An Echo Press Editorial: Don't get your tinsel in a tangle

By the Echo Press Editorial Board


What more can be said about this magical and miraculous time of the year?

We turned to Google to find memorable quotes about the holiday. Here are our favorites:

“What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.” – Agnes Pahro, from Good Housekeeping.

“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, from Good Housekeeping.


“A good conscience is a continual Christmas.” – Benjamin Franklin, from Good Housekeeping.

“Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it 'white.'” – Bing Crosby, from Good Housekeeping.

“Love the giver more than the gift.” – Brigham Young, from Good Housekeeping.

“Christmas can't be bought from a store. Maybe Christmas means a little bit more.” – Dr. Seuss, from GoodHousekeeping.

“May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve. – Unknown.

“The way you spend Christmas is far more important than how much.” – Henry David Thoreau, from Parade.

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart,” – Helen Keller, from Parade.

“‘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, from Parade.


“And so this is Christmas… what have you done?” – John Lennon, from Parade.

“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” – Charles M. Schulz, from Parade.

“I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.” – Fred Rogers, from Parade.

“We are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder, from Parade.

“Christmas to me is as many people as possible happy.” – Tupac Shakur, from Parade.

“There’s a certain magic that comes with the very first snow. For when the first snow is also a Christmas snow, well, something wonderful is bound to happen.” – Frosty the Snowman, from Parade.

“Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle.” – Unknown.

“As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is.” – Eric Sevareid, from Parade.


“Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home.” – G.K. Chesterton, from CountryLiving.

"Freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin – inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night." – John J. Geddes, from CountryLiving.

"Nothing ever seems too bad, too hard, or too sad when you've got a Christmas tree in the living room." – Nora Roberts, from CountryLiving.

"Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don’t quite know how to put our love into words." – Harlan Miller, from CountryLiving.

"As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year." – David Grayson, CountryLiving.

"Mankind is a great, an immense family. This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas." – Pope John XXIII, from CountryLiving.

"And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent." – Taylor Caldwell, from CountryLiving.

All of us at the Echo Press wish you and your loved ones a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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