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A Shakespeare Christmas Quote

By December 20, 2011

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Well, Christmas is here again - but Shakespeare is surprizingly light on Festive quotes. However, here's my top Shakespearean Christmas quotation from Love's Labours Lost:

At Christmas I no more desire a rose
Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled mirth;
But like of each thing that in season grows.

This passage might seem out of context for readers living in warmer climates. For me in the UK, as I stare at the ice creeping up my office window, it makes perfect sense. Let's enjoy winter for its festive cheer, and spring for its mirth.

Merry Christmas everyone. I hope Santa is kind to you.


December 21, 2011 at 1:01 pm
(1) Juliana says:

Nice quote!!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

December 28, 2011 at 11:23 am
(2) Robert says:

A very merry winer solstice and happy holidays to everyone.
Thanks to our host also for a year of hard work and enjoyable articles, quizzes, suggestions and ideas.
If I;m any judge, 2012 should be even better.

December 28, 2011 at 12:50 pm
(3) A says:


December 28, 2011 at 1:43 pm
(4) Barbara says:

Happy New Year to you all in the name of the Great Bard!

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