer problems. I thought it would be fun to share a few quotes about Christmas with you. I know that a lot of them are not about nature but the season has a lot to do with nature when you think about it. We have trees, plants, stars, snow, and food that comes from the plants and animals of nature. Anyhow, literature is full of references to the holiday. I picked some of my favorites. After you look through them maybe they'll become favorites of yours. Or maybe you'd like to share yours with us.

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!  ~Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1836

 This is the message of Christmas:  We are never alone.  ~Taylor Caldwell

Christmas is for children.  But it is for grown-ups too.  Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare, it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts.  ~Lenora Mattingly Weber

The perfect Christmas tree?  All Christmas trees are perfect!  ~Charles N. Barnard

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Nothing's as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas.  ~Kin Hubbard

Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl.  But it warmed more than your body.  It warmed your heart... filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.  ~Bess Streeter Aldrich

Christmas - that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance.  It may weave a spell of nostalgia.  Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance - a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.  ~Augusta E. Rundel

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.  ~Oren Arnold

There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.  ~Erma Bombeck, I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression

Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind.  To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.  ~Calvin Coolidge, 1927

Were I a philosopher, I should write a philosophy of toys, showing that nothing else in life need to be taken seriously, and that Christmas Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men become entirely alive.  ~Robert Lynd

At Christmas
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...
~Edgar Guest

As we come close to sublime, I wish all  Merry Christmas.



  1. Great post! I am doing a retweet and sharing on facebook.
    Merry Christmas to Nature Center Magazine!

  2. Love these! Thank you and Merry Christmas!

  3. Thanks for stopping by. Jean, you honor me. Ginnymo, I'm glad you like them. Merry Christmas to both of you.

  4. Christmas brings out the kid in all of us.Happy Holidays!

  5. Happy Holidays back at you. I have a problem bringing out the adult in me so Christmas is right up my alley.

  6. Long time no talk. Sooo terribly busy with finals. I love Weber's quote. Christmas is a headache, but I never get sick of it.

  7. Hope your grades were good... or were you grading finals? Thanks for stopping by.


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