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Nicky Henderson
It's all been good fun. Back at the start of the season I said the novice chasers would be the vital department; Altior, Might Bite, Top Notch and that's what we were thinking for Buveur d'Air until Christmas and there are plenty more of them. It looked the strong department even if, by default, Buveur D'Air came out of it.feedback
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Apr 28 2017
John A. Challenger, Axel Kaiser, Pope Francis and Donald J. Trump, are the people who have been quoted the greatest number of times about Christmas. You can find them on this page and an additional total of 401 people who have something to say about this topic. All the 504 quotes on this page are sorted by date and by name. You can also have access to the articles to get the context of the quotes. The most recent quote from John A. Challenger is: “Oil companies may once again start to expand in 2017. Ironically, the only obstacle in their way may be a shortage of skilled workers.”.
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Tim Schafer

He came to look at all the storyboards for Day of the Tentacle. And I met him at a Christmas party, and once with Hal Barwood.feedback

Sean Pang

I think what makes me successful is my availability. I tell kids I practically live in the school. Sometimes I succeed; sometimes I fail. When something clicks, oh my gosh, it's like opening Christmas presents. I always knew I wanted to help people. I've always felt I was more fortunate than some other people, so I really wanted to give back, and what better way is there than teaching?feedback

Duncan Macmillan

It was like Christmas morning for a writer. I didn't have to solve the stagecraft – location changes, dreams, fantasy. Whereas for everything else I've written, you negotiate all that. I don't know how I'm going to go back now.feedback

Stephen Clarke - Resolution Foundation

In High Street, profit was in line with expectations, matching a very strong performance from last year. Stationery performed particularly well over the Christmas period driven by strong sales from our new seasonal product ranges and Books benefitted from good sales of spoof humour titles.feedback

Kerry Washington

I said, Go ahead, alter the scene. We'll just have a lot of articles about how you altered the scene,' . We had done an abortion on a military woman who had been raped earlier on, and we were doing nothing different than we did in that scene – they just didn't like that it was happening to Olivia. It was a Christmas episode, and we played Christmas music.feedback

Dani Probert

This is bittersweet for me. I have brought some of Bob's ashes to the game. At Christmas time, I came here with my family and the urn with his ashes and we took a photo of us sitting in the penalty box. Had no plans whatsoever of sprinkling his ashes anywhere. I just hadn't been able to let that part of him go, and it was the emotions and being with my hockey family and sitting next to Cheli [Chris Chelios].feedback

Hamish de Bretton-Gordon - NATO

Donald Trump’s military action will have been for nothing if humanitarian and diplomatic steps aren’t now taken, to help the millions of desperate Syrians. The US airstrikes to neutralise President Assad’s ability to conduct chemical attacks – like those we saw in Idlib this week, Aleppo before Christmas and East Ghouta last August – are most welcome. But they will be entirely counterproductive, if they are not rapidly followed by concerted UN action.feedback

Stefano Pessina

There is still the challenge in the UK with the NHS having cut the reimbursement. That will continue, though Boots has performed robustly over the key Christmas period, but retailing is still itself quite challenging particularly in the UK, which is our largest market.feedback

David Tollerton

The Church of England has much bigger problems with both falling attendances and debates about sexuality that make it appear morally out of touch. With Easter, like Christmas, trying to work out where the 'religious' ends and the 'secular' begins is a pretty imprecise business in which the noisiest commentators clearly have axes to grind.feedback

Reza Farahan

The day after Christmas I started a weight loss program and a bitch has been hard at work! I wanted to get my body back to where it used to be in my 20's and 30's! I'm not gonna lie, it was hard AF, but a bitch was diligent and a bitch was militant and a bitch did it! I LOST 40 F'ing LBS and I feel great!feedback

Rod Gilbert

Henrik cares and is interested in Rangers history; he will ask me about my time as a Ranger, about what Eddie Giacomin would have done in certain situations. Plus, one of my granddaughters is a huge Henrik fan, so we always have to sit at his table at the Christmas party. I am very privileged to play my entire career in New York. I am one of the few. But I don't feel like a legend. I think the word is overused. I went from being a Ranger player to being the biggest Ranger fan. When I'm at the Garden, I'm home.feedback

John Yarmuth

It's one of the most cruel deceptions in the political realm these days. Even if it does increase demand in coal, in places like eastern Kentucky, Appalachia, those jobs won't come back because that coal is too expensive to mine.feedback

Louise Carter-King

It was Christmas all over again. It was clear Obama had it in for coal and in his second term he went all out with regulations. It's tough to see light at the end of the tunnel when the government is against your industry. March 31, 2016 was one of the darkest days this community has ever seen.feedback

Louise Carter-King

But now with Trump, I don't agree with him on everything, but this town is jubilant. Our restaurants are full and people are happy. Hope is a wonderful emotion. Hope can go a long way. It's not going to change overnight but we were ignored for eight years and now they're listening. There are going to be more miners. But there are different grades of coal. We are sitting on 600 years supply of clean burning coal, and why would you turn your back on that? The environmentalists are not informed.feedback

Jace Killsback

It's alarming and unacceptable for the United States to sign up for decades of harmful coal mining around our homeland.feedback

Louise Carter-King

There was a lot of misconception about coal. Everyone thinks we're covered in soot and can't breathe, and have to wear gas asks or something.feedback

