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Christmas is not a time nor a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill to be plenteous in mercy is to have the real spirit of Christmas.

— Calvin Coolidge

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.

— Roy L. Smith

The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.

— George Carlin

Maybe Christmas the Grinch thought doesn’t come from a store.

— Dr. Seuss

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.

— Benjamin Franklin

When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying toys not included.

— Bernard Manning

The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington D.C. This wasn’t for any religious reasons. They couldn’t find three wise men and a virgin.

— Jay Leno

Christmas… is not an external event at all but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.

— Freya Stark

What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.

— Phyllis Diller

Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall the genial flame of charity in the heart.

— Washington Irving

Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white’.

— Bing Crosby

Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.

— Edna Ferber

A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory like a thunderstorm and we all go through it together.

— Garrison Keillor

If you haven’t got any charity in your heart you have the worst kind of heart trouble.

— Bob Hope

I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another it’s about the Christian ethic it’s about kindness.

— Carrie Fisher

Let’s be naughty and save Santa the trip.

— Gary Allan

At Christmas play and make good cheer for Christmas comes but once a year.

— Thomas Tusser

I once wanted to become an atheist but I gave up – they have no holidays.

— Henny Youngman

Christmas is the day that holds all time together.

— Alexander Smith

Nothing says holidays like a cheese log.

— Ellen DeGeneres

That’s the true spirit of Christmas people being helped by people other than me.

— Jerry Seinfeld

At Christmas ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ makes me cry in exactly the same places every time even though I know it’s coming.

— Nicholas Lea

There are some people who want to throw their arms round you simply because it is Christmas there are other people who want to strangle you simply because it is Christmas.

— Robert Staughton Lynd

To perceive Christmas through its wrappings becomes more difficult with every year.

— E. B. White

Every year we celebrate the holy season of Advent O God. Every year we pray those beautiful prayers of longing and waiting and sing those lovely songs of hope and promise.

— Karl Rahner

Santa Claus has the right idea – visit people only once a year.

— Victor Borge

I love Christmas not just because of the presents but because of all the decorations and lights and the warmth of the season.

— Ashley Tisdale

Christmas is of course the time to be home – in heart as well as body.

— Garry Moore

Expectancy is the atmosphere for miracles.

— Edwin Louis Cole

The real evidence for Jesus and Christianity is in how Jesus and the Christianity based on him manifest themselves in the lives of practicing Christians.

— Lionel Blue

Every gift which is given even though is be small is in reality great if it is given with affection.

— Pindar

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.

— Shirley Temple

T’was the night before Christmas when all through the house not a creature was stirring not even a mouse.

— Clement Clarke Moore

Santa is our culture’s only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It’s a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old and that’s a pity.

— Chris Van Allsburg

Pets like their owners tend to expand a little over the Christmas period.

— Frances Wright

I love giving gifts and I love receiving them. I really like giving little kids extravagant gifts. You see their little faces light up and they get excited. If it’s a really good gift I love receiving it like jewels small islands.

— Gina Gershon

Christmas children is not a date. It is a state of mind.

— Mary Ellen Chase

Coming from Chicago I like a white Christmas.

— Dennis Franz

There are a lot of Grinches out there that would like nothing better than to take any references to religion out of the holiday season.

— Ernest Istook

The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.

— Charles Dudley Warner

Please to put a nickel please to put a dime. How petitions trickle in at Christmas time!

— Phyllis McGinley

Our children await Christmas presents like politicians getting in election returns: there’s the Uncle Fred precinct and the Aunt Ruth district still to come in.

— Marcelene Cox

In our open society we are inclined to give to the less fortunate for the pure goodness of giving. We open our home to those who are alone on this holiday to spread some warmth into the life of another.

— Jeff Miller

Christmas makes me happy no matter what time of year it comes around.

— Bryan White

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world and behold everything is softer and more beautiful.

— Norman Vincent Peale

It’s silly talking about how many years we will have to spend in the jungles of Vietnam when we could pave the whole country and put parking stripes on it and still be home by Christmas.

— Ronald Reagan

I wrapped my Christmas presents early this year but I used the wrong paper. See the paper I used said ‘Happy Birthday’ on it. I didn’t want to waste it so I just wrote ‘Jesus’ on it.

— Demetri Martin

I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year.

— Charles Dickens

We should declare war on North Vietnam. We could pave the whole country and put parking strips on it and still be home by Christmas.

