A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world!

Charles Dickens

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

There are some people who want to throw their arms round you just because it's Christmas, there are other people who want to strangle you just because its Christmas.

Robert Lynd

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

Roy L. Smith

Christmas is the day that holds all time together.

Alexander Smith

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

Freya Stark

Now, the essence, the very spirit of Christmas is that we first make believe a thing is so, and lo, it presently turns out to be so.

Stephen Leacock

I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included.

Bernard Manning

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

Stephen Fry

What's going on here is a redefinition of Christmas as a time of family celebration rather than as a time of the community faithful celebrating the birth of the savior...There is a risk that we will lose one more of our Christian rituals, one that's at the heart of our faith.

Robert Johnston

Wretched excess is an unfortunate human trait that turns a perfectly good idea such as Christmas into a frenzy of last-minute shopping.

Jon Anderson

Don't expect too much of Christmas Day. You can't crowd into it any arrears of unselfishness and kindliness that may have accrued during the past twelve months.

Oren Arnold

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.

Phillip Brooks

Consider Christmas—could Satan in his most malignant mood have devised a worse combination of graft plus bunkum than the system whereby several hundred million people get a billion or so gifts for which they have no use, and some thousands of shop clerks die of exhaustion while selling them, and every other child in the Western world is made ill from overeating—all in the name of the lowly Jesus?

Upton Sinclair

From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it.

Katherine Whitehorn

Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don't quite know how to put our love into words.

Harlan Miller

Let's be naughty and save Santa the trip.

Gary Allan

'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

Christmas is over and Business is Business.

Franklin Pierce Adams

A turkey never voted for an early Christmas.

Irish Proverb

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.

Benjamin Franklin

We finished December quite well. Between Christmas and the new year, we were really busy.

Richard Dixon

You have to pick things that people will like around Christmas.

Andrew Shields

From here through Christmas things will get pretty quiet.

Gilberto Zalfa

If "ifs" and "buts" were candy and nuts, wouldn't it be a Merry Christmas?

Don Meredith

Christmas is one of the biggest times of the year for shared viewing.

Jana Bennett

I can't wait to go see him. It's like Christmas.

Hope Trent

Christmas on a Train.

Connie Allen

Christmas itself may be called into question, If carried so far it creates indigestion.

Ralph Bergengren

He really came on after Christmas. We started him on defense but then I moved him up to forward and he's been awesome since.

Scott Cunningham

This is usually a slow time, the lull after Christmas.

Aaron Robinson

It represents our beliefs. For us, it's what the real meaning of Christmas is all about.

Lorraine Gritzen

I just wrote 'Merry Christmas John' on my balloon.

James Andrews

Christmas and Thanksgiving is really the place where movies can make a killing at the box office.

Mark Harris

The Christmas season can be very hectic here.

Noonie Boldon

Since the Christmas season and New Years season, we've seen sales really go up.

Wade Luhm

Those holidays add to the magnitude of the after-Christmas shopping day.

Daphne Avila

I like the beauty of the ornaments. And we just like Christmas. A lot.

David Olsen

She actually looked us in the eye and responded. That was our Christmas present.

Cathy Moeller

Well, Christmas Day was my one-year anniversary of sobriety. I'm proud of that.

Rich Gienau

It's going to be an early Christmas.

Chris Bostic

I do Christmas parties, and I've been a leprechaun.

Felix Silla

It's Christmas in August for big energy, and consumers get lumps of coal.

Anna Aurilio

Roses are reddish/ Violets are bluish/ If it weren't for Christmas/ We'd all be Jewish.

Benny Hill

We had them for everything: Christmas, Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day.

Barry Statia

That was all before Christmas. I haven't seen them since then. Hopefully we've gotten a lot better.

Heidi Hewitt

You have to be careful at that time (Christmas) because you don't want an animal to come back and end up being neglected again.

Wanda Mcfarland

I can't even imagine not observing Christmas in an Episcopal (Anglican) Church.

Robert Williams

We had to hustle to get Santa's castle out of there. We did it the day after Christmas.

Linda Mcintosh

This is better than any Christmas I've ever experienced.

Stacy Humphreys

With the two- and three-year-old talent that I have now, it should make things interesting around Christmas.

Bruce Wallace

It's like Christmas when we open these boxes.

Andrew Meade

Yet another birthday, yet another Christmas. They've stolen this time from us.

Melanie Delloye

This was wrong. This man should be with his family for Christmas. Now he's dead.

John Mcalhany

We all four haven't been together at Christmas since 2002. This will be a very special Christmas for all of us.

Pam Schild

We're excited. It's Christmas vacation and all we have to worry about is hockey.

Josh Blaisdell

They can always count down to Christmas or the last day of school.

Kara Carney

We went too early with a look that was too overtly Christmas.

Anthony Hebron

The Santa Claus hat was in the back seat of his car, and he got it from his mother for Christmas.

Victoria Pino

I want to get it done before Christmas.

Craig Scott

I would prefer to try to see us end when Christmas break comes.

Harry Kinnan

I was like a kid on Christmas morning.

Gayle Alvarez

The 'Radio City Christmas Spectacular' will go on as scheduled.

Mikyl Cordova

I haven't seen any Caribbean bananas around here since before Christmas.

Richard Benson

Daniel asked for baseball stuff for Christmas this year.

Jim Rew

We've been planning on that, too, for a few years and that hasn't happened. We did a Christmas CD in 2004.

Jim Angell

My first thought was, bail 'em out for Christmas.

Martha Bennett

So to have someone there full-time after Christmas will be a benefit to our young guys.

Trevor Bayliss

Jeff got me these for Christmas.

Jim Wilkes

It is kind of like Christmas in August.

