Monday, November 1, 2010

Christmas Sentiments, Quotes, and so much more!

Hi Friends...

I've been working on this list for a while now and I hope you enjoy it!  This is a HUGE list of Christmas Sayings, Christmas Sentiments, Jokes, Christmas Poems, Christmas Quotes, Toasts for Christmas (and a few for New Years) and sooooo much more!!!  I have been collecting these for years and have finally gotten them all typed up ready to share. 

I have also incorporated several vintage Christmas images as well just for fun!

I hope you enjoy....

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98% Naughty, 2% Nice

A Bag Full of Wishes

A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away.
- Eva Logue

A Christmas Carol
A Christmas gambol oft could cheer
The poor man's heart through half the year.
- Walter Scott

A Christmas Hug

A Christmas Wish for You!

A Cup of Good Cheer

A drink at Christmas to keep us merry until New Years Day!

A flurry of friends and lots of fun!

A Gift from Santa

A good conscience is a continual Christmas. - Benjamin Franklin

A Happy Holiday Season!

A jolly good smoke, a well-turned joke,
a handful of trumps when you play;
a drop of old wine, Champagne that's fine,
and a run of good luck from today!

A little dash of Christmas cheer!

A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone near,
A little gift from one held dear,
Best wishes for the coming year…
These make a Merry Christmas!
- John Greenleaf Whittier

A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together. - Garrison Keillor

Merry Christmas this December
To a lot of folks I don't remember.
- Franklin P. Adams

A Sleigh Ride Together With You

A Taste of Christmas

A tastier table would be hard to find
Our duty to the cook to make sure we do it justice.

A Time for Giving

A Time for Wonder

A warm fire and the warm love of a family
Who needs more at Christmas?

A-Caroling We Will Go

According to an ancient Sardinian legend, the bodies of those who are born on Christmas Eve will never dissolve into dust but are preserved until the end of time. - Grazia Deledda

All hearts come home for Christmas.

All I want for Christmas is you!

All that glitters is snow!

All Spruced Up!

All Wrapped Up

And in our world of plenty
We can spread a smile of joy
Throw your arms around the world
At Christmastime.
- Bob Geldof and Midge Ure

And is it true? and is it true?
This most tremendous tale of all,
Seen in a stained-glass window's hue,
A Baby in an ox's stall?
The Maker of the stars and sea
Become a Child on earth for me?
And is it true? For if it is,
No loving fingers tying strings
Around those tissued fripperies,
The sweet and silly Christmas things,
Bath salts and inexpensive scent
And hideous tie so kindly meant.
No love that in a family dwells,
No carolling in frosty air,
Nor all the steeple-shaking bells
Can with this single Truth compare -
That God was man in Palestine
And lives today in Bread and Wine.
- John Betjeman

And the angel said unto them, "Fear not! For, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, Which shall be to all people. "For unto you is born this day in the city of David A Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, Lying in a manger. - St. Luke 10-12

And the Grinch,
with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow,
stood puzzling and puzzling,
how could it be so?
It came without ribbons.
It came without tags.
It came without packages, boxes or bags.
And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before.
What if Christmas, he thought,
doesn't come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. ~Dr. Seuss

Angels Gather Here

Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest thing in the world - stronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than death - and that the blessed life which began in Bethlehem nineteen hundred years ago is the image and brightness of the Eternal Love? Then you can keep Christmas. - Henry Van Dyke

As fits the holy Christmas birth,
Be this, good friends, our carol still-
Be peace on earth, be peace on earth,
To men of gentle will.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

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As the Holiday Season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and on those who have helped to shape our business in a most significant way. We value our relationship with you and look forward to working with you in the year to come. We wish you a very happy Holiday Season and a New Year filled with peace and prosperity.

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 start the New Year let's get down on our knees and thank God we're still on our feet!

At Christmas all roads lead home.

At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year. - Thomas Tusser

At Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life makes me cry in exactly the same places every time, even though I know it's coming.  - Nicholas Lea

At the close of another year, we gratefully pause to wish you a warm and happy holiday season.

Babes in Toyland

Bah Humbug!

