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Graeme Le Saux
I think it goes all the way back to last Christmas when he tried to leave then. I thought that the club, manager and players handled that situation really well because they managed to not let it detract from what they were doing in the league and not affect anyone.feedback
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Aug 18 2017
“Job cuts have slowed significantly as we reach mid-year. This month's total was the lowest July total since 23,238 cuts were recorded in July 1995. Maybe some of these hiring announcements are just some of the exuberance that comes late in an expansion. But it may also be that some of the decision makers who decide whether to build a new plant or launch a new product or hire new people are becoming more comfortable that the recession is not imminent.” said John A. Challenger speaking about Christmas. It’s one of the 577 quotes about Christmas you can find on this page. 465 people have said something about this topic. Among them: Jillian Harris, Pope Francis and Axel Kaiser. Browse the quotes by date and by name to find those that are relevant to you.
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John A. Challenger - Challenger, Gray & Christmas

Job cuts have slowed significantly as we reach mid-year. This month's total was the lowest July total since 23,238 cuts were recorded in July 1995. Maybe some of these hiring announcements are just some of the exuberance that comes late in an expansion. But it may also be that some of the decision makers who decide whether to build a new plant or launch a new product or hire new people are becoming more comfortable that the recession is not imminent.feedback

John A. Challenger - Challenger, Gray & Christmas

While retailers are cutting the most jobs this year, those companies are also announcing the most hiring. New retail jobs could be going to places like fulfillment and distribution centers.feedback

Julia Stiles

We're really slow on the wedding planning so I haven't really been soliciting advice. Somebody told me about radical empathy, but I'm still trying to figure out what that means. I'm trying to figure out what makes it radical. We stayed on an island that was really beautiful and there was a lot of great snorkeling. The city was really nice, too, but because I live in the city the natural scenery was really great.feedback

Steven Moffat

The alternative might have been to have had no Doctor Who at all between Christmas 2015 and the autumn of 2018.feedback

Pearl Mackie

That's it – Christmas special, last chance to see Bill. But, I mean, hey, it's Doctor Who, so never say never!feedback

MacKenzie Bezos

I have firsthand knowledge of many of the events. … I worked with him and many others represented in the converted garage, the basement warehouse closet, the barbecue-scented offices, the Christmas-rush distribution centers, and the door-desk filled conference rooms in the early years of Amazon's history. Jeff and I have been married for 20 years.feedback

Stephen Colbert

On my honor, I will do my best to make a tremendous amount of money and buy a sex yacht like the old guy the president knows. To keep myself physically strong with golf and steak, and refer all questions to outside council. Merry Christmas.feedback

Andrew Roussos

He "nodded, and that was it. That's all that was said really. You couldn't go out with Saffie without having fun, but her dream was to be famous. It was her everything. And we bought her the tickets for Christmas, she was counting the days, the seconds.feedback

Andrew Reiner

I arrived at Grant Park at 9 a.m., and was able to spin just one Pokéstop. I talked to dozens of people either playing Pokémon Go, or attempting to, and they are all having issues. Grant Park's numerous Pokéstops are lit up like Christmas Trees, and Unown is spawning, but few people can catch anything before the app crashes. AT&T users are apparently faring the worst, while Sprint has the best performance, which is still hardly playable. I even logged onto the press wi-fi at the event, and the app won't launch. It's getting crushed by players.feedback

Keith Clemson

He got a visit from Santa Claus. He got an extra dinner or a treat that night.feedback

Geronimo Gutierrez

That is not wise ... because it becomes a Christmas tree, everybody wants to hang something onto the Christmas tree.feedback

Lewis Hamilton

In terms of contracts and stuff, I can't really say what's going to happen six months from now. Right now, I love driving. I'm just saying that you can't say what frame of mind I'm going to be in come Christmas time. Hopefully it's a really good one with a fourth title.feedback

Lauren Graham

I always said, while we were doing it, that I couldn't see more episodes in that form. Five years from now do you have A Very Gilmore Christmas? Maybe, but there's no reason anymore except enjoyment. And, actually, I think there's far more risk to continue – you run the risk of disappointing people.feedback

Susie Landau Finch

The Reiners were my parents best friends and when I was little Carl, Estelle and Rob and Mel Brooks would be over and there were all these funny jokes. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas actors were coming over and improving and it was a lot of fun.feedback

