Father Knows Five 12-20-13

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This week we continue the Father Knows Five Christmas Celebration with quotes by five of our favorite children’s authors regarding this holiday season:

1.  “Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

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2.  “Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” – Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas

3.  “I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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4.  “Then she saw a star fall, leaving behind it a bright streak of fire. “Someone is dying,” thought the little girl, for her old grandmother, the only one who had ever loved her, and who was now dead, had told her that when a star falls, a soul was going up to God.” – Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Match Girl

5.  “Always winter but never Christmas.” – C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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