— Ronald Reagan

There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.

— Erma Bombeck

Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it.

— Richard Lamm

Christmas is a holiday that persecutes the lonely the frayed and the rejected.

— Jimmy Cannon

Next to a circus there ain’t nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit.

— Kin Hubbard

In the United States Christmas has become the rape of an idea.

— Richard Bach

I was nine or 10 years old and my father was sacked on Christmas Day. He was a manager the results had not been good he lost a game on December 22 or 23. On Christmas Day the telephone rang and he was sacked in the middle of our lunch.

— Jose Mourinho

There’s a little vanity chair that Charlie gave me the first Christmas we knew each other. I’ll not be parting with that nor our bed – the four-poster – I’ll be needing that to die in.

— Helen Hayes

I wanted an electric train for Christmas but I got the saxophone instead.

— Clarence Clemons

Even though we’re a week and a half away from Thanksgiving it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

— Richard Roeper

Christmas makes everything twice as sad.

— Doug Coupland

I suppose if you look back to your early childhood you accept everything people tell you and that includes a heavy dose of irrationality – you’re told about tooth fairies and Father Christmas and things.

— Richard Dawkins

Now I’m an old Christmas tree the roots of which have died. They just come along and while the little needles fall off me replace them with medallions.

— Orson Welles

My mother was a professional sick person she took a lot of pain pills. There are many people like that. It’s just how they are used to getting attention. I always remember she’s the daughter of alcoholics who’d leave her alone at Christmas time.

— Jim Carrey

Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas.

— Johnny Carson

Time always seems long to the child who is waiting – for Christmas for next summer for becoming a grownup: long also when he surrenders his whole soul to each moment of a happy day.

— Dag Hammarskjold

Christmas can have a real melancholy aspect ’cause it packages itself as this idea of perfect family cohesion and love and you’re always going to come up short when you measure your personal life against the idealized personal lives that are constantly thrust in our faces primarily by TV commercials.

— Dan Savage

You have to remind kids to stay connected to the meaning of Christmas. Sometimes it takes a little bit of effort but it’s so worth it.

— Caroline Kennedy

The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It’s part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas and like those holidays beyond their meaning a factor in our economy.

— Bob Schieffer

Christmas is over and Business is Business.

— Franklin P. Adams

Christmas is more stressful with present buying and making sure everyone gets included but Thanksgiving is really not that. I don’t ever really get stressed out about the food.

— Sandra Lee

The two most joyous times of the year are Christmas morning and the end of school.

— Alice Cooper

I remember a great America where we made everything. There was a time when the only thing you got from Japan was a really bad cheap transistor radio that some aunt gave you for Christmas.

— Cher

It’s surprising to me how many of my friends send Christmas cards or holiday cards including my atheist and secular friends.

— Christopher Hitchens

I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah.

— William Tecumseh Sherman

Christmas carols always brought tears to my eyes. I also cry at weddings. I should have cried at a couple of my own.

— Ethel Merman

I’ve always loved Christmas and that’s not really gone away from me from being a child to now. It’s always a magical time and I’m unashamed in my love for Christmas.

— Martin Freeman

The truth is that our way of celebrating the Christmas season does spring from myriad cultures and sources from St. Nicholas to Coca-Cola advertising campaigns.

— Richard Roeper

Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.

— Stephen Fry

I remember driving to North Carolina when I was a little girl in a snowstorm to get down to my mom’s family in the Carolinas. There were chains on the car – it was the late sixties – and we were just singing in the car. Christmas carols.

— Tori Amos

I can’t tell you how scary it can be walking onto a movie and suddenly joining this family it’s like going to somebody else’s Christmas dinner everyone knows everyone and you’re there and you’re not quite sure what you’re supposed to be doing.

— John Cleese

I think Christmas is about celebration and come on on the inside everyone wants to dance.

— TobyMac

Making a Christmas album is looked upon by some people as the thing you do when you are heading towards retirement.

— Annie Lennox

Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us – a time when we can look back on the year that has passed and prepare for the year ahead.

— David Cameron

If you want me to sing this Christmas song with the feeling and the meaning you better see if you can locate that check.

— Mahalia Jackson

Why not share with the world the way it is and tell them my feelings about my cat and how I played with my kids and how addicted to Christmas time I am and the smell of pine needles and hearing my kids laugh.

— Steven Tyler

The cheese board is my big treat at Christmas that I have to deny myself during the rest of year.

