Christmas Quotes from GIRLFRIENDS Past and Present

“In trial or difficulty I have recourse to Mother Mary, whose glance alone is enough to dissipate every fear.” – Saint Therese of Lisieux, Doctor of the Church, speaking about Mother Mary.

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.  – Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957), American author.

Isn’t it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for – I don’t know what exactly, but it’s something that you don’t mind so much not having at other times.  – Kate L. Bosher (1865-1932), American writer.

This December, That love weighs more than gold! – Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon (1876-1961), American writer who is best known for having female protagonists.

Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.  – Margaret Thatcher (1925), the first and only woman Prime Minister of Great Britain.

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.  – Peg Bracken (1918-2007), American author of cooking and household books.

“When Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow, we hear sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago, and etched on vacant places are half-forgotten faces of friends we used to cherish, and loves we used to know.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850 – 1919), American author and poet.

Our children await Christmas presents like politicians getting in election returns: there’s the Uncle Fred precinct and the Aunt Ruth district still to come in. – Marcelene Cox (American writer)

“What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.” – Phyllis Diller (1917), American actress and comedienne.

At Christmas, all roads lead home.  – Marjorie Holmes (1910-2002), inspirational writer.

“There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.” – Erma Bombeck (1927-1996), American humorist.

“Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” – Edna Ferber quotes (1885 – 1968), American writer.

“Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day” – Helen Rice (1900-1981), American poet.

“Christmas is a time when you get homesick – even when you’re home.” – Carol Nelson Douglas (1944), American writer.

“The only real blind person at Christmas-time is he who has not Christmas in his heart.” – Helen Keller (1880-1968), deaf and blind American writer known for her extraordinary life.

“Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart… filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.” – Bess Streeter Aldrich (1881-1954), American author.

“Love came down at Christmas; love all lovely, love divine; love was born at Christmas, stars and angels gave the sign.” – Christina G. Rossetti quotes (1830-1894), English poet.

“Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given–when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes.” – Joan Winmill Brown, English writer.

“This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.” – Taylor Caldwell (1900-1985), English novelist.

“Christmas, in its final essence, is for grown people who have forgotten what children know. Christmas is for whoever is old enough to have denied the unquenchable spirit of man.” – Margaret Cousins (1878-1954), American writer.

“Which Christmas is the most vivid to me? It’s always the next Christmas.” – Joanne Woodward (1930), American film actress.

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