Louise Carter-King

They have this idea we're polluting the world and don't care. But we live here, why would we want to ruin the Earth? We don't want to leave big holes in the ground. The land is reclaimed.feedback

Ericka Jones

We couldn't have Christmas because it was flooded, and went to my mother-in-law's. The last time a DCRA man was here, urine was coming out of the ceiling.feedback

George Best

I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered. I was in a flat with just a bed in the front room and I was eating beans on toast for Christmas dinner by myself. It was brutal. If I'd gone to the bank to take all my money out there wouldn't have been a cent. I was that broke.feedback

Troy Williams

I could give a flip about what those people want. Surprised and very disappointed. I mean, Jiminy Christmas. But other than that, I'm just being Roy. I don't know if that's good or bad. But I've never tried to be anybody else. Make some daggum shots.feedback

Frank Rambo

None of the ornaments on their Christmas tree are surprising. Sometimes an executive order can sound very far reaching, but there's some little caveat in there that makes it just another piece of paper.feedback

Dan Aykroyd

She had long conversations on the phone in my presence with Paul Simon, with whom she was attempting to reconcile at the time of my relationship with her. Here I found myself in love with a woman who was returning to a former intimate, and might I say a much better choice. But a woman who confided deeply in me and who valued my counsel. Although Carrie and I did not get married, we had taken blood tests in anticipation of maybe having a child and a doctor in Chicago took them for us. Because babies and Christmas were great joys for Carrie.feedback

Joachim Stamp

This memo is clear proof Jäger failed in his responsibility as interior minister. We demand Jäger's resignation, because he refuses to admit the error.feedback

Armin Laschet

These new revelations are dramatic. Interior Minister Jäger is a security risk for people all over Germany.feedback

Richard Curtis

I know the film is very much not everyone's cup of tea, but I've been surprised ever since it came out, and so grateful, that some people are really fond of it. So I hope that a lot of you will turn on to BBC1 on Red Nose Day to see the mini-sequel and maybe find it in your hearts to give a bit of cash to save and change a lot of lives, at home and abroad. What a strange and delightful outcome that would be for our little, old, slightly chaotic 'All I Want for Christmas' Christmas film.feedback

Michelle Firminger

The next day I was invited to seven Christmas lunches. I ended up having three because I felt too bad saying no. We have older people coming in who might not even necessarily buy something each time but they but just want to have a chat. The shop has become almost the first port of call for people that want help and support.feedback

Jonathan Romain

If Noel does not want to see another Christmas, he should not be forced to do so.feedback

Brendan O'Carroll

It can't be a Christmas special because we've already got one [the regular Mrs Brown Christmas show has been commissioned by the BBC to 2020] but there's nothing wrong with it being an Easter special.feedback

Jennifer Lopez

Actually, the dress I have in [this] picture, she made. It's short in the front, long in the back – my favorite color, which is emerald green. And she gave it to me for Christmas. And, by the way, it fits beautiful. Honestly, I'm not saying it 'cause she's my daughter. It fit me perfect. At first I was like, We're good with the kids and everything, but if we start working together, are we gonna start going at each other again?' . And it's been awesome. Honestly, I think it's even helped our relationship.feedback

Kate Bottley

For Christians E aster is bigger than Christmas as it celebrates Jesus's Crucifixion and Resurrection. S o I think its a great thing that people are going to more effort. Of course businesses will want to make money off the back of it, but that will never change. I think a nything that starts a conversation about what Easter is all about, and which brings about a resurgence in community and family time is a brilliant idea.feedback

Carolyn Bailey

This is the first year we have included Easter crackers as we feel people now want that extra touch to finish off the table. This year we've seen more people buying gifts and decorations for Easter, including crackers which are normally bought for Christmas, but now Easter is becoming like a second Christmas.feedback

Neil Saunders - Banana Republic

While [Thanksgiving to Christmas] remains the most important single period for purchasing, it accounts for a much smaller share of annual sales than it once did.feedback

Christopher Masingill - Delta Regional Authority

On Christmas Day, literally, they were not going to have access to running water. The governor reached out, and we were able to come together to provide them with some emergency funding within 24 hours.feedback

Mike Coupe

The market remains very competitive and the impact of cost price pressures remains uncertain. However, we are well placed to navigate the external environment and remain focused on delivering our strategy. We continue to simplify Sainsbury's trading strategy in favour of lower regular prices. We have reduced promotional participation, lowering operating costs and cutting food waste.feedback

Diane Black

When I was four year's old, I asked for a doctor's kit for Christmas. I was a tomboy. I'd bandage my two brothers up when they got hurt. … I would have loved to have been a doctor, except that I was raised in a family that just didn't have the means to let me do that.feedback

Kirk Cousins

They'll cut you on your birthday, they'll cut you on the day your child's born, they'll cut you on Christmas Eve, so you just never know what's going to happen. That's not the ideal time, in the middle of September, but we're going to find a way to make it work.feedback

Eli Winkelman

The studio makes a beautiful venue for off site meetings and other gatherings. CLIF Bar's team is all coming into town for SXSW, so they're spending two days in our space. That means we have to close to the public for our main offering of walk-in crafting – but that's what we do occasionally to keep the crafting so affordable the rest of the time.feedback

Jeremy Leo

I like being available on my permanent location for my regular customers. I don't like to move around to try and chase the money; I like being open for my customers because they're the reason I have been around for six years.feedback

