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Juli Lennett
Kids, who are the majority of toy consumers, aren't paying any attention to this. Kids will continue to make their holiday wish lists and parents/grandparents will continue to put these new toys under the Christmas tree. My expectation is that the holiday season will be business as usual for consumers.feedback
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NEW Sep 22 2017
“Although job cuts have risen this month, they continue to be significantly lower compared to the same time last year. Although we have seen high layoffs in retail with store closings and some companies filing for bankruptcy, there has also been increased hiring in new areas of the sector as retailers build out their e-commerce platforms. Shipping and technology jobs are expanding and going unfilled. We are seeing a labor market in which skilled technical and logistics/supply chain talent is in high demand.” said John A. Challenger speaking about Christmas. It’s one of the 594 quotes about Christmas you can find on this page. 480 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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Dave Walder

There were deep-rooted issues at the club when I left, financially and in terms of whether the players were happy. It took Dean maybe two or three years to turn things round and last year for the first time we were able to recruit well, from being in mid-table at Christmas.feedback

Brendan Rodgers

Of course, for our own performance level and for the nation, we are trying to gain credibility and, obviously, as professionals, we want to continue in Europe after Christmas, but you have to understand the size of the task. It's not PlayStation - it's top, top players we are playing. How can you compete with a £750m team?feedback

Bruce Arians

It's a great opportunity for Kerwynn Williams and Andre. We'll get Chris Johnson back up to speed.feedback

Bruce Arians

It was a really hard one. He was just getting back into good shape, and I look forward to having him back.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?feedback

Linda Fairstein

I bought a collection of 100 at auction in 2012. I always get myself a Christmas present so I'm not disappointed.feedback

Britt Nilsson

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 before hand, something more fun! Maybe some cool food trucks? And the dress –I'm not sure yet! Simple and sweet!feedback

Ben Sasse

The Pelosi-Schumer-Trump deal is bad. Seems right… assuming that the definition of 'RINO' = 'a conservative concerned about having the Democratic leader set Republican policy.feedback

Lucian K. Truscott IV

It got 37 angry replies, including Norman Mailer, who wrote, What do you know? The following week I wrote back to them. A year later I was invited to a Christmas party at Ed Fancher's apartment, and when I opened the door I hit Bob Dylan's arm and pitched a drink at Mayor Lindsay.feedback

Frank Field

The idea of making people wait six weeks, and sometimes longer, for their benefit to be paid is made to look increasingly questionable by each bleak new piece of evidence on universal credit. People who are already hard up simply cannot cope that long without an income. I've pleaded with the government for a Christmas truce – a postponement of the full rollout of universal credit in Birkenhead [the Labour MP's constituency] – otherwise the system will push families into destitution over the festive period.feedback

Brendan Rodgers

It's very important for us and we're focused on getting a result against Hamilton. This is what you're in football for, we have a busy schedule between now and the Christmas period, but it's what we want. It's a really exciting time.feedback

Arsene Wenger

You speak about Santi, he is having his first run today. So that is quite positive. The flexibility of his ankle looks good, his mobility is good and now it's back to getting back to full fitness without having any setbacks. So it's very difficult to predict when he will be available again. But overall, I think it's very difficult to set a time. Not before Christmas, that's why I didn't involve him in the Europa League, but overall I hope that after Christmas he will be available.feedback

Gregory Cohen

I told her I thought it was a great idea, but she could think on a bigger scale. This is not like putting a bike under the Christmas tree. You have to find a kid for whom an adaptable bike is suitable and make sure they have someone who is willing to coach them and stay with it.feedback

Chuck Schumer

Earlier today, we had a very productive meeting with President Trump, Leader McConnell, Speaker Ryan. In that meeting, we agreed to pass aid for Harvey, a continuing resolution, and an increase in the debt ceiling, both of those until December 15th. This is a really positive step forward. It will work to quickly provide aid to those hurt by Harvey. It will avoid default, and it will fund the government, avoiding a shutdown. And we all agreed we'd work together in December as well to avoid a default. So, it was a really good moment of some bipartisanship.feedback

Brendan Rodgers

Try not to lose the first game 7-0. We're playing against 11 motorbikes, aren't we? But listen, I want us to be playing European football after Christmas, that's the aim.feedback

Brendan Rodgers

But listen, I want us to be playing European football after Christmas, that's the aim. The games against PSG and Bayern are going to be great nights. And the one thing I will say is this: having been a manager around the world and inside some of the biggest stadiums, there is a noise at Celtic Park you just don't get anywhere else. But thank you. I came as close as anyone there to the holy grail of winning the league. That season, with the fans, it was special.feedback

John A. Challenger - Challenger, Gray & Christmas

Although job cuts have risen this month, they continue to be significantly lower compared to the same time last year. Although we have seen high layoffs in retail with store closings and some companies filing for bankruptcy, there has also been increased hiring in new areas of the sector as retailers build out their e-commerce platforms. Shipping and technology jobs are expanding and going unfilled. We are seeing a labor market in which skilled technical and logistics/supply chain talent is in high demand.feedback

