07 November 2016

'Believing is the only magic that makes the utterly impossible completely possible, and the undoubtedly undoable undeniably doable!'

The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher

'Christmas, the doctor realised, forces you to remember, the good times as well as bad. It was a time for family, wherever and whenever they might be. It wasn’t a time for giving up, but rather a time for hope. "Onwards!" The Doctor leaped to action.'

Doctor Who: Twelve Doctors of Christmas

'Slowly, slowly the door opened and, to our astonishment, who should come in but Father Christmas. We big ones naturally guessed at once that it must be someone dressed up, but it didn’t look like anyone we knew and it did look exactly like Father Christmas.'

Christmas with the Savages by Mary Clive

Dear Father Christmas, With all the children there are everywhere, you really must have an awful lot of work. I am a big boy now, so it really isn’t worth the trouble of tiring yourself out for me. My parents can do the shopping for you now.'

Father Chistmas's Last Present by Elvire Murail and Marie-Aude Murail

'I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!'

 

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

'Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents.'

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

'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, “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night."'

The Nights before Christmas

'You know what it's like. Dark at teatime and sleeping indoors: nothing ever happens in the winter holidays.'

 

Winter Holiday by Arthur Ransome

'"Christmas is a fine time, a fine time!" William, [a turkey], gobbled at Peter and Benjamin. "I am not sent to fetch suet or raisins! Mrs. McGregor brings me such treats EVERY day! Nothing is too good! I am their honoured guest… for they say that on Christmas Day they are to have me for dinner!"'

 

The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit by Emma Thompson

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