Bella Thorne

Charlie saw an old new article and he didn't look at the date, and the date is old, and it's about me and Ty. I am talking about how we both have that much family and were spending Christmas together, dah, dah, dah. Christmas is about to come at this point, so in Charlie's defense ,when he read it not reading the date, it sounded like I'm talking about me and Ty still being together. He didn't even text me though or talk to me about it.feedback

Janet Srodzinski

It's a horrible, sweet, sickly smell, a mix of bedding, chicken droppings, goodness only knows what. It's weekends as well, 24/7. On Christmas Day 2015 I went out on to my terrace and was almost sick, the smell was dreadful all day. I pray for north winds now.feedback

Melisse Hinkle

The risk of waiting too long is fairly straightforward: you're likely to pay more. That's not to say there won't be one-off fare sales across travel newsletters and social media channels, but this is a time of high travel demand so there isn't much incentive for airlines to offer deals for holiday season travel.feedback

George Hobica - Airfarewatchdog.com

Start tracking prices as they go up and down – and they will certainly go up and down.feedback

Melisse Hinkle

By and large, the holiday season is the most expensive time to fly to destinations large and small, particularly to ones in the U.S. This is prime travel time no matter where you are going, and so the need to plan ahead holds true for smaller markets as well.feedback

Andrew Ference

My girls, Ava and Stella, and my wife, Krista, however do deserve a proper thanks and my infinite gratitude. They tended my broken bones and bruised ego more times than I can count and gave me unending love and support even when I missed a Christmas concert for a road trip.feedback

Rachel Brand

She responded to that by leaning forward and gritting her teeth. He panicked, went to the arm chair and picked her up and frogmarched her to the door to get her away from him. His intention was to put her outside and slam the door. He held her arms, then she was on the floor.feedback

Mark Jennens

After being told I'm stupid for trying to sort Christmas dinner out I just lost it and went to chuck her out of the door. That is the last time you speak to me like that. His intention was to put her outside and slam the door. He held her arms, then she was on the floor.feedback

Rachel Brand

They have an argument and in the course of it he pushes or throws her to the floor.feedback

Rachel Brand

They argued about potatoes. He got angry, threw a writing pad across the table. He said 'that is the last time you speak to me like that'. She responded to that by leaning forward and gritting her teeth. He panicked, went to the arm chair and picked her up and frogmarched her to the door to get her away from him. A fractured hip led to her being in hospital, it was that which caused the need for her to have surgery, to the risk of respiratory problems, bronchopneumonia which led to her death. A cascade of events all led from a fractured hip which she suffered at her son's hands.feedback

Rachel Brand

After undergoing surgery at Russells Hall Hospital, she began making a recovery, but on January 18 she fell unwell and died two days later at the hospital. A fractured hip led to her being in hospital. It was that which caused the need for her to have surgery, to the risk of respiratory problems, bronchopneumonia which led to her death. A cascade of events all led from a fractured hip, which she suffered at her son's hands.feedback

Brent Clark

Steve Green is going to be in charge of that thing, come hell or high water. Keep in mind the Greens are successful merchants to the middle class. They've always been marketing silk flowers and fake Christmas trees to the middle class, and it's made them rich. Their instincts tell them that thousands of people are going to get on buses in Cincinnati, Ohio, to go see it, and they're probably right.feedback

Peder Tuborgh - Arla Foods

We know that as an industry, I know that from our forecasting. It is going to play out differently in different markets. The first sign we will see of it is that the price of butter rises very sharply. At the moment we are trying to get as much butter and cream out of our producers.feedback

Jillian Harris

I've seriously ALWAYS wanted to get engaged on Christmas morning and Justin always thought it was cheesy so the fact that he thought it was a silly idea I thought for SURE it wasn't going to happen. … Even though I knew Justin thought it was cheesy it didn't stop me from pressuring him every single Christmas to do it!! It was everything I dreamed of but nothing I had expected.feedback

Cole Escola

We were billing it as 'All About Eve' meets 'Blackfish'. We're also working on this idea that's 'The Crucible' meets Christmas: witches and snow and crazy teenage girls and decorating the tree.feedback

Jack Tate

Making content seasonally relevant gets greater engagement, so summer, barbecue season, bonfire night and Christmas work really well for us.feedback

