Quotes and Sayings about Christmas



"Christmas is over and Business is Business."
- Franklin P. Adams
(Related: Business, Christmas)

"We always had lutefisk for Christmas dinner, after which Dad read from the Norwegian Bible."
- Peter Agre
(Related: Dad, Bible, Christmas)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Money, Mother, Attitude, Christmas, Fact, Months, Nothing)

"In the United States Christmas has become the rape of an idea."
- Richard Bach
(Related: 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
(Related: Winning, Christmas, Focus, Results, Will)

"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
(Related: Christmas, Old, Song, Songs, Traditions, Writing)

"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
(Related: Christmas, Years)

"There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Christmas, Nothing, World)

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

"I didn't know the full dimensions of forever, but I knew it was longer than waiting for Christmas to come."
- Richard Brautigan
(Related: Christmas, Waiting)

"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
(Related: Christmas, Fun, Will)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Age, People, Artist, Christmas, Song)

"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
(Related: Christmas)

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

"I get a little behind during Lent, but it comes out even at Christmas."
- Frank Butler
(Related: Christmas, Lent)

"But Tammy Faye calls me, and Ron Jeremy calls me, Erik Estrada sends me a Christmas card every year."
- Trishelle Cannatella
(Related: Christmas)

"Christmas is a holiday that persecutes the lonely, the frayed, and the rejected."
- Jimmy Cannon
(Related: Christmas, Holiday, Lonely)

"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
(Related: Time, Mother, Daughter, People, Attention, Christmas, Pain)

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

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

"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
(Related: God, Time, Children, Christmas)

"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."
- Frank Howard Clark
(Related: Christmas, Kisses, Pleasure)

"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
(Related: Christ, Christmas, Competition, Focus, Guilt, Pressure, World)

"Christmas is the antithesis of Thanksgiving. Christmas is pretty much a man-made holiday."
- John Clayton
(Related: Christmas, Holiday, Man, Pretty, Thanksgiving)

"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
(Related: Family, Christmas, Walking)

"I wanted an electric train for Christmas but I got the saxophone instead."
- Clarence Clemons
(Related: Christmas)

"There are no strangers on Christmas Eve."
- Adele Comandini
(Related: Christmas, Strangers)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Peace, Men, Christmas, Earth, Goodwill)

"Christmas makes everything twice as sad."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Christmas)

"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
(Related: Children, Christmas, Politicians)

"Our whole family assembles in Chicago at Christmas and usually in Aspen in the summer."
- James Cronin
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Childhood, Christmas, Man, Old, Quiet, Youth)

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

"What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day."
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Christmas, Day, Job, Office)

"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
(Related: Father, Belief, Christmas)

"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
(Related: Work, Boss, Christmas, Day, World)

"Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas."
- Dale Evans
(Related: Love, Time, Action, Christmas)

"There's been a concerted effort to steal Christmas."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Christmas, Effort)

"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
(Related: Christ, Christmas, School)

"Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling."
- Edna Ferber
(Related: Christmas, Feeling)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Time, April, Christmas, Community)

"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Christmas, Conscience)

"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
(Related: Love, Men, Baby, Christmas, Night)

"Besides the two Christmas things, we've got a about a dozen new tracks we're working on."
- Chris Frantz
(Related: Christmas)

"Coming from Chicago, I like a white Christmas."
- Dennis Franz
(Related: Chicago, Christmas)

"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
(Related: Christmas, Goodbye, Grace, Luck)

"Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: 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
(Related: Time, Sister, Brother, Actor, Christmas, Old, Years)

"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
(Related: Mom, Movies)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Time, Soul, Christmas, Day, Summer, Waiting)

"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
(Related: Christmas, December, Favorite, Quiet)

"There are very few people who have done more than one Christmas album."
- Isaac Hanson
(Related: People, Christmas)

"Christmas albums are not something you do frequently."
- Isaac Hanson
(Related: Christmas)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Money, Time, Baby, Christmas, Gifts)

"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
(Related: Christmas, Class, Night, Poor, School, Woman, Writing)

"South Park started as a little video Christmas card."
- Joel Hodgson
(Related: Christmas)

"Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Christmas, Nothing, Spirit, Tears)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Heart, Charity, Christmas, Fire, Hospitality)

"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
(Related: Christmas, Earth, Space)

"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
(Related: Government, Christmas, Frustration, Santa claus)

"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
(Related: Christmas, Feeling, Meaning, Song, Want)

"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
(Related: People, Dance, Christmas, Garden, Jokes, Want)

"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
(Related: Music, Family, People, Christmas)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Society, People, Christmas, Eating, Killing, World)

"A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together."
- Garrison Keillor
(Related: Christmas)

"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
(Related: Brothers, Christmas)

"My grandson sees me as Lois on TV every Christmas, and that scores me points."
- Margot Kidder
(Related: Christmas)

"I made a French film called "Merry Christmas" which is a very European film. It's a World War I piece."
- Diane Kruger
(Related: War, Film, World, World war)

"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
(Related: Peace, Christmas, Famous, Football, Night, Opera, Play, Trying)

"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
(Related: Government, Time, Christmas, Kids, Want)

"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
(Related: Government, Time, Christmas, Kids, Want)

"On the whole, I prefer Christmas as an adult than I did as a child."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Christmas)

"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
(Related: Life, Time, Christmas)

"Now, the essence, the very spirit of Christmas is that we first make believe a thing is so, and lo, it presently turns out to be so."
- Stephen Leacock
(Related: Christmas, First, Now, Spirit)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: People, Christmas, Want)

"A Christmas Carol is such a fool-proof story you can't louse it up."
- Leonard Maltin
(Related: Christmas, Fool)