Be merry all, be merry all,
With holly dress the festive hall,
Prepare the song, the feast, the ball,
To welcome Merry Christmas.

Be naughty, save Santa the trip!

Be wiser than other people, if you can, but do not tell them so. - Lord Chesterfield

Beary Merry Christmas!

Believe!

Believe in the miracle of Christmas!

Best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year.

Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind;
Teach us to be patient and always to be kind. - Helen Steiner Rice

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!  - Hamilton Wright Mabie

Besides the two Christmas things, we've got a about a dozen new tracks we're working on. - Chris Frantz

Best Wishes and Warmest Thoughts

Celebrate the Season

Christmas Blessings

Christmas Cheer!

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. - Mary Ellen Chase

Christmas Eve I saw a stable, low and very bare,
A little child in a manger.
The oxen knew Him, had Him in their care,
To men He was a stranger,
The safety of the world was lying there,
And the world's danger.
- Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Christmas
Carols and candles aglow in the night,
Hearth fires blazing all cozy and bright,
Red-leaved poinsettia, white Christmas rose,
Ice skaters whirling on ice as it snows,
Sleigh bells and Santas,
Tinsel-trimmed trees,
Mistletoe magic and warm memories,
Angels all bringing glad tidings anew,
Season's best wishes especially for you!

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 a melody that would last forever. - Bess Streeter Aldrich

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

Christmas Greetings! Celebrate the reason for the season.

Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love. Lucinda Franks

Christmas is a “Clause” for Celebration!

Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. - Washington Irving

Christmas is a time of cold weather but warm hearts.

Christmas is a time of joy,
A time for love and cheer,
A time for making memories,
To last throughout the year

Christmas is a time when people of all religions come together to worship Jesus Christ. - Bart Simpson

vintage snowman

Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home.  - Carol Nelson

Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.

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

Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself...
- Norman Wesley Brooks

Christmas is here,
Merry old Christmas,
Gift-bearing, heart-touching, joy-bringing Christmas,
Day of grand memories, king of the year.
- Washington Irving

Christmas is in the air….

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. - Calvin Coolidge

Christmas ... is not an eternal event at all, but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart. - Freya Stark

Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts. - Janice Maeditere

Christmas is caring, Christmas is sharing, sending all the best to you this holiday season.

Christmas is more than a day in December
It's all of those things that we love to remember
Its carolers singing familiar refrains
Bright colored stockings and shiny toy trains
Streamers of tinsel and glass satin balls
Laughter that rings through the house and its halls
Christmas is more than a day in December
Its the magic and the love
That we'll always remember.

Christmas is the day that holds all time together. - Alexander Smith

Christmas is, of course, the time to be home - in heart as well as body. - Gary Moore

Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year - and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority. - W.J. Cameron

Christmas is the one time of year when you can count on smiling faces and bright lights and awesome gifts and giant twinkling trees and family reunions and childish games and believing in that old man that you know doesn't exist. Christmas is the time when dreams come true.

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. - Washington Irving

Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling.  - Edna Ferber

Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind. - Valentine Davies

Christmas Joy!

Christmas living is the best kind of Christmas giving.

Christmas makes me happy no matter what time of year it comes around.  - Bryan White

Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.  - Dale Evans

Christmas reminds us we are not alone. We are not unrelated atoms, bouncing and ricocheting amid aliens, but are a part of something, which holds and sustains us. As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December's bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same. Christmas shows us the ties that bind us together, threads of love and caring, woven in the simplest and strongest way within the family. - Donald E. Westlake

Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder. The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty, for in it are born our art, our science, our religion.  - Ralph W. Sockman

Christmas spent with friends and family is the best gift of all!

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, the time of year that has the impact of a childhood story and the dreams of the future all rolled into the presents that we give our loved ones.

Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given--when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes. - Joan Winmill Brown

Christmas time is family time!

Christmas time, mistletoe and wine, children singing Christian rhyme, logs on the fire and gifts on the tree, time to rejoice in the good that we see.

Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive. -  Stephen Fry

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. - Norman Vincent Peale

Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents. - Louisa May Alcott

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Dear Santa…. I can explain…

Dear Santa… I want it all!

