Quotations on Christmas

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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
(Keywords: Family, Love, Music, Being, Christmas, Snow)

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
(Keywords: Money, Mother, Attitude, Christmas, Fact, Months, Nothing)

In the United States Christmas has become the rape of an idea.
- Richard Bach
(Keywords: Idea, Christmas, states, United)

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
(Keywords: Winning, Christmas, Focus, Results, Will)

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
(Keywords: Education, Religion, Belief, Christian, Christmas, Kids, Schools, Years)

The earth has grown old with its burden of care, but at Christmas it always is young, the heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair, and its soul full of music breaks the air, when the song of angels is sung.
- Phillips Brooks
(Keywords: Music, Soul, Heart, Angels, Burden, Care, Christmas, Earth, Old, Song)

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
(Keywords: Age, People, Artist, Christmas, Song)

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
(Keywords: Birthday, Money, Time, Books, Christmas, Growing up, Help, Jobs, Magic, Rest)

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
(Keywords: Time, Mother, Daughter, People, Attention, Christmas, Pain)

Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas.
- Johnny Carson
(Keywords: Time, Christmas, Mail, Office, Post)

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.
- Mary Ellen Chase
(Keywords: Children, Christmas, Mind, State)

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
(Keywords: Christ, Christmas, Competition, Focus, Guilt, Pressure, World)

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
(Keywords: Family, Christmas, Walking)

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
(Keywords: Peace, Time, Christmas, Goodwill, Mercy, Mind, Spirit, State)

Bloody Christmas, here again, let us raise a loving cup, peace on earth, goodwill to men, and make them do the washing up.
- Wendy Cope
(Keywords: Peace, Men, Christmas, Earth, Goodwill)

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
(Keywords: Children, Christmas, Politicians)

Our whole family assembles in Chicago at Christmas and usually in Aspen in the summer.
- James Cronin
(Keywords: Family, Chicago, Christmas, Summer)

Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it 'white'.
- Bing Crosby
(Keywords: Blessings, Christmas, Snow)

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
(Keywords: Time, Christmas, End, Will)

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
- Charles Dickens
(Keywords: Childhood, Christmas, Man, Old, Quiet, Youth)

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
- Charles Dickens
(Keywords: Heart, Christmas, Honor, Will)

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
(Keywords: Work, Boss, Christmas, Day, World)

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
(Keywords: Christ, Christmas, School)

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
(Keywords: Christian, Being, Christmas, Kindness)

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
(Keywords: Love, Time, Christmas, Day, First, First love, Now, Proof)

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
(Keywords: Time, April, Christmas, Community)

Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.
- Lucinda Franks
(Keywords: Love, Men, Baby, Christmas, Night)

Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
- Stephen Fry
(Keywords: Travel, Christmas, First, Proof)

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
(Keywords: Time, Sister, Brother, Actor, Christmas, Old, Years)

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
(Keywords: Mom, Dad, Christmas, Play)

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
(Keywords: Time, Soul, Christmas, Day, Summer, Waiting)

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
(Keywords: Bed, Christmas, First, Parting, Vanity)

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
(Keywords: Money, Time, Baby, Christmas, Gifts)

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
(Keywords: Time, Christmas, Right, Spring)

Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
- Washington Irving
(Keywords: Heart, Charity, Christmas, Fire, Hospitality)

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
(Keywords: Government, Christmas, Frustration, Santa claus)

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
(Keywords: People, Dance, Christmas, Garden, Jokes, Want)

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
(Keywords: Home, Christmas, Summer)

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
(Keywords: Society, People, Christmas, Eating, Killing, World)

It's quite a famous story that takes place on Christmas Eve, and the Germans, French, and Scottish are trying to make peace one night and they bury their dead and they play football. I play a German opera singer, in German, which I never have so I am really excited about that.
- Diane Kruger
(Keywords: Peace, Christmas, Famous, Football, Night, Opera, Play, Trying)

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
(Keywords: Government, Time, Christmas, Kids, Want)

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
(Keywords: Government, Time, Christmas, Kids, Want)

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
(Keywords: Travel, Time, Christmas, First, Now, October, Weekend, Will)

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 Lynd
(Keywords: People, Christmas, Want)

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
(Keywords: Movies, People, Christmas, Today)

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
(Keywords: Birthday, Christmas, Want, Waste, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: Nature, Christmas, Right, Talking, Want)

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
(Keywords: Mother, Christmas, Lonely, Vacation, Years)

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
(Keywords: Life, Love, Christmas, Waiting)

Well, because I have twin seven-year-old boys, I enjoy the gift giving stuff a great deal. We do both Hanukkah and Christmas, so it is a costly, though extremely pleasing proposition.
- Fred Melamed
(Keywords: Boys, Christmas, Giving)



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