"I put the copy of 'A Christmas Carol' that my grandfather had first read to me 60 years ago on my desk, and I began to write. The result, for better or for worse, is the 'Christmas Spirits.' I plan to read it to my grandson."
"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."Whitley Strieber on Calvin Coolidge
"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."Whitley Strieber on Roy L. Smith
"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live."Whitley Strieber on George Carlin
"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store."Whitley Strieber on Dr. Seuss
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."Whitley Strieber on Benjamin Franklin
"Every Christmas now for years, I have found myself wondering about the point of the celebration. As the holiday has become more ecumenical and secular, it has lost much of the magic that I remember so fondly from childhood."
"The upheavals of adolescence silenced 'A Christmas Carol' for a few years. I became a firebrand atheist. Christmas - humbug! Too commercial! Then I became an agnostic. Christmas was a pro-forma affair, basically a chore. Buy mother a book, dad a new tie, my brother and sister small gifts. Pretend thanks for the fountain pens and shirts I received."