Deck the Halls

Did Rudolph go to a regular school?
No, he was “elf”-taught!

Dinner with all the trimmings:
A sixpence in the pudding;
A toast to you at Christmas;
May life always be this good.

Don’t peek, don’t sneak, do not open until Christmas!

Enjoy the “Holly”-days!

Even as an adult I find it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve. Yuletide excitement is a potent caffeine, no matter your age.  - Carrie Latet

Every time a bell rings an angel gets it’s wings.

Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.

Everyone is a kid at Christmas time!

Except the Christ be born again tonight
In dreams of all men, saints and sons of shame,
The world will never see his kingdom bright.
- Vachel Lindsay

Fail not to call to mind, in the course of the twenty-fifth of this month, that the Divinest Heart that ever walked the earth was born on that day; and then smile and enjoy yourselves for the rest of it; for mirth is also of Heaven's making. - Leigh Hunt

Family and friends are the true gifts of Christmas.

Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmastime again.
- Bob Geldof and Midge Ure

Festive trimmings all merry and bright!

Food a-plenty, presents galore, a drink in the hand, who could ask for more!

For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home. - W.J. Ronald Tucker

For the spirit of Christmas fulfils the greatest hunger of mankind. - Loring A. Schuler

From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other. - Emily Matthews

Glad Tidings

Good news from heaven the angels bring,
Glad tidings to the earth they sing:
To us this day a child is given,
To crown us with the joy of heaven.
- Martin Luther

Great little One! whose all-embracing birth
Lifts Earth to Heaven, stoops Heaven to Earth.
- Richard Crashaw

Greetings of the Season and Best Wishes for the New Year!

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Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home! - Charles Dickens

Happy “Holly” Days!

Happy “Howl-y” Days!

Have a cool yule!

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. - Roy L. Smith

Heap on the wood - the wind is chill;
But let it whistle as it will;
We'll keep our Christmas merry still.
- Sir Walter Scott

Here's to the day of good will, cold weather, and warm hearts.

Here's to the holly with its bright red berry.

Here's to Christmas, let's make it merry.

Here's to our guests, don't let them rest,
keep their elbows bending;
Tis time to drink, full time to think
tomorrow -- when they're mending.

Here's to the cook and good health to us all!

Here's wishing you more happiness
Than all my words can tell,
Not just alone for Christmas
But for all the year as well.

Ho Ho Ho!

Holiday Delight!

Holiday Hoopla!

Holiday greetings and best wishes for a New Year of happiness in a world of peace.

Holiday Greetings . . . celebrate each day.

Holiday Magic

Holiday memories warm even the coldest days.

Holly and ivy hanging up, and something good in every cup! - Irish Blessing

Holly Jolly Christmas

Home for the Holidays!

Home is the heart of the holidays.

How do elves greet each other?
"Small world, isn't it?"

How do you get into Donner's house?
You ring the “deer”-bell!”

How does Rudolph know when Christmas is coming?
He looks at his calen-“deer”!

How long does it take to burn a candle down?
About a wick!

How long should an elf's legs be?
Just long enough to reach the ground!

How many elves does it take to change a light bulb?
Ten! One to change the light bulb and nine to stand on each other’s shoulders!

How many reindeer does it take to change a light bulb?
Eight! One to screw in the light bulb and seven to hold Rudolph down!

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How much longer must we wait? Please, Santa don’t be late!

I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses.

I Believe!

I can “bear-ly” wait for Christmas!

I deer-ly love Christmas!

I didn't know the full dimensions of forever, but I knew it was longer than waiting for Christmas to come. - Richard Brautigan

I don't think Christmas is necessarily about things. It's about being good to one another, it's about the tian ethic, it's about kindness. - Carrie Fisher



I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.  - Charles Dickens

I hear that in many places something has happened to Christmas; that it is changing from a time of merriment and carefree gaiety to a holiday which is filled with tedium; that many people dread the day and the obligation to give Christmas presents is a nightmare to weary, bored souls; that the children of enlightened parents no longer believe in Santa Claus; that all in all, the effort to be happy and have pleasure makes many honest hearts grow dark with despair instead of beaming with good will and cheerfulness. - Julia Peterkin, A Plantation Christmas, 1934

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

I know I've wished you this before
But every year I wish it more,
A Merry Christmas.

