Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 25 Dec 2019

1

I will honour Christmas in my heart...

... and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach. – Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

2

What I don’t like about office Christmas parties...

... is looking for a job the next day. – Phyllis Diller

3

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

4

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

5

Christmas, children, is not a date...

... It is a state of mind. – Mary Ellen Chase

6

The idea that there’s a force of love and logic...

... behind the universe is overwhelming to start with, if you believe it. Actually, maybe even far-fetched to start with, but the idea that that same love and logic would choose to describe itself as a baby born in straw and poverty is genius, and brings me to my knees, literally. – Bono

7

You know you’re getting old...

... when Santa starts looking younger. – Robert Paul

8

The best way...

... to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. – Buddy the Elf (Will Ferrell) in Elf

9

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. – Dave Barry

10

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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