"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
(Related: Movies, People, Christmas, Today)

"I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included."
- Bernard Manning
(Related: Christmas, Kids, Saying)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Nature, Christmas, Right, Talking, Want)

"We never really had any kind of a Christmas. This is one part where my memory fails me completely."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Christmas, Memory)

"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
(Related: Mother, Christmas, Lonely, Vacation, Years)

"Please to put a nickel, please to put a dime. How petitions trickle in at Christmas time!"
- Phyllis McGinley
(Related: Christmas)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Boys, Christmas, Giving)

"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
(Related: Christmas, Eyes, Tears, Weddings)

"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
(Related: Time, Decision, Christmas, Day, First, Senate, Spring, Years)

"T'was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse."
- Clement Clarke Moore
(Related: Christmas, Mouse, Night)

"Christmas is, of course, the time to be home - in heart as well as body."
- Garry Moore
(Related: Home, Time, Heart, Body, Christmas)

"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
(Related: Manager, Father, Christmas, Day, December, Old, Results, Years)

"My mother would give my brothers and me a pile of catalogues and let us pick what we wanted for Christmas."
- Kary Mullis
(Related: Mother, Brothers, Christmas)

"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)."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Technology, Body, Christmas, Example, Now, Planning, Right)

"Windows are as essential to office prestige as Christmas is to retailing."
- Enid Nemy
(Related: Christmas, Office, Windows)

"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
(Related: Christmas, Song)

"We consider Christmas as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly; let him rejoice."
- Pope Paul VI
(Related: Faith, God, Christmas, Mankind)

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Christmas, Magic, World)

"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
(Related: Home, Mother, Christmas, Fans)

"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
(Related: Work, Christmas, Film, Respect, Want)

"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
(Related: Home, War, Christmas, Country, Vietnam)

"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
(Related: Home, Christmas, Country, Silly, Talking, Vietnam, Will, Years)

"At Christmas our house is like a Donnie and Marie Christmas Special."
- Kevin Richardson
(Related: Christmas)

"Even though we're a week and a half away from Thanksgiving, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas."
- Richard Roeper
(Related: Beginning, Christmas, Thanksgiving)

"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
(Related: Truth, Advertising, Christmas, Spring)

"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
(Related: Time, Christmas, First, Party, Pressure, Want)

"'The war in Iraq - if Osama was a Christian - it's the Christmas present he never would have expected."
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: War, Christian, Christmas, Iraq, Present)

"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
(Related: Truth, Christmas, Culture, Economy, Football, Holidays, Meaning, Thanksgiving, Turkey)

"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
(Related: Christmas)

"That's the true spirit of Christmas; people being helped by people other than me."
- Jerry Seinfeld
(Related: People, Being, Christmas, Spirit)

"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
(Related: Christmas, Day, Flying)

"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
(Related: Christmas, Day, Journey)

"I'm so depressed. Christmas is the worst of all. Holidays are terrible, worse than Sundays. I get melancholia."
- David O. Selznick
(Related: Christmas, Holidays)

"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store."
- Dr. Seuss
(Related: Thought, Christmas)

"I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah."
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Related: Christmas, Present)

"Christmas is the day that holds all time together."
- Alexander Smith
(Related: Time, Christmas, Day)

"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
(Related: Christmas, Santa claus)

"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."
- Roy L. Smith
(Related: Heart, Christmas, Will)

"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
(Related: Religion, Art, Science, Christmas, Wonder, Youth)

"Christmas... is not an external event at all, but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart."
- Freya Stark
(Related: Home, Heart, Christmas)

"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
(Related: American, Children, Christmas, Washington)

"I never had a Christmass at home for about 10 years."
- Jim Sullivan
(Related: Home, Years)

"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
(Related: Christmas, Country, Party, Public, Republican)

"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
(Related: Family, Time, Christmas, Presidency, Tradition, Vacation)

"To understand this Christmas record, you have to understand our ministry."
- John Tesh
(Related: Christmas)

"Those worship songs on the Christmas project will air on PBS television. That's highly unusual."
- John Tesh
(Related: Christmas, Project, Songs, Television, Will, Worship)

"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
(Related: Time, Home, People, Beach, Christmas, Fact, Horses, Kids, Play, Summer)

"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
(Related: Dad, Christmas)

"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
(Related: Love, Christmas)

"I got a guitar when I was about 14, for a Christmas present, and went from there."
- Robin Trower
(Related: Christmas, Guitar, Present)

"I'd like to do a Christmas album. I've never done a Christmas album."
- Tanya Tucker
(Related: Christmas)

"At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year."
- Thomas Tusser
(Related: Christmas, Play)

"So many people release albums before Christmas and they get lost in the Christmas rush."
- Bonnie Tyler
(Related: People, Christmas)

"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
(Related: Dad, Experience, Mom, Time, Christmas, English, Guitar, Past)

"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
(Related: Father, Christmas, Guidance, Old, Parents, Play, Songs)

"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
(Related: Children, Christmas, End, Parents)

"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
(Related: Christmas, Country, Learning, May, Now, states, United)

"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
(Related: Christmas, Eyes)

"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
(Related: Christmas, Nothing)

"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
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"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
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"Christmas makes me happy no matter what time of year it comes around."
- Bryan White
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"To perceive Christmas through its wrappings becomes more difficult with every year."
- E. B. White
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"From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it."
- Katherine Whitehorn
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"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
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"Orphans, dead parents, lonely children at Christmas, morose spoken word recordings, everything you love about the holidays. Move the turkey over so you can fit your head in the oven."
- April Winchell
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"Pets, like their owners, tend to expand a little over the Christmas period."
- Frances Wright
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