Jessica Galindo Winters

We have people from all over the world visiting Austin, Texas. We tell our crew not to be surprised if someone asks 'How do you eat a taco?' or 'What is a tortilla?' Yes, we have had those questions before.feedback

Jessica Galindo Winters

It is one of the busiest times of the year. It can get crazy busy, with long days, but it can be very rewarding. My best memory was meeting Jimmy Fallon!feedback

Jeremy Leo

My two locations are located in North West and South. I don't have a location close to downtown, where all the action is during SXSW.feedback

Jeremy Leo

The residents of Austin love to support small businesses.feedback

Laura Aidan

We make all of our ice creams from scratch (the old-fashioned way), which is time consuming. We increased production a couple weeks ago and have been working around the clock to ensure that we will have enough ice cream to get us through the entire ten days of the festival. I think whenever you get large concentrations of people there are always a few bad apples, but SXSW staff and law enforcement typically do an amazing job to help ensure that everyone has a good time.feedback

Jessica Galindo Winters

We staff up, prepare larger quantities of food for our main location as well as off site events for which we are contracted. As far as keeping our staff on point, there's plenty of coffee, energy drinks and family meals brought in.feedback

Lauri Turner

Each year is a different kind of blur in hindsight. You gotta be kinda tough to roll with the insanity but dang this is seriously fun!feedback

Laura Aidan

When I was developing my business, SXSW was a constant consideration in selecting our location, in partnering with other businesses and in driving better profits on an annual basis. I think 95% of SXSW is great. It can certainly get crazy; there are so many extra people roaming around and discovering what Austin has to offer.feedback

Darren Salter

As there is a confirmed natural cause of death, being dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver, the investigation is being discontinued.feedback

Sharon Cochraham

He sounds like a really dumb robber. I'm serious. It was a brand-new Coach purse and wallet that my grandkids gave me for Christmas.feedback

Fadi Fawaz

It's a [Christmas] I will never forget – finding your partner dead peacefully in bed first thing in the morning. I will never stop missing you.feedback

Taylor Swift

We've gotten matching Scottish folds, made each other arts and crafts Christmas presents, vacationed with our families, and had each other's backs. He is the James Taylor to my Carole King and I can't imagine a time when he wouldn't be.feedback

George Michael

As there is a confirmed natural cause of death, being dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver, the investigation is being discontinued and there is no need for an inquest or any further inquiries. No further updates will be provided and the family requests the media and public respect their privacy.feedback

Martin Sorrell

But it's increasing become more complex. Persistence, determination and speed are really important. You have to be increasingly efficient in what you do. Do more for less ... that's the way of the world at the moment. Things don't come up Monday through Friday. They come up on Saturday or on Christmas Day, or whatever it happens to be. Things move so quickly that being disconnected for eight to ten hours on a plane is not helpful. Getting time to think is really important, which is not necessarily quiet time in the sense of disengaging from the business.feedback

Adam Lallana

We're still young and learning, we're disappointed with our consistency since Christmas and need to put it right. But if we keep going the way we are we're moving in the right direction.feedback

Lisa Kudrow

He's like a big brother. I got a Christmas gift. There was a blanket...it was from her show tour. And other things, I can't remember.... A picture!feedback

Sean McConnell

Those are the actual streets and some of the places I talk about. My buddy was home visiting for Christmas and so I asked him to get some footage of those streets to splice into the footage that we recorded here. It added a really emotional element to the video.feedback

John Boehner

I didn't have to think too hard to figure out how critical the IRS is to the functioning of the government, and it touches virtually every American. It was my Christmas present to myself.feedback

Corey LaJoie

I know it looked like I meant to do it but I didn't. I was running the middle and he came down on me. I didn't want to be sipping margaritas on the beach on Sunday. I wanted to be out there racing. If that was my mom, I would probably spin her out to make the Daytona 500, too. That's just frank. I'm sure I'm not going to be on Reed's Christmas card list this year, but that's all right.feedback

Paul Lejeuz - Citi

For a consumer increasingly moving online, the off-price model continues to stand out in the world of bricks and mortar. We believe TJX is capturing market share put up for grabs by closing department stores, which should continue in [fiscal year 2017].feedback

Craig Menear - Home Depot

We saw a healthy balance of growth among both our Pro and [do-it-yourself] categories.feedback

Terry Lundgren

Consumers have money. They're spending their money. They're spending it in different places than in stores like ours.... [but] once they've spent their money on [cars and other] various categories, they've got to be ready to come back to ours.feedback

Chloe Bridgewater

My teachers tell my mum and dad that I am very good in class and am good at my spelling, reading, and my sums. I have only ever sent one other and that was to Father Christmas.feedback

Grant Cardone - The New York Times

I'm not giving her roses on Valentine's Day. I love her 364 days of the year, so I can abandon Valentine's Day. I do not do the holidays other people have. … We don't travel when other people travel. It's more expensive and it's more crowded. Why am I going to rush off to to do Christmas when everybody else is doing Christmas?feedback

Mark Zandi - Moody's Analytics

If we get over 200,000, it's pretty much across the board. Construction, because of the weather. Manufacturing was pretty good. Retail and temp help because they didn't hire in the Christmas buying season so they're not laying off. The most positive news is the job losses in the energy sector are over.feedback

