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Quotes of the Day for 23 December 2002 – Christmas

Christmas. Such a joyous day, but the preparations can be overwhelming. Are you ready? Do you have the perfect gift for everyone? Like most years, despite the best intentions, it looks like I'll be ready for Christmas sometime in February.

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The quotes:

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

A perfectly managed Christmas correct in every detail is ... a sure sign of someone who hasn't enough to do.
     - Katherine Whitehorn

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

I can understand people simply fleeing the mountainous effort Christmas has become ... But there are always a few saving graces and finally they make up for all the bother and distress.
     - May Sarton

Giving presents is one of the most possessive of things we do.... It's the way we keep a hold on other people, plant ourselves in their lives.
     - Penelope Lively

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