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"No, there are some location shoots in Vegas, maybe four trips a year. It's shot in Santa Clarita, CA." - George Eads

"Santa Fe is a great place which people don't get there often, but it's like a unique place." - Mick Ralphs

"I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark." - Dick Gregory

"The Bermuda Triangle got tired of warm weather. It moved to Alaska. Now Santa Claus is missing." - Steven Wright

"I'm from Santa Cruz in Northern California, and the 49ers were my dad and I's bonding time." - Marisa Miller

"I just discovered the Santa Monica flea market, every Sunday. I go weekly. There's a lot of interesting things there." - April Bowlby

"I love Santa Monica and Venice because I like the beach. I have a lot of friends in that area." - Denis Leary

"The title of that great Christmas song was 'Boogie Woogie Santa Claus,' and no one ever heard of it." - Patti Page

"Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category as Arcadia, Santa Claus, and Heaven." - H L Mencken

"In a musically imperfect world, there is still perfection in the voice of Barbara Cook. For anyone eulogizing the historic scores of a long-lost era of Broadway greatness, not to worry. Somebody is still singing them with purity and passion. She is Barbara Cook, and she sings them for the angels to applaud." - Rex Reed

"Thirty years ago, my sister, Gale (so named because a gale hit Boston Harbor the night she was born), some friends and I stole a boat in the middle of the night and sailed it out of the Santa Barbara harbor. Suddenly we were becalmed and the current began pushing us toward the breakwall. With no running lights and no power, we were dead in the water. Out of that darkness a steel hull appeared: it was the local Coast Guard cutter. My father, stern-faced and displeased, stood in the bow." - Gretel Ehrlich

"This distraction is what one wants, which is very, very bad for the muse, because the muse hates not being in the line of sight. It's no longer an external conflict, like, oh, I have all these demands and I don't like them. The split is in the self.&8196;This may explain why, when I was in Santa Barbara before I went to Singapore and then now to Hong Kong, there was a writing moment when I was writing a poem a day. I had never done that before." - Shirley Geok-lin Lim

"I can remember, I think it was 1967, sitting in the First Unitarian Church in Isla Vista, Santa Barbara, and seeing Phil Levine come out on the little stage. He sat on the edge and said, "You know, sometimes it's hard not to hate my country for the way I feel, at times, but I won't let that happen." And then he read, "They Feed They Lion," this incredibly powerful, incantatory poem that was inspired in part by the burning of Detroit in 1967 and the riots that followed." - Sam Hamill

"I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus. Underneath the mistletoe last night. She didn't see me creep down the stairs to have a peep; She thought that I was tucked up in my bedroom fast asleep. Then, I saw mommy tickle Santa Claus Underneath his beard so snowy white; Oh, what a laugh it would have been. If daddy had only seen. mommy kissing Santa Claus, last night." - Jimmy Boyd

"Santa is having a tough time this year. Last year he deducted eight billion for gifts, and the IRS wants an itemized list" - Milton Berle

"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

"No sane local official who has hung up an empty stocking over the municipal fireplace is going to shoot Santa Claus just before a hard Christmas." - Al Smith

"I think one of the reasons we have children is to believe everything all over again. And I'm not talking Santa, here, either." - Elizabeth Berg

"I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and true love. Don't even try to tell me different." - Dolly Parton

"Harry Potter's like Santa Clause: something you can't see but wish was real so badly that you end up believing in it." - Emma Watson

"Jesus is Santa Claus for Adults" - Christopher Hitchens

"If a kid ever asks you how Santa Claus can live forever, I think a good answer is that he drinks blood." - Jack Handey

"The day I saw my mom eating the Santa cookies on the plate was one of the most horrific days of my life." - Halle Berry

"Dear Santa Claus, just a last note before you take off. I hope you have a nice trip. Don't forget to fasten your seat belt." - Charles M Schulz

"I'm not a big fan of the tchotchkes. It always reminds me of a grandma's stuffy home with a million Santa dolls." - Jeremiah Brent

"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

"A cynic is just a man who found out when he was ten that there wasn't any Santa Claus, and he's still upset." - James Gould Cozzens

"The saddest moment in a child's life is not when he learns that Santa Claus isn't real, it's when he learns that Vince Russo is." - Jim Cornette

"Talk about cheap - on Christmas Eve, my neighbour shoots off three blanks and tells his kids Santa Claus just committed suicide." - Milton Berle

