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Christmas Talk – Chase, Diller, Seuss, Peale, Twain and more

Since I said a few words about the season on Malcolm’s Round Table and Magic Moments, I thought I’d share a few words from others here on The Sun Singer’s Travels. Since this is an author’s blog, I’ve decorated it with books.ChristmasBooks2

  • “Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.” – Mary Ellen Chase
  • “What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.” – Phyllis Diller
  • “Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” – Edna Ferber
  • “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”  – Norman Vincent Peale
  • “The approach of Christmas brings harrassment and dread to many excellent people. They have to buy a cart-load of presents, and they never know what to buy to hit the various tastes; they put in three weeks of hard and anxious work, and when Christmas morning comes they are so dissatisfied with the result, and so disappointed that they want to sit down and cry. Then they give thanks that Christmas comes but once a year.” – Mark Twain
  • “Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.” –  Francis Pharcellus Church
  • “Heap on the wood! – the wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will. We’ll keep our Christmas merry still.” – Sir Walter Scott
  • “I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included.” – Bernard Manning
  • 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
  • “I still have my Christmas Tree. I looked at it today. Sure enough, I couldn’t  see any forests.” – Steven Wright
  • “Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree.” – T. S. Eliot

Seasons Greetings,

Malcolm

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