Holiday Season | Quotes

“Christmas Eve is my favorite… I think the anticipation is more fun than anything else. I kind of lost that. The idea that something – food, traditions, an arbitrary date on the calendar – can be special because we decide it should be. We make it special. Not just for ourselves, but for others.”
Kiersten White, My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

“In this the most wonderful time of the year, food is the savior. It is food that oils the wheels between deaf aunt and mute teenager. It is food that fills the cracks between siblings with cinnamon scented nostalgia, and it is food that gives the guilt ridden mother purpose.”
Francesca Hornak, Seven Days of Us

“Luckily, I always travel with a book, just in case I have to wait on line for Santa, or some such inconvenience.”
David Levithan, Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares

“The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright  heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting.”

—Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

“Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”

—Dr. Seuss, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

“Amidst the general call to happiness, the bustle of the spirits, and stir of affections, which prevail at this period, what bosom can remain insensible? It is, indeed, the season of regenerated feeling—the season for kindling not merely the fire of hospitality in the hall, but the genial flame of charity in the heart.”

—Washington Irving, Old Christmas

 

“I heard the bells on Christmas Day

Their old, familiar carols play,

All wild and sweet

The words repeat

Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”

—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

“Miracles happen on Christmas, Pat. Everybody knows that shit.”

— Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook

 

“Harry had never in all his life had such a Christmas dinner. A hundred fat, roast turkeys; mountains of roast and boiled potatoes; platters of chipolatas; tureens of buttered peas, silver boats of thick, rich gravy and cranberry sauce — and stacks of wizard crackers every few feet along the table. These fantastic party favors were nothing like the feeble Muggle ones the Dursleys usually bought, with their little plastic toys and their flimsy paper hats inside. Harry pulled a wizard cracker with Fred and it didn’t just bang, it went off with a blast like a cannon and engulfed them all in a cloud of blue smoke, while from the inside exploded a rear admiral’s hat and several live, white mice. Up at the High Table, Dumbledore had swapped his pointed wizard’s hat for a flowered bonnet, and was chuckling merrily at a joke Professor Flitwick had just read him.”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

 

Christmas is never over, unless you want it to be… Christmas is a state of mind.”

― Lauren Myracle, Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances

 

I felt overstuffed and dull and disappointed, the way I always do the day after Christmas, as if whatever it was the pine boughs and the candles and the silver and gilt-ribboned presents and the birch-log fires and the Christmas turkey and the carols at the piano promised never came to pass.

― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

 

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