I like the Christmas that fulfills my needs … to be forgiven from greed and selfishness, to fill my empty soul with peace and compassion, for hope and faith and charity, for myself renewed and hope restored in an erring world.

I love Christmas, not just because of the presents but because of all the decorations and lights and the warmth of the season.  - Ashley Tisdale

I love the Christmas-tide, and yet,
I notice this, each year I live;
I always like the gifts I get,
But how I love the gifts I give!
- Carolyn Wells

I saw Mommy kissing Santa Clause…

I searched for the perfect gift
But nothing seemed to do,
Then I saw these nuts
And suddenly thought of you.

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 find morning and suddenly saying to myself: "Why, this is Christmas Day!"  - David Grayson

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. - Charles Dickens

I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. - Harlan Miller

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, a pocket full of money and a cellar full of beer!

If there is no joyous way to give a festive gift, give love away.

If you can't be merry at Christmas, then you can drive the rest of us home when we are!

I’ll be home for Christmas….if only in my dreams.

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I’m dreaming of a white Christmas.

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

It came upon the midnight clear,
That glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth
To touch their harps of gold:
"Peace on the earth, good will to men,
From heaven's all-gracious King."
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the angels sing.

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. - W.T. Ellis

It is the one season of the year when we can lay aside all gnawing worry, indulge in sentiment without censure, assume the carefree faith of childhood, and just plain "have fun." Whether they call it Yuletide, Noel, Weinachten, or Christmas, people around the earth thirst for its refreshment as the desert traveler for the oasis. - D.D. Monroe

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Jingle all the way….

Jingle Bells!

Jolly Ole St. Nick

Joy, Joy (Scottish Christmas Toast)
May God shower joy upon us, my dear family.
Christmas brings us all good things.
God give us grace to see the New Year;
and if we do not increase in numbers
may we at all events not decrease.

Joy to the World!

Joy to the world -- and especially to you.

Joy to the whole world and much love to those gathered around this table.

Joyful World

Joys of the Season

Keep your Christmas-heart open all the year round. - Jessica Archmint

Let Christmas not become a thing
Merely of merchant's trafficking,
Of tinsel, bell and holly wreath
And surface pleasure, but beneath
The childish glamour, let us find
Nourishment for soul and mind.
Let us follow kinder ways
Through our teeming human maze,
And help the age of peace to come
From a Dreamer's martyrdom.
- Madeline Morse

Let the spirit of love gently fill our hearts and homes. In this loveliest of seasons may you find many reasons for happiness.

Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world of the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years... Underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating Christmas heart. - George Mathhew Adams

Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance - each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.

Love came down at Christ
Love all lovely, love divine;
Love was born at Christmas,
Stars and angels gave the sign.
- Christina Rossetti

Love is the light of the season.

Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.

Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas. - Johnny Carson

Making Spirits Bright!

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May all your sheep have lambs -- but not on Christmas night.

May every Christmas be full of friends & family like this one!

May heaven send you many, many happy days.

May our family gathering be a Christmas Cracker!

May peace and plenty be the first
To lift the latch to your door,
And happiness be guided to your home
By the candle of Christmas.

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!

May peace, love and prosperity follow you always.

May the blessings of Christmas be with you today and always.

May the blessings of Christmas be with you today and through out the New Year.

May the blessings of light be upon you,
Light without and light within.
And in all your comings and goings,
May you ever have a kindly greeting from them you meet along the road.

May the closeness of friends, the comforts of home, and the unity of our nation, renew your spirits this holiday season.

May the Good Lord fulfill you with His promises and bestow on you His many blessings.

May the Holiday Season bring only happiness and joy to you and your loved ones.

May the Joy and Peace of Christmas be with you now and throughout the New Year.

May the joys of today be those of tomorrow. The goblets of life hold no dregs of sorrow.

May the Lord keep you in his hand and never close his fist too tight on you,
And may the face of every good news and the back of every bad news be toward us in the New Year.

May the love of us all reach around the world this Christmas.