John A. Challenger - Challenger, Gray & Christmas

Some companies are not making their layoffs this year, which they might have done if the labor pool wasn't so stretched, especially for skilled labor.feedback

Jillian Harris

The night before I had been sent some macaroons to the room and I wanted to take a photo of them the next morning so I left them on the table over night. Justin's plan was that he would put the ring box in the macaroon box and then get me to open it up! Pretty easy task, right? Wrong. LOL!!feedback

Jillian Harris

I've seriously ALWAYS wanted to get engaged on Christmas morning and Justin always thought it was cheesy so the fact that he thought it was a silly idea I thought for SURE it wasn't going to happen. … Even though I knew Justin thought it was cheesy it didn't stop me from pressuring him every single Christmas to do it!!feedback

Jillian Harris

I finally crawled my ass out of bed and grabbed the box … I mean it's Christmas morning and all, if he wants me to get him a macaroon, I'll get him a damn macaroon.feedback

Jillian Harris

So here I am …. sitting in my underwear on the couch and I open up the macaroon box to find a jewelry box … And then I opened the box … I just remember staring at the ring and being so confused and thinking it was a joke or that I was being punked … and then it hit me … HOLY S– … THIS IS HAPPENING. NOW. ON CHRISTMAS MORNING!!! HOLY F–!!!!! HE DID IT!!!! OMG OMG OMG … GET THE BABY, I'M NOT DRESSED, I LOOK LIKE A DISASTER, OMG HE IS PROPOSING, SAY YES SAY YES … WHERE'S THE BABY! LOL …. It was everything I dreamed of but nothing I had expected.feedback

Jillian Harris

The ring is EXACTLY what I wanted … it's simple and classic with a moderate size diamond, I didn't want anything too big and flashy! This was about the time I fully lost it … I was crying, swearing, laughing … I was in total shock and disbelief and I was so freaking HAPPY. I honestly couldn't believe that I had a ring on my finger that morning … I felt so ridiculously grateful for that whole year between purchasing our new home, having Leo and then THIS! OMG!!!feedback

Scot Rutledge

It's like Christmas wrapped into New Year's. It's surreal.feedback

Andrew Roussos

We didn't want to just let her birthday pass. Saffie loved the limelight and I just wanted to celebrate Saffie's birthday through doing this. You couldn't be out with Saffie without having fun, but her dream was to be famous. It was her everything and we bought her the tickets for Christmas. She was just counting the days, the seconds and it was just Ariana Grande until nine, 10 o'clock at night. And she would sing and dance every single song.feedback

George Newhouse

Over a decade ago the Department of Immigration were criticised for acting like a bunch of cowboys because of their failure to implement due process and to make proper investigations – all because they were under pressure to deport people and please their political masters.feedback

George Newhouse

It doesn't surprise me in the slightest if the Turnbull government and Peter Dutton are going back to those bad old days. While we don't know the details of these two new cases, whoever they are and whatever they are alleged to have done, they are Australian citizens. To wrongfully detain two citizens on Christmas Island is a worrying sign that the department may be out of control once again.feedback

Jason Kingsley

We submit the game to the hardware manufacturers probably four months before the actual street date. A lot of consumers don't realise the game they're playing at Christmas was probably finished in the summer. You've got a team of experts sitting around waiting for release. What do you do with them? The simple answer is they keep working on that project because as we test it and as we play it more we might find obscure bugs or little bits that need to be fixed.feedback

Rand Paul

I don't think we're getting anywhere with the bill we have. We're at an impasse. The bill is just being lit up like a Christmas tree full of billion-dollar ornaments, and it's not repeal. I think you can get 52 Republicans for clean repeal.feedback

Rand Paul

The bill is just being lit up like a Christmas tree full of billion-dollar ornaments, and it's not repeal. I'm not for that, but I'm saying I want repeal to work, and the way you do it is you separate it into two bill and you do it concurrently.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We cannot allow this terrorism and extremism to spread in our country, or to find sanctuary on our shores or in our cities. We want to make sure that anyone who seeks to join our country shares our values and has the capacity to love our people. We're going to start saying Merry Christmas again.feedback

Nigel Travis - Dunkin' Donuts

It's been tough to watch and what made it more difficult was that we were so close to getting into the Championship. I never thought we'd be in the National League, even last Christmas, but we are there and you have to face the facts.feedback

