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

Tags: After, Dad  ✍ Author: Peter Agre

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.

Tags: Home, War  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

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.

Tags: Country, Home  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

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

Tags: Become, Idea  ✍ Author: Richard Bach

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

Tags: Child, Morning  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

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.

Tags: Time, Year  ✍ Author: David Cameron

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.

Tags: Mother, Political  ✍ Author: Alastair Campbell

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

Tags: Calls, Year  ✍ Author: Trishelle Cannatella

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

Tags: Holiday, Lonely  ✍ Author: Jimmy Cannon

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

Tags: Bad, Reason  ✍ Author: George Carlin

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.

Tags: Alone, Time  ✍ Author: Jim Carrey

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?

Tags: God, Time  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

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.

Tags: Peace, Time  ✍ Author: Calvin Coolidge

I used to have nightmares when I was a little kid that I woke up prematurely and opened all the Christmas presents. And then I would be so relieved when I woke up and I realized that I hadn't done it.

Tags: Done, Used  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

One of my favorite movies of all time is 'It's A Wonderful Life,' which is a pretty interesting choice for a seasonal Christmas favorite, because it's about a guy who wants to commit suicide and is presented with reasons not to.

Tags: Life, Time  ✍ Author: Frank Darabont

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.

Tags: Bad, Black  ✍ Author: Evan Davis

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.

Tags: Father, Tell  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

Nothing says holidays, like a cheese log.

Tags: Holidays, Says  ✍ Author: Ellen DeGeneres

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!

Tags: Happy, Home  ✍ Author: Charles Dickens

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

Tags: Heart, Try  ✍ Author: Charles Dickens

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

Tags: Job, Looking  ✍ Author: Phyllis Diller

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.

Tags: Work, Yourself  ✍ Author: David Eddings

Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree.

Tags: Between, Moving  ✍ Author: T. S. Eliot

I loved raising my kids. I loved the process, the dirt of it, the tears of it, the frustration of it, Christmas, Easter, birthdays, growth charts, pediatrician appointments. I loved all of it.

Tags: Mom  ✍ Author: Jane Elliot

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.

Tags: Dad, Time  ✍ Author: Jimmy Fallon
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There's been a concerted effort to steal Christmas.

Tags: Effort, Steal  ✍ Author: Jerry Falwell

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.

Tags: Beautiful, Happy  ✍ Author: Frances Farmer

Most of the soap operas always use the Christmas special to kill huge quantities of their characters. So they have trams coming off their rails, or cars slamming into each other or burning buildings. It's a general clean-out.

Tags: Off, Special  ✍ Author: Julian Fellowes

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

Tags: Feeling, Season  ✍ Author: Edna Ferber

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.

Tags: Conscience, Good  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

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

Tags: Child, Travel  ✍ Author: Stephen Fry

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.

Tags: Love, Used  ✍ Author: Johnny Galecki

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.

Tags: Home, Morning  ✍ Author: 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!

Tags: Moon, Wanted  ✍ Author: Lucy Hale

God seeks to influence humanity. This is at the heart of the Christmas story. It is the story of light coming into the darkness, of a Savior to show us the way, of light overcoming the darkness, of God's work to save the world.

Tags: God, Work  ✍ Author: Adam Hamilton

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.

Tags: Happy, Time  ✍ Author: Dag Hammarskjold

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.

Tags: Die, Knew  ✍ Author: Helen Hayes

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

Tags: Fire, Heart  ✍ Author: Washington Irving

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.

Tags: Away, Beautiful  ✍ Author: James Irwin

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.

Tags: Government, Understand  ✍ Author: Steve Israel

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.

Tags: Holiday, Religion  ✍ Author: Ernest Istook

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.

Tags: Far, Travel  ✍ Author: Sheena Iyengar

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

Tags: Feeling, Song  ✍ Author: Mahalia Jackson

I'm a physicist, and we have something called Moore's Law, which says computer power doubles every 18 months. So every Christmas, we more or less assume that our toys and appliances are more or less twice as powerful as the previous Christmas.

Tags: Power, Powerful  ✍ Author: Michio Kaku

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!

Tags: Die, Society  ✍ Author: Lloyd Kaufman

In our racist, sexist society, Christmas is the eight hours when we stop killing each other and gratuitous overeating is encouraged so that the starving and other people in the world can die!

Tags: Die, Society  ✍ Author: Lloyd Kaufman

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

Tags: Lovely, Together  ✍ Author: Garrison Keillor

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.

Tags: Government, Work  ✍ Author: Arthur Laffer

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.

Tags: Looking, Wind  ✍ Author: Padma Lakshmi

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.

Tags: Government, Time  ✍ Author: Richard Lamm

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.

Tags: Government, Time  ✍ Author: Richard Lamm

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

Tags: Friday, Last  ✍ Author: Johann Lamont

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.

Tags: Alone, May  ✍ Author: Mira Nair

Now, a lot of what we are doing right now, quite frankly, is because of what happened on Christmas. Many of the things were kind of in the works. We were already planning, for example, the purchase and deployment of advanced imaging technology. You call them body scanners. We call them AITs (Advanced Imaging Technologies).

