December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas, everyone!

It's Christmas. I hope life is beautiful for you.

51 comments:

Richard said...

Merry Christmas Ann.

Albatross said...

Merry Christmas from San Antonio.

chuck b. said...

Feliz Navidad!

Just Lurking said...

"God bless us, every one!"

Ron said...

For me, Christmas stinks!

But Merry, merry to casa del Althouse!

PatCA said...

Merry Christmas to everyone at Meadehouse and Althouse!

Randy said...

Merry Christmas to both of you and your family!

Darrell said...

Merry Christmas, Ann.

And Merry Christmas to Victoria and her family in Miami.

Bob said...

Merry Christmas, Ann and Meade! Happiness to you both on this special day!

MamaM said...

Light in the Darkness...

At nightfall on Christmas Eve we switch over to candle light for illumination. The visual beauty and feeling of peace that accompanies this change is amazing.

We can only maintain a 3-4 hour window, before turning back to electronic devices. But the loveliness we experience when we do this surprises us every year.

AllenS said...

Merry Christmas everyone!

bearbee said...

Merry Christmas!

Also belated Happy Hanukkah!

Chip Ahoy said...

Joyeux Noël à chacun. Et pour les athées ici, c'est pour vous.

Adam said...

Although it's been said many times, many ways--Have a holly jolly Christmas.

I think I've had too much eggnog.

traditionalguy said...

Joy to the world, and special joy to Ann and Meade.

AlgonquinS said...

Merry Christmas everyone!

jayne_cobb said...

Merry Christmas and God bless.

Christy said...

Merry Christmas from the rolling hills of East Tennessee.

Hector Owen said...

Merry Christmas!

The Crack Emcee said...

Merry Christmas, y'all - it ain't, but my heart's still there. Enjoy.

Michael Hasenstab said...

Merry Christmas everyone!

edutcher said...

Merry Christmas to the both of you.

You've given each other the greatest gift one person can give another and have been gracious enough to share your happiness with everyone who has come in contact with you.

May God bless you both for all your days.

And, of course, Merry Christmas to all at Althouse.

bearbee said...

Also belated Happy Hanukkah!

Indeed! L'Chayyim!

OhioAnne said...

It's funny how much difference there can be in one year to the next - if you are open to what life can bring.

Your life in 2008 struck me as a full and happy one. In 2009, still a full and happy life, but one that looks different than the previous year's.

Congratulations on having the courage to take some risks. Hope and pray that the joy that you felt on the mountain in August continues through a long happy and healthy life.

Merry Christmas!

AllenS said...

And a Merry Christmas to our Armed Forces.

Pogo said...

"It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour. When Scrooge's nephew laughed in this way: holding his sides, rolling his head, and twisting his face into the most extravagant contortions: Scrooge's niece, by marriage, laughed as heartily as he. And their assembled friends being not a bit behindhand, roared out lustily."

Blessings this Christmas on Althouse and Meade, their family and friends, and to the commenters here.

Let there be a Christmas Truce; time to play some soccer.

bearbee said...

Johann Pachelbel - Canon in D Major, fantastic version / Christmas music

Music to soothe.

AllenS said...
And a Merry Christmas to our Armed Forces

Yes.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Merry Christmas Althousians!

Shanna said...

Merry Christmas! Wishing you all snow instead of rain.

Hazy Dave said...

A Happy Christmas to all at Meadhouse and all at the blog called Althouse!

May there be very little "News" to Comment upon, for today, at least...

Roman said...

Merry Christmas, Bless you all!

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Merry Christmas to all from New Hampshire

LarsPorsena said...

Merry Christmas from the Sandhills of
North Carolina.

chickenlittle said...

Merry Christmas everyone!

paul a'barge said...

Hey Althouse! I got your Merry Christmas ... right here ... wishing!!! A really big one to Meade and you.

And keep prodding us in 2010. Please.

jag said...

We've endured a Christmas eve blizzard here but our hearts are warm. Happy Christmas.

Big Mike said...

Merry Christmas, with a special call-out to Hoosier, if you're still coming by from time to time.

AJ Lynch said...

Merry Christmas to all and a special Merry Christmas to Meadehouse on their 1st as a married couple!

Golden West said...

All best wishes for the blessings of Christmas and a year of health and happiness.

kalmia said...

Merry Christmas to you all from Vancouver, British Columbia. No snow here, but we did get frost last night, and all the branches are white-tipped.

Irene said...

Christmas Joy to all!

Deborah said...

This morning my daughter & I volunteered with the B'Nai Brith Pinch Hitters at a local hospital. I hope the employees we filled in for had a wonderful Christmas morning. I have new respect for food service workers.

Blessings on Meadhouse & Althousians everyhere. Thanks for letting me join in the fun now and then.

Salamandyr said...
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Salamandyr said...

Merry Christmas to Althouse and Meade. And Palladian, and DrillSGT, and Victoria, and Beth, and rhhardin, and Robert Cook, and Garage Mahal, and AllenS, and Fred4Pres, and Commenting Jason, and Cedarford, and everybody!

We just found out my wife is pregnant, so I'm especially cheerful this morn.

AprilApple said...

Merry Christmas, Ann... and everyone!

Methadras said...

Merry Christmas Ann and Meade and to all the commentators of note on Althouse. You know who you are. Peace, contentment, joy to you all.

JSF said...

Merry Christmas from the San Fernando Valley! May you and Meade have happiness and Joy for many years!

And now, a poem by Robert Frost to enjoy these winter months:

WHOSE woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

--"Stopping by the Woods One Snowy Evening," by Robert Frost

Steve Pierson said...

Merry Christmas, everyone! Peace and goodwill to all!

quoting Allen S.

And a Merry Christmas to our Armed Forces.

Amen.

WV - mentain - maintaning mental stability?

joated said...

Merry Christmas to all.

kentuckyliz said...

Merry Christmas! I'm really enjoying this one very much. I do so love my people.

For a little Christmas fun, google cavalcade of bad nativities. Very funny!

section9 said...

It's almost over, but Merry Christmas to everyone at the Meadehouse!

Chase said...

Just hitting midnight here out in old California, but .......

Merry Christmas!

And congrats to salamander and wife!