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Directory of Mark Twain's maxims, quotations, and various opinions:

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CHRISTMAS

Department 56 Snow Village
Christmas ornament
issued in 1989.

The xmas holidays have this high value: that they remind Forgetters of the Forgotten, & repair damaged relationships.
- letter to Carlotte Welles, 30 December 1907

The approach of Christmas brings harrassment and dread to many excellent people. They have to buy a cart-load of presents, and they never know what to buy to hit the various tastes; they put in three weeks of hard and anxious work, and when Christmas morning comes they are so dissatisfied with the result, and so disappointed that they want to sit down and cry. Then they give thanks that Christmas comes but once a year.
- Following the Equator

 

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Also see:
Santa Claus and
Mark Twain's Letter from Santa Claus

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