Tags: Body, Technology  ✍ Author: Janet Napolitano

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

Tags: Essential, Office  ✍ Author: Howard Nemerov

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!

Tags: Football, Love  ✍ Author: Joe Nichols

I've been playing on Christmas for the last 10, 11, 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.

Tags: Give, Try  ✍ Author: Shaquille O\'Neal

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.

Tags: Death, Time  ✍ Author: Heather O\'Rourke

My first publication was a haiku in a children's magazine when I was 9 years old. I received one dollar for it! I gave the check to my dad for Christmas, and he framed it and hung it over his desk.

Tags: Children, Dad  ✍ Author: Linda Sue Park

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.

Tags: Since, Song  ✍ Author: Trey Parker

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

Tags: Loved, Music  ✍ Author: Lana Parrilla

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

Tags: Beautiful, Magic  ✍ Author: Norman Vincent Peale

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.

Tags: God, Hope  ✍ Author: Karl Rahner

Religious symbols should be visible in public space, in a dignified and non-provocative manner. Christmas trees here, Jewish menorahs there and, further along, a minaret - these symbols represent human life in all its diversity.

Tags: Human, Life  ✍ Author: Tariq Ramadan

The Christian faith can never be separated from the soil of sacred events, from the choice made by God, who wanted to speak to us, to become man, to die and rise again, in a particular place and at a particular time.

Tags: Faith, Time  ✍ Author: Joseph Ratzinger

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.

Tags: Big, Cars  ✍ Author: Portia Simpson-Miller

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

Tags: Maybe, Thought  ✍ Author: Dr. Seuss

Globalization has created this interlocking fragility. At no time in the history of the universe has the cancellation of a Christmas order in New York meant layoffs in China.

Tags: History, Time  ✍ Author: Al-Waleed bin Talal

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.

Tags: Family, Time  ✍ Author: Aimee Teegarden

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.

Tags: Alone, Country  ✍ Author: Aimee Teegarden

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.

Tags: Him, Mother  ✍ Author: Shirley Temple

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

Tags: Ministry, Understand  ✍ Author: John Tesh

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

Tags: Big, Treat  ✍ Author: Johnny Vegas

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.

Tags: Experience, Time  ✍ Author: Tony Visconti

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.

Tags: Father, Good  ✍ Author: Tony Visconti

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.

Tags: Book, Learning  ✍ Author: Burt Ward

I got this Christmas gift with the entire Beatles catalog. I had fun trying to duplicate what I was hearing on these records, only using the instruments I had at hand - an acoustic guitar, and that's all. It was endlessly amusing to me to try to imitate John Lennon and Paul McCartney's harmonies using the guitar.

Tags: Fun, Trying  ✍ Author: M. Ward

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

Tags: Lies, Rather  ✍ Author: Charles Dudley Warner

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.

Tags: Off, Old  ✍ Author: Orson Welles

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

Tags: Difficult, Year  ✍ Author: E. B. White

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

Tags: Become, Wanted  ✍ Author: Henny Youngman

Let's be naughty and save Santa the trip.

Tags: Naughty, Santa  ✍ Author: Gary Allan

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.

Tags: Old, True  ✍ Author: Chris Van Allsburg

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.

Tags: Car, Family  ✍ Author: Tori Amos

I do love Christmas, although my wife puts me to shame. She is a huge Christmas fan, so we do love us some Christmas in our house.

Tags: Love, Wife  ✍ Author: Sebastian Arcelus

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.

Tags: Sleep, Time  ✍ Author: Andrea Arnold

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.

Tags: Good, Money  ✍ Author: Gemma Arterton

I love all things Christmas.

Tags: Love  ✍ Author: Samantha Barks

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

Tags: Good, Year  ✍ Author: Gary Barlow

Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.

Tags: Again, Time  ✍ Author: Dave Barry

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.

Tags: Family, Give  ✍ Author: Mario Batali

I'm totally the 'decorate early, start listening to Christmas songs super early' guy. I've just always been that way.

Tags: Guy, Start  ✍ Author: Drake Bell

I love the atmosphere at the mall - everything about Christmas. I don't think anything specific gets me in the holiday spirit except for the holidays themselves.

Tags: Love, Themselves  ✍ Author: Drake Bell

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.

Tags: Black, Love  ✍ Author: Ashley Benson

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.

Tags: Focus, Good  ✍ Author: Dennis Bergkamp

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.

Tags: End, School  ✍ Author: Guy Berryman

'A Christmas Story' has always meant a lot to me personally.

Tags: Meant, Story  ✍ Author: Peter Billingsley

I'd have to say, for me, as a child, my favorite memories were always centered around Christmas time. It always seemed like no matter how much money my parents had or didn't have, we got completely spoiled rotten. There were always presents under the tree, and we always did special things, like hide elves around the house.

Tags: Money, Time  ✍ Author: Josie Bissett

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.

Tags: Keep, Writing  ✍ Author: Clint Black

Online, there's no time. It's always Christmas.

Tags: Online, Time  ✍ Author: Lewis Black
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