Happy Holidays

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My first copies of Treasure Island and Huckleberry Finn still have some blue-spruce needles scattered in the pages. They smell of Christmas still.” ~ Charlton Heston


 Do give books – religious or otherwise – for Christmas. They’re never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal.” ~ Lenore Hershey



But Ma asked if they were sure the stockings were empty.  Then they put their hands down inside them, to make sure.  And in the very toe of each stocking was a shining bright, new penny!
They had never even thought of such a thing as having a penny.  Think of having a whole penny for your very own.  Think of having a cup and a cake and a stick of candy and a penny.
There never had been such a Christmas.  ~Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder



Then heigh ho the holly, this life is most jolly. ~ As you Like It by William Shakespeare



Heap on the wood — the wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will, We’ll keep our Christmas merry still. ~ Sir Walter Scott