Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Quote Quiz

Congratulations to Sprite from Sprite Writes -
who successfully named 23 of the 24 Christmas movies/shows in the Dec. 1 puzzle. (She overlooked that little shot of White Christmas at the bottom).  Sprite wins her choice of the Christmas ornaments I've been making.  

And to continue the Christmas Puzzling - below are lines from 14 of the 24 shows represented in the original puzzle.  Can you match the quote with the movie?  Here's a little help - none of the lines are from regular television shows (that knocks out Brady Bunch, West Wing, etc.)  They are all from feature-length films or TV specials. There's no prize this time except the personal satisfaction of a job well done - so shout 'em out, even if you only know one or two.  

Answers will be posted on Thursday.

1.  Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to.

2.  Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?

3.  In putting on the suit and entering the sleigh, the wearer waives any and all right to any previous identity, real or implied, and fully accepts the duties and responsibilities of Santa Claus, in perpetuity, to which time the wearer becomes unable to do so, by either accident or design. 

4.  Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. 

5.  This is Christmas. The season of perpetual hope. And I don't care if I have to get out on your runway and hitchhike. If it costs me everything I own, if I have to sell my soul to the devil himself, I am going to get home to my son. 

6.  What's Christmas to you but a time for paying bills without money; a time for finding yourself a year older, but not an hour richer; a time for balancing your books and having every item in them through a round dozen of months presented dead against you? 

7.  Only one thing in the world could've dragged me away from the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window. 

8.  Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see.

9.  But I think what I've got is something slightly resembling - gumption. 

10.  You're skipping Christmas?  Isn't that illegal?

11.  My father didn't think so. People were human beings to him. But to you, a warped, frustrated old man, they're cattle. Well in my book, my father died a much richer man than you'll ever be! 

12.  You're a disgrace to the outfit. You're soft! You're sloppy! You're unruly! You're undisciplined!  And I never saw anything look so wonderful in my whole life! 

13. We get one day a year to prove we're not screw-ups and what do we do? We screw it up.

14.This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here. We're gonna press on, and we're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny f***ing Kaye. And when Santa squeezes his fat, white ass down that chimney tonight, he's gonna find the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse.

Bonus - This line (and this movie) aren't as well known as many of the others, but I loved this quote too much to not include it.  So give yourself a bonus point if you can identify this one:
   All the stockings are filled... all that is, except one. And we have even forgotten to hang it up. The stocking for the child born in a manger. It's his birthday we are celebrating. Don't ever let us forget that. 


  1. Looks like great quotes - and as much as I love quotes I guess I do not know quotes from movies! Something for me to start paying attention to! Fun puzzle!

  2. Oops! You're right -- I totally didn't see that last picture (and didn't count to make sure I'd gotten them all).

    Thank you so much! It really was a blast to play -- and a good reminder of some videos it's time to pull out!

  3. I won't spoil anyone else's fun by posting the answers, but I will say that the bonus question film is one of my family's favorites. The ice skating! The snowballs! The professor! The crazy tinsel on the tree! (Have you seen the remake? I haven't (and usually am not a fan of Hollywood redoing films I love), but was thinking it might be appropriate to watch this year given the star's death this summer.)

  4. These are the ones I know off the top of my head. I suspect I'd get more, by process of elimination, if I went back to look at the list of movies.

    1. Miracle on 34th Street

    2. Charlie Brown Christmas special

    3. The Santa Clause

    4. The Grinch

    7. A Christmas Story

    11. It's a Wonderful Life

    12. White Christmas

    I can almost see the scene from the bonus quote, but I'm not going to get it. Sigh.

    Fun! Thanks!