There's still a lot more about Christmas that can be captured and feel like old-time Christmas.
I hear that in many places something has happened to Christmas; that it is changing from a time of merriment and carefree gaiety to a holiday which is filled with tedium; that many people dread the day and the obligation to give Christmas presents is a nightmare to weary, bored souls; that the children of enlightened parents no longer believe in Santa Claus; that all in all, the effort to be happy and have pleasure makes many honest hearts grow dark with despair instead of beaming with good will and cheerfulness.
Christmas time's for dreaming
Thoughts of long ago...
Holidays of childhood,
Memories all aglow.
Alice Kennelly Roberts
Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
Whatever else be lost among the years,
Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing:
Whatever doubts assail us, or what fears,
Let us hold close one day, remembering
Its poignant meaning for the hearts of men.
Let us get back our childlike faith again.
Grace Noll Crowell
On the whole, I prefer Christmas as an adult than I did as a child.
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas,
Just like the ones I used to know,
Where the tree tops glisten
And children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow.
There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.
When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things - not the great occasions - give off the greatest glow of happiness.
Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance - each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
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
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
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
There has been only one Christmas - the rest are anniversaries.
William J. Cameron