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Festive Wit

Humorous Quotes About the Silly Season

By (author) Holly Robinson
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: Prion Books Ltd
Published: 2nd Oct 2006
Dimensions: w 111mm h 178mm d 28mm
Weight: 295g
ISBN-10: 1853756040
ISBN-13: 9781853756047
Barcode No: 9781853756047
Mum's forgotten to defrost the turkey, Dad's fused the fairy lights, the kids are singing rude words to carols, and Gran's tipsy on sweet sherry - yes, it's 'that' time of year again. If your seasonal stress levels are as maxed out as your credit cards, this hilarious collection of festive wit and humour is sure to put the jingle back in your bells. Joan Rivers, Jo Brand, Benny Hill and Groucho Marx are among the merrymakers who cast a comic eye over all those cherished Christmas traditions - shopping, prezzies, parties, bitter family rows and Brussel sprouts (oops! I do beg your pardon). Packed with more plums than a figgy pudding, it's a gift even Scrooge would be chuffed to find in his stocking. Altogether now, 'Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg...'

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"I forget the derivation of Boxing Day, but the feeling of wanting to invite your loved ones outside one at a time and punch them in the face, does that come into it somewhere? - Allison Pearson A survey this week revealed that 45 per cent of people have had it away at the Works Christmas do. Why? You sit opposite the plump girl for 48 weeks and it never once occurs to you that she is interesting. So how come, after one warm wine, she only needs to put on a paper hat to become Jordan? - Jeremy Clarkson The great thing about carols is that because you learned them at school, you can still remember all the words when you go drunk to Midnight Mass. - Jo Brand"