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I remember as a child; my mother loved Dean Martin. Every Christmas; about the only Christmas album that we were able to listen to was the Dean Martin Christmas album. – Michael Spradlin

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I’m not a fan of musicals at all; but I do think ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ is a very good. I always thought ‘Walk the Line’ was very good; too. – Thomas Brodie-Sangster

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Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today’s Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday. – Gladys Taber

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So when I was 13; I basically left home and never returned and lived at home again. I would come home for a week at Christmas and two weeks in the summer only. – Peter Jurasik

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I asked for a guitar when I was 8 years old for Christmas. I have no idea why. I never had any guitar heroes. I still don’t. But there must have been something in me because I’ve been playing for 30 years. – Jamie Lawson

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Our whole family assembles in Chicago at Christmas and usually in Aspen in the summer. – James Cronin

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I don’t go back home to Sardinia as much as I would like; just for Christmas and family events. – Caterina Murino

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I would like to spend Christmas in different countries all over the world. I love seeing how different cultures celebrate the holidays in their own unique ways. – Mallory Jansen

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I’ve also just finished filming the role of Robert Brown in ‘Just William;’ which is due to transmit on BBC One at Christmas. – Harry Melling

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My dad likes to recite the story of ‘Pablo the Donkey’ before dinner to teach us the real meaning of Christmas. Every year; it’s the same; every year; we cringe! – Mallory Jansen

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What I found out on Christmas Day 1984; through biochemical evidence; was that telomeres could be lengthened by the enzyme we called telomerase; which keeps the telomeres from wearing down. After I found that out; I went home and put on Bruce Springsteen’ – Carol W. Greider

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‘Bond’ was like Christmas: can’t wait for it to come around. Being in the films brought me to a global audience; and I have had the opportunity to meet incredible people. – Colin Salmon

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After church on the Sunday after Thanksgiving; my family would go chop down our Christmas tree. Once it was home and placed in its stand; Mom and I would painstakingly decorate our tree. It took hours to place the tinsel; string the lights; find the perfe – Molly O’Keefe

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I watched a lot of movies when I was younger and I remember; when I was seven years old; I asked my parents if I could have an agent for Christmas. – Meaghan Rath

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The most challenging roles were Disney’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ and ‘Mars Needs Moms’ because they were both motion capture; so there was a lot of physical work involved. – Raymond Ochoa

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I have to confess that I’ve never been a great fan of Christmas or; as it’s known in our house; The Monster That Ate the Last Third of the Year. It’s mostly the rampant consumerism I object to; but I’m also a little wary of the annual crop of new Christma – Tony Bradman

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I went on iTunes and looked at versions of Christmas songs. Everyone has done them! – Vince Clarke

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My father Bill had a problem with Christmas. Although he appears in old photographs to possess a whippy; muscular frame; he was actually a frail man and usually managed to cause some kind of drama just before the festivities began. – Christopher Fowler

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My mother cooked her last Christmas standing rib roast in 1987 and died a few weeks afterward. – Michelle Huneven

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At the age of 12; my parents gave me a chemistry set for Christmas; and experimentation soon became a consuming passion in my life. – John Vane

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I love writing Christmas stories; especially of the historical variety. – Linda Lael Miller

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‘Use Somebody’ I posted – it was the end of 2009; around Christmas. That was my first video. – Megan Nicole

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Nothing is as peaceful as when Christmas is over; when one has been forgiven for everything and can be normal again. – Tove Jansson

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I’ve never had a cold Christmas; as I always spend it back home in Australia. – Mallory Jansen

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To me; it remains incomprehensible that a people who can design the Porsche 911 and sleek; white ice trains; who created the Bauhaus and speak at least three languages at birth; want to own twee Christmas figurines painted in gaudy colours; dress up in Ba – Rory MacLean

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I loved ‘White Christmas’ for the music aspect. I was into musical theater. – Lana Parrilla

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It’s bad enough being conned into singing an anti-war message by John Lennon when you think you’re just wishing everyone a merry Christmas. – Ian Watson

