When the Christmas season comes upon us, it is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle that goes along with it. It is even easier to get sidetracked by what society thinks Christmas is supposed to look like as compared to how this season is truly supposed to feel. To remind you what this season is truly about, here are seven Christmas quotes to reawaken that Christmas feel.
“Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more.” – Dr. Seuss
The Grinch may have stolen Christmas, but, for those of you who do not remember, Christmas ended up stealing his heart. Christmas is not about the physical gifts we exchange but the gift of each other’s company.
“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear” – Buddy the Elf, Elf
One of the most overt ways to share the spirit of Christmas with others is by singing Christmas music and carols. Share your joy with those around you. The lyrics of Christmas songs are great reminders of what the season is all about.
“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
Christmas is not about the lights or snow. Christmas is about a rebirth, which begins with the birth of Christ. It is a time to celebrate our successes and forgive the wrongdoings of others.
“Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace.” – Pope Francis
This is the reason for the season.
“A good conscience is a continual Christmas” – Benjamin Franklin
The Christmas spirit is one that does not have to stop December 26th.
“The only real blind person at Christmas-time is he who has not Christmas in his heart” – Helen Keller
As aforementioned, Christmas is something that is felt. Hellen Keller could feel the season, though she could not physically see all of the presents or decorations. Christmas is truly a feeling.
This feeling should be shared through song, worship and the gift of one another’s company. And if you are struggling this holiday season, remember the words of Larry Wilde: