The holiest of all holidays are those
Kept by ourselves in silence and apart;
The secret anniversaries of the heart,
When the full river of feeling overflows;–
The happy days unclouded to their close;
The sudden joys that our of darkness start
As flames from ashes; swift desires that dart
Like swallows singing down each wind that blows!
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A little smile, a word of cheer, a bit of love from someone near, a little gift from one held dear … Best wishes for the coming year… These make a Merry Christmas!