Nicholas Coleridge

This is an announcement I hoped never to have to make. Alexandra Shulman, editor-in-chief of British Vogue for a quarter of a century, told me before Christmas that she had decided to stand down from Vogue in six months time. Shulman has been the longest serving and most successful editor of Vogue in its 100 year history. She has edited the title for a quarter of its existence, through its period of highest ever circulation, and its simultaneous transformation into a global digital brand.feedback

Seb James

We believe that we have outperformed the market during the period.feedback

Sergei Markov

It looks like a Christmas gift from the American people with very beautiful packaging, but we don't know what is inside.feedback

Isabella Goldie

As is now widely known, Blue Monday – a calculation based on factors such as weather conditions, debt levels, time since Christmas and time since failing our new year's resolutions – was created in 2005 to sell summer holidays. Since then it has become a yearly PR event and primarily a device to promote things, often tenuously linked to improving our wellbeing. The 'science' behind it has been effectively debunked.feedback

Ricky Gray

I've stolen Christmas, birthdays, and Easters, Thanksgivings, graduations, and weddings, children. There's nothing I can do to make up for that.feedback

Mike Pence

Actually it was initiated when on Christmas Day, he had sent a text to the Russian ambassador to express not only Christmas wishes but sympathy for the loss of life in the airline crash that took place. It was strictly coincidental that they had a conversation, they did not discuss anything having to do with the United States' decision to expel diplomats or impose censure against Russia.feedback

Charlie Mayfield

We sustained a strong sales performance right through to Christmas and enabled a great start post Christmas including clearance. This reflects the greater changes taking place across the retail sector. We expect those to quicken, especially in the next 12 months as the effects of weaker sterling feed through.feedback

Sergio Bucher - Debenhams

I'm delighted that the business has delivered a good trading performance over peak.feedback

Kate Calvert - Investec

We also expect more positive sentiment towards the shares in anticipation of the new CEO's strategy reveal in April.feedback

Dave Lewis - Tesco

We are very encouraged by the sustained strong progress that we are making across the group. We are well-placed against the medium-term aspirations we outlined in October 2016.feedback

Fraser McKevitt - Kantar Worldpanel

The long-anticipated return to inflation suggests that the speed of growth in the overall market will continue to hasten in 2017, and both consumers and retailers will be looking at ways to avoid increasing the cost of the weekly shop.feedback

David Potts - Morrisons

We're delighted to have found our mojo. We're still in the fix phase of this company's recovery programme. However, our customers are responding. We are well set to do our very best work in whatever comes along.feedback

Jo Masters - ANZ

This is a reasonable indicator of consumer spending, suggesting a solid Christmas and holiday spending period is underway.feedback

Helen Dickinson

The challenge for retailers in 2017 will be to create real growth against a backdrop of growing inflationary pressures and persisting economic and political uncertainty.feedback

Helen Dickinson

Despite the slow start to the Christmas trading period, the week itself was a bumper one and exceeded expectations.feedback

Yves Marin

This is the first year with such promotional intensity. We had a strong Black Friday in November, Christmas and post Christmas promotions and this creates much uncertainty for retailers.feedback

John A. Challenger - Challenger, Gray & Christmas

When the last boom got underway, oil firms had the luxury of building their work forces amid high unemployment across the nation. Before the most recent downturn, drilling firms were already struggling to find workers.feedback

John A. Challenger - Challenger, Gray & Christmas

Oil companies may once again start to expand in 2017. Ironically, the only obstacle in their way may be a shortage of skilled workers.feedback

Sophie Michael

With such a weak base for December 2015 (when sales fell 5.3 percent) any further decline can only be seen as a poor result for retailers, . Coming at a critical juncture, this fourth negative December in succession highlights the magnitude of the challenge that lies ahead for 2017, when consumers will more keenly feel the bite of inflation and the weaker pound.feedback

Lindsay Drucker Mann - Goldman Sachs Group

For both retailers, the consistent themes of the shortfalls are weak traffic between Black Friday and Christmas.feedback

John A. Challenger - Challenger, Gray & Christmas

Oil prices are back on the rise. The new administration poised to take over the White House in January could further benefit the industry by relaxing regulations and drilling restrictions.feedback

Richard Jaffe - Stifel, Nicolaus & Company

The strength around Thanksgiving and Christmas was insufficient to offset the sales weakness in the balance of the quarter. In addition, these peak selling periods were characterized by greater promotions which contributed to weaker than anticipated gross margin as well.feedback

Simon Arora - B&M European Value Retail

We have delivered our best ever Christmas trading and served over 5.5 million customers in a single week in the UK alone as we continue to gain market share. Our German business Jawoll has also performed well and our first steps towards a faster pace of expansion are going to plan.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

We go step-by-step, we try to win our matches. But in relation to Tottenham v Chelsea, I hope it's an amazing match, they are two great teams with the privilege nobody else has so they are fresh.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

It's not just hard for the team with 10 (players) but hard for the team with 11. When you have one more player you also need to think well. My players were too tired to think well, we had lots of bad decisions. When you are fresh you play simple, when you are not fresh you play complicated. In the first half everything was complicated. Only when I brought on fresh people, Mata, Rashford, the team was different.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

It's very difficult to play football in these circumstances within 48 hours. It's amazing for the fans around the world, everybody has the Premier League, I'm more than happy to do that but it's very hard for the players.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

