Miracle on 34th street 1947-Mother (Maureen O'Hara): "Would you please tell her that you’re not really Santa Claus, that actually is no such person?"
"And may all your Christmases be white. Merry Christmas!" — Bob (Danny Kaye), Phil (Bing Crosby), Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy (Vera-Ellen)
Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year -- and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority.
There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.”
~ Erma Bombeck (1927-1996), American author and humorist.
“The thing about trains… it doesn’t matter where they’re going. What matters is deciding to get on.” ~The Conductor, Polar Express
"So remember while December Brings the only Christmas day, In the year let there be Christmas In the things you do and say."
The earth has grown old with its burden of care But at Christmas it always is young, The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair And its soul full of music breaks the air, When the song of angels is sung.”
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!
Christmas, in its final essence, is for grown people who have forgotten what children know. Christmas is for whoever is old enough to have denied the unquenchable spirit of man.”
~ Margaret Cousins (1905- ), senior editor Doubleday Publishing Company.
"Don't expect too much of Christmas Day. You can't crowd into it any arrears of unselfishness and kindliness that may have accrued during the past twelve months."
-- Oren Arnold
It was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, "God Bless Us, Every One! --Charles Dickens
I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.
"Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect."
-- Oren Arnold
The only blind person at Christmas time is he who has not Christmas in his heart.
"A woman spent all Christmas Day in a telephone box without ringing anyone. If someone comes to phone, she leaves the box, then resumes her place afterwards. No one calls her either, but from a window in the street, someone watched her all day, no doubt since they had nothing better to do. The Christmas syndrome."
-- Jean Baudrillard
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
"There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child."
-- Erma Bombeck
Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
Dale Evans Rogers
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
"The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn't for any religious reasons. They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin." — Jay Leno
"The earth has grown old with its burden of care But at Christmas it always is young, The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair And its soul full of music breaks the air, When the song of angels is sung."
-- Phillips Brooks
“There's something about a Christmas sweater that will always make me laugh.” — Kristen Wiig
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.
“Look Doris, someday you’re going to find that your way of facing this realistic world just doesn’t work. And when you do, don’t overlook those lovely intangibles. You’ll discover those are the only things that are worthwhile.” ~Fred, Miracle on 34th Street
Many merry Christmas's, friendships, great accumulation of cheerful recollections, affection on earth, and Heaven at last for all of us.
“This place reminds me of Santa’s Workshop! Except it smells like mushrooms and everyone looks like they want to hurt me.” ~Buddy, Elf
"Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart...filled it, too, with melody that would last forever."
-- Bess Streeter Aldrich (Song of Years)
“Every man on that transport died. Harry wasn’t there to save them, because you weren’t there to save Harry.” ~Clarence, It’s A Wonderful Life
From We're no Angels 1955-Joseph (Humphrey Bogart): "I’m going to buy them their Christmas turkey."
Albert (Aldo Ray): "Buy? Do you really mean ‘buy'?"
Joseph: "Yes, buy! In the Spirit of Christmas. The hard part’s going to be stealing the money to pay for it."
From Scrooged 1988-"It's Christmas Eve. It's the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year we are the people that we always hoped we would be." — Frank Cross (Bill Murray)