— Johnny Vegas

On the whole I prefer Christmas as an adult than I did as a child.

— Nigella Lawson

Tax cuts should be for life not just for Christmas.

— George Osborne

The sharpest memory of our old-fashioned Christmas eve is my mother’s hand making sure I was settled in bed.

— Paul Engle

When you have kids you instantly feel that you do not want to do them wrong. Those dads that go off to Florida and start a new life I couldn’t imagine that: seeing my kid once every Christmas every three years. If I’m gone for six days it feels like too much.

— Adam Carolla

With the song ‘This Christmas’ I wanted to do something that was kind of different. I mean Donny Hathaway is an amazing artist. So I wanted to bring my flavor to the song so when people over the age of 45 or 50 hear it they’ll be like ‘OK he did his thing with that record.’ It’s like I can appeal to everybody and not just a younger demographic.

— Chris Brown

When I was 12 all I wanted for Christmas was a trampoline or a four-wheeler. I ended up getting both presents for Christmas.

— Chris Brown

I was a postman one Christmas and I developed a morbid fear of dogs.

— Diane Abbott

You don’t want your jewelry to make you look fat. A lot of what’s out there now does – you just wind up looking like a Christmas tree.

— Padma Lakshmi

Christmas in L.A. is weird. There’s no snow. It’s not even cold.

— Ellie Goulding

Online there’s no time. It’s always Christmas.

— Lewis Black

So we’re considering doing a new Christmas album because there’s been Christmas episodes since then and maybe finally do the version of ‘The Most Offensive Song Ever’ with lyrics intact.

— Trey Parker

Come Christmas Eve we usually go to my mom and dad’s. Everybody brings one gift and then we play that game when we all steal it from each other. Some are really cool others are useful and some are a bit out there.

— Amy Grant

My favorite traditional Christmas movie that I like to watch is All Quiet on the Western Front. It’s just not December without that movie in my house.

— Tom Hanks

I beg people not to accept the seasonal ritual of well-timed charity on Christmas Eve. It’s blasphemy.

— Jonathan Kozol

According to an ancient Sardinian legend the bodies of those who are born on Christmas Eve will never dissolve into dust but are preserved until the end of time.

— Grazia Deledda

I made a French film called ‘Merry Christmas’ which is a very European film. It’s a World War I piece.

— Diane Kruger

Black Friday is not another bad hair day in Wall Street. It’s the term used by American retailers to describe the day after the Thanksgiving Holiday seen as the semi-official start of Christmas shopping season.

— Evan Davis

It may be a cliche but it’s true – the build-up to Christmas is so much more pleasurable than the actual day itself.

— Julie Burchill

One Christmas build-up tradition however has totally bypassed me – that of going up to town and ‘doing a show.’

— Julie Burchill

If you pray enough for things I am proof that they can happen. I feel like a kid on Christmas day now every day. It’s something I have wanted for a long time and I am as happy as anyone to be here. It is great to be back at my first love.

— Robbie Fowler

There’s never really been a real hood Christmas movie.

— Ice Cube

I remember wishing there was snow in L.A. And how jealous we used to get of those Christmas specials with kids playing in the snow.

— Ice Cube

I’ve been playing on Christmas for the last 1011 12 years. So just got to get up early with the babies and give them their toys and try to get a nap in and just come to play.

— Shaquille O’Neal

Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want – and their kids pay for it.

— Richard Lamm

Brits and Americans have hundreds of different phrases for the same thing. Luckily it’s usually a source of amusement rather than frustration. A flashlight by any other name is still a torch. My personal favourite is ‘fairy lights’ which we boringly refer to as ‘Christmas lights.’

— Sloane Crosley

From a commercial point of view if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it.

— Katharine Whitehorn

I’m over the moon to be involved in the ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas special. I can’t quite believe it as it’s a part of the family tradition at the Jenkins household. I heard the news that I got the role on my 30th birthday and it was the best birthday present ever.

— Katherine Jenkins

My family makes these vinegars – out of everything from grapes to peaches and cherries. We go through the whole process with the giant vat and drainer label them and give them as Christmas presents.

— Mario Batali

The whole point of me doing a Christmas record and what I centered it around was the song ‘Christmas with You’ from the point-of-view of the soldiers in Iraq.

