Favourite Christmas quotes!

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Elizabby
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Post by Elizabby » December 20th, 2017, 11:15 pm

I need some Christmas quotes for a collection - don't have to be PD - hit me with your favourite comments on the season!

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Post by commonsparrow3 » December 21st, 2017, 10:44 am

Since it needn't be PD, I'll mention this favorite bit from Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas:

Every Who down in Who-ville, the tall and the small,
Was singing! Without any presents at all!
He hadn't stopped Christmas from coming! It came!
Somehow or other, it came just the same!
And the Grinch, with his grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow,
Stood puzzling and puzzling: How could it be so?
It came without ribbons! It came without tags!
It came without packages, boxes or bags!
And he puzzled three hours, `till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before!
"Maybe Christmas", he thought, "doesn't come from a store."
"Maybe Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!"

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Post by commonsparrow3 » December 21st, 2017, 10:50 am

Also, this favorite remark by Scrooge's nephew, from my all-time favorite Christmas story, Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol:

"I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys."

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Post by Elizabby » December 21st, 2017, 6:35 pm

Both of these are excellent!

I need 13 for my collection though...

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Post by Peter Why » December 24th, 2017, 12:39 am

Apart from Tom Lehrer's Christmas song, my favourite is from The Wind in the Willows:

In the fore-court, lit by the dim rays of a
horn lantern, some eight or ten little field-mice stood in a
semicircle, red worsted comforters round their throats, their
fore-paws thrust deep into their pockets, their feet jigging for
warmth. With bright beady eyes they glanced shyly at each other,
sniggering a little, sniffing and applying coat-sleeves a good deal.
As the door opened, one of the elder ones that carried the lantern was
just saying, "Now then, one, two, three!" and forthwith their shrill
little voices uprose on the air, singing one of the old-time carols
that their forefathers composed in fields that were fallow and held by
frost, or when snow-bound in chimney corners, and handed down to be
sung in the miry street to lamp-lit windows at Yule-time.

Peter
"I think, therefore I am, I think." Solomon Cohen, in Terry Pratchett's Dodger

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Post by VfkaBT » December 24th, 2017, 12:38 pm

I'm not a rap fan but these are the opening lines to my favorite modern pop Christmas song, Christmas Wrapping
by The Waitresses (a mostly-white new wave/jazz band, led by the late Patty Donahue)

"Bah Humbug; now that's too strong!
'Cause it is my favorite holiday.
But all this year's been a busy blur
Don't think I have the energy
To add to my already mad rush
Just 'cause it's 'tis the season.
The perfect gift for me would be
Completions and connections left from last year.
Ski shop encounter most interesting.
Had his number but never the time,
Most of '81 passed along those lines.
So deck those halls. Trim those trees.
Raise up cups of Christmas cheer.
I just need to catch my breath;
Christmas by myself this year...

Merry Christmas; Merry Christmas
Couldn't miss this one this year.
Merry Christmas; Merry Christmas
Couldn't miss this one this year."

Songwriter: Terence Christopher Butler
Christmas Wrapping lyrics © Spirit Music Group, Global Talent Publishing
My previous LV work: Bellona Times

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Post by Elizabby » December 24th, 2017, 1:04 pm

Some really interesting selections here!

Thanks everyone - Merry Christmas! :9:

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