Christmas has always been a time for giving gifts, celebrating life, family reunion, and sharing a holiday mood with both friends and strangers, but the Christmas of 2020 is likely to differ from all the previous years for the obvious reason, COVID-19 pandemic. Many nations are battling to contain the COVID-19 virus through travel and gathering restrictions, which form the core of the festive holiday. Now that the Christmas is around the corner and the spirit of joy is gradually building up as people prepare for Christmas, this article focuses on lessons and quotes to make 2020 Christmas a memorable one.

1. Consider spending quality Christmastime with your family home (Limit movements and stay safe).

Figure 1: Christmas tips.
  • “Your children need your presence more than your presents,” Jesse Jackson. 
  • “Christmas is, of course, the time to be home – in heart as well as body,” Garry Moore.
  • “Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas,” Peg Bracken.
Figure 2: Christmas tips.
  • “Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home,” W.J. Tucker.
  • “Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends,” Margaret Thatcher.
  • “Christmas gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us,” David Cameron.
Fig 3: Christmas tips.
  • “At Christmas, play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year,” Thomas Tusser.
  • “I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another, it’s about the Christian ethic, it’s about kindness,” Carrie Fisher. 

2. Give generous Christmas presents to those in need.

Figure 4: Christmas tips.
  • “Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is forgetting self and finding time for others,” Thomas S. Monson. 
  • “Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection,” Pindar
Figure 5: Christmas tips.
  • “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone,” Charles M. Schulz.
  • “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving,” Mother Theresa.

3. Refine your perception for Christmas.

Figure 6: Real Christmas.
  • “What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future,” Agnes M. Pahro. 
  • “Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection,” Winston Churchill. 
  • “Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality,” Washington Irving. 
Figure 7: Real Christmas.
  • “Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart,” The Polar Express. 
  • “Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart,” Washington Irving.
  • “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind,” Calvin Coolidge.

4. Give meaningful presents.

Figure 8: Unworthy Christmas present.
  • “One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books,”Harry Potter. 

5. Refresh your life, forgive, forget the past and love. 

  • “Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered,” Phyllis Diller. 
  • “My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others,” Bob Hope.
  • “Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance—a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved,” Augusta E. Randel.
Figure 9: Christmas tips.
  • “Love the giver more than the gift,” Brigham Young.
  • “The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving,” James Cash Penney.
  • “Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts,” Janice Maeditere.

6. Carry the Christmas spirit all the time.

Figure 10: Christmas tips.
  • “Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas,” Dale Evans Rogers.
  • “I wish we could put some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month,” Harlan Miller.
  • “Peace on earth will come to stay when we live Christmas every day,” Helen Steiner Rice.
Figure 11: Christmas tips.
  • “Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling,” Edna Ferber.
  • “Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind,” Valentine Davies.
  • “A good conscience is a continual Christmas,” Benjamin Franklin.