"Christmas always sucked when I was a kid because I believed in Santa Claus. Unfortunately, so did my parents. So I never got anything." - Charlie Viracola

"Luckily, I always travel with a book, just in case I have to wait on line for Santa, or some such inconvenience." - David Levithan

"Can you imagine getting a gun for a secret Santa? That is especially not a good idea if you work in a post office." - Chelsea Handler

"I don't believe in right or left; I don't believe in Santa or Satan. I believe in things I can touch - like vodka and Oreos." - Christopher Titus

"To really make it look like Santa came, I put reindeer poop on the roof. It's just so cold up there with my pants down." - Dana Gould

"For every little kid who still believes in Santa Claus, there is at least one adult who still believes in professional wrestling." - Doug Larson

"I had a colonic irrigation in this clinic in Santa Monica, because people in Los Angeles cannot do anything for themselves, much less take a shit." - Margaret Cho

"Don't let your prayers turn into a wish list for Santa Claus. Worship God and praise him when you come to him in prayer." - Bill Hybels

"I have always tried to use humor to "help ever" and "hurt never," for I find that to laugh is like swallowing a secret that Santa Claus farted." - David Cross

"Be sure to lie to your kids about the benevolent, all-seeing Santa Claus. It will prepare them for an adulthood of believing in God." - Scott Dikkers

"OK, I admit it. I was just a front-man for the real fathers of Linux, the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus." - Linus Torvalds

"You better watch out You better not cry Better not pout I'm telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town" - Maud Lindsay

"I have to at least get a couple weekends in where I can just be on Santa Monica beach or Malibu and just ride the waves." - Jake T Austin

"Every year, dads will dress up as Santa and try to surprise their kids by coming down the chimney, and every year, a dad gets stuck and dies." - Kyle Dunnigan

"One of the things I had a hard time getting used to when I came to California in '78 was Santa Claus in shorts." - Dennis Franz

"I was Santa Claus in first year of primary school, our elementary's school play, because I had most panache, that was probably why. I was 5." - James Frecheville

"I usually like to throw on some flip flops and go to a really nice lunch in Venice, or Santa Monica, or stay in and cook dinner." - Ben Savage

"When I was a kid, I believed in Santa Claus. But it was very tough because in the Dominican... there are not a lot of rich people there." - Alfonso Soriano

"When I graduated from Santa Monica High in 1927, I was voted the girl most likely to succeed. I didn't realize it would take so long." - Gloria Stuart

"Famously sunny Los Angeles has long been known as the homeless capital of America, from beachy communities like Santa Monica and Venice to Skid Row downtown." - John Carlos Frey

"Do you remember when you found out there was no Santa Claus? I was so upset I didn't think I'd be able to do the show." - David Letterman

"But it's hard to be hip over thirty when everyone else is nineteen, when the last dance we learned was the Lindy, and the last we heard, girls who looked like Barbara Streisand were trying to do something about it." - Judith Viorst

"I recently spoke with Barbara Jordan of the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, and I increasingly believe we need a system to verify employment eligibility. The Commission's recommendation of a national registry may be the way to go." - William J Clinton

"Steven Alan Green is ONE funny writer - Everything I read of yours makes me laugh and think - Not just the kind words about meBut the insights you have for the Comedy racket.You're Barbara Hershey, we are beaches." - Taylor Negron

"Getting to perform at the Carlyle, following in the footsteps of women like Elaine Stritch, Barbara Cook, Christine Ebersole, Kelli OHara, and so many others, is nothing short of a dream come true." - Laura Osnes

"Steven Alan Green is ONE funny writer - Everything I read of yours makes me laugh and think - Not just the kind words about meBut the insights you have for the Comedy racket.You're Barbara Hershey, we are beaches." - Taylor Negron

"Barbara said she knew it was in as soon as she shot it. She's told me a lot of lies over the last four years, but that was the biggest one I've ever heard." - Geno Auriemma

"I might as well be gay. And not just because I love rhinestones and Barbara Streisand. But because Im a sensitive person who is supportive of gay people the same way Im sensitive to grossly obese people and ugly people." - Richard Simmons

"Tears? Are you going for a Barbara Walters moment?" - Anna Wintour

"I like fighters. That's why I love Russ Feingold. I love Barbara Boxer. And Howard Dean and John Conyers. Democrats I talk to around the country want their leaders to come out and fight for them." - Stephanie Miller

