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Christmas is round the corner, here're selected Christmas quotes to ponder over
Christmas is round the corner which is celebrated worldwide. Although the festival is celebrated throughout the Christian population on December 25, it is also celebrated by many non-Christians as a secular and a cultural festival. In India also, the festival is now celebrated with great enthusiasm and the mall culture and markets promote the festival in a big way.

The Christmas trees have come up in the market squares across the world and the festival season has begun. Christmas Day is a public holiday in India and on this day the Nativity scenes representing the birth of Jesus are being created in Churches, public places and homes.

The word Christmas originated as a compound meaning "Christ's Mass" commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. Keeping this in view, most Christians mark the festival by attending special church services, spending time with family members, wearing new clothes; eating a festive meal; exchanging gifts; and giving presents or sweets to children.

Here are a few thoughts selected from the internet to ponder about this auspicious day.

"A Christmas candle is a lovely thing. It makes no noise at all, but softly gives itself away; while quite unselfish, it grows small." ~ Eva K. Logue

"As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is."  ~ Eric Sevareid

"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."  ~Calvin Coolidge

"Christmas is not in tinsel and lights and outward show. The secret lies in an inner glow. It's lighting a fire inside the heart. Good will and joy a vital part. It's higher thought and a greater plan. It's glorious dream in the soul of man." ~ Wilfred A. Peterson

"Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart." ~ Washington Irving

"Let Christmas not become a thing merely of merchant's trafficking; of tinsel, bell and holly wreath and surface pleasure, but beneath the childish glamour, let us find nourishment for heart and mind. Let us follow kinder ways through our teeming human maze, and help the age of peace to come."~ Madeline Morse

"There are some people who want to throw their arms round you simply because it is Christmas; there are other people who want to strangle you simply because it is Christmas." ~ Robert Lynd

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