— Rick Springfield

I’ve got some incredible fans actually – so loyal and they make me birthday cards and Christmas cards. I got this package of poems and artwork based around the songs. They’ve got this thing called ‘Floetry’ where they all have to put in artwork. They’ve set up their own competitions and stuff which is kind of amazing.

— Florence Welch

I save every Christmas card. I keep them all.

— Alison Sweeney

My parents were kind of over protective people. Me and my sister had to play in the backyard all the time. They bought us bikes for Christmas but wouldn’t let us ride in the street we had to ride in the backyard. Another Christmas my dad got me a basketball hoop and put it in the middle of the lawn! You can’t dribble on grass.

— Jimmy Fallon

I went to Sunday School and liked the stories about Christ and the Christmas star. They were beautiful. They made you warm and happy to think about. But I didn’t believe them.

— Frances Farmer

I’m bad on Valentine’s Day but even worse on Christmas. I go shopping at nine o’clock on December 24th every year. Nobody else is there. I’m in Toys’R’Us all by myself. I get there five minutes before closing.

— Jamie Foxx

I love Halloween trick or treating and decorating the house. And I love Thanksgiving because of the football and the fall weather. And of course I love Christmas – that’s my favorite of all!

— Joe Nichols

For a long time all I wanted for Christmas were books about outdoor survival. I was convinced that the woods were calling me. I camped a lot I took classes. At 18 I told myself if I don’t live in the woods by myself by the time I’m 25 I have failed.

— Chris Evans

I have a musical called Goodbye and Good Luck based on a Grace Paley short story. I also have King Island Christmas and there are 20 different productions of it this year.

— David Friedman

Christmas is the antithesis of Thanksgiving. Christmas is pretty much a man-made holiday.

— John Clayton

I’m sure most of us remember being a kid and you have all of this endless time where two weeks before Christmas feels like ten years. I used to go to bed to try and go to sleep to try and make it go faster.

— Andrea Arnold

There’s something about a Christmas sweater that will always make me laugh.

— Kristen Wiig

Every singer eventually gets around to a Christmas disc.

— Renee Fleming

I love Christmas. I really do love Christmas. I love being with my family and I love snow. I love the music and the lights and all of it.

— Christina Applegate

I get a little behind during Lent but it comes out even at Christmas.

— Frank Butler

There’s been a concerted effort to steal Christmas.

— Jerry Falwell

I don’t know of too many double Christmas albums so it is something that’s new and hopefully will be fun and there’s plenty of stuff out there to cut.

— Garth Brooks

It can’t be overstated how wonderful it is not to have to audition any more. Any actor will tell you it’s like Christmas.

— Bill Nighy

When I was five my parents bought me a ukulele for Christmas. I quickly learned how to play it with my father’s guidance. Thereafter my father regularly taught me all the good old fashioned songs.

— Tony Visconti

Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder. The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty for in it are born our art our science our religion.

— Ralph W. Sockman

The denominational world tries to pressure its members to focus on the birth of Christ but in doing so layers of guilt are imposed and competition gets complicated as one Christmas program tries to outdo the other.

— John Clayton

At Christmas our house is like a Donnie and Marie Christmas Special.

— Kevin Richardson

We didn’t have a whole lot of money when I was growing up either. I would always ask for magic books or magic tricks for my birthday or for Christmas and the rest of the year I either had to mow lawns or find part time jobs to help supplement the cost of doing magic.

— Lance Burton

One Christmas my father kept our tree up till March. He hated to see it go. I loved that.

— Mo Rocca

Christmas is a stocking stuffed with sugary goodness.

— Mo Rocca

I love the excess of Christmas. The shopping season that begins in September the bad pop star recordings of Christmas carols the decorations that don’t know when to come down.

— Mo Rocca

Christmas lights may be the loneliest thing for me especially if you mix them up with reindeers and sleighs. I feel alone. I feel isolated. I feel I do not belong.

— Mira Nair

I’m learning Spanish – I got Rosetta Stone for Christmas.

— Karlie Kloss

What I’m not saying is that all government spending is bad. It’s not – far far from it but there is no free lunch as a former colleague of mine used to say. There is no public tooth fairy. Father Christmas does not work on the Treasury staff this year. You can never bail someone out of trouble without putting someone else into trouble.

— Arthur Laffer

My grandson sees me as Lois on TV every Christmas and that scores me points.

— Margot Kidder

Actually my mother and Alfie came for three weeks’ Christmas vacation and stayed for 21 years. I guess my mother never went back because she was lonely.

