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Christmas in quotations

1

Garrison Keillor

‘A lovely thing about Christmas...

...is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.’

2

Bono

‘The idea that there's a force...

...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.’

3

Shirley Temple

‘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.’

4

Homer Simpson

‘On this day, a million years ago...

...a dude was born who most of us think was magic, but others don’t and that’s cool. But we’re probably right. Amen.’

5

Phyllis Diller

‘What I don’t like about...

...office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.’

6

Mary Ellen Chase

‘Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.’

7

Bob Hope

‘My idea of Christmas whether...

8

Robert Paul

‘You know you’re getting old when Santa starts looking younger.’

9

Buddy the Elf (Will Ferrell) in Elf

‘The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.‘

10

Andy Rooney

‘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.’

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