Monday, December 23, 2013

10 More Christmas Quotes

“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly."

- Andy Rooney 

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“I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, goodwill to men!” 

- Henry Wadsorth Longfellow 

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“Oh look, yet another Christmas TV special! How touching to have the meaning of Christmas brought to us by cola, fast food, and beer.... Who'd have ever guessed that product consumption, popular entertainment, and spirituality would mix so harmoniously? ” 

- Bill Watterson, The Essential Calvin and Hobbes

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“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” 

- Bob Hope

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“. . . it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God Bless Us, Every One!"

- Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

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If a kid ever asks you how Santa Claus can live forever, I think a good answer is that he drinks blood.

- Jack Handey

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"The magi, as you know, were wise men - wonderfully wise men - who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents. Being wise, their gifts were no doubt wise ones, possibly bearing the privilege of exchange in case of duplication. And here I have lamely related to you the uneventful chronicle of two foolish children in a flat who most unwisely sacrificed for each other the greatest treasures of their house. But in a last word to the wise of these days let it be said that of all who give gifts these two were the wisest. Of all who give and receive gifts, such as they are wisest. Everywhere they are wisest. They are the magi."

- William Sydney Porter (O’ Henry), The Gift of the Magi

(Read the story by clicking on the following link to a past Bytes post:

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"I will never forget when I was about 12, and my mother told my siblings and me that we would not be receiving Christmas gifts because there wasn't enough money. I remember at the time that I felt sad and thought: 'What would I say when the other kids asked what I had gotten?' Just when I started to accept that there would not be a Christmas that year, three nuns showed up at our house with gifts for us. There was a turkey, a fruit basket, and some games, and for me, there was a doll. " 

- Oprah Winfrey. 

The memory that led to the creation of Christmas Kindness South Africa 2002.

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Child: Your beard's not real.

Willie: No Shit! It was real, but I got sick and all the hair fell out.

Child: How come?

Willie: I loved a woman who wasn't clean.

Child: Mrs. Santa?

Willie: No it was her sister.

- Billie Bob Thornton as Willie, Bad Santa

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So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun

And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones
The old and the young

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

- John Lennon, So This is Christmas

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