"Dear Editor--I am 8 years old.
Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.
Papa says, 'If you see it in The Sun, it's so.'
Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?"
115 West Ninety-fifth Street
"Go to bed in your fireplace, you'll sleep like a log." ”
Ellen DeGeneres (sometimes I am tempted)
“If you go to a party, and you want to be the popular one at the party, do this: Wait until no one is looking, then kick a burning log out of the fireplace onto the carpet. Then jump on top of it with your body and yell, "Log o' fire! Log o' fire!" I've never done this, but I think it'd work.”
In the bleak mid-winter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak mid-winter,
“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”
Laura Ingalls Wilder
My mom was just saying yesterday, that she wishes that more people would write Christmas letters. She loves to catch up on everyone's news at this time of year. "It's so sad to open a card just to see a name and nothing else".
A little smile, a word of cheer, A bit of love from someone near, A little gift from one held dear, Best wishes for the coming year… These make a Merry Christmas!
John Greenleaf Whittier
"Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew."
Charles Dickens * I always think of Christmas when I read something about Charles Dickens
(You can pretty much imagine what he had beside him on a cold night when he was working on his latest novel!! Adds flavor to his work I would think!)
There is no place more delightful than one's own fireplace.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I think that it is almost time to put a fresh log on the fire and curl up with a good book. It has been snowing for hours and it's a nice day to do nothing!!
One of the problems we have in this country is that too many adults believe in Santa Claus, and too many children don't.
The only blind person at Christmastime is he who has not Christmas in his heart.
This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.
Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
Dale Evans Rogers