The name December comes from the Latin decem for “ten”, as it was the 10th month in the Roman Calendar.

“Jingle Bells” was composed in 1857, and not for Christmas – it was meant to be a Thanksgiving song!

An almanac prediction states that if snow falls on Christmas Day,
Easter will be warm, green and sunny.

Here’s hoping for a white Christmas!

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
– Hellen Keller

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
– Burton Hills

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day.
– Andy Rooney

There’s just something beautiful about walking in snow that nobody else has walked on. It makes you believe you’re special.
– Carol Rifka Brunt

Kindness is like snow—
it beautifies everything it covers.      

– Kahlil Gibran

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
– Roy L. Smith