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Quotations about Santa Claus

'T is Christmas morn! Awake! Awake!
The slumber from thine eyelids shake!...
No such delight through all the year
As comes with Santa's Christmas cheer.
~James Henry Potts, "Old Santa," Every Life a Delight, 1914

Santa Claus is believing in something greater, believing in something magical. ~Vanessa Grimaldi, on The Bachelor [S21, E12, Nov. 2016]

Christmas is coming; it is almost here!
With Santa and presents, good will and cheer!
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "Christmas," 1940s

Do you remember, in the old days,
How you gathered around the cheerful blaze...
When stockings were hung and prayers were said
And your mother had tucked you safe in bed,
How you sneaked downstairs at the dawn's first light
To see what Santa had brought that night?
~J.A. Edgerton, "At Christmas Time," in The Coming Age, December 1899

Everyone slips onto the naughty list once in a while. ~Stevie Wermers-Skelton, Kevin Deters, & Chris Williams, Prep & Landing, 2009

Soon will old Santa Claus arrive,
On Christmas Eve, Christmas Eve...
Long live the Christmas fairy who
Has taught the good we ought to do,
And ever, ever keep in view,
On Christmas Eve, Christmas Eve,
Not only self, but others too,
On Christmas Eve, tra la!
~M. D. Sterling, "Christmas Stockings," c. 1894

Santa Claus is jolly, sir;
      Santa Claus is kind, sir;
      Santa Claus on Christmas eve
      Comes riding on the wind, sir.
Have you not seen our Santa Claus,
      With hair so snowy white, sir?
      Just hang your stocking Christmas eve,—
      He'll come that very night, sir.
And if you watch, perhaps you'll see
      This friend in furs hid deep, sir.
      But I have never seen him once—
      I'm always fast asleep, sir.
~M. Nora Boylan, "Old Santa Claus," c. 1894  [To be sung to the tune of "Yankee Doodle." –tg]

That is the fun about fairies and fairy-like people, you know, Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy wouldn't be half so much fun if they were like we are. They can do all sorts of things that we never could do! ~Louise Price Bell, "There IS a Santa Claus!," 1935

Somebody's coming here to‑night
      When the skies are dark and the stars are bright,
      And I thought I'd leave him a little bite.
He's a gentleman, jolly and generous too,
      He is short and fat and his eyes are blue,
      And he always comes to us down the flue.
He waits till he's sure we're sound asleep—
      He wouldn't come if he thought we'd peep,
      For he has secrets he wants to keep...
~Susie M. Best, "A Surprise for Santa Claus," c.1894

Santaclaus comes down the chimney on Christmas eve, and puts nuts, cakes, sugarplums, and pieces of money into hung stockings. In the morning, children take delight in the treasures! ~Anonymous, "Christmas," 1842

O still the child-heart throbs its songs and still the child-soul lives...
We hush the knowledge that we have and struggle to believe
The wonder-tales we know are true—the tales of Christmas Eve...
We nod in time to childish rhyme, to songs we had forgot,
We clutch the golden memories of days that now are not;
And O! the night is very long, the hour is grievous late,
But still, with olden faith regained, we bide our time and wait.
And from the door of youth our dream the barring curtain draws,
And we—aye, we, as children all—still wait for Santa Claus!
~Wilbur D. Nesbit, "Waiting," in The Reader, 1905

More than Santa Claus, your sister knows when you've been bad and good. ~Linda Sunshine, "You're Only Jung Once," Mom Loves Me Best (And Other Lies You Told Your Sister), 1990

He's making a database
He's sorting it twice
SELECT * from contacts WHERE behavior = 'nice'
SQL Clause is coming to town
~Karen Kringle, tweet, 2015

Santa Claus has the right idea — visit people once a year! ~Victor Borge, c.1958

'T is Christmas eve. Good-night! Good-night!
Old Santa roams the earth to-night...
~James Henry Potts, "Old Santa," Every Life a Delight, 1914

Santa knows Physics: Of all colors, Red Light penetrates fog best. That's why Benny the Blue-nosed reindeer never got the gig. ~Neil deGrasse Tyson, 2014 tweet

Whene'er I find a man who don't
Believe in Santa Claus,
And spite of all remonstrance won't
Yield up to logic's laws,
And see in things that lie about
The proof by no means dim,
I straightway cut that fellow out,
And don't believe in him...
~John Kendrick Bangs, "A Toast to Santa Claus," A Little Book of Christmas, 1912

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