Christmas is almost upon us. The decorated houses and brightly lit city streets, the Christmas carols constantly playing in coffee shops and other commercial establishments, and the mad flurry of shoppers at every mall sale and bazaar bear testament to the fast-approaching holiday. But there is more to Christmas than putting up our Christmas trees, shopping for gifts, and (for children) writing letters to Santa Claus; Christmas is primarily the time for love, family, and compassion. It’s the time of year when everyone—even strangers—revel in a communal spirit of hope, fellowship, and gaiety.
In case you’re in need of a little more Christmas spirit, FN has gathered a list of inspirational and heartwarming quotes about this festive season. Check them out in the gallery below: