It was a comfortable room, though the carpet was faded and the furniture very plain, for a good picture or two hung on the walls, books filled the recesses, chrysanthemums and Christmas
roses bloomed in the windows, and a pleasant atmosphere of home peace pervaded it.
Once upon a time -- of all the good days in the year, on Christmas
Eve -- old Scrooge sat busy in his counting-house.
I am far from being sure that I might not have astonished our small congregation by resorting to this extreme measure, but for its being Christmas
Day and no Sunday.
The odour of Christmas
cooking being on the wind, it was the season when superfluous pork and black puddings are suggestive of charity in well-to-do families; and Silas's misfortune had brought him uppermost in the memory of housekeepers like Mrs.
If you can bring them to me before Christmas
I will give you my daughter in marriage.
Forth trundled the cab into the Christmas
streets, the fare within plunged in the blackness of a despair that neighboured on unconsciousness, the driver on the box digesting his rebuke and his customer's duplicity.
Though far from kindred and friends, Captain Bonneville and his handful of free trappers were not disposed to suffer the festival to pass unenjoyed; they were in a region of good cheer, and were disposed to be joyous; so it was determined to "light up the yule clog," and celebrate a merry Christmas
in the heart of the wilderness.
There is a deer-track a few rods ahead; and now, Bess, if thou canst muster courage enough to stand fire, I will give thee a saddle for thy Christmas
William used to say that he'd seen a man look a fool a good many times, but never such a fool as that bull looked when he found his pious feelings had been played upon, and 'twas not Christmas
Shortly before Christmas
Dirk Stroeve came to ask me to spend the holiday with him.
Hayward, after saying for a month that he was going South next day and delaying from week to week out of inability to make up his mind to the bother of packing and the tedium of a journey, had at last been driven off just before Christmas
by the preparations for that festival.
The first thing that reminded us that Christmas
had arrived was the "foreday" visits of scores of children rapping at our doors, asking for "Chris'mus gifts
came and except for the ceremonial Mass, the solemn and wearisome Christmas
congratulations from neighbors and servants, and the new dresses everyone put on, there were no special festivities, though the calm frost of twenty degrees Reaumur, the dazzling sunshine by day, and the starlight of the winter nights seemed to call for some special celebration of the season.
Before they realized it the Redmond students found themselves in the grind of Christmas
examinations, emerging therefrom more or less triumphantly.
In this dress I will go to the Christmas
parties, where all the young fellows will propose to me, but I will toss my head and refuse them every one.