— Frank McCourt

We never really had any kind of a Christmas. This is one part where my memory fails me completely.

— Frank McCourt

My mother accidentally gave me food poisoning. She fed me baby carrots for a snack before Christmas dinner – but they had expired in June! I threw up for the next 24 hours.

— Busy Philipps

The pattern of a newspaperman’s life is like the plot of ‘Black Beauty.’ Sometimes he finds a kind master who gives him a dry stall and an occasional bran mash in the form of a Christmas bonus sometimes he falls into the hands of a mean owner who drives him in spite of spavins and expects him to live on potato peelings.

— A. J. Liebling

You know I started my career in politics in 1967. I’m not new to this. I did not just fall off the Christmas tree. I understand the world is complex. I know that there are people out there who want to hurt other people.

— Dennis Kucinich

I was at the vice president’s Christmas party. I thought that his speech was spectacular and I knew that it was a very emotional and difficult thing for him to do but I admonished him for not waiting just one more stinking day.

— Bradley Whitford

Christmas is a time of year that’s so romantic.

— Katharine McPhee

My fondest memories are generally the day after Thanksgiving. I get the total decorating Christmas itch.

— Katharine McPhee

My mother died of metastatic colorectal cancer shortly before three P.M. on Christmas Day of 2008. I don’t know the exact time of her death because none of us thought to look at a clock for a while after she stopped breathing.

— Meghan O’Rourke

I’m going to take the kids away over Christmas but I don’t I’ve written 14 musicals now I don’t want to rush into doing something just for the sake of doing it. I want to do it when I find a story.

— Andrew Lloyd Webber

May I share with you my earliest memory of a political row? It was with my mother about the Queen – classic Freudian stuff shrinks would say. I was eight and refusing to watch the Queen’s Christmas Day broadcast.

— Alastair Campbell

Like my dad I have a Christmas party most years. I like to celebrate and see as many people as possible.

— Lauren Graham

My mother would give my brothers and me a pile of catalogues and let us pick what we wanted for Christmas.

— Kary Mullis

Our last jam session was this past Christmas. Dad played his harmonica mom sang in English and Italian and I played guitar. I’m so happy that we could share that musical experience for one last time.

— Tony Visconti

The best Christmas present I got from my husband was a week to do whatever I wanted.

— Olivia Williams

I just travel all the time. And I was just looking at the schedules now and starting the first week of October I will be every weekend with somebody at tournaments through Christmas. So it gets very difficult to just go away and not do that.

— Ivan Lendl

My parents still treat Christmas like I’m thirteen years old.

— Mike Shinoda

I was lucky enough to grow up in a home where I woke up Christmas morning and had toys. I know that’s not the case with all people and I don’t think kids should go without experiencing that sort of joy.

— Lucy Hale

My favorite toy growing up was Polly Pocket. But one gift that I wanted though never received for Christmas was a pair of trampoline moon shoes. You strap them to your feet and they have springs on them and you can just jump around!

— Lucy Hale

I think we felt the pressure more at first than this time around. But still you don’t want to let anyone down. I never even met Patrick until we had a Christmas party at Ian McKellen’s house on the first movie and then I didn’t see him again until the premiere.

— Rebecca Romijn

Whatever he does should be seen as working at the Presidency and if he goes to Colorado for Christmas it should be for a minimum amount of time the family tradition and family get-together aspect emphasized and it be seen as a working vacation.

— Robert Teeter

I think we need one recognized respected public figure to make a tough blunt statement on just what Reagan’s record is and what he might do to the country let alone the Republican Party before Christmas.

— Robert Teeter

My Christmas wish would be to have an entire week off. To spend it with my family and just curl up and watch Christmas movies when it’s snowing outside.

— David Hasselhoff

I actually share her view and understand her frustration when any government attempts to ban secular symbols like Santa Claus or Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer or Christmas lights.

— Steve Israel

And of course there’s so much music in and around our family. I had a piano during Christmas because it’s obviously useful through the season. There are so many people songwriters who are around.

— Ashley Judd

It’s hard and sometimes it’s scary. It still amazes my mother. I went home for Christmas one year and there were fans all over the front lawn hoping to see me.

— Luke Perry

I had eight brothers and sisters. Every Christmas my younger brother Bobby would wake up extra early and open everybody’s presents – everybody’s – so by the time the rest of us got up all the gifts were shredded ribbons off torn open and thrown aside.

