A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 15, 2016
“A Christmas shopper’s complaint is one of long-standing”

"A Christmas shopper’s complaint is one of long-standing” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images.


15 February 1877, The Daily American (Nashville, TN), pg. 3, col. 4:
THE Chicago shop girls, according to the Tribune, say their complain is one of long standing.

7 May 1927, The Evening Post (Charleston, SC), pg. 4, col. 7:
Straphanger’s complain is one of long standing.—The Wall Street Journal.

Google Books
Keep Calm at Christmas
By Ebury Publishing
New York, NY: Ebury Publishing (Random House)
2011
Pg. ?:
A CHRISTMAS SHOPPER’S COMPLAINT IS ONE OF LONG-STANDING.
Anon

Google Books
Snark! the Herald Angels Sing:
Sarcasm, Bitterness and the Holiday Season

By Lawrence Dorfman
New York, NY: Skyhorse Publishing
2011
Pg. 9:
A Christmas shopper’s complaint is one of long-standing.
-- JAY LENO

Google Books
A Little Book of Christmas:
An Abundance of Quotes for the Festive Season

By Alicia Brent
Published by author
2014
Pg. ?:
A Christmas shopper’s complaint is one of long-standing.
Anonymous

Keepinspiring.me
November 29, 2016
99 Funny Christmas Quotes To Keep You Laughing Until The New Year
by Hannah Hutyra
(...)
“A Christmas shopper’s complaint is one of long-standing.”
– Author Unknown

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Thursday, December 15, 2016 • Permalink