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The words of Christmas

There is nothing like a book to plant the festive spirit right into your soul! So let's find the "true meaning" of Christmas in our literary favourites, especially amidst all the turmoil in the world right now. It's not about santa, show-y light displays, giant puddings or big gifts in mass quantities - it's about thoughtfulness, family, friends and sharing in each others' company. It might even be about the annual "Eastenders/Strictly come Dancing/Downtown Xmas Special" debate - whatever brings you all together ;) Here are some of my favourite Christmas quotes - and a quote from Dumbledore that I just love despite the gift focus, seriously, what a moan to have eh?! TOO MANY BOOKS?!


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“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 

((I have to say, Dumbledore, that's a #FirstWorldProblem right there!))

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“I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.”Charles Dickens

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“Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store.”Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas 

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“I love snow for the same reason I love Christmas: It brings people together while time stands still.” Rachel Cohn, Dash And Lily's Book of Dares 

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"But Ma asked if they were sure the stockings were empty. Then they put their hands down inside them, to make sure. And in the very toe of each stocking was a shining bright, new penny! They had never even thought of such a thing as having a penny. Think of having a whole penny for your very own. Think of having a cup and a cake and a stick of candy and a penny. There never had been such a Christmas."Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie

What are your favourite quotes about Christmas?

 

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