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When ‘I’m Sorry’ came out and became such a huge hit; that made ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’ start selling. Then that became a huge; huge hit. – Brenda Lee

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The only time I even entertain the tiniest element of religion is for Christmas carols. – Ian Watson

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Our last jam session was this past Christmas. Dad played his harmonica; mom sang in English and Italian; and I played guitar. I’m so happy that we could share that musical experience for one last time. – Tony Visconti

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It’s easy to write a short story and frighten people for five pages; but to work at length; when you do it as in ‘The Turn Of The Screw’ or ‘A Christmas Carol;’ it’s different; you have to build it and build it. – Susan Hill

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The Christmas story has such power and such appeal every year. There are other stories we get tired of. You think of your favorite movie; you don’t want to watch it 15 times. – Frederica Mathewes-Green

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I made a Christmas album a couple of years ago and just put it out on my Web site. It kind of smacked of this flavor. All of the reviews said it was Western swing even when it was Christmas standards. – Suzy Bogguss

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I think we need one recognized; respected public figure to make a tough; blunt statement on just what Reagan’s record is and what he might do to the country; let alone the Republican Party before Christmas. – Robert Teeter

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I was a little punk rocker and was pregnant with Sarah when I went to university. I had her in the Christmas holidays of the first term. It was 1979; and UCL was very proud of its reputation as a liberal university; so they were very helpful. – Alison Owen

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At every Christmas; I fail to remember the daughters’ shoe sizes; and they are not growing; but grown. After ostensible hard thought about who needs what; I have failed to give good gifts; I have failed to receive good gifts. – Padgett Powell

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Why not collect and clean chicken wishbones in the run-up to Christmas; spray them silver and use each to pinch together a white hem-stitch napkin? – Pippa Middleton

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Christmas is the season I use to clock failure in life. It stops time; as it were; on the year – where you are in it; where you are in your travail unto the grave. – Padgett Powell

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When I was five years old; my parents gave me a drum set for Christmas. My mom played the piano; and Dad played the saxophone badly. But that Christmas morning; I remember we all played together; and I thought it was the greatest day ever. – Garry Marshall

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I picked up the guitar at 12 yrs old – basically; my mother and father bought it for me for Christmas. I played one at my friend’s house; when I say played it; I just played around with it at my friend’s house. It just struck me as something I really want – Greg Lake

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My father died when I was really young; on Christmas Day. – David Ayer

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We have a host of English teachers in the family. My mum is an English teacher; and so are my dad; my aunt and my uncle. I have grown up with family writing competitions; and I can’t remember a birthday or Christmas present that didn’t include books. – Alexandra Adornetto

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I don’t like most Christmas movies. They’re pretty bad; though they seem to make tons of money anyway. Like this movie ‘Elf;’ I got the script for that; and I turned it down right away. Against my wife’s better judgment. – Terry Zwigoff

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On Christmas Eve; we have a duck or roast pork with caramelised potatoes; braised red cabbage and gravy. For dessert; we have ris a l’amande; a rice pudding; and whoever gets the whole almond in it wins an extra present. Then we dance around the tree and – Birgitte Hjort Sorensen

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I like day-after-Christmas omelets; day-after Christmas pizzas… Or you take croissant rolls; put gravy on top; turkey; mashed potatoes; cheese; more gravy. That sounds good! – Eric Stonestreet

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There’s a little Christmas in all of us; I guess. Even in me. – Leon Redbone

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I used to know Jennifer Love Hewitt. We lived in the same apartment building when I was about… jeez; I guess it was when I was doing ‘Christmas Vacation’; so I was about 13 or 14. – Johnny Galecki

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When I met Letterman; he told me he thought ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’ was the greatest Christmas song he ever heard; and he wanted me to be on his show to sing it. – Darlene Love

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I’m still a Chicagoan in the fact that I can’t do Christmas with sand and palm trees. It just doesn’t compute – it’s not Christmas unless your face hurts when you step outside. – Johnny Galecki

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I associate the truest spirit of Christmas with certain years when I had to spend it at my parents’ house as an adult who had; presumably; escaped. – Padgett Powell

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