Kristin Cavallari

Really, it's not that bad. We're going to see him a lot, and the five months will go by quickly. Thanksgiving, Christmas and all that good stuff, we'll be out there with him.feedback

Kim Forrest - Fort Pitt Capital

It just feels like a lot of people are away," but "there have been events that generally drive up trading.feedback

Ryan Detrick - LPL Financial

Strong economic data can't break the fact that late August is one of the sleepier times of the year. Geopolitical worries are still lingering, but with Congress scheduled to get back in session next week, we wouldn't be surprised to see some September volatility starting up quickly.feedback

Elizabeth Webb

The question is whether companies are effectively moving forward a spike in sales or sustainably increasing sales over a longer time window. Move it forward too much, and you risk the same association people have with Christmas creep – that it's a greedy ploy to take advantage of the consumer.feedback

Pam Moody

They're different from regular people – they're costumed characters. But no one is picking on the Santa Clauses, because that would ruin the retail business. It would ruin Christmas for everybody.feedback

Julia Stiles

That time I went camping, nearly eight months pregnant, just to see @nathanielrateliff and the @nightsweatsnc.feedback

Gavin McLeod Valentine

When we treated the supermodel Ashley Graham before last year's Victoria's Secret show, she had 37,000 likes – but more significantly, there were 4.8 million views of the video she posted. We saw a 20 per cent increase in sales of products and treatments, which meant Intraceuticals had its strongest Christmas sales to date.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I just think he will be an extra man for us in the second part of the season. Normally, we say January, after Christmas. But I have no idea at all. The right way is not to think about it, and just let him do his work step by step and come back when he is really ready. We are delighted Zlatan is on the road to recovery and we are equally delighted to have his ambition and experience back with us. After his contribution last season he deserves our trust and we will be patient waiting for him to return. I have no doubt that he will be important in the second part of the season.feedback

Shania Twain

You want to know the truth about this story? I've never told this before. I'm going to say it now. I remember I had a girlfriend visiting me and it was near Christmas and we were baking cookies. I was writing this album and there was a scandal of (Pitt) and Gwyneth (Paltrow) where there were naked photos of him. And this was like all the rage. I'm like, Well, that don't impress me much.' I mean, what is all the fuss? We see people naked every day. That's really what I thought.feedback

Shania Twain

You want to know the truth about this story? I remember I had a girl friend visiting me and it was near Christmas and we were baking cookies.feedback

Frank Lampard

I expect the English teams to have one or two in the semi-final. Definitely, it is time to see an English club compete. There are no excuses for me. Christmas, having no break? Physical league? Not good enough.feedback

Shania Twain

You want to know the truth about this story? I've never told this before. I'm going to say it now. I remember I had a girl friend visiting me and it was near Christmas and we were baking cookies. I was writing this album and there was a scandal of Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow where there were naked photos of him in Playgirl magazine, which Pitt later successfully sued for publishing the paparazzi photos. And this was like all the rage. I just thought 'I don't know what all the fuss is about.' I'm like, well that don't impress me much, I mean what is all the fuss.feedback

Sunny Lee

I noticed that the people I was eating with, whether they knew Korean food or not, would always light up when the banchan came. It was like Christmas.feedback

Raphael Chaskalson

Half Man Half Biscuit once produced a song called 'All I Want For Christmas Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit'. This got me thinking – how many other football clubs have been referenced by punk (or any other genre) bands?feedback

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

Robert Wolders

On the last Christmas, she asked a friend to buy three special winter coats: for Givenchy, [her son] Sean and me. She said, Please think of me when you wear them.' Later on, when we went to bed, she said, It was the most beautiful Christmas I ever had.feedback

David Hamilton

It's a great apartment for entertaining. We've had sit-down dinners for 70. Until recently, we had an annual Christmas party with 300 people. It's perfectly set up for that.feedback

Corey Struve Talbott

My sister [Katie] was like, I have to tell you something too. I'm pregnant too and I haven't been telling anyone for two weeks to surprise everyone on Christmas morning. I almost passed out.feedback

Colin Jost

Missing Scaramucci was sort of like missing Christmas. There's always a chance. It will be a little looser than normal. It's summer and our brains aren't really working yet, so it will be a little looser. Michael wants to do Hawaiian shirts.feedback

Ted Sarandos - Netflix

As creator and re-inventor of some of the most memorable stories and characters in recent history, ranging from Marvel's The Avengers to Millarworld's Kick-Ass, Kingsman, Wanted and Reborn franchises, Mark is as close as you can get to a modern day Stan Lee. The moment Lucy and I walked into Netflix's headquarters in California last Christmas we knew this was where we wanted to be. It instantly felt like home and the team around that table felt like people who would help us take Millarworld's characters and turn them into global powerhouses.feedback

Richard Branson - Virgin Group

It was Christmas time. It became known as the BA Christmas bonus – we distributed it to all our staff equally.feedback

Betsy Wolfe

It has been quite the dream and quite the journey. (There was lots of Christmas candy strewn about.) Understandably, she embraced the opportunity to move to a tiny studio in a luxury high-rise on Wall Street.feedback

Bruce Springsteen

I now play the role of the Ghost of Christmas Past as the city and its exciting new development passes me by.feedback

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

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