Holidays can be a mixed bag. It’s not always Norman Rockwell perfect. But that doesn’t mean you can’t re-create them into something that is sane and celebratory. Here’s what the “experts” have to say.
To many people holidays are not voyages of discovery, but a ritual of reassurance.
- –Phillip Adams
The human race has not devised any way of dissolving barriers, getting to know the other chap fast, breaking the ice, that is one-tenth as handy and efficient as letting you and the other chap, or chaps, cease to be totally sober at about the same rate in agreeable surroundings.
- –Kingsley Amis
Christmas is a holiday that persecutes the lonely, the frayed and the rejected.
- –Jimmy Cannon
Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.
- –Winston Churchill
If Christmas is for families, what do you do when there are families scattered all over the country? I am pretty sure God wants to make sure I touch all the bases, even if I spend his actual birthday with Delta Airlines.
- –Gail Collins
The gist of New Year’s Day is: Try again.
- –Frank Crane
What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.
- –Phyllis Diller
Except for excess decoration, excess commercialism, excess editorializing, excess caroling, excess bibbling, and excess cheer, I heartily approve of the Christmas spirit.
Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.
- –B.C. Forbes
People are happier at Yuletime because they take the milk of human kindness out of the deep freeze.
- –Arnold Glasow
I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark.
- –Dick Gregory