When you are fresh you play simple, when you are not fresh you play complicated. In the first half everything was complicated. Only when I brought on fresh people, Mata, Rashford, the team was different. We had width with Rashford, an extra player creating, and we deserved to win, but I'm going to be honest, if Antonio scores I don't think we win, when you are tired and losing it's even harder.feedback

Steve Barr - PricewaterhouseCoopers

It finished very strong. While there were distractions throughout the holiday season, whether it be weather or the election ... consumer sentiment remained strong.feedback

Steve Barr - PricewaterhouseCoopers

The retailers that are stuck in the middle really did not do well, and the majority of their growth was fueled by promotions.feedback

Greg Portell - A.T. Kearney

Not everyone's going to have a good year. What'll be interesting this time is that they won't be able to blame the consumer or consumer trends for poor performance. This is really about how did they execute as merchants and retailers more so than an uncertain economic environment.feedback

Vitaly Churkin

I think it's quite scandalous that they chose to throw out our kids. They know full well that those two facilities they mentioned, they are vacation facilities for our kids, and this is Christmas, and this is vacation time for our schools. This is the time when the kids go to those facilities. So to close our access to them just while those holidays were starting, to me was rather silly.feedback

Radu Magdin

For example I had my holidays in northern Romania and there was a whole village with people who went abroad to work en masse, whole families, in construction in the UK and all of them came home for Christmas and they all started building houses back home. The fact they are doing that shows they view their futures in Romania.feedback

Penny Hallman

They brought a bottle of vodka and chocolates to wish us a Merry Christmas. It's mostly a social club, a vacation spot.feedback

Vladimir Putin

Moreover, I am inviting all children of U.S. diplomats accredited in Russia to the New Year and Christmas parties at the Kremlin.feedback

Sarah Hunt - Alpine Funds

You run up into the end of the year, you've got the big Santa Claus rally and then you get to January and everybody goes, Oh, my goodness. We have a whole year. We don't really know what's going to happen. We've got all these things that we think were promised and we're not sure what we're going to get.feedback

Queen Elizabeth

On our own, we cannot end wars or wipe out injustice, but the cumulative impact of thousands of small acts of goodness can be bigger than we imagine. At Christmas, our attention is drawn to the birth of a baby some two thousand years ago. It was the humblest of beginnings, and his parents, Joseph and Mary, did not think they were important.feedback

Paolo Gentiloni

I was a bit surprised to receive the news, out of the blue and on Christmas day. It's important that the reasons behind this assessment are shared and that there is a dialogue because we need to handle this issue together ... We will stick to our guns.feedback

Mike van Dulken - Accendo Markets

Some of the other metals are actually showing negative for the day, but the fact that they look to have bottomed out in the run-in to Christmas and have held firm perhaps yesterday as well is a positive. We were in a downtrend that started end of November, so if we can call the end to that, that will be good for (the miners).feedback

Dean Hunt - Thomson Reuters

Gas-for-power consumption is higher than previously forecast for the Christmas period, back up to levels between 50 and 65 that we saw before the holidays.feedback

Kit Juckes

Everything is broadly dollar-supportive. We have come back from Christmas with some good U.S. data, (U.S.) bond yields are at the top end of their recent range, oil is edging higher and the Dow is flirting with 20,000 points.feedback

Donald J. Trump

President Obama campaigned hard (and personally) in the very important swing states, and lost. The voters wanted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. The world was gloomy before I won – there was no hope. Now the market is up nearly 10% and Christmas spending is over a trillion dollars!feedback

John Knight

This strongly suggests that the Christmas effect isn't caused by temperature or anything related to the winter season. When temperature is removed as a likely cause that leaves a reasonably small pool of established social, health and health-system-related risk factors.feedback

Donald J. Trump

As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th. The world was gloomy before I won -- there was no hope. Now, the market is up nearly 10 per cent and Christmas spending is over a trillion dollars.feedback

Adam Wells

This is the most important thing to them. It's not just the money they rely on to get Christmas presents, fill the car with gas, help send their grandkids to college. It's the money they need to survive in the most literal sense. It's their number one priority.feedback

Bilal Kamyana

The maker and supplier of the toxic liquor is also included among the dead. The maker prepared liquor at home and sold it in polythene bags for 500 rupees (about US$5) each.feedback

Pan Wen-chung

About this issue, the Ministry of Education will make a decision according to the investigation of the special committee.feedback

Mikaela Shiffrin

We have been training at her home. We really only had Christmas day off. But it was OK, I had a restful day. And sometimes it is like when you take a break, then your body says, Oh, it's a break!', and then you get sick. I tried to fight that off but I feel good right now. My energy is good.feedback

Jeff Wilke

Echo and Echo Dot were the best-selling products across Amazon this year, and we're thrilled that millions of new customers will be introduced to Alexa as a result. Despite our best efforts and ramped-up production, we still had trouble keeping them in stock. From turning on Christmas lights and playing holiday music to shopping for gifts and asking for help with cookie recipes, Alexa continues to get smarter every day.feedback

Pope Francis

Today we want to think of those who suffer persecution and to be close to them with our affection, our prayers and our tears. Yesterday on Christmas Day, the persecuted Christians in Iraq celebrated Christmas in their destroyed Cathedral. This was an example of fidelity to the Gospel.feedback