Jose Lopez

It was a good Christmas for electronics. It was a hot area. There's some good momentum.

David Keuler

It's a tradition that we celebrate New Year's more than Christmas.

John Galloway

That was the best Christmas present I ever got.

Charles Power

We didn't get the Christmas present of a drop in the oil price.

David Darst

The Forgotten Helper: A Christmas Story .

Lorrie Moore

Whatever you do, don't try one on Christmas week.

Robert Horan

It was a good Christmas present for us to win.

Cole Maxwell

It's been a very good Christmas for us and a good one for Napa downtown.

Lana Stanley

The grandmother decided that on Christmas Day, she would allow the boy to be with his mother.

Jim Leljedal

I don't know what Christmas would be like without bonfires.

Gerard Roper

Me, personally, I don't know exactly what Christmas feels like.

Johnny Jessop

We bake goods for them, and carol to them around Christmas time.

David Short

The Christmas spirit is not what you drink.

Jethro Tull

There is something unique about a tree in the center of a downtown that gives it a Christmas atmosphere.

Mark Mikenas

With Christmas coming up, we wanted to keep the public's attention on this case.

Michael Brooks

It will be a white Christmas.

Maggie Moyer

It was badly, badly needed. I feel like it was my Christmas present.

Margaret Griffin

There was virtually no control at the border. They would go back for birthdays, for Christmas, for holidays, because they could always come back across the border easily.

Jeff Flake

She'd be the first to say, `What are we doing for Mother's Day? For Christmas?'

Andrea Lopez

Last week I had to bug out so I wouldn't miss their Christmas program.

Jerry Bonner

Christmas came late for us. As a coach ... we got a gift.

Jimmy Collins

The story is technology and Internets. It's going to be an e-Christmas.

Ciaran O'kelly

It's a sad Christmas this year because of the absence of peace in the city or peace and joy.

Hanna Nasser

People would stick around to the end of the year to get the bonus then quit after Christmas.

John Riley

We got started right after the Christmas season.

Jennifer Townsend

Now maybe we'll bring the Beach Boys to Atlantic City for a Christmas show.

Dan Lee

The best way I can describe America is we're sleep-walking through Christmas.

Brit Beemer

We planned Christmas the way Sara planned Christmas.

Helen Espy

It was our busiest Christmas ever.

Martha Wilson

I've never experienced anything like this. It all started at a Christmas tournament. Every day, it's somebody new.

Aubin Goporo

It's a blessing. It was my Christmas present.

Paul Hebert

It's always a blast. As much as we think we give people a good Christmas, the people give us a better Christmas.

Tom Mccarthy

Two days before Christmas, I'm a little panicked, my parents are here and I don't have a gift.

Suzan Burns

Corpse Bride ... The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Helena Bonham Carter

Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.

Helen Rice

We will have our Christmas set-up in stores by early September.

Ursula Moran

We decorate a little and have a bigger meal at Christmas.

Dolores Hominsky

I didn't think much would happen for Christmas, but we were pleasantly surprised.

Chaz Fontentot

He bought it for me for Christmas, ... That's my caboose.

Jim Clark

She's knackered. All these Christmas parties have taken their toll.

Sharleen Spiteri

It's become kind of a Christmas confession.

Bill Leonard

One couple drove all the way from Morris on Christmas to bring us gifts.

Joyce Majewski

Now a new name is on the list of war atrocities: Hanoi - Christmas 1972.

Olof Palme

He's miserable. He wants to come back. Christmas was the hardest.

Ashley Painter

Now Christmas trees are going to be used to fight Asian bird flu.

Rick Dungey

For most of them, Christmas is not a good day. For some of them, Christmas is the worst day, because they're not with their family.

Gary Jones

Christmas present from Russian Santa Claus.

Pavel Datsyuk

It was good weather, good wrestling ... what else can you ask for on Christmas break?

Greg Haga

It'll be a Christmas tree as long as I'm around.

Thomas Menino

If he could have any wish, it would be to have Christmas everyday. It fits his personality.

Brett Bailey

It was clearly a TV- and MP3-centric Christmas, and this was a category that really did perform well. And the promotional environment was not too bad.

Colin Mcgranahan

It's been a good Christmas.

Justin Pogge

We were on standby on Christmas Eve. We were also on standby yesterday and we actually launched on a mission yesterday, out to Llano.

Maj. Joanne Macgregor

This investment has been wiped out today. It's been wiped out on this Christmas Eve. We have nothing.

Robert Clifford

We feel like kids at Christmas, with a lot of gifts.

Pierre Even

Dad does get the most unusual Christmas cards from the penitentiary.

Heather Bishop

I grew up with a Christmas tree, I'm going to stay with a Christmas tree.

Thomas Menino

I'm so excited, I feel like a little kid at Christmas.

Sherry Greene

Many may ask how can we celebrate Christmas and be cheerful with the wall imprisoning us.

Michel Sabbah

Between the championship game and the Hawaii Bowl, I don't think I need a Christmas.

Paul Carrington

Feb. 2, that's when we take the tree down. Christmas lasts until that day.

Felipe Garcia

In Chicago, many people feel really pressured to get into a camp by Christmas.

Dave Reid

Actually, she was supposed to be a Christmas baby.

Dorothy Mcguire

I thought it was a Christmas present from Santa, a Russian Santa.

Pavel Datsyuk

She's a warm fart at Christmas.

Jethro Tull

They are good clients, they got us and good luck to them. It's a nice Christmas bonus.

Matthew Tripp

I have a gift, the most wonderful gift of my life, a Christmas gift was given by my son.

Robert Hartman

No one's buying video games this Christmas.

Evan Wilson