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Quotes of the Day for 24 December 2000 – Christmas

I have a real problem with Christmas and schedules, everything is so rushed. I long to celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas, which span from sundown Christmas Eve to sundown on the fifth of January. I'd someday love to see every family drag their wilted tree to church on the eve of Epiphany and have the huge traditional bonfire to welcome the Magi and represent the Bright Morning Star. But by the second day of Christmas, most of us are completely burned out on the subject. So I've held out until today, and I will share only two days of Christmas quotes, starting with these.

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The quotes:

Remembrance, like a candle, burns brightest at Christmas Time.
     - Charles Dickens

Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
     - Washington Irving

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.
     - John Calvin Coolidge

Christmas is the season when people run out of money before they run out of friends.
     - Larry Wilde

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.
     - David Grayson


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