Richard Jefferson

We all think we're fouled on every play in every single game. That's why I say I know the referees have a very hard job. I switched to his body. It looked like he lost his balance. He was trying to regain his balance, and as soon as I saw him start to stumble, I ran off. I ran off so it wouldn't look like I was trying to pressure him more, so he didn't trip on my foot and it looked like I bumped him -- nothing.feedback

Michael Lippman

I'm devastated. It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period. The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage.feedback

Pope Francis

Today this message goes out to the ends of the Earth to reach all peoples, especially those scarred by war and harsh conflicts that seem stronger than the yearning for peace. Let us allow ourselves to be challenged by the children who are not allowed to be born, by those who cry because no one satiates their hunger, by those who do not have toys in their hands, but rather weapons. We have to free ourselves of it.feedback

Philippe Omore

The congregants have been fearful -- they don't want to come to the church yet so we must raise awareness.feedback

Koji Fukaya - FPG Securities

There isn't much in the form of fresh incentives moving the market right now. The dollar is seeing some participants buy on dips that formed as it sagged through the Christmas break.feedback

John Rowe - The Weather Channel

I don't think anybody's going to be going anywhere, not if they're smart. Tomorrow in the Dakotas and in Minnesota the wind is going to be so strong that whatever snow is on the ground is going to be blowing all over the place.feedback

Magdiel Asencio

It was more of a wild wild west then. We didn't know if something was going to go down and when they needed you to call for fires. It's a little more calm this time around. We still shoot, we know we're here in support of the Iraqi army. There's still enemy out there but we're not as into actual direct combat as we were back then.feedback

Noel Alvarado

I thought back in 2011 when we closed it all out, it was going to be finalised then. But being back here is totally different. I've seen (the Iraqi army) pick themselves up a lot. They have a better standard now.feedback

Stuart James

Anything we can do to assist them in their operation forward with us not actually squeezing the trigger. So we'll move forward with them, but we're not the ones that make contact.feedback

Vian Dakhil

The criminals should be brought to justice as soon as possible so that their punishment serves as an example to those who dare kill civilians in the name of religion.feedback

Maria Polos

We fear getting killed like those in the alcohol shops. We feel we're aliens in this country.feedback

Elisabeth Lueger

Bethlehem is the place which Jesus was born so it's a special day for us to come, it's the first day that we are here in 24th of December, so we celebrated together everybody is happy here.feedback

Gerald Rockemschaub

I feel very privileged to be able to be here with my family and it is very exciting to be here – particularly now that there was a U.N. resolution passed in favour of the Palestinian people so I think it's a very special day today.feedback

Pierbattista Pizzaballa

I wish this joyous atmosphere of Christmas will continue in the year and not just for a few days, and I hope the coming year will bring a little more serenity and peaceful relations in our country. We need it.feedback

Clark Hunt

It was a tremendous evening all the way around. I want to tip my hat to the fans that came out on a wet night and cheered us on Christmas Day. We're excited as an organization and a family to be back in the playoffs.feedback

Tyronn Lue

Of course you want to play well. It's Christmas, everyone is locked in and everybody is watching, you have the last two champs against each other so it's going to be a good game, but it's not like if we beat Golden State or they beat us it's seven wins in the win column.feedback

Afeku Anthero

Christmas brings us joy in spite of the security threats. On this night, God sent us his son as the prince of peace. Peace should reign in our hearts, in the Christian community and in our country. This is especially important for Mali where we need peace and where it has been difficult to reconcile and unite us.feedback

Shirley Abundo

We need to do this by force, we need to evacuate them now.feedback

Pope Francis

Fundamentalist terrorism exploits even children. Peace to those who have lost a person dear to them as a result of brutal acts of terrorism, and to those who have sown fear and death into the hearts of so many countries and cities. Uncertainty in the midst of much, but far from universal, prosperity is a sign of our trust being in the wrong things. Welby said the world's economic gains have still left too many people behind.feedback

Rene Paciente

We should be prepared because this is a strong typhoon. It could destroy houses and weak structures.feedback

Pope Francis

Let us allow ourselves to be challenged by the children who are not allowed to be born, by those who cry because no one satiates their hunger, by those who do have not toys in their hands, but rather weapons.feedback

Pope Francis

Let us also allow ourselves to be challenged by the children of today's world, who are not lying in a cot caressed with the affection of a mother and father, but rather suffer the squalid mangers that devour dignity: hiding underground to escape bombardment, on the pavements of a large city, at the bottom of a boat over-laden with immigrants.feedback

Pope Francis

Jesus was born rejected by some and regarded by many others with indifference. Today also the same indifference can exist, when Christmas becomes a feast where the protagonists are ourselves, rather than Jesus; when the lights of commerce cast the light of God into the shadows; when we are concerned for gifts, but cold toward those who are marginalized.feedback

Pope Francis

This worldliness has taken Christmas hostage. It needs to be freed.feedback

Jim Driscoll

Google Maps shows there's a way -- but it's impassable. This is a problem we've had numerous times. This is a Christmas miracle. We were really beginning to think, especially with the snow coming in ... we pulled out all the stops. She was too exhausted to even make a fire.feedback

Josh Lambo

You rely on your steps, and I didn't have time to properly do that. I let down my teammates, my organization and I let down the fans. That's going to be heavy on me.feedback

