Friday, 27 December 2013

Look Out for the Wall!

There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child. ~ Erma Bombeck, I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression #quote

"It came without ribbons!  It came without tags!  It came without packages, boxes or bags!"... 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!"  ~ Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! #quote


Oh look, yet another Christmas TV special!  How touching to have the meaning of Christmas brought to us by cola, fast food, and beer.... Who'd have ever guessed that product consumption, popular entertainment, and spirituality would mix so harmoniously?  ~ Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes #quote

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
The warmth of Christmas grant you love.
~ Author Unknown #quote

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~  Norman Vincent Peale #quote

Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home. ~ Carol Nelson. #quote

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #quote

Instead of being a time of unusual behaviour, Christmas is perhaps the only time in the year when people can obey their natural impulses and express their true sentiments without feeling self-conscious and, perhaps, foolish.  Christmas, in short, is about the only chance a man has to be himself. ~ Francis C. Farley #quote

Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it.  Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it. ~ Richard Lamm #quote

Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen. ~ Author unknown, attributed to a 7-year-old named Bobby #quote

From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it. ~ Katharine Whitehorn #quote




The message of Christmas is that the visible material world is bound to the invisible spiritual world. ~ Author Unknown #quote

No matter how carefully you stored the lights last year, they will be snarled again this Christmas. ~ Robert Kirby #quote

Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree.  In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall. ~ Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas #quote

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. ~ Washington Irving #quote

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. ~ Peg Bracken #quote

To perceive Christmas through its wrapping becomes more difficult with every year. ~ E.B. White, "The Distant Music of the Hounds," The Second Tree from the Corner, 1954 #quote

Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money. ~ Author Unknown #quote

Isn't it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for - I don't know what exactly, but it's something that you don't mind so much not having at other times. ~ Kate L. Bosher #quote

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!  ~ Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1836 #quote

Christmas is a necessity.  There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves. ~ Eric Sevareid #quote

I do like Christmas on the whole.... In its clumsy way, it does approach Peace and Goodwill.  But it is clumsier every year. ~ E.M. Forster #quote

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. ~ Roy L. Smith #quote

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. ~ Charles Dickens #quote

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. ~  Shirley Temple #quote

Christmas is the season when you buy this year's gifts with next year's money. ~ Author Unknown #quote

The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D. C. This wasn't for any religious reasons. They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin. ~  Jay Leno #quote

Why is Christmas just like a day at the office? You do all the work and the fat guy with the suit gets all the credit. ~  Anonymous #quote

In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank.  People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!'  or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!'  ~ Dave Barry, "Christmas Shopping:  A Survivor's Guide" #quote


The one thing women don't want to find in their stockings on Christmas morning is their husband. ~  Joan Rivers #quote

Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas. ~  Johnny Carson #quote

Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the Holiday Season, that very special time of year when we join with our loved ones in sharing centuries-old traditions such as trying to find a parking space at the mall. We traditionally do this in my family by driving around the parking lot until we see a shopper emerge from the mall, then we follow her, in very much the same spirit as the Three Wise Men, who 2,000 years ago followed a star, week after week, until it led them to a parking space. ~  Dave Barry #quote

What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus?  Claustrophobic. ~  Anonymous #quote

What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day. ~  Phyllis Diller #quote

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. ~ Andy Rooney #quote

Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles. ~ Author Unknown #quote

FYI:  7 second video ~ who doesn't have the time?

All Photos & video from the 
Christmas Eve Children Parade 
in Cuenca, Ecuador 2013