Friday, December 25, 2009

#107

What had happened on Earth, when Maleldil [God] was born a man at Bethlehem, had altered the universe for ever. - from Perelandra

Sunday, December 20, 2009

#106

"Always winter and never Christmas; think of that!"
from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
If you have close to 2' of snow on your sidewalk and are attempting to shovel out you can at least rest assured that Christmas will come and the snow will melt away. Until then, enjoy the beauty side of such a snowfall.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

#105

Just a hurried line...to tell a story which puts the contrast between our feast of the Nativity and all this ghastly "Xmas" racket at its lowest. My brother heard a woman on a 'bus say, as the 'bus passed a church with a Crib outside it, 'Oh Lor! They bring religion into everything. Look - they're dragging it even into Christmas now!"
from a letter to Mary Willis Shelburne, dated 29 December 1958

Monday, December 7, 2009

#104

I feel exactly as you do about the horrid commercial racket they have made out of Christmas. I send no cards and give no presents except to children.
From a letter to Mary Willis Shelburne, dated 27 November 1953

#1045

The Christmas season, for me, usually means my annual trip to the movie theater.  I average about one trip a year and as far as I can r...