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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Christmas Sayings... #6

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas

Of all the sayings of Christmas, 
Merry Christmas 
is the one most often used to express 
the sentiments of the season. 

A joyous phrase uttered 
with a smile and heartfelt warmth 
uplifts both the hearer and 
the sayer. 

Whatever the language, 
Joyeux Noël 
gladdens our hearts and 
carries us to the magical 
place in our minds we created for 
the most wonderful time of the year. 

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Merry Christmas 
to all and to all a good-night.

'Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house 
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. 
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, 
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. 
... ... ... ... ... 

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, 
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle. 
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight, 
"Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!" 

~ Clement Clarke Moore, A Visit From Saint Nicholas

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