Christmas traditions vary across the world. In Bethlehem, Jesus Christ's birthplace, you will find a Nativity scene in almost every house. In China, you will find paper lanterns and paper flowers adorning houses. Regardless of tradition, Christmas binds the world together in celebration and joy. Here are Christmas sayings that speak of universal love and bonding.
- Andy Rooney
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.
- W. C. Fields
Christmas at my house is always at least six or seven times more pleasant than anywhere else. We start drinking early. And while everyone else is seeing only one Santa Claus, we'll be seeing six or seven.
- Eric Sevareid
Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves.
- Carrie Latet
Even as an adult I find it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve. Yuletide excitement is a potent caffeine, no matter your age.
- Francis Pharcellus Church
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus... Thank God! He lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.
- Norman Wesley Brooks
Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away;
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf,
the good you do for others is good you do yourself...
- Alfred Noyes
Only in souls the Christ is brought to birth, and there He lives and dies.
- May Sarton
I can understand people simply fleeing the mountainous effort Christmas has become... but there are always a few saving graces and finally they make up for all the bother and distress.
- Bob Hope
When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things -- not the great occasions -- give off the greatest glow of happiness.
- Robert Kirby
No matter how carefully you stored the lights last year, they will be snarled again this Christmas.