“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, my child, is love in action.” ~ Dale Evans
“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 fine morning and suddenly saying to myself: ‘Why, this is Christmas Day!’” ~ David Grayson
“This time of year means being kind to everyone we meet,
To share a smile with strangers we may pass along the street.”~ Betty Black
“Ask your children two questions this Christmas. First: What do you want to give to others for Christmas? Second: What do you want for Christmas? The first fosters generosity of heart and an outward focus. The second can breed selfishness if not tempered by the first.” ~ Author Unknown
Christmas Eve Prayer
Give us, O God, the vision which can see Your love in the world in spite of human failure.
Give us the faith to trust Your goodness in spite of our ignorance and weakness.
Give us the knowledge that we may continue to pray with understanding hearts.
And show us what each one of us can do to set forward the coming of the day of universal peace.
— Frank Borman, Apollo 8 space mission, 1968
“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
“He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree.” ~ Charlotte Carpenter
“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ~ Charles Dickens, Ebeneezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol
“Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind.” ~ Helen Steiner Rice
“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
“Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both.” ~ Phillips Brooks
“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” ~ Charles Schulz
“Mankind is a great, an immense family. This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.” ~ Pope John XXIII
“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
“For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.” ~ W. J. Tucker
A Christmas Prayer
Jesus, the Light of the World, as we celebrate your birth . . . . may we begin to see the world in the light of the understanding you give us. As you chose the lowly, the outcasts, and the poor to receive the greatest news the world had ever known, so may we worship you in meekness of heart. May we also remember our brothers and sisters less fortunate than ourselves in this season of giving. Amen.
Thank you Lord
for the gift of Your love.
May I be a shining
example of that love to others.
“Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving, and of families united.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale
“Christmas now surrounds us, Happiness is everywhere
Our hands are busy with many tasks As carols fill the air.” ~ Shirley Sallay
“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” ~ Peg Bracken
A Prayer for Christmas Morning
by Robert Louis Stevenson
The day of joy returns, Father in Heaven, and crowns another year with peace and good will.
Help us rightly to remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and the worship of the wise men.
Close the doors of hate and open the doors of love all over the world?
Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with every greeting.
Deliver us from evil, by the blessing that Christ brings, and teach us to be merry with clean hearts.
May the Christmas morning make us happy to be thy children,
And the Christmas evening bring us to our bed with grateful thoughts, forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus? sake.