6 Quotes That Give the Holidays Some Spunk

Hey, Shmoopers,

‘Tis the season to get Christmas songs stuck in your head. To diffuse the earworms, we’ve lined up a few not-on-the-radio-24/7 quotes for you. These lines put the holly (and jolly) in Hollywood. They may not seem super festive, but they definitely add some pizzazz to the usual line-up.

1. “You’ll shoot your eye out.”

It definitely doesn’t scream Christmas, but this quote is straight from everyone’s favorite goofball Christmas film, A Christmas Story. Why do we remember it so much? Because it’s said over and over (and over) again. So…maybe it is an earworm. Sorry.

2. “Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.”

We bet you knew this line before you even knew that black-and-white movies were a thing. But it comes from It’s a Wonderful Life, a 1946 flick that’s still playing on loop on TBS over the holidays.

3. “Keep the change, ya filthy animal.”

This quote is one of our personal faves. And no, it has nothing to do with the holidays, but Home Alone is a classic holiday movie, so we’re counting it. Here’s hoping your family doesn’t leave you in the attic this Christmas.

4. “You go, Glen Coco!”

Mean Girls may not be a Christmas movie, per se, but Damian is very much dressed as Santa when he utters this classic and quotable line.

5. “Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne.”

This one‘s not from a specific movie. It’s from every movie that has a New Year’s Eve scene. And, uh, no one knows what it means.

6. “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”

Speaking of people who don’t know what auld lang syne means, Harry Burns semi-romantically blurts out this gem when he chases Sally to a New Year’s Eve party at the end of When Harry Met Sally. Oh…decades-old spoiler alert.

Good luck getting those out of your head. (Hey, at least it’s not “Santa Baby” for the thousandth time.)

Let it snow,


Quotes of the Week

“Bah! Humbug!”

~ A Christmas Carol 

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