The greatest and most momentous fact which the history of the world records is the fact of Christ's birth. – Charles H. Spurgeon
Only in souls the Christ is brought to birth,
And there He lives and dies.
– Alfred Noyes
Best of all, Christmas means a spirit of love, a time when the love of God and the love of our fellow men should prevail over all hatred and bitterness, a time when our thoughts and deeds and the spirit of our lives manifest the presence of God. – George F. McDougall
I went to Sunday School and liked the stories about Christ and the Christmas star. They were beautiful. They made you warm and happy to think about. But I didn't believe them. – Frances Farmer
Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind;
Teach us to be patient and always to be kind.
– Helen Steiner Rice
Christmas is based on an exchange of gifts: the gift of God to man - his unspeakable gift of his son Jesus; and the gift of man to God - when we present our bodies as a living sacrifice and, like the Macedonians, first give ourselves to God. No one has kept or can keep Christmas until he has had a part in this two-way transaction. – Vance Havner
Christmas hath a darkness;
Brighter than the blazing noon;
Christmas hath a chillness
Warmer than the heat of June,
Christmas hath a beauty
Lovelier than the world can show:
For Christmas bringeth Jesus,
Brought for us so low.
– Christina Rossetti
Good news from heaven the angels bring,
Glad tidings to the Earth they sing:
To us this day a child is given,
To crown us with the joy of heaven.
– Martin Luther
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.
I don't think Christmas is necessarily about things. It's about being good to one another, it's about the Christian ethic, it's about kindness. – Carrie Fisher
Christ was born in the first century, yet he belongs to all centuries. He was born a Jew, yet He belongs to all races. He was born in Bethlehem, yet He belongs to all countries. – George W. Truett
God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith; the warmth of Christmas, which is love; the radiance of Christmas, which is purity; the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice; the belief in Christmas, which is truth; the all of Christmas, which is Christ. – Wilda English
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
The spirit of Christmas needs to superseded by the Spirit of Christ. The spirit of Christmas is annual; the Spirit of Christ is eternal. The spirit of Christmas is sentimental; the Spirit of Christ is supernatural. The spirit of Christmas is a human product; the Spirit of Christ is a divine person. That makes all the difference in the world. – Stuart Briscoe
If we could condense all the truths of Christmas into only three words, these would be the words: "God with us." – John F. MacArthur
This is Christmas: not the tinsel, not the giving and receiving, not even the carols, but the humble heart that receives anew the wondrous gift, the Christ. – Frank McKibben
You can never truly enjoy Christmas until you can look up into the Father's face and tell him you have received his Christmas gift. – John R. Rice
There has been only one Christmas - the rest are anniversaries. – William J. Cameron