"Time moves on but Barbara Hershey's doing good and John Heard, they're all people working. I know there were a couple of kids in that movie who I used who have been in other movies since Beaches." - Garry Marshall

"2) We would like for him to explain this noble cause to us and ask him why Jenna and Barbara are not in harm's way, if the cause is so noble." - Cindy Sheehan

"Now here I was, half Jane Wyman, half Shirley Temple, and people began to stop me in the street and say, 'Don't worry, Barbara, it's all right, you won't lose your job.' It was really very touching." - Barbara Walters

"I bought a gun safe with velvet shelves and a built-in dehumidifier to house the hundreds of original [Barbara] Stanwyck letters I amassed that I first kept in the lettuce crisper of a refrigerator in my basement." - Victoria Wilson

"I would say she [Barbara Stanwyck] did her job as best she could; an honest day's work for an honest day's pay - and when it was over, it was over." - Victoria Wilson

"I don't have any particular beef with Barbara Boxer. My beef is with the official Democratic doctrine that anybody who reaches Boxer's position has to spout and has to endorse." - Mickey Kaus

"Prayer and dependence on God has been our history. How unfortunate it is now that an unaccountable and unelected and misguided judge from Wisconsin, Judge Barbara Crabb, has declared National Days of Prayer - established by the Congress - to be unconstitutional." - James Dobson

"Probably every book I read influenced me in some small way. Authors like Jan Westcott, Kathleen Winsor, Catherine Cookson, Georgette Heyer, and even Barbara Cartland taught me to write character-driven stories." - Virginia Henley

"It's weird, because American films in the 1930s and '40s, particularly melodramas, were made for woman, from Bette Davis to Joan Crawford to Barbara Stanwyck to Katherine Hepburn, and for some reason we've taken a step backward in this sense." - James Gray

"I look back at that time fondly. It's something I never thought I'd get the chance to do, be in a soap. Working with Barbara Windsor and Steve McFadden - they're legends in their own lifetimes aren't they?" - Sophie Thompson

"If a man is a writer, everybody tiptoes around past the locked door of the breadwinner. But if you're an ordinary female housewife, people say, 'This is just something Barbara wanted to do; it's not professional.'" - Barbara W Tuchman

"A talk show is about having a look at a famous face, a bit of stand-up comedy, knockabout stuff - an interview is what Barbara Walters or Connie Chung does in the States, in-depth, done properly." - Terry Wogan

"A tour of the Mexico City of Diego Rivera and Frieda Kahlo led by Barbara Kingsolver would be nice. And I certainly wouldn't turn down a tour of Johannes Vermeer's Delft led by Tracey Chevalier." - Cathy Marie Buchanan

"You have to take strength from the people that love you and the people that love Barbara and the huge number of expressions of sympathy and compassion and support. That has been extremely moving." - Ted Olson

"We all ought to understand we're on our own. Believing in Santa Claus doesn't do kids any harm for a few years but it isn't smart for them to continue waiting all their lives for him to come down the chimney with something wonderful. Santa Claus and God are cousins." - Andy Rooney

"As a young child I had Santa and Jesus all mixed up. I could identify Coke or Pepsi with just one sip, but I could not tell you for sure why they strapped Santa to a cross. Had he missed a house? Had a good little girl somewhere in the world not received the doll he'd promised her, making the father angry?" - Augusten Burroughs

"Calvin: Dear Santa, before I submit life to your scrutiny, I demand to know who made YOU the matter of my fate?! Who are YOU to question my behavior, HUH??? What gives you the right?! Hobbes: Santa makes the toys, so he gets to decide who to give them to. Calvin: Oh." - Bill Watterson

"No, he was no such charlatan- Count de Hoboken Flash-in-the-Pan- Full of gasconade and bravado, But a regular, rich Don Rataplane, Santa Claus de la Muscavado, Senor Grandissimo Bastinado! His was the rental of half Havana And all Matanzas; and Santa Ana, Rich as he was, could hardly hold A candle to light the mines of gold Our Cuban owned." - Edmund Clarence Stedman

"Jesus was a white man, too. Its like we have, hes a historical figure thats a verifiable fact, as is Santa, I just want kids to know that. How do you revise it in the middle of the legacy in the story and change Santa from white to black?" - Megyn Kelly

