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All that is ours is yours. Star Trek: The Next Generation s3e19: Captain’s Holiday, Raisan computer to aliens
Our captain needs a vacation. ibid. Troi to Riker
An adventure abroad was now one of life’s pleasures. Dominic Sandbrook, The 70s I: Get It On 70-72 ***** BBC 2013
If all the year were playing holidays,
To sport would be as tedious as to work;
But when they seldom come, they wished-for come,
And nothing pleaseth but rare accidents. William Shakespeare, Henry IV I ii 201-204, Prince Harry to self
Hence, home, you idle creatures, get you home! Is this a holiday? William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I i 1-2
We make holiday to see Caesar and rejoin in his triumph. Julius Caesar 2012 starring Paterson Joseph & Ray Fearon & Cyril Nri & Adjoa Andoh & Jeffery Kissoon et al, director Gregory Duran RSC production ***** cobbler
To suffer fifty weeks of a year for the sake of a two-week vacation. Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman 2006 starring Xavarian Dramatic Society, Warren Able Theatre starring Daniel Valez & Amanda Magnavita & Michael Longo & Michael Maldonado et al, Happy to Biff
I’ve done some luxury flying, which is brilliant. It has only happened once or twice, but it was nice because flying is the worst part of the holiday. But then again, if the plane crashes, you’re still dead. For that much money I’d want a little capsule that whizzed me off to safety if it was going to crash. Karl Pilkington
You can’t go on holiday with an agoraphobic, Phil. The Miller and Armstrong Show, BBC 2010
When I was little I never liked going away. Fred Dibnah, The Fred Dibnah Story: A Sort of Fame, BBC 1996
Fred had been abroad once in the army but he didn’t like it. Fred Dibnah, The Fred Dibnah Story: Departures
What about the seal-culling holiday you had in Canada? Spitting Image s1e5, Dennis to Margaret Thatcher, ITV 1974
Woman: Have you had the shish kebabs?
Les Dawson: Ever since we arrived. Sez Les, 1974
We’re all going on a summer holiday
No more working for a week or two
Fun and laughter on our summer holiday
For me and you. For me and you. Cliff Richard, Summer Holiday; viz The Young Ones: Summer Holiday
[boys aboard getaway red bus] Right on. I’m aboard the freedom bus heading for Good-Time City. And I haven’t even paid my fair! ... Yes, yes, girls like Una Stubbs. What’s the difference? They’ll be plenty of chicks for these tigers on the road to the Promised Land. This is it! It’s really happening! Who needs qualifications? Who cares about Thatcher? Unemployment: we can do exactly whatever we want to do. And do you know why? Because we’re young ones. Bachelor boys. Crazy, mad, wild, big-bottomed anarchists! Look out, Cliff! [red bus tips over cliff and explodes] Phew! That was close! The Young Ones, Summer Holiday, BBC 1984
Orphans, dead parents, lonely children at Christmas, morose spoken word recordings, everything you love about the holidays. Move the turkey over so you can fit your head in the oven. April Winchell
The holiest of holidays are those
Kept by ourselves in silence and apart;
The secret anniversaries of the heart. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In 1938 the government passed a law giving a week’s paid holiday to all industrial workers in Britain. Andrew Marr, The Making of Modern Britain, BBC 2009
It’s a household name that changed the face of the British holiday ... But it’s also a place where stars were born. The Butlin’s Story, ITV 2011
In 2011 over seven decades after opening their first holiday camps, Butlin’s still attracts more than a million visitors to its three resorts. ibid.
Billy Butlin ... had a revolutionary idea: Butlin built Britain’s first large-scale all-inclusive holiday camp: Skegness off the Lincolnshire coast. ibid.
Butlin recruited a team of hosts and entertainers to keep the guests active and happy. They wore red coats ... A much sought-after job. ibid.
Through the 1980s Butlin’s camps ... were closed down or sold off. ibid.
Butlin’s needed to change. ibid.
Today Butlin’s is playing host to a new generation of holiday-makers. ibid.
Debbie’s expecting me to fool around. Sleep with girls, you know. Get it all out of the way now so that when we’re married I won’t need to sneak off and cheat on her all the time. The Comic Strip Presents s3e6, Ibiza, bloke on dance floor, Channel 4 1988
Join in or bloody well sod off. ibid. funseekers’ sex instructor to lonely woman
76,782. Tone, erm, how old are you? ibid. funseekers’ sex instructor
Four men. I don’t know what came over me, Father. I’m so ashamed. Four men, yes. I feel so depraved. Four – one, two, three, four er ... I have sinned; they were German. ibid. Burke to priest
A couple more years and me and my mate are going to open a disco. ibid. Planer
I just realised something – we’re in Spain. ibid. funseeker
Hello, fun-seekers! ibid. guides
All the time you have to prove you are loyal to the company. I know many workers who have never taken any annual leave at all for ten years. Shigeru Wada, National Railway Workers’ Union
Crass then reminded the meeting that the last year’s Beano had been an unqualified success, and for his part it would be very sorry if they did not have one this year. Last year they had four brakes, and they went to Tubberton Village. Robert Tressell, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist
Imagine going to some of the most luxurious holiday destinations in the world. For some people money is no object. Welcome to the millionaire’s holiday club. The Millionaire’s Holiday Club I, BBC 2016
On Jane’s cruise ship [‘yacht’] there are less than a hundred: ‘there are ninety-four crew members’. ibid.
The Seychelles’ main island where apartments can be nearly £20,000 a week. ibid.
Their holiday has been arranged by a specialist travel operator based in Chester. The Millionaire Holiday Club II
But not the touristy part of the Costa del Sol, no. We’re going to the old quaint old fishing village part. Rab C Nesbitt s1e6: Holiday, Ella, BBC 1990
Scum in the sun. ibid. Rab
Every summer thousands of young Brits travel to Magaluf in Majorca. No so much for the sun but for what happens when the sun goes down … I discover the darker side of this notorious wild resort. Stacey Dooley Investigates: The Truth About Magaluf, BBC 2013
Every bar employs a promoter to offer tourists on the street more cheap or even free booze. ibid.
To compete with the bars, clubs in Magaluf charge a fee at the door entitling ticket holders to a free unlimited bar all night. ibid.
It’s like a frantic panic, a rush. ibid.
I get ten vacation days a year and I try to hold off taking them for as long as possible. And this year I got to the third week in January. The Office US s2e14: The Carpet, NBC 2005