Friday, 26 December 2014

We Are Never Alone

Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more! ~ Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! #quote

"One can never have enough socks", said Dumbledore. "Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books." ~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone #quote

Were it not for the shepherds, there would have been no reception. And were it not for a group of stargazers, there would have been no gifts. ~ Max Lucado, God Came Near #quote


The threat of Christmas hung in the air, visible already in the fretful look of passersby as they readied themselves for the meaningless but necessary rites of false jovialities and ill-considered gifts. ~ Peter Dickinson #quote

The two most joyous times of the year are Christmas morning and the end of school. ~ Alice Cooper #quote


Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the Holiday Season, that very special time of year when we join with our loved ones in sharing centuries-old traditions such as trying to find a parking space at the mall.  We traditionally do this in my family by driving around the parking lot until we see a shopper emerge from the mall, then we follow her, in very much the same spirit as the Three Wise Men, who 2,000 years ago followed a star, week after week, until it led them to a parking space. ~ Dave Barry #quote


People can’t concentrate properly on blowing other people to pieces if their minds are poisoned by thoughts suitable to the twenty-fifth of December. ~ Ogden Nash #quote

The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live. ~ George Carlin #quote


CALVIN: This whole Santa Claus thing just doesn't make sense. Why all the secrecy? Why all the mystery? If the guy exists why doesn't he ever show himself and prove it And if he doesn't exist what's the meaning of all this?

HOBBES: I dunno. Isn't this a religious holiday?

CALVIN: Yeah, but actually, I've got the same questions about God. ~ Bill Watterson #quote


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 #quote

Gee, do they still make wooden Christmas trees? ~ Linus #quote

Time always seems long to the child who is waiting - for Christmas, for next summer, for becoming a grownup: long also when he surrenders his whole soul to each moment of a happy day. ~ Dag Hammarskjold  #quote


My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that? ~ Bob Hope #quote

Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas. ~ Johnny Carson #quote



At Christmas, tea is compulsory. Relatives are optional. ~ Robert Godden #quote

It is the apathetic person that sees the cause while the charitable person sees the need. ~ Shannon L. Alder #quote

Christmas...that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance...a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved. ~ Augusta E Rundell #quote


The proper behaviour all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year’s Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you’re married to. ~ P. J. O’Rourke #quote

There are some people who want to throw their arms round you just because it's Christmas, there are other people who want to strangle you just because its Christmas ~ Robert Lynd #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

Christmas is the season when you buy this year’s gifts with next year’s money. ~ Author Unknown #quote

Love the giver more than the gift. ~ Brigham Young #quote

Christmas it seems to me is a necessary festival; we require a season when we can regret all the flaws in our human relationships: it is the feast of failure, sad but consoling. ~ Graham Greene #quote

On Christmas day you can't get sore, Your fellow man you must adore, There's time to cheat him all the more The other three hundred and sixty-four. ~ Tom Lehrer  #quote


To many people holidays are not voyages of discovery, but a ritual of reassurance. ~ Philip Andrew Adams #quote

For Christmas this year, try giving less. Start with less attitude. There’s more than enough of that in the world as it is – and people will usually just give it back anyway! ~ Anne Bristow #quote


There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus ~ Bob Phillips #quote

Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you. ~ Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience #quote

You know you're getting old, when Santa starts looking younger ~ Robert Paul #quote

Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year ~ Victor Borge #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 think there must be something wrong with me, Linus. Christmas is coming, but I'm not happy. I don't feel the way I'm supposed to feel. I just don't understand Christmas, I guess. I like getting presents and sending Christmas cards, and decorating trees and all that, but I'm still not happy. I always end up feeling depressed. ~ Charlie Brown  Charlie Brown, you're the only person I know who can take a wonderful season like Christmas and turn it into a problem. ~ Charles Brown & Linus #quote

It's Christmas at Ground Zero.  The button has been pressed.  The radio just let us know that this is not a test Everywhere the atom bombs are droppin'.   It's the end of all humanity No more time for last minute shoppin'.  It's time to face your final destiny. ~ Charles Sumner #quote



A Christmas shopper's complaint is one of long-standing ~ Jay Leno #quote

Christmas is a race to see which gives out first - your money or your feet ~ Anonymous #quote

What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus? Claustrophobic ~ Anonymous #quote

Anyone who believes that men are the equal of women has never seen a man trying to wrap a Christmas present ~ Anonymous #quote

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



Parade Pictures from December 24, 2014
Cuenca, Ecuador