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Merry Christmas!

Last updated on December 28, 2020

Christmas Quotes from Around the World
Compiled by Ken West


We at the Matrix Gazette wish you a very Merry Christmas… and a much Happier New Year.  To help you get in the spirit of the season, we’ve assembled Christmas quotes from famous writers, thinkers, and luminaries. Hope you find our selection entertaining, delightful, and hopeful.

Sit back, relax, and delve into the Spirit of Christmas…

“A deliberately austere Christmas would be an absurdity…. Christmas is not a day of temperate enjoyment, but of fierce pleasures.”  — George Orwell, from the essay As I Please

“The secular meaning of the Christmas holiday is wider than the tenets of any particular religion: it is good will toward men… The charming aspect of Christmas is the fact that it expresses good will in a cheerful, happy, benevolent, non-sacrificial way. One says: ‘Merry Christmas’ — not ‘Weep and Repent.’”  —Ayn Rand

“I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.” ― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

“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

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” — Calvin Coolidge

“A good conscience is a continual Christmas.” — Ben Franklin

“I heard the bells on Christmas Day; their old familiar carols play, and wild and sweet the word repeat of peace on earth, good-will to men!” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today’s Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday.”  — Gladys Taber, author of 59 books (many of which are rare and selling for astronomical prices on Amazon)

“Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality.” —Washington Irving

“Your children need your presence more than your presents.”—Jesse Jackson

“Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.” – Margaret Thatcher

“Love the giver more than the gift.” — Brigham Young

“It was the beginning of the greatest Christmas ever. Little food. No presents. But there was a snowman in their basement.” — Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

“Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home.” ― G.K. Chesterton

“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.” ― Andy Rooney (1919 – 2011), American writer, producer, humorist.

“When did wishing someone a Merry Christmas become politically incorrect?” ― Suzanne Woods Fisher, A Lancaster County Christmas

“Christmas was definitely the best thing ever, even better than pizza. But instead of all her favorite toppings, Amitola was surrounded by all her favorite people.” ― Aishabella Sheikh, Jungle Princess

“May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve.” —Unknown

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As one of my favorite individuals once said, Enjoy the Holidays — whether you’re celebrating Kwanzaa, Christmas, Chanukah, Festivus, the Winter Solstice, or the Season of Twenty-Four-Hour Gifting…”

Meanwhile… Be safe. Have fun. Get ready for a New Year of hope, possibility, and opportunity.

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