He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
The only thing bad about a holiday is it is followed by a non-holiday.
A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
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I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up -- they have no holidays.
Christmas comes, but once a year is enough.
Midnight, and the clock strikes. It is Christmas Day, the werewolves birthday, the door of the solstice still wide enough open to let them all slink through.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Christ was born in the first century, yet he belongs to all centuries.
He was born a Jew, yet He belongs to all races. He was born in Bethlehem, yet He belongs to all countries.
When you like your work every day is a holiday.
A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.
Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!
There are some people who want to throw their arms round you simply because it is Christmas; there are other people who want to strangle you simply because it is Christmas.
God walked down the stairs of heaven with a Baby in His arms.
From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it.
Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not.
The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk.
This drunkenness culminates on New Year's Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you're married to.
April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom, holiday tables under the trees.
In our open society, we are inclined to give to the less fortunate for the pure goodness of giving. We open our home to those who are alone on this holiday to spread some warmth into the life of another.
In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season;
the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukka' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukka!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!
The purpose and cause of the incarnation was that He might illuminate the world by His wisdom and excite it to the love of Himself.
A woman spent all Christmas Day in a telephone box without ringing anyone.
If someone comes to phone, she leaves the box, then resumes her place afterwards. No one calls her either, but from a window in the street, someone watched her all day, no doubt since they had nothing better to do. The Christmas syndrome.
Call a truce, then, to our labors -- let us feast with friends and neighbors, and be merry as the custom of our caste; for if faint and forced the laughter, and if sadness follow after, we are richer by one mocking Christmas past.
Please to put a nickel, please to put a dime. How petitions trickle in at Christmas time!
This is the month, and this the happy morn, wherein the Son of heaven's eternal King, of wedded Maid and Virgin Mother born, our great redemption from above did bring.
Lucy: Beethoven's birthday is December 16th Shermy! Have you decided what you're going to get me?Shermy: Yes! I'm not going to get you anything!Lucy: What kind of a holiday is it where you don't give girls presents?
'Twas Christmas broach'd the mightiest ale;
'twas Christmas told the merriest tale; a Christmas gambol oft could cheer the poor man's heart through half the year.
Have you ever noticed that Jesus is never recorded as taking a holiday? He retired for the purposes of his mission, not from it. He was never destroyed by his work; he was always on top of it. He moved among people as the master of every situation. He was busier than anyone; the multitudes were always at him, yet he had time, for everything and everyone. He was never hurried, or harassed, or too busy. He had complete supremacy over time; he never let it dictate to him. He talked of my time; my hour. He knew exactly when the moment had come for doing something and when it had not.
So stick up ivy and the bays, and then restore the heathen ways, green will remind you of the Spring, though this great day denies the thing, and mortifies the earth, and all, but your wild revels, and loose hall.
Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.
A holiday is when you celebrate something that's all finished up, that happened a long time ago and now there's nothing left to celebrate but the dead.
If we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.
's birthday at a time of presidential inaugurals, this is thanks to Ronald Reagan who created the holiday, and not to the Democratic Congress of the Carter years, which rejected it.
Since I'm always working, my best holiday memories are definitely when I can just go home and spend time with my family.
I've just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I'll tell you what, never again.
I wanted to play piano in restaurants in the south of France.
I went there on holiday once and I saw this guy playing in an old tuxedo. He was all disheveled, with a whisky glass on the piano. I thought that was the coolest thing. So what's happened to me with 'Twilight' isn't really what I'd planned.
When my mother was born on 14 April, he named her after a Latin American holiday, the Day of Americas, that nobody knew about. My due date also happened to be 14 April.
In singing, there's a vibration that comes from deep down inside, literally from your sex. When you put out that vibration, people can feel it. Billie Holiday does it. Peggy Lee does it. It's very hot.
The reason I did the book about holidays is that you're a different person on holiday. You're sleeping somewhere unfamiliar, knocking about with people you've never met and for 10 days you're someone else. You're out of your comfortable zone.
When I go on holiday and people ask me what I do, I tell them I do some internet stuff and I've done a couple of books and I hope they just leave it at that.
My first real foreign holiday was my honeymoon 20 years ago, and we went to Bali. It was particularly special for that reason, I enjoyed it very much - I had packed music scores and a practice drum pad, suspecting that I would be completely bored, but actually they remained in my case.
Capri on the Amalfi Coast in Italy is my ultimate holiday destination.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday I took time to reflect on what is most important to me and realized I need to find a way to put the fun back into racing.
I've made my own music, and the way I've always described it is Peggy Lee with an electric guitar, or Billie Holiday with some PJ Harvey in there.
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.
I don't want to spend the next two years in Holiday Inns.
I don't want to go to the Bahamas on holiday.
I hate islands. I want to go to Brittany, where it's cold and raining, and there's nothing fancy about it.
Christmas is a holiday that persecutes the lonely, the frayed, and the rejected.
One of the wonderful things about this glorious holiday trip I'm on is that I'm in public with people. It hasn't been inclined... I don't know - something to do with the death of my wife. It's inclined to make me isolated.
I started out Ice skating with Holiday On Ice and just got offered the part of R2 by chance.