holidays, life

Good Cheer

I’m popping in today for some Christmas cheer. Grab a hot cocoa or a hot toddy and let’s have some cheerful, heartwarming fun with quotes about this holiday.

I’ll be making some comments on them, too. Let me know which is your favorite, or if you have any you’d like to share.

“Aren’t we forgetting the true meaning of Christmas? You know, the birth of Santa.”
~ Bart Simpson

Yeah, this is how kids see it, and possibly some adults.

“My husband’s idea of getting the Christmas spirit is to become Scrooge.”
~ Melanie White

I’ve met many Scrooges over the years and know some to this day. I never understood it, either. From times when we had no one to celebrate the holiday with us, to times we had too many and life was chaotic, I’ve never felt anger toward the holiday. I may have had moments when things were overwhelming, but overall, I’m grateful for the entire season. But, if I’m being honest, I’m also grateful when it’s over.

There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus.”
~ Bob Phillips

Ha. So true. Unfortunately, at my height, I’ll always be the elf.My mother-in-law has come round to our house at Christmas seven years running. This year we’re having a change. We’re going to let her in.
~ Les Dawson

Haha. If only. 😉

“Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a fat bank account and a skinny body. Please, do not mix it up again like last year.” ~ Unknown

I don’t know about anyone else, but Santa mixes this up for me almost every year. “One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day.”
~Andy Rooney

“Christmas is a time when you get homesick — even when you’re home.”
~Carol Nelson

I was homesick for 25 years when I lived away from where I grew up. Returning home for good helped immensely, but I can still get homesick for those who are no longer here.

The one below is my favorite funny quote of the season. 👇

Dear Santa . . . before I explain, how much do you know already?”

The last quote (below) reminds me of Julia and Tobias, the two characters in my new book who struggle with belief/faith.

“Sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.”
~ Polar Exresss


I’m off to bake cookies. See you on the other side.



11 thoughts on “Good Cheer”

    1. Hi eremophila. Thanks for stopping by. Hope your holidays are wonderful. I know your warm there on the other side of the globe. We’re having a horrible winter storm with icy temps here. 🥶


  1. We’re having a very quiet season this year but are also happy to as I’ve had several stressful months. I’m not sure which quote I like most. I miss the busy Christmases of my childhood (French Catholic) with midnight mass, tourtière and opening presents after midnight. So many of those people have passed on now. I love that you’re making cookies while the storm rages. 🙂

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    1. Hi Lynette. Yes, I was raised Italian Catholic. My gram used to make the 7 fishes for Christmas Eve. Then I’d go to midnight mass with my best friend and neighbor (who I’m still friends with today). I do miss those traditions, but also being a kid who believed in the magic of Santa.

      Storm winds are whipping here. Windchill is -24f -31c. Just finished up baking and getting all the food set up and ready to go for tomorrow (having Eve here, but no 7 fishes 😕).


    1. It is a good idea, Anneli. I plan on giving away one, but, unfortunately, it’s going to have to wait until after Christmas and be an after-Christmas Christmas present. I am super busy. Baking cookies now.
      We’re in the midst of a snow storm here. 🌨😒

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