— Tommy Hilfiger

Christmas is taken very seriously in this household. I believe in Father Christmas and there’s no way I’d do anything to undermine that belief.

— Carol Ann Duffy

For a Jewish guy I’ve recorded a lot of Christmas albums.

— Barry Manilow

First of all I’ve been having a wonderful run of luck with cover albums songs I didn’t write. I had five pop cover albums and two Christmas albums and they were all very successful.

— Barry Manilow

From the time that I can remember I worked to make money – either baby-sitting or one year wrapping gifts at a department store at Christmas so I could have my own money.

— Christie Hefner

The unfortunate thing about working for yourself is that you have the worst boss in the world. I work every day of the year except at Christmas when I work a half day.

— David Eddings

Godot is whatever it is in life that you are waiting for: ‘I’m waiting to win the lottery. I’m waiting to fall in love’. For me as a child it was Christmas. At least that eventually came.

— Ian Mckellen

It’s more like Christmas you know when you get a shot in that looks great and it’s exactly what you want. It’s a great feeling and there’s nothing like it.

— Zack Snyder

Fantastic! Right in the middle of that long stretch between Christmas and Spring Break your coats are getting dirty everything’s dark dingy – what a great time for a movie!

— John Hughes

A lot of sequins for New Year’s! Red green white – I fail at all of that because I’m always in black. But for Christmas I do love wearing cute dresses with tights and a pair of boots.

— Ashley Benson

I’d like to do a Christmas album. I’ve never done a Christmas album.

— Tanya Tucker

I was talking to one of my aunties at Christmas and she said she didn’t think it was ever in my nature to go against the grain that I was always a good boy. I think she was right – I did always want to be good.

— James McAvoy

I never really did Christmas before. Christmas Day? I mean – what’s that? What’s it all about? I was always flying on Christmas Day.

— Monica Seles

Did you know that Christmas Day is absolutely the best day to fly? It is. No crowded airports and crowded planes. I always flew to Australia. That’s what Christmas was for me – a plane journey to the next tournament.

— Monica Seles

I was thrilled one year when I was younger when not only did my brothers get hockey sticks for Christmas – but I did too!

— Nancy Kerrigan

He put a ring in the toe of a stocking. On Christmas Eve we opened our stockings and it was there at the bottom of the toe. Then he got down on his knees and he was shaking.

— Kyra Sedgwick

It will be a hard game if you think about winning a championship. We need to think about our own game at the moment and focus on getting good results especially over the Christmas period.

— Dennis Bergkamp

I got a guitar when I was about 14 for a Christmas present and went from there.

— Robin Trower

In 1934 the American Jewish charities offered to find homes for 300 German refugee children. We were on the SS Washington bound for New York Christmas 1934.

— Jack Steinberger

I’m a disorganized mess. My purse is gross: I once found a shoulder pad string cheese and a Christmas ornament in it!

— Hoda Kotb

In the spring of 1994 I decided not to seek reelection to the Senate. I had made the decision 12 years earlier Christmas Day of 1982 just after I had been first elected to a full term that I would do the best I could for a limited time.

— George J. Mitchell

My mother she had a very good attitude toward money. I’m very grateful for the fact that we had to learn to save. I used to get like 50 pence a week and I’d save it for like five months. And then I’d spend it on Christmas presents. I’d save up like eight pounds. It’s nothing but we did that.

— Gemma Arterton

I got up one Christmas morning and we didn’t have nothing to eat. We didn’t have an apple we didn’t have an orange we didn’t have a cake we didn’t have nothing.

— Muddy Waters

I stone got crazy when I saw somebody run down them strings with a bottleneck. My eyes lit up like a Christmas tree and I said that I had to learn.

— Muddy Waters

I didn’t know the full dimensions of forever but I knew it was longer than waiting for Christmas to come.

— Richard Brautigan

It is never too late to get into tennis! While I started playing at the age of 8 when my parents gave me a tennis racquet for Christmas tennis is a lifelong sport that can be enjoyed by people of almost any age. It’s also something you never forget once you learn.

— Samantha Stosur

‘The war in Iraq – if Osama was a Christian – it’s the Christmas present he never would have expected.

— Michael Scheuer

It’s fun when you start a movie because it’s kind of like you get to go Christmas shopping… you get to make your wish list and you start thinking about what each character needs.

