It's true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you'll find you've created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul.
The earth has grown old with its burden of care, but at Christmas it always is young, the heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair, and its soul full of music breaks the air, when the song of angels is sung.
The thing about Christmas is that it almost doesn't matter what mood you're in or what kind of a year you've had - it's a fresh start.
Christmas... is not an external event at all, but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart.
The two most joyous times of the year are Christmas morning and the end of school.
Expectancy is the atmosphere for miracles.
Edwin Louis Cole
Pets, like their owners, tend to expand a little over the Christmas period.
The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness. It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world's busy life and become more interested in people than in things.
Thomas S. Monson
Finding the real joy of Christmas comes not in the hurrying and the scurrying to get more done, nor is it found in the purchasing of gifts. We find real joy when we make the Savior the focus of the season.
Thomas S. Monson
Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas.
A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
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.
I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up - they have no holidays.
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and family and to create memories that will last forever. Jesus is God's perfect, indescribable gift. The amazing thing is that not only are we able to receive this gift, but we are able to share it with others on Christmas and every other day of the year.
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.
Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.
There's something about a Christmas sweater that will always make me laugh.
Santa is our culture's only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It's a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old, and that's a pity.
Chris Van Allsburg
Christmas is a stocking stuffed with sugary goodness.
Let's be naughty and save Santa the trip.
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.
I'm sure most of us remember being a kid and you have all of this endless time where two weeks before Christmas feels like ten years. I used to go to bed to try and go to sleep to try and make it go faster.
I love Christmas, not just because of the presents but because of all the decorations and lights and the warmth of the season.
The best Christmas present I got from my husband was a week to do whatever I wanted.
My brothers and sisters, true love is a reflection of the Savior's love. In December of each year we call it the Christmas spirit. You can hear it. You can see it. You can feel it.
Thomas S. Monson
Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.
When you give up yourself, that's when you will feel the true spirit of Christmas. And that's giving that's serving others and that's when you feel fulfilled.
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
Roy L. Smith