This year has been a rough ride for all of us. But hey, the most wonderful time of the year is here. And nothing can come in our way from having a holly, jolly Christmas.
Yes, the holidays might look quite different from what most of us are used to during this time. We might have some restrictions, we might have some important guidelines to follow, and we might not be surrounded by our loved ones and friends like usual. But these limitations should not stop us from experiencing the spirit and cheer of Christmas and the beautiful moments of the holiday season.
Do whatever that gets you in the holiday spirit. Set up a Christmas tree, start the fireplace, get some twinkling lights up, play the Christmas Classics from Spotify, look at the falling snow outside the window, or just relax and have a great time with those warm fuzzy holiday feelings. Maybe even end your night with a hot cup of cocoa and an awesome Christmas movie like yours truly.
Take some time out and have yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Let go of all the stresses and worries, and simply enjoy these precious holiday moments. To put a spin on the lyrics of the popular Bobby Helms song:
What a bright time, it’s the right time
To rock the night away
Jingle bell time is a swell time
To keep the pandemic blues at bay
I hope these quotes will warm your heart, spark joy and inspiration within you, and get you thinking about the things that truly matter in our lives.
“Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.” — Dale Evans
“What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.” — Agnes M. Pahro
“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the happy presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” — Burton Hillis
“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!” — Hamilton Wright Mabie
“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” — Norman Vincent Peale
“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” — Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
“Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.” — Margaret Thatcher
“Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” — Washington Irving
“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others.” — Bob Hope
“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” — Andy Rooney
“Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” — Dr. Seuss
“Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.” — Eric Sevareid
“Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind.” — Valentine Davies, Miracle on 34th Street
“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
“Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing, but of reflection.” — Winston Churchill
“A good conscience is a continual Christmas.” — Benjamin Franklin
“Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” — Edna Ferber
“At Christmas, all roads lead home.” — Marjorie Holmes
“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 relieving those of yesterday.” — Gladys Taber
“Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.” — B.C. Forbes
“We are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” — Laura Ingalls Wilder
“Peace on Earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.” — Helen Steiner Rice
“Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.” — Dr. Seuss, The Grinch
“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” — Peg Bracken
“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” — Roy L. Smith
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