Sunday, December 24, 2006

Ralph Kramden on Christmas

We now join The Honeymooners, already in progress:

"You know something, sweetheart? Christmas is -- well, it's about the best time of the whole year. You walk down the streets, even for weeks before Christmas comes, and there's lights hanging up, green ones and red ones. Sometimes there's snow. And everybody's hustling some place. But they don't hustle around Christmastime like they usually do. You know, they're a little more friendly -- if they bump into you, they laugh, and they say 'Pardon me' and 'Merry Christmas.' Especially when it gets real close to Christmas night. Everybody's walking home; you can hardly hear a sound. Bells are ringing; kids are singing; snow is coming down. And boy, what a pleasure it is to think that you've got someplace to go to. And the place that you're going to has somebody in it that you really love. Someone you're nuts about. Merry Christmas."
From "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," written by Marvin Marx and Walter Stone, broadcast December 24, 1955

comments: 2

fb ID: John Steeber said...

Thank you Michael Leddy for reprinting my fav Honeymooner's quote.

and... PS...
Ralph was so very right in his observation. I am nuts about my Alice on Christmas day and every day.

Michael Leddy said...

John, you’re welcome. Transcribing it was a pleasure. I still remember the excitement of first seeing the full episode, when Carney, Meadows, and Randolph come on stage at the end.