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] Ho, ho, ho. Albert
: No, no, no! You've got put a bit more life in it, sir... Er, no offence intended. You've got to do a big fat laugh, sir. You've got to sound like you're pissing brandy and you're crapping plum pudding, sir... if you'll pardon my Klatchian.
: Let's go sleigh them!
[looks at Albert
: I don't know if you noticed Albert, but that was a pune, or play on words. Albert
: Ho ho ho sir.
: Never say die, master. That's our motto. Death
] I can't say it's ever really been mine.
[Death is able to stop a little match girl from dying
: You're not allowed to do that. Death
: The Hogfather can. The Hogfather gives presents. There's no better present than a future.
: [reads a list
] The boy wants a pair of trousers that he doesn't have to share, a huge meat pie, a sugar mouse, "a lot of toys" and a puppy named Scruff. Albert
: Ah, how sweet. I shall wipe away a tear, 'cause what he's getting, see, is this wooden toy and an apple. Death
: But the letter clearly... Albert
: I know. It's the socio-economic factors. The world would be in a hell of a mess, eh, if everyone got what they asked for. Death
: I gave them what they wanted in the store... Albert
: Yeah, well, what good is a god that gives you everything you want? Death
: You have me there. Albert
: It's the HOPE that's important. It's a big part of belief. I mean to say, you give people jam today and they'll just sit and eat it. But jam tomorrow, now... that'll keep them going for ever. Death
: And you mean that because of this the poor get poor things and the rich get rich things? Albert
: Well, yes. That's the meaning of Hogswatch, isn't it, Master? Death
: But I'm the Hogfather! At the moment, I mean.