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Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Countdown Begins: 5.....

1. George Bernard Shaw, Our Theatres in the Nineties, 1895

“I am sorry to have to introduce the subject of Christmas. It is an indecent subject; a cruel, gluttonous subject; a drunken, disorderly subject; a wasteful, disastrous subject; a wicked, cadging, lying, filthy, blasphemous and demoralizing subject. Christmas is forced on a reluctant and disgusted nation by the shopkeepers and the press: on its own merits it would wither and shrivel in the fiery breath of universal hatred; and anyone who looked back to it would be turned into a pillar of greasy sausages.”

2. Erma Bombeck, “Children of Christmas,” 1969

“There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.”

3. Ernest Hemingway, 88 Poems, 1979

“If my Valentine you won’t be,
I’ll hang myself on your Christmas tree.”

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