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
There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.
– Erma Bombeck
Halloween starts earlier and earlier, just like Christmas.
– Robert Englund
I’m a physicist, and we have something called Moore’s Law, which says computer power doubles every 18 months. So every Christmas, we more or less assume that our toys and appliances are more or less twice as powerful as the previous Christmas.
– Michio Kaku
I owe my life to my father. I remember that my first Christmas present was a ball. In the district where we lived, there weren’t many kids who had one.
– Sergio Aguero
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.
– Al Smith
Christmas is a holiday that persecutes the lonely, the frayed, and the rejected.
– Jimmy Cannon
Christmas is a time for slipping into familiar patterns.
– David Hepworth
I didn’t know the full dimensions of forever, but I knew it was longer than waiting for Christmas to come.
– Richard Brautigan
It doesn’t bother me a bit when people say, ‘Merry Christmas’ to me. I don’t think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it.
– Ben Stein
I love presents, But since I’ve gotten older, I haven’t really wanted anything. Christmas is about family.
– Jacob Latimore
Let’s be naughty and save Santa the trip.
– Gary Allan
I had eight brothers and sisters. Every Christmas my younger brother Bobby would wake up extra early and open everybody’s presents – everybody’s – so by the time the rest of us got up, all the gifts were shredded, ribbons off, torn open and thrown aside.
– Tommy Hilfiger
I’m not romantic, and I don’t like Christmas.
– Paula Hawkins
Music is my thing. It’s my thing; it’s what I love. It’s what I do. It’s football to me; it’s Christmas to me; religion to me; poetry to me.
– Ryan Adams
I think we’ve taken the meaning of Christmas out. People don’t stop and think about Jesus or the birth of Jesus. When they think of Christmas, they think of Santa Claus and – for the children, and they think of giving gifts and out-giving the next person of spending their time looking for the right thing for somebody who has everything.
– Billy Graham
My son is a tree surgeon and gets me a lovely tree. I like to put it up early, as I can’t wait for Christmas. We dress it with decorations that have been in the family for years.
– Mary Berry
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
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
No matter what, I always make it home for Christmas. I love to go to my Tennessee Mountain Home and invite all of my nieces and nephews and their spouses and kids and do what we all like to do – eat, laugh, trade presents and just enjoy each other… and sometimes I even dress up like Santa Claus!
– Dolly Parton
Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas.
– Stephen Graham Jones
Being a traditionalist, I’m a rabid sucker for Christmas. In July, I’m already worried that there are only 146 shopping days left.
– John Waters
My grandmother was a church organist, but we only went on Easter and Christmas Eve sometimes.
– Zach Anner
There’s a lot of movies that aren’t all about Christmas, or where Christmas isn’t the focus, but have that spirit of Christmas in them. I love that sequence in ‘Auntie Mame,’ where she’s in the department store, sewing at Macy’s, and she doesn’t know how to do anything but fill out a form as ‘cash on delivery!’
– Robert Osborne
Nothing says holidays, like a cheese log.
– Ellen DeGeneres
I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up – they have no holidays.
– Henny Youngman
Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.
– Charles M. Schulz
Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.
– Dale Evans
When I cook for my family on Christmas, I make feijoada, a South American dish of roasted and smoked meats like ham, pork, beef, lamb, and bacon – all served with black beans and rice. It’s festive but different.
– Maya Angelou
For many years, I’ve wanted to do one, and I’ve always mentioned it to the chieftains, and they would say things like, ‘Oh well. Christmas albums don’t sell,’ and things like that. But that’s not the point. Christmas albums are important. The music is important. The season is important.
– Aretha Franklin
Christmas time! That man must be a misanthrope indeed, in whose breast something like a jovial feeling is not roused – in whose mind some pleasant associations are not awakened – by the recurrence of Christmas.
– Charles Dickens
There would be no Christmas if there was no Easter.
– Gordon B. Hinckley
We used to indulge hopelessly as a family at Christmas. When the children were little, I dressed up as Father Christmas. They knew it was a gag, but they loved it. I remember stealing into their bedrooms at 1 A.M. and filling the stockings up at the end of the bed.
– Richard Attenborough
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
If you do good work, it tends to stick around. People still come up to me and say, ‘The Ref’ is my favorite Christmas movie.’
– Denis Leary
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
– Norman Vincent Peale
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
Sometime in the early Seventies, gender-free toys were briefly a popular idea. So at Christmas on the California beach in 1972, we downplayed the dolls with frilly dresses and loaded up Santa’s sack with toy trucks and earth movers for our three daughters.
– Tom Brokaw
New Year’s Eve to Valentine’s Day is our peak season, and in many ways, Valentine’s Day is our Christmas. Everybody in the world makes the same three New Year’s resolutions: health, career and money, and love.
– Sam Yagan
The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.
– Charles Dudley Warner
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
My little brother and grandma told me I could sing. I used to sing in church, too. Not like in the choir or anything, but for people around the church… on the church bus going home and Christmas plays.
– Bryson Tiller
Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
– Washington Irving
Expectancy is the atmosphere for miracles.
– Edwin Louis Cole
For a Jewish guy, I’ve recorded a lot of Christmas albums.
– Barry Manilow
As I lay so sick on my bed, from Christmas till March, I was always praying for poor ole master. ‘Pears like I didn’t do nothing but pray for ole master. ‘Oh, Lord, convert ole master;’ ‘Oh, dear Lord, change dat man’s heart, and make him a Christian.’
– Harriet Tubman
The loneliest ebb of my life came on that Christmas eve, only one day after my arrival in New York. The abyss of loneliness. I ate a solitary dinner in a small cafe, and the very food tasted bitter with my unshed tears. One doesn’t dare cry in America. It is unmanly here.
– Rudolph Valentino
Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
– Alexander Smith
Online, there’s no time. It’s always Christmas.
– Lewis Black
I feel like I’ve got a pretty relatively extensive Christmas sweatshirt collection.
– Kyle Mooney
My dad likes to recite the story of ‘Pablo the Donkey’ before dinner to teach us the real meaning of Christmas. Every year, it’s the same; every year, we cringe!
– Mallory Jansen