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by The Anniston Star Editorial Board
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At Christmastime, it’s important to remember reason for the season.

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“Good news from heaven the angels bring,
“Glad tidings to the earth they sing:
“To us this day a child is given,
“To crown us with the joy of heaven.”

— Martin Luther

“I heard the bells on Christmas Day
“Their old, familiar carols play,
“And wild and sweet
“The words repeat
“Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Mankind is a great, an immense family. This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.”

— Pope John XXIII

“Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”

— Calvin Coolidge

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,
“Just like the ones I used to know,
“Where the tree tops glisten
“And children listen
“To hear sleigh bells in the snow.”

— Irving Berlin

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”

— Charles Dickens, Ebeneezer Scrooge, “A Christmas Carol”

“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”

— Charles Schulz

“Let no pleasure tempt thee, no profit allure thee, no persuasion move thee, to do anything which thou knowest to be evil; so shalt thou always live jollity; for a good conscience is a continual Christmas.”

— Benjamin Franklin

“The very purpose of Christ’s coming into the world was that He might offer up His life as a sacrifice for the sins of men. He came to die. This is the heart of Christmas.”

— The Rev. Billy Graham

“It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you…yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.”

— Mother Teresa

“Hark the herald angels sing, “Glory to the new-born king.” Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!”

— Charles Wesley

“Who can add to Christmas? The perfect motive is that God so loved the world. The perfect gift is that He gave His only Son. The only requirement is to believe in Him. The reward of faith is that you shall have everlasting life.”

— Corrie Ten Boom

“Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”

— An Angel, Luke 2:10-12

“Blast this Christmas music. It’s joyful and triumphant.”

— The Grinch, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

“At Christmas, I no more desire a rose.”

— William Shakespeare

“Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.”

— Dave Barry
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