Tracy Wade

It is amazing. I came to see the birthplace of our Lord Saviour Jesus Christ. I am a Christian so this is a very special time and special place for me. I love the fact that I am able to go in here and visit the place where Christ was born, here in Bethlehem. I feel very fortunate and blessed.feedback

John Cornelio

Santa is an excellent pilot and since he lives on the North Pole he knows how to navigate through adverse weather conditions.feedback

John Cornelio

Not only do kids have to be good boys and girls, but they also have to be in bed before he can bring presents.feedback

Michelle Obama

Celebrating the holidays in the White House over these past eight years has been a true privilege. We've been able to welcome over half a million guests, our outstanding pastry chefs have baked 200,000 holiday cookies and Barack has treated the American people to countless dad jokes.feedback

Donald J. Trump

You go into a department store. When was the last time you saw 'Merry Christmas'? You don't see it anymore. They want to be politically correct.feedback

Julie Suhain

It's like getting a Christmas gift. We've been waiting for this for a long time.feedback

Sharolyn Knight

It's been sobering and humbling because it's a place with a lot of heavy stuff, religious and historical. At the same time, disillusioning because there is so much strife in the place where Jesus was born.feedback

Rula Maaya

Bethlehem is celebrating today, we are receiving tourists from all over the world. All people over the world are looking at Bethlehem so we hope more and more tourists will come during the year and that next year we will celebrate Christmas without occupation.feedback

Miguel Villafuerte

I know it's Christmas ... but this is a legit typhoon. Please evacuate, we'll be having lechon at evacuation centers.feedback

Arjuna Ranatunga

This is just to show the world that we can live as one country, one nation.feedback

Joe Thomas

I was looking around for people to hug. There were a few tears in my eyes. I was really happy. There was a genuine feeling of joy. The Christmas spirit was amongst us, for sure.feedback

Joe Thomas

Finally getting that win ... definitely felt amazing. You don't want to say it was like our Super Bowl, but it really was.feedback

Jim Driscoll

So she's in really good shape. Had she not been, she wouldn't have made it.feedback

Jim Driscoll

Our guys are ecstatic. This is a save. We were able to get a family back together for Christmas. It could have gone very bad very, very easily.feedback

Terry Kreft

I'm pretty much set for Christmas, so I thought I would come down and see what I could find on sale, like maybe a TV. I was pretty much done with my shopping before December got rolling.feedback

Pierbattista Pizzaballa

I am happy that the war, at least the military war, in Aleppo is finished and that for the first time in Aleppo the Christians can celebrate without fear of the Christmas season. I wish that they can now reconstruct, rebuild the city, not only the infrastructure but also the common relations that was a tradition over there.feedback

Mussa Shemani

It is a mix of sadness and happiness. We are sad to see what has been done to our holiest places by our own countrymen, but at the same time we are happy to celebrate the first Mass after two years.feedback

Bahnam Shamanny

It's the church where I was baptised, where I was educated, where I was taught the faith.feedback

Rodrigo Reis

It's very unique, I've never seen anything like it. It's very meaningful, it's Christmas time, where everything started.feedback

Kobe Bryant

It means a lot about what the NBA thinks of me in this game.feedback

Thien Ho

Typically, there are limited locations opened, especially in areas where foot traffic is low during the day (malls, shopping centers, etc.), but there will be some Panda Express stores open for dining. However, in terms of our more traditional style restaurant, Panda Inn, the sales and traffic are very high on Christmas.feedback

Carl Paladino

It's about 2 progressive elitist ingrates who have hated their country so badly and destroyed its fabric in so many respects in 8 years. And yes, it's about a little deprecating humor which America lost for a long time. Merry Christmas and tough luck if you don't like my answer.feedback

Stan Shipley - Evercore ISI

No one wants to take additional risk between now and the end of the year. They don't want to jeopardize those gains.feedback

Paul Christopher

For the yen, there's a bit of consolidation after its recent weakening.feedback

Barack Obama

Few embody those values and ideals like our brave men and women in uniform and their families. So I just want to close by wishing all of them a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.feedback

Marc Garneau

Santa, I've got good news for you, once again you've aced your pilot's exam so here is your certificate.feedback

Virginia Raggi

Romans want a more beautiful Christmas tree at Piazza Venezia, and they'll get one. I've asked for more decorations and lights to be added, within moderation.feedback

Malcolm Turnbull

It (Christmas) is a time of happiness and joy. These terrorists sought to disrupt it. They have been thwarted. They are in custody. They are no longer a threat to Australians' security.feedback

Carl Woog

This story is not true and appears to be yet another example of so-called fake news. The president wishes service members celebrating around the world a Merry Christmas and thanks them for what they do every day to defend the United States.feedback

Lukman Otunuga

Although Wall Street succumbed to the bears on Thursday, the heightened expectations of a Santa rally elevating the Dow Jones to the golden 20,000 mark could re-attract risk-hungry investors. With Christmas this weekend and New Year's just over a week away, global stocks may meander between losses and gains as investors strategize for 2017.feedback

Kit Juckes

My overall sense is that we'll start the year eking out further gains from the post-Trump trends, before we get a change of tack. I reckon dollar-yen will get as high as it can relatively early in the year, the euro as low as it can by the time of the French elections in May and Treasury yields may get as high as they can sometime soon after that.feedback