Jessica Henwick

I wasn't able to do it. My schedule clashed. I was filming Iron Fist for six-to-seven months and they wouldn't give me the time off. [ GoT] was so massive for me in terms of my career and building my profile and as an experience in itself, I wanted to return. [A GoT producer explained], It's really important that you come back otherwise your character will just disappear.' So I spoke to Marvel and I managed to get a release. I literally was flying back and forth while I was doing Iron Fist in New York to Belfast, even during Christmas break.feedback

Michael Penn

New cases among gay men in London have fallen for the first time. We’re turning a corner, but there’s a lot o do to bring attitudes and awareness up to date. In December 1986 my partner, Brian, fell ill. We were spending the Christmas break at our holiday home in Suffolk. Brian spent all of Christmas Day in bed, and on Boxing Day morning I could tell he wasn’t getting better. I called a doctor friend to get his opinion. He took one look at Brian and said we must take him to hospital straight away.feedback

Jessica Henwick

I wasn't able to do it. My schedule clashed. I was filming Iron Fist for six-to-seven months and they wouldn't give me the time off. [Game of Thrones] was so massive for me in terms of my career and building my profile and as an experience in itself, I wanted to return. I spoke to Marvel and I managed to get a release. I literally was flying back and forth while I was doing Iron Fist in New York to Belfast, even during Christmas break.feedback

Patrik Berger

Last year around Christmas everybody was talking about them being good enough to win the league, then they had a bad spell and at the end they were fighting for the Champions League.feedback

Tim Brant

My favorite spot was always the dining room. Janet changed the format a little bit and made it into a huge dining room. Now that our kids are grown and married, it's a big family. We can put everybody in there. It was just great. We would sit there for hours and have dinner – Christmas, Easter, whatever holiday. It's one of the prettiest spots. The deer come up to the fence and feed. You can see them from the house.feedback

Johnny Depp

I am doing my very best on holiday spending, but there is only so much i can do, as i need to give my kiddies and families as good a Christmas as possible, obviously within reason. I hope that by the amount that will be coming in from work in the coming year and also from back end proceeds, etc., will put everything straight. What else can i do??? You want me to sell same art??? i will. you want me to sell something else???feedback

Jamie Carragher

The actual team, the XI, could go up against anyone – we saw that in the big games with some great results in those games. But over the season, especially around Christmas and January, it was evident that the squad wasn't big enough or strong enough. That needs adding to. But rather than just adding players to the squad, you want to add players to the team. If you add three or four players and they go straight into the first XI, three or four of those who were playing week in, week out last season go to the bench.feedback

Dennis Kelleher

You don't serve on Hensarling's staff unless you fully embrace his agenda. He's just the latest nominee who will come in to deregulate Wall Street . . . This is Christmas in June for Wall Street CEOs.feedback

Cindi Clements

They were loving. We were not blood, but they would host Christmas for all of my family.feedback

Gunes Kalkan - Breast Cancer Care

This U-turn decision is monumental - after years of agonising uncertainty, there is now guaranteed access to a breakthrough treatment offering the chance of up to nine extra months. Women and men with incurable breast cancer will be relieved to have irreplaceable moments with loved ones within reach – a graduation, wedding, or Christmas celebrations.feedback

Rafa Benitez

The fans will enjoy being at home to Manchester City on Boxing Day. It is always nice for fans to enjoy games against top teams over the Christmas period.feedback

Rafa Benitez

It's always exciting to see the new fixtures and like the fans, it's something we all look forward to. It's a great start at home to Tottenham and a really exciting first game at St James' Park for our fans to enjoy. It is always nice for fans to enjoy games against top teams over the Christmas period. We also have a great game to round off the season with Chelsea visiting us on the last day of the season. Aside from that obviously I look forward to the two games with Liverpool; those days will be extra special for me, but really every game is exciting and every game has its own challenges.feedback

Benjamin Watson

I woke up really early this morning like it was Christmas.feedback

Steve Kerr

Those were basically the only two times we had anything to talk about as a team. What makes our team dynamic is Steph using high screens. We should have been doing more of that around Christmas. We basically told Steph, Just be you again. KD is going to get 25 no matter what.feedback

