Christmas giving is something that people need to get out of the way, not something people wish they could do more of, if only they were richer. Christmas gift giving, pardon the metaphor, is a cross that we must bear.
It`s always seemed to me, after all, that Christmas, with its spirit of giving, offers us all a wonderful opportunity each year to reflect upon what we all most sincerely and deeply believe in. I refer, of course, to money.
The meaning of Christmas is the idea that Christmas has meaning. And it can mean whatever we want.
Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back?
Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.
The real happiness of Christmas is not found in what we get, but what we give.
You can mess with a lot of things, but you can`t mess with kids on Christmas.
I know I don`t deserve a Christmas, even if I did do a good deed. I don`t want any presents. Instead, I want to take back every mean thing I ever said to my family. Even if they don`t take back the things they said to me. I don`t care. I love all of them.
You see what this holiday has become? You see? Everybody thinks the best way to show someone you care is by going into debt. I mean, where is the love? Where's the sharing? Where is the - the true spirit of Christmas?
It`s Christmas Eve. Good deeds count extra tonight. Think of an important thing you can do for others, and go do it. Just follow the star in your heart.
Aren`t we forgetting the true meaning of Christmas? You know... the birth of Santa.
It`s Christmas Eve! It`s the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be!
It says here the retail industry does 50% of its business between December 1st and December 25th. That's half a year's business in one month's time. It seems to me, an intelligent country would legislate a second such gift giving holiday. Create, say, a Christmas 2, late May, early June, to further stimulate growth.