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‘Tis The Season! 25 Book Quotes About Christmas

December, right along with October, has got to be my favorite month out of them all. One of the very reasons for this is because of Christmas.

No matter what may be going on in the world, or just in the day to day happenings of life, there’s a good chance that if the date begins with “December,” I’m in a good mood. So, since Thanksgiving has passed, that officially sets the mark for me to totally get stoked about the holly jolly holiday!

Let’s start it off with a few quotes about the wonder and beauty of Christmas:

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1. “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, Little Women

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2. “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, Song of Years

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3. “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

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4. “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

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5. “Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever.”

~Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

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6. “Christmas! ‘Tis the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.”

~ Washington Irving

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7. “Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today’s Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday.”

~ Gladys Taber

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8. “Fine old Christmas, with the snowy hair and ruddy face, had done his duty that year in the noblest fashion, and had set off his rich gifts of warmth and color with all the heightening contrast of frost and snow.”

~ George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), The Mill on the Floss

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9. “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, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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10. “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!”

~Hamilton Wright Mabie

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11.  “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

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12.  “A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.”

~ Garrison Keillor, Leaving Home

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13.  “I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world.”

~ Norman Vincent Peale

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14. “Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.”

~ Dr. Seuss

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15.  “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

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Do you enjoy the holiday season? Why or why not?

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