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“Nathaniel, regarding him with a contemptuous eye, said that a real English Christmas meant, in his experience, a series of quarrels between inimical persons bound to one another only by the accident of relationship, and thrown together by a worn-out convention which decreed that at Christmas, families should forgather.”

–Georgette Heyer, Envious Casca


“Christmas had done its usual merry work of setting husband against wife, relative against relative, and spreading bad will among men in general.”

–M.C. Beaton, Death of a Snob

(p.s. I know we are still far away from Christmas, but reading two books back to back with the same Christmas sarcasm, I simply couldn’t resist).

Image source: By Steel engraving, Public Domain,


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