Christmas Cheer

I love the adages of old,

And the new ones, and even quotes too.

That’s why I love to write about them.

And now I have a way to share them with you.

So I hope you’ll check out my column.

It’s designed with you in mind.

It’s also got other articles

At http://thymemag.com ,they’re easy to find.

So to give you an example to make it all very clear, would be to give you a quote from the movie “Elf,” “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” So many of our Christmas thoughts come from movies, whether old or new. A favorite of mine is, “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas.” I’ll spend hours singing this phrase, which is about all I know of this song but it’s one of my favorites because “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.”

Do you have a favorite Holiday saying, adage, or quote? Maybe it’s a quote from a favorite song or movie? Tell me about it and maybe it will end up in my column?

What really makes this the most wonderful time of the year doesn’t come from a movie or song or the snow. The Reverend Billy Graham said, “The very purpose of Christ’s coming into the world was that He might offer up His life as a sacrifice for the sins of man. He came to die. This is the heart of Christmas.” So Jesus IS the reason for the season!

It’s like Dr. Seuss said, “Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.”

“Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflecting,” Winston Churchill said. So what do we reflect about, family, friends, the gifts we’re hoping to get or those we’re going to give? Jesus? We’ve heard it said Christmas is about giving and not receiving. I find it all ironic that God gave the greatest gift of all and, yes, He does hope for something in return from us. He hopes for us! Jesus said, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life,” John 3:16.

So I wish you and yours a holly jolly Christmas filled with reflections of Jesus and His gift of the Holy Spirit. As Roy L. Smith said, “He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” So I, too, will do as Charles Dickens advised, “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year.” So for those of you who decorate early or leave it up late, it’s alright. And from the world of adages, sayings, quips and quotes, “Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!”

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