Ha-Ha-Holiday Humor to Lighten the Season

Neck-deep in cookie dough, decorations and crazy family members — the holiday season is upon us. If you’re worried that holiday stress may keep you from getting a good night’s sleep, a little giggle may help ease the tension. As one saying goes, “Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle!” Here are some holiday quotes to help lighten the mood and let you rest easier.

“Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year.” — Victor Borge, musician and comedian

“Once again, we come to the holiday season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.” — Dave Barry, humorist

“For Christmas this year, try giving less. Start with less attitude. There’s more than enough of that in the world as it is — and people will usually just give it back anyway!” — Anne Bristow, artist

“Nothing is as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas.” — Kim Hubbard, author

“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” — Andy Rooney, television and radio personality

“When you compare Christmas to Hanukkah, there’s no comparison … First night you get socks. Second night, an eraser, a notebook. It’s a back-to-school holiday!” — Lewis Black, comedian

“Christmas is a time when you get homesick — even when you’re home.” — Carol Nelson, author

“A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” — Garrison Keillor, comedian and radio personality

“Christmas is a baby shower that went totally overboard.” — Andy Borowitz, humor writer

When stress starts to boil over in December, don’t let it win. Keep the stress in perspective by remembering the reason for the season:

“As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December’s bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.” Donald E. Westlake, novelist