May the peace and joy of the holiday season be with you throughout the coming year.

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
The warmth of Christmas grant you love.

May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane,
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you,
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

May the wine brighten our minds and strengthen our resolutions!

May the Virgin and her Child lift your latch on Christmas night. - Irish Blessing (Note: This refers to the old Irish custom of leaving the door unbolted and a candle in the window for Mary on her way to Bethlehem.)

May you be as contented as Christmas finds you all the year round. - Irish Blessing

May you be poor in misfortune this Christmas
and rich in blessings
slow to make enemies
quick to make friends
and rich or poor, slow or quick,
as happy as the New Year is long.
- Irish Blessing

May you be the first house in the parish to welcome St. Nicholas. - Irish Blessing

May you have the gift of faith, the blessing of hope and the peace of His love at Christmas and always.

May you live as long as you Wish,
And have all you Wish or long as you live.
This is my Christmas Wish for You.

May you never be without a drop at Christmas. - Irish Blessing

May you never forget
what is worth remembering
or remember
what is best forgotten.
- Irish Blesshing

May your corn stand high as yourself, your fields grow bigger with rain, and the mare know its own way home on Christmas night.  - Irish Blessings

May your days be merry and bright!

May your sheep all have lambs but not on Christmas night. - Irish Blessings

Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store. - Theodore Geisel

Meet me under the Mistletoe!

Merry & Bright!

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Merry Christmas ~
English - Merry Christmas
French - Joyeux Noël
German - Frohe Weihnachten
Italian - Buon Natale
Spanish - Feliz Navidad

Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year.

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year…
With a glass that’s full of wine or a mug that's full of beer!

Merry Christmas ~ May God bless you richly throughout this holiday season.

Merry Chritmas to all and to all a good night!

Merry Kiss-mas!

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. - Frank Howard Clark

My friends are the best friends --
loyal, willing, and able.
Now let's get to drinking --
All glasses off the table!

Naughty or Nice?

Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall. - Larry Wilde

New years, full pockets, and good drinks!

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

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.

O Christmas Sun!
What holy task is thine!
To fold a world in the embrace of God!
- Guy Wetmore Carryl

O come all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
- Frederick Oakeley

O little town of Bethlehem,
How still we see thee lie;
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by.
- Phillips Brooks

Of all dear days is Christmas Day the dearest and the best. - Margaret E. Sangster

Oh! lovely voices of the sky
Which hymned the Savior’s birth,
Are ye not singing still on high,
Ye that sang, "Peace on earth"?
- Felicia Hemans

Once upon a starry night…

One elf said to another elf, "We had Grandma for Christmas dinner".
The other elf said, "Really? We had turkey!”

One of the real joys of the Holiday Season is the opportunity to say thank you and to wish you the very best for the New Year.

Only in souls the Christ is brought to birth,
And there He lives and dies.
- Alfred Noyes

Open your presents at Christmastime but be thankful year round for the gifts you receive. - Terri Guillemets

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. - Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our wish this Holiday Season ... A world to grow in where children will be safe and free.

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Peace!

Peace and love
With help from him up above!

Peace and plenty for many a Christmas to come. - Irish Blessing

Peace and prosperity for all the Christmases to come!

Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth and best wishes throughout the New Year!

Peace on earth will come to stay,
When we live Christmas every day.
- Helen Steiner Rice

Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles.

Poinsettia smiles in winter.
People know Christmas is nearer.
Yellow pistil with red leaves appear
In all greeting cards every year.

Pour more wine and drink your beer, Christmas comes but once a year.

Rejoice!

Remember the reason for the season.

Remember
This December,
That love weighs more than gold!
- Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

Santa Baby

Santa Clause has the right idea… visit people once a year!

Santa Clause is coming to town!

Santa comes on Christmas Eve
Seeking those who yet believe
Through a frosty winter night
In a sleigh with reindeer flight
Bringing joy to large and small
Merry Christmas one and all.

Santa Delivers

Santa is very jolly because he knows where all the bad girls live. - Dennis Miller

Santa rides in a sleigh. What do elves ride in?
Mini vans!

