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A very Merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear.
War is over, if you want it
War is over now.

-: [ John Lennon and Yoko Ono in "Happy Xmas (War is over)" (1971). ]
~ John Lennon | (British musician. ) | 1940-1980 | Christmas
quotes Division : Musicians and Composers   
     
A woman spent all Christmas Day in a telephone box without ringing anyone. If someone comes to phone, she leaves the box, then resumes her place afterwards. No one calls her either, but from a window in the street, someone watched her all day, no doubt since they had nothing better to do. The Christmas syndrome.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | Christmas
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
At Christmas I no more desire a rose, Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled mirth.
-: [ Love's Labour's Lost (c. 1595-6), Act I, scene 1, line 107 ]
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Christmas
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Call a truce, then, to our labors -- let us feast with friends and neighbors, and be merry as the custom of our caste; for if ''faint and forced the laughter,'' and if sadness follow after, we are richer by one mocking Christmas past.
~ Rudyard Kipling | ( British writer. ) | 1865-1936 | Christmas
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both.
~ Phillips Brooks | (American Episcopal clergyman. ) | 1835-1893 | Christmas
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
~ Norman Vincent Peale | ( Protestant preacher and author. ) | 1898-1993 | Christmas
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
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!

-: [ The Pickwick Papers (1836). ]
~ Charles Dickens | ( British novelist. ) | 1812-1870 | Christmas
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, his precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep holidays than commandments.
~ Benjamin Franklin | ( American statesman ) | 1706-1790 | Christmas
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
I do come home at Christmas. We all do, or we all should. We all come home, or ought to come home, for a short holiday — the longer, the better — from the great boarding-school, where we are forever working at our arithmetical slates, to take, and give a rest.
-: [ "A Christmas Tree" ]
~ Charles Dickens | ( British novelist. ) | 1812-1870 | Christmas
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
It was the Yuletide, that men call Christmas, though they know in their hearts it is older than Bethlehem and Babylon, older than Memphis and Mankind.
-: [ "The Festival". ]
~ H. P. Lovecraft | (American author of horror and fantasy ) | 1890 -1937 | Christmas
quotes Division : Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers   
     
Let the children have their night of fun and laughter, let the gifts of Father Christmas delight their play. Let us grown-ups share to the full in their unstinted pleasures.... Sir
~ Winston Churchill | ( British politician. ) | 1874-1965 | Christmas
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?
~ Bob Hope | (English-born American comedian ) | 1903 -2003 | Christmas
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
Out upon merry Christmas! What's Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money; a time for finding yourself a year older, but not an hour richer... If I could work my will," said Scrooge indignantly, "every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' upon his lips should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He should!
-: [ "Ebeneezer Scrooge " in A Christmas Carol ]
~ Charles Dickens | ( British novelist. ) | 1812-1870 | Christmas
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
Roses are reddish
Violets are bluish
If it weren't for Christmas
We'd all be Jewish.
~ Benny Hill | (English comedian and actor ) | 1924 -1992 | Christmas
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
The Church does not superstitiously observe days, merely as days, but as memorials of important facts. Johnson Christmas might be kept as well upon one day of the year as another; but there should be a stated day for commemorating the birth of our Saviour, because there is danger that what may be done on any day, will be neglected.
~ Samuel Johnson | ( British author. ) | 1709-1784 | Christmas
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
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.
~ Phillips Brooks | (American Episcopal clergyman. ) | 1835-1893 | Christmas
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
The purpose and cause of the incarnation was that He might illuminate the world by His wisdom and excite it to the love of Himself.
-: [ "The Abelardian Doctrine Of The Atonement" (1892), published in Doctrine and Development ]
~ Peter Abelard | (French theologian and philosopher ) | 1079-1142 | Christmas
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
This is the month, and this the happy morn, wherein the Son of heaven's eternal King, of wedded Maid and Virgin Mother born, our great redemption from above did bring.
~ John Milton | ( English poet. ) | 1608-1674 | Christmas
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
Time always seems long to the child who is waiting — for Christmas, for next summer, for becoming a grownup: long also when he surrenders his whole soul to each moment of a happy day
~ Dag HammarskjA?ld | (Swedish diplomat ) | 1905-1961 | Christmas
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it "white".
~ Bing Crosby | (American singer and actor ) | 1903 - 1977 | Christmas
quotes Division : Musicians and Composers