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

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Entry from December 17, 2016
“Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year”

Danish and American comedian and pianist Victor Borge (1909-2000) said in January 1958:

“Santa Claus has the right idea—visit people once a year.”

The Borge remark has been included in many Christmas quotation collections.


Wikipedia: Victor Borge
Børge Rosenbaum (3 January 1909 – 23 December 2000), known professionally as Victor Borge (/ˈbɔːrɡə/ bor-gə), was a Danish and American comedian, conductor, and pianist who achieved great popularity in radio and television in the United States and Europe. His blend of music and comedy earned him the nicknames “The Clown Prince of Denmark,” “The Unmelancholy Dane,” and “The Great Dane.”

6 January 1958, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “It Happened Last Night” by Earl Wilson, pt. 1, pg. 12, col. 6:
Victor Borge, making his only ‘58 TV appearance Feb. 19, says, “Santa Claus has the right idea—visit people once a year.”

24 December 1958, Ada (OK) Weekly News, “Strayed from the Herd” by the Old Sourdough, pg. 5, col. 4:
Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year.
-- Victor Borge

Google Books
20,000 Quips & Quotes
By Evan Esar
New York, NY: Barnes & Noble Books
1995, ©1968
Pg. 697:
Santa Claus has the right idea: visit people once a year.
-- Victor Borge

18 September 1970, San Diego (CA) Union, “Retail Trends” by Kay Hoffman, pg. B-4, col. 7:
SANTA CLAUS HAS THE RIGHT IDEA, visit people once a year...Victor Borge

1 December 1971, Hartford (CT) Courant, Earl Wilson syndicated entertainment column, pg. 54, col. 6:
“Santa Claus has the right idea,” claims Victor Borge. “Visit people only once a year and you’ll always be welcome.”

Google Books
The 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said
Selected and compiled by Robert Byrne
New York, NY: Fireside
2003
Pg. ?:
2,160
Santa Claus has the right idea: Visit people once a year.
-- Victor Borge (1909-2000

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

By Lawrence Dorfman
New York, NY: Skyhorse Publishing
2011
Pg. 68:
Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year.
-- VICTOR BORGE

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7:23 PM - 12 Nov 2016

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