Santa's Lap
I like to visit Santa Claus
When Christmas time is near.
It's fun to climb up on his lap
And whisper in his ear.
He says, "My dear, have you been good?
Have you done what Mother said you should?
Do you brush your teeth and hair each day?
Are you kind to others when you play?
I listen to each question
And answer every one.
Although I am ashamed to say
I must say no to some.
But Santa never scares me;
He doesn't even scold.
He just says, "Try again, my dear,
You're a fine lad, I am told."
Gee, I like to visit Santa Claus
When Christmas time is near.
It's fun to climb up on his lap
And whisper in his ear...

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Santa's made his list and
he's checked it twice.
He isn't too happy 'cause
you haven't been nice.
Coal is too expensive so
here's the scoop:
He's filling your stocking
with snowman poop!!

Santa's Magic Key
This key is very special, you see,
It won't work for you or me.
Hang it just outside your door,
Go to bed and worry no more.
Close your eyes and close them tight,
'Cause Santa Claus is coming tonight.

Santa’s Magic Key #2
Dear Santa,
We don't have a chimney
for you to come in through
And if you miss our house
I don't know what I'll do.

Mom says you work magic
and can use just any old key
If we just hang it outside
in a place you're sure to see.

So I'm placing this old key
right beside our door
Say my prayer and jump in bed
and I won't worry anymore.

Seasons Greetings and best wishes for the New Year!

Season's greetings with all good wishes for the New Year.

Silent Night

Silver Bells

Sing hey! Sing hey!
For Christmas Day;
Twine mistletoe and holly.
For a friendship glows
In winter snows,
And so let's all be jolly!

Some of my best friends are flakes!

Somehow, not only for Christmas,
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others,
Is the joy that comes back to you.
And the more you spend in blessing,
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart's possessing,
Returns to you glad.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

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Spread the Christmas cheer.

'Tis blessed to bestow, and yet,
Could we bestow the gifts we get,
And keep the ones we give away,
How happy were our Christmas day!
- Carolyn Wells

'Twas the month after Christmas,
And Santa had flit;
Came there tidings for father
Which read: "Please remit!"

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
- Clement C. Moore

Thank you for sharing Christmas with us,
May we all make merry and live life to the full on this happy day.

The best Christmas trees come very close to exceeding nature. - Andy Rooney

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. - Burton Hillis

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

The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space. As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful marble you can imagine.  - James Irwin

The gift of love;
The gift of peace;
The gift of happiness;
May all these be yours at Christmas.

The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others' burdens, easing other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas.

The light of the Christmas star to you,
The warmth of home and hearth to you,
The cheer and good will of friends to you,
The hope of a childlike heart to you,
The joy of a thousand angels to you,
The love of the Son and God’s peace to you.

The Lord gives us our relatives. Thank God we can choose our friends.

The magi, as you know, were wise men - wonderfully wise men who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents.

The merry family gatherings-
The old, the very young;
The strangely lovely way they
Harmonize in carols sung.
For Christmas is tradition time-
Traditions that recall
The precious memories down the years,
The sameness of them all.
- Helen Lowrie Marshall

The message of Christmas is that the visible material world is bound to the invisible spiritual world.

The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting. - Louisa May Alcott

The next time you're asked to make a toast, there's no reason to be at a loss for good wishes. Have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

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

The Spirit of Christmas…

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care…

The year end brings no greater pleasure then the opportunity to express to you season's greetings and good wishes. May your holidays and New Year be filled with joy.

Then let us be merry and taste the good cheer,
And remember old Christmas comes but once a year.

There are no strangers on Christmas Eve. - Adele Comandini

There are some people who want to throw their arms round you simply because it is Christmas; there are other people who want to strangle you simply because it is Christmas.  - Robert Lynd

There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus. - Bob Phillips

There has been only one Christmas - the rest are anniversaries. - W.J. Cameron

There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions. - Bill McKibben

There is no time more fitting to say "Thank You" and to wish you a Happy Holiday Season and a New Year of health, happiness and prosperity.

There’s magic in believing.

There’s no place like home for the holidays.

There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child. - Erma Bombeck

Thirst, first -- then let the New Year do its worst!

