The end of the year brings with it various religious and cultural holidays. Families and friends get together to share holiday cheer, spend time with one another, and share gifts. It’s a great time for many people, and a welcome escape from the dark and cold winter for those who live in colder climates.
One of the most anticipated holidays during this time of year is Christmas. For the most part, Christians celebrate Christmas, but there are many people who celebrate Christmas in a cultural manner. In the US, there are countless films, movies, TV shows, local and national events, and more that celebrate the Christmas spirit.
Charles Dickens on the ideal Christmas time: “But I am sure that I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round… as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely.”
Andy Rooney on the joy of Christmas morning: “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.”
Phyllis Diller on Christmas and working: “What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.”
Bob Hope on the simple things around Christmas: “When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things –– not the great occasions –– give off the greatest glow of happiness.”
Hopefully these quotes get you in the holiday spirit. Know of other great Christmas or holiday quotes? Send them along to NaQ and we’ll add them to our database. Happy Holidays!