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Article: Christmas and Books Should Be Best Friends

Christmas and Books Should Be Best Friends

Christmas and Books Should Be Best Friends

Christmas and books are best friends, are they not? For surely, what better than books to find below the well decked tree? 
The truth is, books are our escape from life, and in addition to being our inspiration for our fragrances, the words evoke sentiments that nothing else can quite compare to. Love, longing, sadness, lust and indulgence, and everything in between, lies simply within the pages of a book.
While not a popular topic amidst the creative writers who prefer to talk about love, sex and sadness, Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, is an honorary exception. And yet, we have taken the liberty to harness the favorite bites of Christmas to bring in the season and all its tumultuous emotions, ranging from the classic cheer to the introspective love and loss, to the infamous 'grinch' like spirit.

The Classic Cheer

"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."
– Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
"Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas
perhaps means a little bit more."
Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

"Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth
sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it
could last forever."
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

"I don’t want Christmas season to end, because it’s the only time I can legitimately indulge in on particular addiction: glitter."
– Eloisa James, Paris in Love

"Miracles happen on Christmas, Pat. Everybody knows that shit."
– Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook

Of Love and Melancholy during Christmas

"At Christmas I no more desire a rose / Than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled shows."
William Shakespeare, Love’s Labour’s Lost

"Pray, dear madam, another glass; it is Christmas time, it will do you no harm."
– William Makepeace Thackeray, The Kickleburrys on the Rhine

"Christmas day is the children’s, but the holidays are youth’s dancing-time."
– Booth Tarkington, The Magnificent Ambersons

"To perceive Christmas through its wrapping becomes more difficult with every year."
– E.B. White, The Second Tree from the Corner

"It struck him that how you spent Christmas was a message to the world about where you were in life."
– Nick Hornby, About a Boy

The Not So Christmas Spirit

“That day being Christmas Day, Ned Land seemed to regret sorely the non-celebration of "Christmas," the family fete of which Protestants are so fond.”
― Jules Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

“If my Valentine you won't be, I'll hang myself on your Christmas tree.”
― Ernest Hemingway, 88 Poems

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

"Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home."
– G.K. Chesterton, Brave New Family

"The real Santa Claus is at the mall."
– Lemony Snicket, The Lump of Coal

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