"Children are grateful when Santa Claus puts in their stockings gifts of toys or sweets. Could I not be grateful to Santa Claus when he put in my stockings the gift of two miraculous legs? We thank people for birthday presents of cigars and slippers. Can I thank no one for the birthday present of birth?" - Gilbert K Chesterton

"You folks feeling the economic pinch? Are you a little fed up with the economic news? It's bad. The department stores, this holiday season, no Santa Claus. They're laying off department-store Santa Clauses. So more bad news for John McCain." - David Letterman

"I'm concerned about my daughter because she will not believe in Santa Claus. No matter what I say to her, she just doesn't buy it, and she's 2. I refuse to give it up. I say, 'There is a Santa Claus,' and she says, 'Okay, Mommy. In pretend world, right?' She really doesn't believe." - Salma Hayek

"One day in '61, I was looking in the Santa Monica phone book for a number, and there it was: Stan Laurel, Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica. I went over there and spent the afternoon with them. And pumped him with questions. I must have driven him crazy. I spent a lot of happy hours at Stan's house on Sundays just talking about comedy." - Dick Van Dyke

"I studied at UC Santa Cruz before going on to do a grad program at UCLA. Santa Cruz was like an awesome hippie summer camp. I got to take a vacation from reality and hang out on beaches and in forests." - Aaron Koblin

"I had this grand idea that Elvira's kind of the Santa Claus of Halloween - at the malls, you'd have an Elvira there. Girls would dress as Elvira just like guys dress as Santa Claus, and it's not the real thing, but they'll pose for pictures, sign autographs. Of course, I couldn't go around to every mall, so we'd have to get more Elviras." - Cassandra Peterson

"'Santa Sangre' is the picture I love the best, myself, because 'El Topo' and 'The Holy Mountain' I made with my head, and 'Santa Sangre' I made with my feelings, with my heart. It's an emotional picture. And it's more real for me, that picture." - Alejandro Jodorowsky

"Heavy role in the movies that I've done that I have loved and fit my soul; A Simple Plan, Monster's Ball, Sling Blade, One False Move, Bad Santa even. I mean Bad Santa is a comedy, and it's a very dark comedy, and it's become like iconic, you know." - Billy Bob Thornton

"Santa Sangre is the picture I love the best, myself, because El Topo and The Holy Mountain I made with my head, and Santa Sangre I made with my feelings, with my heart. It's an emotional picture. And it's more real for me, that picture." - Alejandro Jodorowsky

"The postmodern reply to the modern consists of recognizing that the past, since it cannot really be destroyed, because its destruction leads to silence, must be revisited: but with irony, not innocently. I think of the postmodern attitude as that of a man who loves a very cultivated woman and knows he cannot say to her, I love you madly, because he knows that she knows (and that she knows that he knows) that these words have already been written by Barbara Cartland. Still, there is a solution. He can say, As Barbara Cartland would put it, I love you madly." - Umberto Eco

"Christmas at my house is always at least six or seven times more pleasant than anywhere else. We start drinking early. And while everyone else is seeing only one Santa Claus, we'll be seeing six or seven." - W C Fields

"Prayers never bring anything... They may bring solace to the sap, the bigot, the ignorant, the aboriginal, and the lazy - but to the enlightened it is the same as asking Santa Claus to bring you something for Xmas" - W C Fields

"If you ever have to steal money from your kid, and later on he discovers it's gone, I think a good thing to do is to blame it on Santa Claus." - Jack Handey

"Postal officials say that before Christmas they receive tons of letters written to Santa Claus, but after Christmas how few letters of thanks are sent to him! From childhood onward, human beings seem to be characterized by thanklessness." - Robert E Lee

"Santa Monica was a big song, and I always knew it would be radio friendly. But its not a defining song for me, though for a lot of people it is." - Art Alexakis

"My mouth gaped and I think I might have whimpered. The Norns had obliterated him completely-a creature they'd known for centuries-because of me. It was like watching Rudolph get shot by Santa Claus." - Kevin Hearne

"I wanted to ask a thousand questions, but there was no one to ask. Besides I knew that people only told lies to children-lies about everything from soup to Santa Claus." - Marilyn Monroe

"When I walk up the piazza of Santa Croce I feel as if it were not a Florentine nor an European church but a church built by and for the human race." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Santa Claus has already been here and everything. Want to see what he brought for you?" "Is it a big present?" "Very big." "With a big red bow on it?" - Tina St John

