I wish you all a very merry Christmas and that you get loads of books for next year!
“The smells of Christmas are the smells of childhood”
Richard Paul Evans, The Christmas Box
"But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round—apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that—as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys."Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
"One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly."
“Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart...filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.”Bess Streeter Aldrich, Song of Years
“Of course, my Christmas is (so much more) gorgeous and romantic (than Germany's)!! And unlike the rest of the world, we leave wine behind for Santa Claus!"
"So Santa-san is delivering gifts to children while driving under the influence . . . ?”
Hidekaz Himaruya, Hetalia: Axis Powers, Vol.2
“Pray, dear madam, another glass; it is Christmas time, it will do you no harm.”William Makepeace Thackeray, The Kickleburrys on the Rhine
“Fine old Christmas, with the snowy hair and ruddy face, had done his duty that year in the noblest fashion, and had set off his rich gifts of warmth and color with all the heightening contrast of frost and snow.”
George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss
"Christmas doesn't come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more...."
Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
I wish you all the best of Christmases!