A mother takes her son Christmas shopping and he goes on and on about the presents he wants. They leave a coin for the Salvation Army Santa outside, who tells the boy to be good and maybe he'll get the coonskin cap that he wants. The mother realizes that the store is closed and they leave to find another one. The Santa begins to pack and a man emerges from the shadows and says the boy will be disappointed if he doesn't get the cap. The Santa figures that the boy will either thank his mother or blame himself, and the man rants about how Santa is blameless no matter what. He then shoots the Santa five times...Read the full recap
Susie: Why are you here. Christmas isn't for six days.
Leigh Emerson: That's what you get for letting Rudolph organize your calendar.
Leigh Emerson: So I'm gonna tell you what Santa's going to leave under your tree tonight. He's going to leave a little terror. A little rape.
Father: You keep your hands off her!
Leigh Emerson: Who said anything about her? You know the difference between that Santa Claus and me. He only comes once a year.
Sister Mary Eunice: That mean old Grinch tossed out all our ornaments. So, we'll need to improvise. Mr. Deakins. You wear dentures, don't you?
Frank McCann: Doctor, I've been thinking...
Arden: You want to be careful, Frank. That can be dangerous.
Sister Mary Eunice: I know you were a petty criminal, thrown in jail for shoplifting a loaf of bread, and while you were in there, the jailers went caroling in the cell block, and five men held you down and took your virginity. Well... the first one did. The others took your dignity, and your self-esteem, and... most importantly... your Christmas spirit.
Sister Mary Eunice: Now... I have work to do, and you're either with me, or you're against me. And if you're against me, even God can't help you.
Leigh Emerson: Are we having fun yet? Have you softened up enough to receive the light? Except it won't be God... and, actually, it won't be light.
Sister Mary Eunice: Well, I say... "Bah humbug."
Ebenezer Scrooge made this saying famous while deriding Christmas in Charles Dickens' novella A Christmas Carol (1843)
Sister Mary Eunice:
That mean old Grinch tossed out all our ornaments.
In How the Grinch Stole Christmas
, the Grinch is a green-furred misanthropic creature who hates everyone, and hates Christmas. At the end, he steals the townspeople's gifts and food but when he almost loses it over a cliff, his heart grows three sizes because of his sudden compassion, giving him the strength to pull it back.
Sister Mary Eunice:
We are watching Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph is the young reindeer with a bright red glowing nose that guides Santa's sled when he has to fly through heavy fog. He was featured in a 1964 Rankin-and Bass special