“Finding the real joy of Christmas comes not in the hurrying and the scurrying to get more done, nor is it found in the purchasing of gifts. We find real joy when we make the Savior the focus of the season.”
~ Thomas S. Monson
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“Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.”
~ Washington Irving
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“There is no better time than now, this very Christmas season, for all of us to rededicate ourselves to the principles taught by Jesus the Christ. It is the time to love the Lord, our God, with all our heart – and our neighbors as ourselves.”
~ Thomas S. Monson
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“At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.”
~ Thomas Tusser
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“My Christmases have always just been very simple and about family.”
~ Julie Roberts 
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“People say I don’t write books, I make Christmas presents.”
~ Bryce Courtenay
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“We consider Christmas as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows  this truly; let him rejoice.”
~ Pope Paul VI
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“My brothers and sisters, may the spirit of love which comes at Christmastime fill our homes and our lives and linger there long after the tree is down and the lights are put away for another year.”
~ Thomas S. Monson
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“Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.”
~ Lucinda Franks
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“It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love.”
~ Moliere
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“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for  others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.”
~ Thomas S. Monson
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“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.”
~ Alexander Smith 
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“Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.”
~ B. C. Forbes
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“Before we took down the tree each year, Dad would always say a prayer that we would be together the next Christmas. I cling to that prayer, which serves as a reminder that it’s important to be grateful in the present for the people you love because, well, you never know.”
~ Catherine Hicks 
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“God is in the details.”
~ Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 
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“Christmas is, of course, the time to be home – in heart as well as body.”
~ Garry Moore
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“Santa is our culture’s only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It’s a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old, and that’s a pity.”
~ Chris Van Allsburg
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“I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up – they have no holidays.”
~ Henny Youngman 
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“As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, when they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky. So up to the house-top the coursers they flew, with the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.”
~ Clement Clarke Moore
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“When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?”
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton 
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“Always be prepared if someone asks you what you want for Christmas. Give brand names, the store that sells the merchandise, and, if possible, exact model numbers so they can’t go wrong. Be the type who’s impossible to buy for, so they have to get what you want.”
~ John Waters
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“I love the excitement, the childlike spirit of innocence and just about everything that goes along with Christmas.”
~ Hillary Scott
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