“You know, Mrs. Walker,” he said, “for the past fifty years or so I’ve been more and more worried about Christmas. It seems we’re all so busy trying to beat the other fellow in making things go faster and look shinier and cost less, that Christmas and I are sort of getting lost in the shuffle.”

“Oh I don’t think, so” said Doris, “Christmas is still Christmas.”

“No,” said Mr. Kringle , shaking his head, “Christmas isn’t just a day. It’s a frame of mind. That’s what’s been changing. That’s why I’m glad I’m here because maybe we can do something about it.”

-Miracle on 34th Street by Valentine Davies

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