Ange Postecoglou

Losing Mile is a blow as he is not only an important member of the midfield but a great leader amongst the group. He has had a tough period since Christmas with his groin and we all agree it is in the best long-term interest of Mile and the Socceroos that he has a break to ensure he is ready for the new season.feedback

Miranda Kerr

Before my son was born, I was working six days a week and [on] average traveling for work [to] three different countries a week. The only holiday I would take is Christmas. I thought that was normal.feedback

Iain Duncan Smith

This is the only option on the table. My advice to the party is shut up and get on with it. If you think there is an option – [a new leader] isn't it – it is a suicide note. Anything who thinks they are doing that will be bringing the whole thing down. Turkeys don't vote for Christmas.feedback

Hall F. Willkie - Brown Harris Stevens

It was our home. We walked and rode to school from there. We celebrated Christmas there.feedback

Martin Bernard

He was so focused to recover very quick. He was ready at the beginning of the season and we expected him only to be back in Christmas. He's a great kid. I'm very proud of him.feedback

Jonathan Freedland

If you think that May v Corbyn is a uniquely British horror show, Hollywood has plenty of parallels – from ultra-cynical campaign tales to a much-loved Christmas classic.feedback

David Cho

I didn't work on Christmas. But that's the seriousness which he takes with everything and the work that goes into it, which I don't think can be overstated enough.feedback

Sonia Friedman

I never got a birthday present from him, I never got a Christmas present from him, and I don't blame him. I know that as a kid he had a very difficult life. His parents pushed him to be an extraordinary musician and he was told to put the music first, to put the art first. And he eventually did.feedback

Simon McCulloch - CompareTheMarket

For parts of December - particularly over Christmas and around New Year - there's a limited availability of call centres and a lot of companies doing IT work. So fewer insurance quotes are generated. Due to the drop in competition, those who are offering insurance quotes are able to charge higher prices.feedback

Liam Bateman

I went on loan to Kettering in November 2015 and then I played until Christmas, and joined them properly. I didn't have an agent, so I didn't know whether any professional clubs were interested or not.feedback

John A. Challenger - Challenger, Gray & Christmas

Ford's announcement of 20,000 global layoffs to streamline and cut costs is a typical strategy of large corporations who need to pivot to stay competitive.feedback

Colleen Madden - Challenger, Gray & Christmas

We use company announcements, media reports, and SEC filings to compile numbers. We found numerous reports citing the 10 percent global job cuts for Ford. We used those reports in our numbers.feedback

David Sedaris

Don't they know the Christmas shopping season is essentially over? The time to strike was last weekend, not this one.feedback

Britt Nilsson

They "wanna get right to it! We are thinking late August, early September. As soon as we can! I think we will have an intimate-feeling wedding -- not too formal, definitely outdoors -- but still try to invite as many loved ones as we can to celebrate. We want it to feel like a party, and a party that feels like us. So, it will probably be under trees with Christmas lights with games and dancing and candles! And not a fancy chicken dinner you pick beforehand, something more fun. Maybe some cool food trucks? And the dress, I'm not sure yet! Simple and sweet.feedback

Marilyn Cesnik Radakovic

We went through Christmas with Cathy being missing, and that whole time – because I had gotten that letter – I was sure she was alive. And I had spent time trying to convince my parents, She's alive, let's find out what the letter says, she's tellin' us where she is, we need to go, we need to find her, we need to help her.feedback

Marilyn Cesnik Radakovic

And every time she came back home – oh my gosh, it was like Christmas. She wanted to be more. She wanted to do more than she was able to do within the confines of the order. And this was how she had explained it to me. She thought she had more potential than they were allowing. Everything I've done, I've really tried since that time – which is just a little over a year ago for me – I've tried to give them all the information that I've learned. And everything ends with, I want you to do your job.feedback

Phil Neville

He wants to play in the biggest games and when it comes to Wednesday night I would be surprised to see him in that starting XI. It looks like he is on his way out of Manchester United and it happens towards the end of your time. You get the signs that now is the time to leave, and probably now is the time. You hope [he doesn't leave] but the way the season's gone, particularly since Christmas, he's not been involved as much as he would probably have liked.feedback

Antonio Decaro

Bari has shown once again that it can be a bridge between East and West. At a time when selfishness seems to prevail in the world, this is a message of peace.feedback