— Spike Jonze

The next thing I wrote was in a writing class at night school. It was about a poor woman who worked at a dime store and who was all alone for Christmas in Laurel Mississippi.

— Beth Henley

It always depresses me when people moan about how commercial Christmas is. I love everything about it. The tradition of having this great big feast slap bang in the middle of winter is an essential thing to look forward to at the end of the year.

— Richard E. Grant

I think the people who are making Christmas-themed movies today feel that people are more cynical about Christmas. There’s more of an edge.

— Leonard Maltin

A Christmas Carol is such a fool-proof story you can’t louse it up.

— Leonard Maltin

I made a Christmas album a couple of years ago and just put it out on my Web site. It kind of smacked of this flavor. All of the reviews said it was Western swing even when it was Christmas standards.

— Suzy Bogguss

So many people release albums before Christmas and they get lost in the Christmas rush.

— Bonnie Tyler

I’ve been in elementary education for years and my belief is that Christmas pageants in schools are little more than conditioning kids for the Christian religion.

— Jack Bowman

I’ve taught fifth-year Christmas leavers last thing on a Friday afternoon. Basically if you can face that you can face anything.

— Johann Lamont

Music is my thing. It’s my thing it’s what I love. It’s what I do. It’s football to me it’s Christmas to me religion to me poetry to me.

— Ryan Adams

My father died when I was young and I was raised by my grandmother Emma Klonjlaleh Brown. We could afford to eat chicken just once a year on Christmas.

— George Weah

When I was eight years old I got a dummy for Christmas and started teaching myself. I got books and records and sat in front of the bathroom mirror practising. I did my first show in the third grade and just kept going there was no reason to quit.

— Jeff Dunham

I’m so depressed. Christmas is the worst of all. Holidays are terrible worse than Sundays. I get melancholia.

— David O. Selznick

We always had lutefisk for Christmas dinner after which Dad read from the Norwegian Bible.

— Peter Agre

I make personal appearances around the country. I’m starting a book tour now and I may be coming to Toronto with the Learning Annex which I’m doing all through the United States so that may come up just before Christmas.

— Burt Ward

I love all things Christmas.

— Samantha Barks

I love cooking during Christmas all smells like the hot apple cider the hot spiced wine.

— Amy Smart

South Park started as a little video Christmas card.

— Joel Hodgson

The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space. As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble the most beautiful marble you can imagine.

— James Irwin

I’m Jewish and my wife isn’t so right now we’re literally decorating a Christmas tree with Jewish stars draped around it.

— Max Greenfield

Yeah I started when I was 6 years old. My brother and sister would get all of these presents at Christmas time from the cast and crew of their show and I was jealous. So I decided that I had to become an actor.

— Sara Gilbert

I loved ‘White Christmas’ for the music aspect. I was into musical theater.

— Lana Parrilla

To understand this Christmas record you have to understand our ministry.

— John Tesh

Why not collect and clean chicken wishbones in the run-up to Christmas spray them silver and use each to pinch together a white hem-stitch napkin?

— Pippa Middleton

Lately I did a film called All I Want for Christmas and it was well received. This gave me a new point of view and a new respect for my work as an actress.

— Sarah Polley

People have nannies and big cars and they want to go to Maui for Christmas. When there are those kind of stakes involved people get ruthless.

— Amy Sherman-Palladino

So when I was 13 I basically left home and never returned and lived at home again. I would come home for a week at Christmas and two weeks in the summer only.

— Peter Jurasik

I’m well-travelled so I can see places coming up. I went to St. Croix in the West Indies at Christmas and it had been hit by a really bad tornado. Values there have gone down but I guarantee they will be up again in eight years. So I’ll get in now while it’s cheap as chips.

— Melanie Brown

Christmas albums are not something you do frequently.

— Isaac Hanson

There are very few people who have done more than one Christmas album.

— Isaac Hanson

A typical Christmas is me shucking oysters. I love them and I always get them in at Christmas.

— Hugh Bonneville

During the holidays everyone needs a break from studying for exams and Christmas shopping. I wanted to put together a diverse tour that rocks in many musical directions but always points to Christ.

— TobyMac

I’m not going to put out a Christmas CD until it’s coming out of me naturally.

— TobyMac

Our whole family assembles in Chicago at Christmas and usually in Aspen in the summer.

— James Cronin

Chum was a British boy’s weekly which at the end of the year was bound into a single huge book and the following Christmas parents bought it as Christmas presents for male children.

