Christmas Reflections
a quotation poem selected and arranged by Franklin Baer
 

 


It was always said of him,
that he knew how to keep Christmas well. . .
--Charles Dickens
 
Yet Christmas is like a microwave dinner,
it's here before you're really ready for it.
--Robert Orben  
 
It's the season when you buy this year's gifts
with next year's money,
--Unknown
 
And when you musn't forget to mail your packages early,
so the post office can lose them in tine for Christmas.
--Johnny Carson  
 
It's also been said that too much Christmas shopping
can even lead to Santa Claustrophobia.
--Unknown
 
So most people just sigh and say "Christmas comes,
but once a year is enough."
--American Proverb,  
 
Unfortunately the real meaning of Christmas
has been overlaid by sentimental varnish and commercial dust.
--Rev. Myron Taylor
 
Rings and jewels are not gifts,
but apologies for gifts, --
for the only [true] gift is a portion of thyself.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
And every gift, though it be small,
is in reality great if given with affection
--Pindar  
 
Still. . . businessmen are saying
that this could be the greatest Christmas ever.
I always thought that the first one was --
--Art Fetting
 
When the Son of God became man
to enable men to become the sons of God,
--C. S. Lewis
 
And when Christmas is the gift from heaven
of God's son given for free --
--Charlotte Carpenter
 
So that at Christmas,
man is almost what God sent him here to be.
--Edgar Guest  
 
Remember, if Christmas isn't found in your heart,
You won't find it under the tree.

--Charlotte Carpenter



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