"If you want me to sing this Christmas song with the feeling and the meaning, you better see if you can locate that check"
- Mahalia Jackson
About this Quote
Mahalia Jackson is suggesting that in order to provide a real and wholehearted performance of the Christmas tune, she needs payment or a check. She is indicating that without compensation, she would not put in the effort to deliver an efficiency with authentic enthusiasm and feeling.
"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!"