— A. E. van Vogt

But Tammy Faye calls me and Ron Jeremy calls me Erik Estrada sends me a Christmas card every year.

— Trishelle Cannatella

Besides the two Christmas things we’ve got a about a dozen new tracks we’re working on.

— Chris Frantz

I used to know Jennifer Love Hewitt. We lived in the same apartment building when I was about… jeez I guess it was when I was doing ‘Christmas Vacation’ so I was about 13 or 14.

— Johnny Galecki

I grew up with the classics. My mom and I would sit and watch ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ and ‘White Christmas’ – those kind of movies.

— Lucas Grabeel

I started DJing breakdancing and MCing in the ’70s and I got my record deal in 1979 with ‘Christmas Rap.’

— Kurtis Blow

I’ve also committed my time and resources to many local organizations like Christmas in April Catholic Community Services and Hudson County Meals on Wheels.

— Vincent Frank

I’ve also just finished filming the role of Robert Brown in ‘Just William’ which is due to transmit on BBC One at Christmas.

— Harry Melling

In fact I was one of the few trusted people that Lucy allowed to play with their kids. I spent time at their summer home rode horses at their ranch and swam at their beach house. I even spent a Christmas with them at Palm Springs one year.

— Keith Thibodeaux

Dad bought me a toy drum one Christmas and I eventually destroyed it. I wanted a real drum and he bought me a snare drum. Dad continued to buy me one drum after the other.

— Keith Thibodeaux

I don’t want to see people decorating a house or digging a garden. As for guys like Jonathan Ross he got an award there last Christmas. What for? He doesn’t sing dance or tell jokes does he?

— Ian St. John

My Christmas present to myself each year is to see how much air travel can open up the world and take me to places as far from sheltered California and Japan as possible.

— Pico Iyer

I intend to keep writing Christmas songs. There’s still a lot more about Christmas that can be captured and feel like old-time Christmas. A lot of the traditions haven’t been explained in song.

— Clint Black

I might do ‘X Factor’ next year. It’s looking good that I won’t get the sack at Christmas.

— Gary Barlow

Yes my first memory of singing in general was of a Christmas song. And then listening to Christmas music was really the first music I was ever connected to.

— Christina Perri

It felt very natural to me to write a Christmas song but at the same time I had to really put all sorts of pressure aside and just let the creativity flow and see what came out.

— Christina Perri

My mom is a really good cook. I didn’t get the cooking gene but she cooks this really amazing dinner every Christmas and that’s always really fun.

— Miranda Cosgrove

Every Christmas now for years I have found myself wondering about the point of the celebration. As the holiday has become more ecumenical and secular it has lost much of the magic that I remember so fondly from childhood.

— Whitley Strieber

The upheavals of adolescence silenced ‘A Christmas Carol’ for a few years. I became a firebrand atheist. Christmas – humbug! Too commercial! Then I became an agnostic. Christmas was a pro-forma affair basically a chore. Buy mother a book dad a new tie my brother and sister small gifts. Pretend thanks for the fountain pens and shirts I received.

— Whitley Strieber

I put the copy of ‘A Christmas Carol’ that my grandfather had first read to me 60 years ago on my desk and I began to write. The result for better or for worse is the ‘Christmas Spirits.’ I plan to read it to my grandson.

— Whitley Strieber

I wouldn’t recommend young kids see ‘Speedway Junkie.’ It’s definitely an age-appropriate movie – dark and realistic and edgy. If young kids want to see me go see the Christmas movie.

— Jonathan Taylor Thomas

In our racist sexist society Christmas is the 8 hours when we stop killing each other and gratutious over eating is encouraged so that the starving and other people in the world can die!

— Lloyd Kaufman

No sane local official who has hung up an empty stocking over the municipal fireplace is going to shoot Santa Claus just before a hard Christmas.

— Alfred E. Smith

At school there was an annual school disco and I’d be standing in my bedroom wondering what to wear for hours on end. Eventually I’d arrive at a decision that was just the most ridiculous costume you could have ever devised – I think it was probably knitted Christmas jumpers on top of buttoned-up white shirts.

— Guy Berryman

Then when I got in the military I used to host – even in high school – I hosted the talent shows and when I was in the military I would host all of our base Christmas parties and stuff.

— Gary Owens

Windows are as essential to office prestige as Christmas is to retailing.

— Enid Nemy

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