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Three Wise Men….You must be kidding!

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 Hammarskjold

Time was with most of us, when Christmas Day, encircling all our limited world like a magic ring, left nothing out for us to miss or seek; bound together all our home enjoyments, affections, and hopes; grouped everything and everyone round the Christmas fire, and make the little picture shining in our bright young eyes, complete. - Charles Dickens

To a joyful present and a well remembered past. Best wishes for Happy holidays and a magnificent New Year.

To all our friends and family this Christmastide, may we be safe, warm and contented.

To friends, as long as we are able, let's lift our glasses from the table.

To my darling wife - a bird who certainly needs no Christmas trimmings!

To our friends before this day is done, help us enjoy our yuletide fun.

To perceive Christmas through its wrapping becomes more difficult with every year. - E.B. White

To the cooks at Christmas, may their birds be well and truly stuffed!

To wish you the special gifts of this holiday season -
Peace, Joy and Lasting Happiness.

Underneath the tinsel and toys, the glitter and gaiety, the feasting and festivity, the real essence of Christmas is sharing - sharing the story of the Holy Babe of Bethlehem who came to bring light to the world, and sharing of ourselves and what we have with others. - Esther Baldwin York

Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it "white". - Bing Crosby

Until one feels the spirit of Christmas, there is no Christmas. All else is outward display--so much tinsel and decorations. For it isn't the holly, it isn't the snow. It isn't the tree not the firelight's glow. It's the warmth that comes to the hearts of men when the Christmas spirit returns again.

Unwrap the Magic of Christmas!

Up to “Snow” good!

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year.

We consider Christmas as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly; let him rejoice. - Pope Paul VI

We hear the beating of wings over Bethlehem and a light that is not of the sun or of the stars shines in the midnight sky. Let the beauty of the story take away all narrowness, all thought of formal creeds. Let it be remembered as a story that has happened again and again, to men of many different races, that has been expressed through many religions, that has been called by many different names. Time and space and language lay no limitations upon human brotherhood. - New York Times

We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin;
Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer
- English 16th century Christmas carol

Welcome to our home at Christmas!

We wish good health and happiness to one and all!

What did Adam say on the day before Christmas?
It's Christmas, Eve!

What did the bald man say when he got a comb for Christmas?
Thanks, I'll never part with it!

What did the big candle say to the little candle?
I'm going out tonight!

What did the elf say was the first step in using a Christmas computer?
"First, “YULE LOG” on"!

What do reindeer hang on their Christmas trees?
“Horn”-aments!

What do reindeer always say before telling you a joke?
This one will “sleigh” you!

What do snowmen eat for breakfast?
Snowflakes.

What do you call a letter sent up the chimney on Christmas Eve?
Black mail!

What do you call a reindeer wearing ear muffs?
Anything you want because he can’t hear you!

What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus?
Claustrophobic

What do you get if you cross an apple with a Christmas tree?
A pineapple!

What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?
Frostbite

What do you get when you cross an archer with a gift-wrapper?
“Ribbon”-hood

What do you give a reindeer with an upset tummy?
“Elk”-a-seltzer!

What do you give a train driver for Christmas?
Platform shoes!

What do you have in December that you don't have in any other month?
The letter "D"!

What does Father Christmas suffer from if he gets stuck in a chimney?
Santa Claustrophobia!

What happens to you at Christmas?
Yule be happy!

What is Christmas called in England?
Yule Britannia!

What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace. - Agnes M. Pharo

What is red and white and gives presents to gazelles?
Santelope!

What is red and white and gives presents to good little fish on Christmas?
Sandy Claws.

What's the first thing elves learn in school?
The "elf"-abet!

What would a reindeer do if it lost its tail?
She’d go to a “re-tail” shop for a new one!

Whatever else be lost among the years, Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing: Whatever doubts assail us, or what fears, Let us hold close one day, remembering Its poignant meaning for the hearts of men. Let us get back our childlike faith again. - Grace Noll Crowell

When Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow, We hear sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago, And etched on vacant places Are half-forgotten faces Of friends we used to cherish, and loves we used to know. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Which of Santa's reindeer has bad manners?
“Rude”-olph

Winter Wonderland

Wishing you more happiness
Than all my words can tell,
Not just alone for Christmas
But for all the year as well.