"Never deny the babies their Christmas! It is the shining seal set upon, a year of happiness. Let them believe in Santa Claus, or St. Nicholas; or Kriss Kringle, or whatever name the jolly Dutch saint bears in your religion." - Mary Virginia Terhune

"No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood." - Francis Pharcellus Church

"We're going to start with the injury report, obviously. Manning, Clark, Addai, Reggie Wayne, Freeney, Mathis, Brackett - all those guys will not play. Oh, hold up. That was my wish list for Santa Claus." - Rex Ryan

"You know, in a way, 'Dear Santa Claus' is rather stuffy... Perhaps something a little more intimate would be better... Something just a shade more friendly..." "How about 'Dear Fatty'?" - Charles M Schulz

"I'm Santa Claus to these hoes without a reindeer." - Nicki Minaj

"I tend to think that immortal souls, invisible sky daddies, and Santa Claus all belong in the same basket. The disposition of that basket is left as an exercise for the reader." - Charles Stross

"She thinks I'm a drug dealer. (Chris) "The most "illegal" thing the boy had ever done was to walk past a Salvation Army Santa Claus, once, without dropping money into the kettle." (Wulf)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"My mouth gaped and I think I might have whimpered. The Norns had obliterated him completely-a creature they"d known for centuries-because of me. It was like watching Rudolph get shot by Santa Claus." - Kevin Hearne

"Santa Claus has nothing to do with it," the latke said. "Christmas and Hanukah are completely different things." "But different things can often blend together," said the pine tree. "Let me tell you a funny story about pagan rituals." - Daniel Handler

"Grown ups don't believe in Santa Claus. They vote." - Pierre Desproges

"The Santa myth is one of the most effective means ever devised for intimidating children, eroding their self- esteem, twisting their behavior, warping their values, and slowing their development of critical thinking skills." - Tom Flynn

"There's been fifty-million people that died since Sharon Tate died and I got everybody in Santa Claus land chasing me, trying to make me feel remorse for one psychotic episode of (Tex) Watson." - Charles Manson

"Spirit and soul is horseshit of the worst sort. Obviously there are no fairies, no Santa Clauses, no spirits. What there is, is human goals and purposes as noted by sane existentialists. But a lot of transcendentalists are utter screwballs." - Albert Ellis

"Do some good to the ghetto, Mr. Kris Kringle. Come and stay awhile, kick it with God's Angels. Take and acknowledge my wisdom and understand That Santa Claus is a black man." - Keith Murray

"It is hard for people who have not lived in Los Angeles to realize how radically the Santa Ana figures in the local imagination. ... The wind shows us how close to the edge we are." - Joan Didion

"Physically he was the connoisseur's connoisseur. He was a giant panda, Santa Claus and the Jolly Green Giant rolled into one. On him, a lean and slender physique would have looked like very bad casting." - Craig Claiborne

"She thinks I'm a drug dealer. (Chris) 'The most "illegal" thing the boy had ever done was to walk past a Salvation Army Santa Claus, once, without dropping money into the kettle.' (Wulf)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"If I had a kid, I'd give him a name that would make everyone would want to say his name. I'd call him, Pizza-Pussy-Santa. I would! Cause everybody likes one of those things." - Dave Attell

""In all this world there is nothing so beautiful as a happy child," says good old Santa Claus; and if he had his way the children would all be beautiful, for all would be happy." - L Frank Baum

"What I want for Christmas is to be a Japanese pop star. [Laughs] Santa can't exactly put that under the tree, but I'm hoping that some magic will happen overseas." - Candice Accola

"I live a lonely photographic life here in Santa Fe. I do see Eliot Porter occasionally, and Ansel storms through every so often, otherwise I plug along in my old fashioned way." - Laura Gilpin

"An essential point in the social philosophy of interventionism is the existence of an inexhaustible fund which can be squeezed forever. The whole system of interventionism collapses when the fountain is drained off: The Santa Clause principle liquidates itself." - Ludwig Von Mises

"The government and its chiefs do not have the powers of the mythical Santa Claus. They cannot spend except by taking out of the pockets of some people for the benefit of others." - Ludwig Von Mises

"Someone once said that taxes are the price we pay for civilization. That may have been true when he said it, but today taxes are mostly the price we pay so that politicians can play Santa Claus and get reelected." - Thomas Sowell

"I love Christmas! I'm not religious, but I love the trappings of the season. I love the decorations, and the music, and Santa, and the festive food, and the cinnamon- and vanilla-infused aromas." - Jane Cleland

