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" 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. "
" Certainly, nothing would stop me coming home for Christmas, if I can. But I've worked a lot in theatre, and in theatre in New York, we work Christmas Day a lot of the time as well. "
Brian F. O'Byrne
" One thing I love about Christmas music is that it has a tradition of warmth. "
" I used to sleep in the T-shirt I wore during the day and whatever ratty old gym shorts I could find on the floor. But one year for Christmas, someone gave me a very chic, comfortable pair of pajamas from Brooks Brothers, and I realized the error of my ways. "
" In 1934, the American Jewish charities offered to find homes for 300 German refugee children. We were on the SS Washington, bound for New York, Christmas 1934. "
" Globalization has created this interlocking fragility. At no time in the history of the universe has the cancellation of a Christmas order in New York meant layoffs in China. "
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
" The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. "
" Every year we celebrate the holy season of Advent, O God. Every year we pray those beautiful prayers of longing and waiting, and sing those lovely songs of hope and promise. "
" Without social networks, you're not the coolest thing on the Christmas list, and you're not getting any bite. "
" Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection. "
" As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, when they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky. So up to the house-top the coursers they flew, with the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too. "
Clement Clarke Moore
" When I was a kid, we would get McDonalds on Christmas Eve, and that was a big deal because the closest one to the south side of Chicago was a 35 minute drive away. I remember opening the bag and smelling those fries, and even now when I smell them, it reminds me of Christmas Eve. "
" Saying that you spend Christmas alone is, to most middle-class Americans, akin to confessing a terminal illness. "
" The crown of lamb has always been a quintessential Christmas dish, and growing up in India, we would read about lamb when learning about the holiday. "
" So we're considering doing a new Christmas album, because there's been Christmas episodes since then, and maybe finally do the version of 'The Most Offensive Song Ever' with lyrics intact. "
" In the discharge of the duties of this office, there is one rule of action more important than all others. It consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you. "
" The loneliest ebb of my life came on that Christmas eve, only one day after my arrival in New York. The abyss of loneliness. I ate a solitary dinner in a small cafe, and the very food tasted bitter with my unshed tears. One doesn't dare cry in America. It is unmanly here. "
" No matter what, I always make it home for Christmas. I love to go to my Tennessee Mountain Home and invite all of my nieces and nephews and their spouses and kids and do what we all like to do - eat, laugh, trade presents and just enjoy each other... and sometimes I even dress up like Santa Claus! "
" At Christmas, it's my siblings running around the house, we're cooking, talking, laughing, loud and just crazy. It's beautiful chaos. "
" 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. "
" Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection. "
" Please to put a nickel, please to put a dime. How petitions trickle in at Christmas time! "
" The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness. It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world's busy life and become more interested in people than in things. "
Thomas S. Monson
" I like the idea of putting your Christmas wish list up and letting people share it. "
" Christmas is a huge thing in my family. We usually start decorating the day after Thanksgiving. We spend Christmas Eve with one set of grandparents, and Christmas Day with the other grandparents and our family. "
" I like to spend Christmas with family and friends, pigging out, exchanging gifts and basically doing nothing. "
" My family background is Mexican, and I was born in Chicago. It's pretty much family tradition every time we get together for Christmas and major holidays to sing. Our family time is centered around the food and a little bit of performing for one another. "
" It may be a cliche, but it's true - the build-up to Christmas is so much more pleasurable than the actual day itself. "
" For much of my adult life, I believed, inaccurately, that I knew the story of Charles Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol' - that I remembered it from childhood. "
" In terms of the first Christmas when I met everybody, I went over to Nick's grandfather's house where they were having the big Christmas dinner, and they have this tradition of this thing called oyster stew. "
" I just think Christmas is a time to embrace all the naughty little things. "