Who delivers a cat's Christmas presents?
Santa Paws!

Who delivers elephant’s Christmas presents?
Elephanta Claus!

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Who sings "Blue Christmas" and makes toy guitars?
Elf-is!

Why are Christmas trees like bad knitters?
They both drop their needles!

Why did Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer cross the road?
Because he was tied to a chicken!

Why did Santa's helper see the doctor?
Because he had a low “elf” esteem!

Why did the elf put his bed into the fireplace?
He wanted to sleep like a log!

Why did the little girl change her mind about buying her grandmother a packet od handkerchiefs for Christmas?
She said "I could not work out what size her nose was!

Why do reindeer wear fur coats?
Because they look silly in snowsuits!

Why does Father Christmas go down the chimney?
Because it soots him!

Why does Santa have 3 gardens?
So he can ho-ho-ho.

Why does Scrooge love all of the reindeer?
Because every buck is dear to him!

Why is a burning candle like being thirsty?
Because a little water ends both of them.

Why is Prancer always wet?
Because he’s a “rain”-deer!

Wouldn't life be worth the living
Wouldn’t dreams be coming true
If we kept the Christmas spirit
All the whole year through?

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no child-like faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.
Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! - Francis P. Church (from the New York Sun, September 21, 1897)

You better not pout…

You know you’re getting old when Santa starts to look young!

You’re never too old to believe in Santa Clause!

You've been naughty!
Here's the scoop-
All you get for Christmas
is Snowman poop!

Yuletide Glow

22 comments:

  1. WOW what a list and wonderful illustrations, thanks for sharing.

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  2. OMG...didn't think I would ever finish reading them all! What a list! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. how wonderful, Roni you are the best, if I can't find just what I'm looking for here there's something wrong with me. It makes me want to say "Merry Christmas"

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  4. What a fab collection of Christmas inspiration. Thanks for sharing it with us. Merry Christmas.

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  6. This is a wonderful gift
    It is nice to have presents already
    So cool
    Thanks

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  7. Too bad for those folks @ Splitcoast that they don't get to enjoy all of the GREAT stuff you're sharing...yay for us! ;~~)

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  8. Unlike Splitcosters, I'm very appreciative that you shared this with us....all that hard work of gathering these sayings and organizing them over time. I too have a list I've done over time but nothing to this proportion! Thank you!!

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  9. Thank you for that list! I think I might use the jokes and make them into a "Christmas joke book" for some children on my list. That would be so fun!

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  10. WOW- Thank you, thank you, thank you! Love the jokes :)

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  11. What a great early Christmas present. Thanks for all your hard work.

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  12. Thank you so much for the wonderful list of quotes and images, Roni! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

    Hugs,
    Tami

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  13. Thank you so much for all these sentiments. I've used some for other seasons that you've posted as well. I know it takes time to accumulate all these, as well as type them up for your blog and I want you to know that I appreciate them!

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  14. What a wonderful list! And the pictures are such an added bonus. Thank you for sharing!

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  15. I am so thankful that you not only compiled this list, but you also shared it so graciously:)

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  16. I loved your list, thank you for sharing!
    Found just what I was looking for!
    Another one I like is 'the best gifts of Christmas are not found beneath the tree'

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  17. Yes, this is a great list of Christmas sentiments and quotes. I may have to use some of them as Christmas messages for my cards this Christmas 2012. Merry Christmas to you and A+ for your thoughts and efforts.

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  18. Wow Great collection of Christmas Quotes on this Blog. Nice work you have done..

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  19. I was wondering what to write in a christmas card and then I thought of why not use christmas quotes? and I've found this post. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Hey, great collection of christmas quotes and sentiments!
    Thanks for sharing them as they will truly me.
    I also compile some samples of what to write in a christmas card and I hope they can help you as well as much as your post help me.

    Wishing you a great holiday!
    Anne Walker

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  21. Nice blog, i just wanted to thank you for sharing your extensive collection of Christmas Quotes . Very helpful. Keep sharing more quotes for cards.

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