Ray Attrill

Yield spreads should attract more capital into the USD. Monetary policy divergence is set to be more pronounced in 2017 with Fed tightening while BoJ, ECB and BoE further expand their balance sheets.feedback

Ronald Leung

There is some buying, but not very strong. People in China or Hong Kong do not buy for Christmas, but only for the Chinese New Year and we have three more weeks to go for that.feedback

Tito Karnavian

The focus is (protecting) against terrorism, especially in Jakarta and Bali, because these are the traditional targets.feedback

Nur Jazlan Mohamed

We try not to have too much physical presence in public and focus more on prevention. People should feel free to enjoy their holidays.feedback

Daniel Andrews

What was planned here, what it will be alleged was going to occur if not for the professionalism and hard work of our police, were not acts of faith. They were, in their planning, acts of evil.feedback

Katie Stockton

I've been of the belief that the pullback will actually start before year-end, so no Santa Claus rally. The timing for such a rally is usually in the week between Christmas and New Year's Day. When we see a pullback, we want to be adding exposure to potentially take advantage of that.feedback

Graham Ashton

As a result of this investigation, we believe that we have neutralized that threat.feedback

Alexis Tsipras

We are waiting for you to reach an understanding. But at the same time, don't ask for things you know cannot be done in an economy carrying the wounds created by your own mistakes.feedback

Klaus Iohannis

In the meantime, a controlling coalition has been formed in Parliament, between PSD, ALDE and UDMR. As a result, in the next few days we will hold talks on these topics, and the designation will be made after Christmas.feedback

Keith Hayman

Having spent half my life in darkness, I can now tell when my grandchildren run towards me and make out lights twinkling on Christmas trees. When I used to go to the pub, I would be talking to a friend, who might have walked off and I couldn't tell and kept talking to myself. This doesn't happen any more because I can tell when they have gone. These little things make all the difference to me.feedback

Sema Ozcan

I think it is very good that the Christmas market is open again. That makes us look stronger, not weaker.feedback

Abdelkader Amri

I ask him to turn himself into the police. If it is proved that he is involved, we dissociate ourselves from it. We reject terrorism and terrorists – we have no dealings with terrorists.feedback

Masahiro Ayukai - Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities

Trading volume is falling with many foreign players going away ahead of the Christmas. And without them, there are few players who are ready to chase the market higher. So it is natural to see some retreat.feedback

Andrew Colvin - Australian Federal Police

This is a significant disruption of what we would describe as an imminent terrorist event in Melbourne. We do believe ... that we have removed this threat in its entirety.feedback

Andrew Colvin - Australian Federal Police

In terms of events that we have seen over the past few years in Australia, this certainly concerns me more than any other event that I've seen. We believe that we have removed the bulk of this particular cell, this group.feedback

Graham Ashton

We gathered the makings of an improvised explosive device. Certainly (there was the) potential for quite a number of people to be injured or killed in this attack.feedback

Axel Kaiser

It could have hit me, my terrace and my guests. Or if it had driven on, as you see, there would certainly have been more casualties.feedback

Axel Kaiser

I ran down but it didn't register with me in that moment just what had happened. I thought it was an accident.feedback

Axel Kaiser

How do you protect a Christmas market, a shopping centre , a football stadium? You have to open every bag, every rucksack. They can't do that (here).feedback

Axel Kaiser

I don't know how she made it out of there. The whole truck must have driven through the stand. She herself can't remember a thing. She stood up and said she needed a Schnapps. Berlin will not change. Berliners won't allow it. There's a short pause for reflection, then the Berliner wipes his hands, and life carries on.feedback

Axel Kaiser

It was a dull bang, not an explosion like a gas explosion but a dull bang. My friend's hut, I couldn't see it, it wasn't there. So of course there was a moment of panic.feedback

Marius Schuster

If it ... becomes normal to have to put concrete posts and fences around Christmas markets because we can't guarantee people's safety, that'll be pretty sad.feedback

Ralf Jaeger

The North Rhine-Westphalian state office for criminal investigations has initiated proceedings with the federal prosecutor-general because of suspicions of the preparation of a criminal offence endangering national security. The general prosecutor in Berlin was leading the ensuing investigations.feedback

Donald J. Trump

You know my plans. All along, I've been proven to be right. 100% correct. What's happening is disgraceful. Innocent civilians were murdered in the streets as they prepared to celebrate the Christmas holiday. ISIS and other Islamist terrorists continually slaughter Christians in their communities and places of worship as part of their global jihad.feedback

Jan Hollitzer - Berliner Morgenpost

I heard a big noise and then I moved on the Christmas market and saw much chaos…many injured people. It was really traumatic.feedback

Steffen Seibert

In light of the victims of yesterday's attack on the Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin, the heads of state and government expressed their heartfelt condolences.feedback

Zofie Cizkova

I want all the dogs to love all the cats.feedback

John Williams - Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

We offer a six-course menu in The Ritz Restaurant for Christmas day lunch, as well as a four-course menu for Christmas day dinner, Boxing Day lunch and dinner, which will all be fully booked.feedback

John Williams - Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

At The Ritz, it's about the quality of the produce that we use and matching this to the right occasion and the expectations of our clients.feedback

Dan Doherty

From a logistics point of view, it's quite a long slog for the chefs to plough through the sheer volume of people we are cooking for. Maintaining the consistency is always the biggest challenge, and one would hate to get it wrong on such a happy day.feedback