A very common saying used by Generals in both World Wars. Every time they came up with a big plan, it was designed to end the war by Christmas and bring the boys home. Of course we all know that never happened. It was used so often that it became a joke.
Field Marshall Montgomery "Market Garden will be so successful it'll be over by Christmas". In reality, it went for more than another year. Good job Monty.
by Grim October 08, 2005