"I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah."
"I remember driving to North Carolina when I was a little girl in a snowstorm to get down to my mom's family in the Carolinas. There were chains on the car - it was the late sixties - and we were just singing in the car. Christmas carols."
"We consider Christmas as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly let him rejoice."
"Christmas is the antithesis of Thanksgiving. Christmas is pretty much a man-made holiday."
"So many people release albums before Christmas and they get lost in the Christmas rush."
"I love the excess of Christmas. The shopping season that begins in September, the bad pop star recordings of Christmas carols, the decorations that don't know when to come down."
"For a Jewish guy, I've recorded a lot of Christmas albums."
"My mother was a professional sick person she took a lot of pain pills. There are many people like that. It's just how they are used to getting attention. I always remember she's the daughter of alcoholics who'd leave her alone at Christmas time."
"Like my dad, I have a Christmas party most years. I like to celebrate and see as many people as possible."
"It's fun when you start a movie, because it's kind of like you get to go Christmas shopping... you get to make your wish list and you start thinking about what each character needs."