Dave Grohl

We took a break for Christmas, so I went back to Virginia by myself. I took the rough tracks of what we'd done and it didn't seem right. The album had something missing. But I had this one riff that I originally thought was a Sonic Youth rip-off, but I decided it might be good to turn it into a song. When I brought it to our producer Gil Norton, he said, That's great! Let's put it on the album!feedback

Rupert Welch

I learnt so much in that decade. I did pretty much everything in those days, including packing boxes at 2am in the run-up to Christmas. I did whatever I had to do to help the business.feedback

Clare Boardman

Following a period of uncertainty and what turned out to be a poor Christmas trading period, the conclusion of the sale is an excellent outcome for all involved. This will safeguard the employment of the remaining workforce, which is significant. We thank customers and staff for their patience during this difficult period.feedback

Andreas Geisel - Airbnb

In this document, Anis Amri is accused of professional and organised drugs trafficking. It would have served as the basis of an arrest warrant that could have prevented the attack. This version no longer refers to professional and organised trafficking, but only to drug dealing.feedback

Hung Yi

If the work is exhibited in a private space, artists are free to use any of their ideas. It's like Santa Claus gives you a pair of socks or a candy. You would be happy to receive it.feedback

Jason Isbell

It's like Jesus, Santa Claus and me. I hate the word 'surreal,' but that's what it is. You've got to find things about touring that make you happy, because the money won't make you happy, and the people applauding won't make you happy, not in the long run. People can get used to any amount of accolades or any amount of money or success, but you'll never get used to being around Willie Nelson – and if you do, there's something wrong with you.feedback

John Stalker

Our revulsion at her murder remains undiminished. Nothing in criminal behaviour has penetrated my heart with quite the same paralysing intensity. It's an ­innocent children's Christmas song but a chill goes down my spine every time I hear The Little Drummer Boy because it reminds me of Myra Hindley. Generally, I don't believe in capital punishment. But in the case of Hindley and Brady I would have happily pulled the lever.feedback

Eve Branson

You were just a toddler but you were clearly someone who liked to do things his own way and on your own terms, . On a few such occasions we would say things like, Oh don't be ridiculous, Ricky! That's never going to work. More often than not, however, your father and I instead opted to give you plenty of scope to learn by your mistakes and so left you to get on with your Christmas tree growing, bird breeding and all the other weird and wonderful enterprises you came up with.feedback

David Madde

A Christmas Story is one of the most beloved holiday films of all time – audiences have made a yearly ritual of re-watching it – and we are so thrilled to have Marc leading the charge in bringing the musical version of that film to television. The extraordinarily gifted Pasek and Paul were instrumental in transposing the movie to the stage, and we believe the transition to live television event will be just as entertaining for viewers.feedback

Julie Larson

Rent was Jonathan's dream of sharing the theater and the passion he had for it with a whole new generation. None of us could have imagined the massive impact that the messages and themes in Rent would have on the theater community or the world ... except for Jonathan. We are absolutely thrilled to be continuing Jonathan's legacy and the still-relevant themes of the show in this way.feedback

Dana Walden

We are so honored to partner with the estate of the brilliant Jonathan Larson and producer Marc Platt on one of the great musicals of our time. The title is so iconic, the music is so beloved, and the themes are as meaningful today as they were when the show first premiered on Broadway. With Marc overseeing this project, we are sure it will have a profound impact on the legions of fans who know and love this musical.feedback

Leon Talley - André

I spent Thanksgiving and Christmas there. In the past, I've had terrible challenges around the holidays, so this year I decided to go there. It's a very encouraging environment. I had to cut out ice cream and desserts, pie, cakes and cookies. I don't keep those things in the house. It's very tough with my lifestyle. I have learned to avoid the temptations. There is no bullying about my weight. The fashion world has accepted me and they keep me there for my knowledge, not my looks.feedback

Tori Roloff

It's funny because my instinct tells me the exact opposite. Girls are kind of a nightmare when they're teenagers. Girls are more responsible. I would say I am like 10 million times more responsible than my brother, but I gave my mom and dad a lot more B.S. than my brother did. We are waiting until after Christmas to know the gender to go crazy buying things. We are just enjoying the moment right now.feedback

Michael Murray

To see if they still eat together at the table. I want to see if that legacy hung around, and if they still do Christmas the same way with little variations that they brought to the table themselves … if my pasta recipe is still around. I think that would be cool.feedback

