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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

It’s happening again. Neighborhoods with Christmas lights and large inflated balloons of Christmas characters. Stores advertising pre-Christmas sales. Churches having special Christmas music programs. Families planning Christmas travel to be with loved ones far away.  Boxes of Christmas decorations coming out of storage.  Meredith Wilson wrote it in 1951 and the first to sing it was Bing Crosby, but one can hear any number of artists, who through the years sang, “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.”  At the time of the year, I am reminded of some of my favorite Christmas quotes:

  • “In God’s sight, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas whenever we rediscover the simplicity of His love and bow down in thankfulness and worship, where we are and whatever our circumstances.” David Jeremiah.
  • “One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” Andy Rooney
  • “Christmas can’t be bought from a store. Maybe Christmas means a little bit more.” Dr. Seuss
  • “Christmas waves a magic wand over the world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” Norman Vincent Peale
  • “When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things — not the great occasions — give off the greatest glow of happiness.” Bob Hope
  • “The way you spend Christmas is far more important than how much.” Henry David Thoreau
  • “Christmas is a together-y sort of holiday.” Winnie the Pooh
  • “Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.” — C.S. Lewis
  • “For untous a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6.

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