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    Quotes About Santa:

    Let me see if I’ve got this Santa business straight. You say he wears a beard, has no discernible source of income and flies to cities all over the world under cover of darkness? You sure this guy isn’t laundering illegal drug money? – Tom Armstrong

    I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph. – Shirley Temple Black

    Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year. – Victor Borge

    I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white man would be coming into my neighborhood after dark. – Dick Gregory

    Santa Claus wears a Red Suit, He must be a communist. And a beard and long hair, Must be a pacifist. What’s in that pipe that he’s smoking? – Arlo Guthrie

    I played Santa Claus many times, and if you don’t believe it, check out the divorce settlements awarded my wives. – Groucho Marx “The Groucho Phile”

    Christmas Facts

    Saint Nicholas of Myra, the original Santa Claus, was the patron saint of children, thieves and pawnbrokers.

    Based on previous surveys, 17 percent of you will embarrass yourselves in some way at your office Christmas party.

    A Mongolian wild ass can run 8 mph faster than a reindeer.

    It’s Donder, not Donner.

    Christmas pudding should be stirred from east to west.

    56 percent of Americans sing holiday carols to their pets.

    53 percent of Americans plan to “re-gift” this year.

    1 in 3 men will wait until Christmas Eve to finish their shopping.

    1 in 6 men would like to get rid of all the “gift-giving nonsense.”

    A traditional Christmas dinner in early England was the head of a pig prepared with mustard.

    On Christmas Eve in 2001, the Bethlehem Hotel had 208 of its 210 rooms free.

    It’s “God rest ye merry, gentlemen,” not “God rest ye, merry gentlemen.”

    There are 1.76 billion candy canes produced every year.

    Kris Kringel, a man in his 40s, lives in North Pole, Alaska, and delivers pizzas for a living. He drives a 1984 Ford Tempo.

    Based on a 1999 estimated population count of North America and Europe, on Christmas Eve of that year Santa Claus had to visit 42,466,666 homes in a 12-hour period — that’s 983 homes per second.


    Very good Mike! I didn’t know that there were any 1984 Ford Tempo cars still running, much less in a harsh environment like Alaska.

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