- This exchange
Scrooge: At least I don't squander it like [Fred] you!Christmas Present: You mustn't argue with those we visit. It's useless! And even tactless.Scrooge: Tact is quality I despise.Christmas Present: That I can see.
Fred: Quick as?Guest doesn't answerChristmas Present: Shhh, Ebeneezer!Scrooge: You said they can neither see nor hear us!Christmas Present: That's quite true. *laughs* Oh, yes, I'm sorry. Even I forget the regulations.
- Then shortly after
"Tight as your uncle Scrooge's purse strings!"
- And right after
- "I'm going to . . .double your salary!!"
- "You're devilish hard to have a conversation with."
- Old Joe's response to Mrs. Dilber's assertion that he's "hardened" in Christmas Yet to Come: "I'm always kind to the ladies. That's how I ruined meself."