Simon McGrother

Oldham thrashed Tranmere 4-1 on Christmas Day, 1935. Presumably the Latics loaded up on eggnog to celebrate, because the next day, Tranmere won the reverse fixture at Prenton Park by 13 goals to four.feedback

Derek Jacobi

It saddens me that one of the most lucrative hooks to get people to go to the theatre is to present somebody - not necessarily a star, but somebody whose name they know. Somebody whose stardom merely means that they have appeared on telly, usually. Maybe in a reality programme, maybe in a dance programme, maybe in a quiz programme. But they are stars in the sense that they are known - what they look like and their name is known. It happens particularly at Christmas, with all of those people that you've never really heard of but you've seen maybe on Strictly Come Dancing or something.feedback

Mike Pence

I talked to Gen. Flynn about that conversation. [It] was initiated 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 airplane 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

Jimmy Kimmel

One week ago tonight, I made an emotional speech -– that was seen by millions -– and as a result of my powerful words, Republicans in Congress had second thoughts about repeal and replace, they realized that what is right is right -– and I saved health insurance in America! Oh, I didn't? They voted against it anyway? I really need to pay more attention to the news. Our plan is to send a card to everyone who made a donation and there were a lot, so you might be getting those at Christmas time.feedback

John A. Challenger - Challenger, Gray & Christmas

Although restructuring in the retail sector continues to shed jobs, we aren't seeing the wide-scale layoffs in other sectors, like energy or tech.feedback

Joely Fisher

Well, I saw her in November for her birthday and we had a grand time, the typical Carrie party. They were from the night before she got on her fateful flight and I've saved them, screen-shotted, backed them up onto, you know, other hard drives because I don't ever want to lose them. We talked about politics. We talked about our mothers, who were frail, both of them, and our children, and promised to see each other at Christmas, which I upheld. I was there … I think she knew I was there. You could lose yourself in tragedy and in sort of your own demons and she was determined not to, I think.feedback

Dominic Calvert-Lewin

I hadn't expected things to move as fast as they have and to have played against the teams I have done, so I'm very grateful for that and I'm working hard every day to improve. I'm learning every day in training and in the games, so I can't ask for much more. It only feels like yesterday when I was signing for Everton, so to be here now is a great feeling. Around Christmas I got my chance with the first-team, got on the bench and made my debut. It has taken off from there and I have tried to take it in my stride day-by-day.feedback

Peter Kay

There's not going to be a series three. You've got to get out while the going's good. No Christmas special either.feedback

Jimmy Webb

The whole Glen story since Alzheimer's entered the picture has been sort of startlingly unique in the fact that he continued to perform and there were a lot of unexpected things that happened. This album is just kind of a gift from the gods. Carl is like some kind of magical person now, in my view, because he put the album together that Glen wanted to sing. And I just feel blessed that I get to hear these songs. It's like early Christmas.feedback

Martin Shaw

She still lives in the family home and why shouldn't she? It's a beautiful house in London and we gather there at birthdays and Christmas. No acrimony whatsoever.feedback

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

Marie Pettiman

That terrified me. You're thinking: 'Oh my god, it must be serious.' But I thought to myself if I'm going to die of cancer, I'm going to have Christmas and new year with my family.feedback

Jessica Hardy

I've never felt threatened. Last Christmas, I passed a house on my way home that had a ton of delivery packages from Amazon. The boxes stayed outside the gate to the house for a while and nobody touched them. Somebody eventually moved them inside the gate, but those gifts were safe.feedback

Jessica Harrington

He was so tough. Robert said he was never travelling. It's his fifth race since Christmas. He had to be brave and he stayed every yard of it.feedback

Henry Pryor

On the positive side, competition in the mortgage market is likely to continue at least until Christmas making money both cheaper and more available but we are very close to zero and this will eventually dry up. When it does the impact could be significant. All but the most motivated of buyers and sellers will sit on their hands as all the parties appear to be hinting at tax rises to come. The threats to the housing market especially in London and the South East outweigh the positives needed to halt the slide in deal prices.feedback

Clara Cazeau

We do this thing all the time. We have dinners together, spend Christmas together – we always call this our 'family picture.feedback

