Thursday is the first day of December, a month that holds the start of winter, Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's Eve. It's a time for treats, scarves and carols, but if you're feeling sad about the end of summer, don't stress. Simply reading these beautiful quotes about the upcoming month will get you in the holiday spirit.

Here are 15 quotes about December, collected from Goodreads, the Quote Garden, Thought Catalog and TopFamousQuotes:

"I heard a bird sing / In the dark of December / A magical thing / And sweet to remember: 'We are nearer to spring / Than we were in September.'" — Oliver Herford

"December's wintery breath is already clouding the pond, frosting the pane, obscuring summer's memory..." ― John Geddes

"If we had no winter the spring would not be so pleasant." ― Anne Bradstreet

"Chill December brings the sleet / Blazing fire / and Christmas treat." — Sara Coleridge

"Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance." ― Yoko Ono

"Christmas is a time when you get homesick — even when you’re home." — Carol Nelson

"Who is not a love seeker when December comes? Even children pray to Santa Claus." — Rod McKuen

"December, being the last month of the year, cannot help but make us think of what is to come." —Fennel Hudson

"It is December, and nobody asked if I was ready." ― Sarah Kay

"In December ring / Every day the chimes; / Loud the gleemen sing / In the streets their merry rhymes. / Let us by the fire / Ever higher / Sing them till the night expire." — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold." — Ben Aaronovitch

"It seems like everything sleeps in winter, but it's really a time of renewal and reflection." ― Elizabeth Camden

"As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December’s bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same." — Donald E. Westlake

"In this world only winter is certain." ― George R.R. Martin

"God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December." — James M. Barrie