Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Cuenca's Christmas Eve Parade 2012








A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together. ~ Garrison Keillor #quote

Bloody Christmas, here again, let us raise a loving cup, peace on earth, goodwill to men, and make them do the washing up. ~ Wendy Cope #quote





May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
The warmth of Christmas grant you love.
~ Author Unknown #quote








Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles. ~ Author Unknown #quote

This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone. ~ Taylor Caldwell #quote









Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts. ~ Janice Maeditere #quote










From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it. ~ Katharine Whitehorn #quote





Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. ~ Peg Bracken #quote

I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. ~ Harlan Miller #quote










I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. ~ Charles Dickens #quote







And So This Is Christmas;
And What Have We Done?
Another Year Over; A New One Just Begun;
And So Happy Christmas;
I Hope You Have Fun;
The Near And The Dear Ones;
The Old And The Young.
~ John Lennon
Happy Christmas (War is Over) #quote









If "ifs" and "buts" were candy and nuts, wouldn't it be a Merry Christmas? ~ Don Meredith #quote








I do like Christmas on the whole.... In its clumsy way, it does approach Peace and Goodwill. But it is clumsier every year. ~ E.M. Forster #quote






Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money. ~ Author Unknown #quote








Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. ~ Washington Irving #quote








Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ~ Mary Ellen Chase #quote











I heard the bells on Christmas Day.
Their old familiar carols play.
And wild and sweet the words repeat.
Of peace on earth goodwill to men.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #quote





Christmas gift suggestions:
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.
~ Oren Arnold #quote








Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. ~ Hamilton Wright Mabi #quote






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. ~ Calvin Coolidge #quote

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~ Norman Vincent Peale #quote





No matter how carefully you stored the lights last year, they will be snarled again this Christmas. ~ Robert Kirby #quote

Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want - and their kids pay for it. ~ Richard Lamm #quote