"Trust me when you read the script for Bad Santa 2 I knew exactly what I was getting myself into. I read the script first, and I was laughing out loud and blushing and couldn't believe what I was reading." - Christina Hendricks

"Yeah when you're in the middle of filming this movie [Bad Santa 2] it doesn't matter what you say you can think of some sort of way to twist it into something dirty so we were laughing a lot." - Christina Hendricks

"Walk through Santa Monica and try to find somebody who knows a young man or woman who's in this war. Here, war is an intellectual concept. If you lose your son or daughter, it's no longer an intellectual matter." - Paul Haggis

"In all this world there is nothing so beautiful as a happy child, says good old Santa Claus; and if he had his way the children would all be beautiful, for all would be happy." - L Frank Baum

"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy." - Francis Pharcellus Church

"I have a deep attachment to the natural world. It's a major influence on my writing, and as I look out over the wonderful snow-covered Santa Fe hills, I'm grateful for every day that I live here." - Pat Mora

"The Cuban Revolutionary Government has been generous and very considerate to me and my family. I lived in Santa Clara for a few months because I wanted to work in the countryside and get to know the country better." - Huey Newton

"Department store Santas are apparently being trained to lower children's expectations about toys because of the recession. Yeah, it's weird when you ask Santa for a train set and he's like, 'Yeah, how 'bout a bus token?" - Jimmy Fallon

"I think we have to believe in things we don't see. That's really important for all of us, whether it's your religion or Santa Claus, or whatever. That's pretty much what it's about." - James Caan

"Ronald has had bicycle safety and safety in the home. Yes, Ronald is McDonald's, second most recognised figure after Santa Claus, and there's an element of obviously benefiting your business." - Jim Cantalupo

"My husband and I are building a 'green' house in Santa Ynez Valley. We bought 15 acres and we're going to build a house that's green from the ground up." - Jennie Garth

"I actually share her view and understand her frustration when any government attempts to ban secular symbols like Santa Claus or Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer or Christmas lights." - Steve Israel

"Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it." - Richard Lamm

"Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want - and their kids pay for it." - Richard Lamm

"Beginning with Santa in infancy, and ending with the Tooth Fairy as the child acquires adult teeth. Or, plainly put, beginning with all the possibility of childhood, and ending with an absolute trust in the national currency." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Santa blows all these shipping companies away. He delivers more than 2 billion packages in just 24 hours. He does it by sleigh. He doesn't use tracking numbers and doesn't use trucks. He just uses midgets and a giant bag." - Craig Ferguson

"'Santa Monica' was a big song, and I always knew it would be radio friendly. But it's not a defining song for me, though for a lot of people it is." - Art Alexakis

"I remember being banned from other houses as a younger child during the winter holiday season; I was the only one who didn't believe in Santa Claus, and I was ruining everyone's Christmas." - Jami Attenberg

"If we talk about the environment, for example, we have to talk about environmental racism - about the fact that kids in South Central Los Angeles have a third of the lung capacity of kids in Santa Monica." - Danny Glover

"What is the real purpose behind the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus? They seem like greater steps toward faith and imagination, each with a payoff. Like cognitive training exercises." - Chuck Palahniuk

"For the most part, people use God as Santa Claus." - Rickie Lee Jones

"I was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California, and the whole lifestyle revolves around the beach. My parents met surfing, and the beach was a major part of our daily lives." - Marisa Miller

"A group of us started a community center in Santa Monica. We've tried different programs, and three have worked really well. A poetry group. Once a week we visit Venice High and talk to girls at risk." - Lisa Bonet

"I was once part of a Christmas cabaret. I sang 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.' I tap-danced. I had a ten-gallon hat. It was quite absurd." - Peter Dinklage

"The reality of loving God is loving him like he's a Superhero who actually saved you from stuff rather than a Santa Claus who merely gave you some stuff." - Criss Jami

"Look, at some point, people have to tell their kids that Santa Claus isn't real. I hate to be the guy to do it, but it's just not real." - Floyd Landis

"Many practitioners think there is some giant balance scale, where someone is keeping track, like Santa Claus, and that will determine your allotment of presents. That's a very exoteric understanding of reincarnation." - Frederick Lenz

"If you look at Christmas movies, there are certain things in them that lend themselves to a 'Harold & Kumar' movie. In particular, the more out-of-this-world things like Santa Claus and flying reindeer." - Hayden Schlossberg



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