“The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting.”

– Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

“Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days, that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!”

– The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

“Fine old Christmas, with the snowy hair and ruddy face, had done his duty that year in the noblest fashion, and had set off his rich gifts of warmth and color with all the heightening contrast of frost and snow.”

– The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

“Last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice.”

“The Four Quartets” by T.S. Elliot

“Into this climate of fear and apprehension,

Christmas enters,

Streaming lights of joy, ringing bells of hope

And singing carols of forgiveness high up in the

bright air.

The world is encouraged to come away from

rancor,

Come the way of friendship.”

Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem by Maya Angelou

“But I did know that nobody ever asked me what I wanted for Christmas. Had any adult with the power to fulfill my desires taken me seriously and asked me what I wanted, they would have known that I did not want to have anything to own, or to possess any object. I wanted, rather, to feel something on Christmas Day.”

– The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

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