Wednesday, December 17, 2014

10 Tempting Holiday Toasts

Offering up a toast for the holidays is not as difficult as you might think. A toast is defined as being “a ritual in which a drink is taken as an expression of honor or goodwill.” We usually offer toasts at weddings, retirement parties, graduations, and dinners – Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s are always popular “toast” events.

But a toast doesn’t have to be a long, rambling, or memorized performance; it can be as simple as raising your glass toward someone, or to an event, saying a few words and drinking.

Rise to the occasion this holiday season and offer a variation of your own “peace on earth; goodwill to men toast. Here are ten Christmas toasts to get you started.

1) Here’s to holly and ivy hanging up, and something wet in every cup. 
– Ogden Nash

2) At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year. – Thomas Tusser

3) God bless us, every one – Tiny Tim in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

4) At Christmas time, may you never forget what is worth remembering or remember what is best forgotten. – Irish Toast

5) Christmas ... A day when cheer and gladness blend, When heart meets heart And friend meets friend. - J. H. Fairweather

6) Wishing you more happiness than all my words can tell, not just for the holidays, but for all the year as well. 
– Author Unknown

7) May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope; The spirit of Christmas which is peace; The heart of Christmas which is love
– Ada V. Hendricks

8) Then let us be merry and taste the good cheer, And remember old Christmas comes but once a year. -Old Christmas carol 
9) One of the nice things about Christmas is that you can make people forget the past with a present. - Author Unknown

10) If you can’t be merry at Christmas, then you can drive the rest of us home when we are! – Mark Bromberg

Raise a glass and celebrate! Happy Hanukkah! Joyful Solstice! Merry Christmas! Warm Kwanzaa Wishes! and Season’s Greetings to one and all!

 ~ Joy