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.
For they said, it was a shame to quarrel upon Christmas Day
. And so it was.
He always wrote to her on Christmas Day
, he said, no matter where he was, and no matter how long it had been since his last letter.
Several days of unusually mild weather fitly ushered in a splendid Christmas Day
. Hannah `felt in her bones' that it was going to be an unusually fine day, and she proved herself a true prophetess, for everybody and everything seemed bound to produce a grand success.
The weather was most favourable for her; though Christmas Day
, she could not go to church.
The first milestone was Christmas Day
. It was a fresh, crystal morning, with icicles hanging like dazzling pendants from the trees and a glaze of pale blue on the surface of the snow.
But the season touched him with gentle feeling, and he hated the thought of Strickland spending Christmas Day
by himself; he ascribed his own emotions to him, and could not bear that on an occasion given up to good-fellowship the lonely painter should be abandoned to his own melancholy.
Tomorrow would be Christmas Day
, and she had only $1.87 with which to buy Jim a present.
When Anne dressed for it she tossed aside the pearl beads she usually wore and took from her trunk the small box that had come to Green Gables on Christmas day
. In it was a thread-like gold chain with a tiny pink enamel heart as a pendant.
The result was that Philip had nowhere to go, and he spent Christmas Day
in his lodgings.
But even watched pots will boil in the fulness of time, and finally Christmas day
came, gray and dour and frost-bitten without, but full of revelry and rose-red mirth within.
Last Christmas Eve and all Christmas Day
Jurgis had toiled on the killing beds, and Ona at wrapping hams, and still they had found strength enough to take the children for a walk upon the avenue, to see the store windows all decorated with Christmas trees and ablaze with electric lights.