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14 Funny Christmas Quotes By Comedians (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 12/23/11 03:24 PM ET   Updated: 12/23/11 03:24 PM ET

Christmas is almost here, and those of you who celebrate are probably knee-deep in wrapping last minute gifts, stuffing turkeys and basting stockings -- scratch that, reverse it -- but why not take a second to remember what the holiday is really about? With that in mind, we turn to some words of holiday wisdom uttered by some of our favorite comedians. See what Jon Stewart, Joan Rivers, Jim Gaffigan and the like have to say about the holiday and start your Christmas off with a laugh.

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"Christmas and the New Year are actually two holidays. So there is a plural, which in the English language, necessitates the use of 's.' I suppose you could say 'Merry Christmas' and 'Happy New Year,' but you probably have sh*t to do." -- Jon Stewart, on Bill O'Reilly's objection to "Happy Holidays"
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