quote by Gilbert K. Chesterton

When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Christmas stockings quote The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the pa

The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.

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.

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.

Christmas stockings quote One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living r

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day.

He put a ring in the toe of a stocking.

On Christmas Eve, we opened our stockings and it was there at the bottom of the toe. Then he got down on his knees and he was shaking.

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

Donald Trump is a big Christmas gift wrapped under the tree for Hillary Clinton.

She desperately hopes she runs against Donald Trump. I, however, am the lump of coal in Mrs. Clinton's stocking, and she desperately hopes she does not run against me.

Christmas stockings quote He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.

Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?

I'd like a stocking made for a giant, And a meeting house full of toys, Then I'd go out in a happy hunt For the poor little girls and boys; Up the street and down the street, And across and over the town, I'd search and find them everyone, Before the sun went down.

[Christmas] holidays are a heavy, heavy time.

We make light of them with our red and green and our stockings and candy canes, but people think heavy thoughts over the holidays because that's when you're thinking about family. Are we close? Or are we not as close as other people?

Christmas stockings quote Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.

Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.

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I loved Christmas. We had a really great time. But there wasn't - it was all - you had to be happy with, you know, an orange and a couple of walnuts, you know, in your stocking.

Christmas it too large to be tucked away in the toe of a child's stocking.

It's a good time to say "Oh" and take stock and say, "Gee, how was I ethically this year?" That's the problem with faith, Joe. What it does is it kind of screws up your priorities. Your priorities shouldn't be saving your own ass, which is the focus of Christianity. The focus should be, I'm a good person, and I do that just for the sake of being good. Like the Christmas song says, "Be good for goodness' sake."

Christmas stockings quote Christmas children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.

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

Aside from a couple of signature flourishes, there's nothing to mark Paycheck as the product of acclaimed action director John Woo. In fact, there's little about this movie that makes it worth anyone's time and money. With a script that waffles between being hilariously absurd and insultingly stupid, and action scenes that won't cause anyone's pulse to skip a beat, Paycheck is less appealing than a lump of coal in a Christmas stocking.

My sister-in-law found a real surprise in her stockings - my brother.

Christmas is a stocking stuffed with sugary goodness.

Christmas is a good time to take stock of our blessings.

I don't know what to do!" cried Scrooge, laughing and crying in the same breath;

and making a perfect Laocoön of himself with his stockings. "I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a school-boy. I am as giddy as a drunken man. A merry Christmas to every-body! A happy New Year to all the world! Hallo here! Whoop! Hallo!

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