Julia Roberts

I think I'm currently peaking. I'm going to mention that in my Christmas card to the Clooneys this year. People say, Oh, when Pretty Woman came out it must have really changed your life,' and it's kind of become this joke, but the truth is I was out of town when Pretty Woman came out.feedback

Helen Connolly - Bonmarché

As anticipated, trading conditions post-Christmas continued to be challenging, but this was accounted for when we issued the revised profit guidance last September, and therefore the final result for the year is in line with our expectations. Store like-for like sales were negative in January but stronger during February and March, and we also saw the resumption of growth in online sales following improvements made to our online offering.feedback

Paul Mason

The opposition parties must work to ensure a vote for the best-placed anti-Tory candidate. Nationalists, xenophobes and privateers are not a majority in Britain. Theresa May is about to find out that turkeys do not vote for Christmas. More precisely, when confronted with someone in a butcher’s apron and a sharpened knife, turkeys are not apt to give a mandate for that person to organise an “unspecified meal-type experience”.feedback

Andrew Gale

I can see why someone like Rooty [Joe Root] would want a rest given the amount of cricket he's played. But Jonny has played one one-day international since Christmas. I think he's played three days of cricket. For me, he should have been available right from the first game of the season. He had enough time off from the end of the West Indies trip. I felt he should have been available.feedback

Tommy DiDario

You know Italians and Cubans – we love our traditions! We learned creating our own as a family can be really fun. Each year, we put up our Christmas tree right before Thanksgiving and host a big feast for our family in our apartment. It's just a simple reminder of what truly matters – being surrounded by friends, family and love.feedback

Mark Owczarski

I think about the incredible act of kindness that somebody somewhere – I don't know if it was a little old lady, I don't know if it was a child – but somebody saw what was happening here, and somebody wanted to do something to show their support for the community. I think about the journey of that object, how it started somewhere in this country . . . and it's become a part of an annual tradition at Christmas, a season of hope, a season of love.feedback

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

Gwede Mantashe

There is no ANC member who will vote for an opposition motion, that will be uncharacteristic of the ANC. What do you think the ANC is, Father Christmas? I don't know where this notion comes from that we are a collection of individuals who have conscience. We are members of ANC in a party political system. No army in the world allows soldiers to be commanded by enemy general. If you say we will recall Zuma because opposition say that, it won't work.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

Darren Morgan

Growth in the final quarter remained unrevised at 0.7%, with buoyant contributions from the retail and wholesale secto rs in the run-up to Christmas. Services dropped slightly in January , with weak performances from hotels and the motor trade. However, the long-term picture is still one of robust growth.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

Paul Pillar

This includes mowing people down with a vehicle on any crowded city street. Locations might be chosen that have some other political or religious significance -- such as a Christmas market, or the vicinity of a national parliament -- but there always are vulnerable public places with lots of people.feedback

David Lammy

This biannual guilt trip perpetuates Band Aid stereotypes. Can we finally look at the issues behind the problems, and inspire anger as well as donations?Raucous comedy, flamboyant red noses, celebrity endorsement and a plethora of ways to get involved from bake sales to triathlons: the Comic Relief formula has broad appeal. When it launched on Christmas Day 1985 on BBC1, it raised £15m; in 2011 it broke the £100m barrier for the first time.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

Andrew Challenger

Efforts to suppress the Madness would mostly likely result in long-term damage to employee morale, loyalty and engagement that would far outweigh any short-term benefit to productivity. And, with labor markets getting tighter and tighter, employers would be better off embracing March Madness.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

Ed Sheeran

Taylor [Swift] isn't going to be releasing until probably the end of this year – Christmas is the smartest time to release because that's when everyone buys records. So I've got a full year of just all Ed, all the time.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

Nick Viall

It's one of the more beautifully scenic places I've ever been to, and apparently Santa Claus lives here, which is pretty crazy. It breaks my heart knowing that I can't make Vanessa feel better, more than any moment I've ever had with Vanessa. Right now, knowing that she's questioning whether she can get engaged to me is terrifying. But I'm not able to give Vanessa clarity about what I want to do knowing that I still have Raven here and that I have incredibly strong feelings for Raven.feedback

Carsten Brzeski - ING-DiBa

The increase in industrial production shows that the shocking drop in December was mainly driven by the Christmas season and the cold winter weather. At the same time, however, the fact that on the year industrial production has remained flat shows just how difficult it is for the industry to get out of stagnation.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.