December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Christmas 1953

(That's the traditional Althouse blog Christmas photo... from 1953.)

ADDED: More "young Althouse" Christmas pics — from 1958.

32 comments:

Palladian said...

This will always be my traditional Althouse Christmas image...

deborah said...

We see the cruel neutrality even then.

Merry Christmas, Althouse, Meade, and all the rest!

Bill said...

deborah-

Assuming she's the one on the right, I was thinking exactly the same thing. Pity the poor Santa, bombarded with questions, and forced to explain his methods and reasoning.

Merry Christmas to you all!

garage mahal said...

Skating, by the late great Vince Guaraldi.

Merry Christmas!

America's Politico said...

Merry Christmas!

This is a wonderful photograph. Growing up overseas, I never had this opportunity.

ironrailsironweights said...

Santa looks much more Santa-ish than the current mall Santas.

Peter

Sorun said...

Santa looks much more Santa-ish than the current mall Santas.

How about that pathetic-looking Santa sitting next to Michelle Obama on Drudge. Who has more body mass - her or Santa?

AJ Lynch said...

Merry Christmas to Meadehouse & to all their readers!

ironrailsironweights said...

How about that pathetic-looking Santa sitting next to Michelle Obama on Drudge. Who has more body mass - her or Santa?

Santa surely has a smaller posterior than she does.

Peter

Michael said...

I love this picture. It says so much about what we were and what we have become. Merry Christmas.

The Crack Emcee said...

Merry Christmas, Y'all!!!

Irene said...

Merry Christmas to Althouse, Meade, and everyone who visits here.

The Crack Emcee said...

Wow - I just got my first Christmas present left on my doorstep, and I swear, this is not a joke:

$120 somebody owed me.

A can of corn, a large can of maple and brown sugar pork & beans, and a box of dry spaghetti, and three DVDs of porn, including Heavy Handfulls - REAL BIG TITS!

Oh man, it's so nice to be loved,...

Merry Christmas, Y'all!!!

Ann Althouse said...

"Assuming she's the one on the right..."

No, that's my sister Dell. I'm the 2 year old.

Peter Hoh said...

Merry Christmas to all.

It's sunny, warm, and snow-free in the Twin Cities. And by warm, I mean that it's nearly 40.

Rcommal, if you read this, drop me a line.

edutcher said...

She's about to ask him if he thinks she's violating the separation of church and state.

Merry Christmas, Irene and iron.

EDH said...
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EDH said...

In that photo, does Althouse's grandma in 1958 have a passing resemblance to Tony Curtis?

Is it a coincidence that Some Like it Hot was made 1958, released 1959?

Maybe if Curtis was a little older?

And Althouse, as Marilyn?

(Okay, at this point I'm just trying not to be banned from commenting.)

edutcher said...

Since I was dumb enough to comment in the linked post (I feel a little better since I wasn't the only one), allow me to reiterate:

Merry Christmas to the fine folk at Meadhouse and all the Althousians, especially the hillbillies.

Big Mike said...

Merry Christmas to you, Professor, to Meade, and to your sons.

sonicfrog said...

Merry Christmas and what-not to all the Althousians out there!

BJM said...

A little something different.

Merry Christmas!

Quaestor said...

CAPTION
Baby Ann: What grade of coal is my sister getting?

Seasons greetings to one and all from Quaestor, raconteur, Republican Party reptile, merciless wielder of unvarnished veritas, free speech martyr.

Chase said...

8 years of Althouse blog completed in 16 more days! Congratulations and thanks for the privilege of hanging among the best commenters in the world (Palladian must always lead)!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Ann Althouse said...

"Baby Ann: What grade of coal is my sister getting?"

If it's possible for me to remember, I think I was thinking: How exactly does that beard connect to that face... if at all?

victoria said...

Perviest Santa,ever. Those remind me of our Christmas visits with Santa in the 50's.

Merry Christmas, Ann,Meade and the boys.


Vicki from Pasadena just turned 60 (ouch)

The Crack Emcee said...

Jesus Would Approve (It's A Birthday PARTY! Right?)

Francisco D said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all. Thanks to Althouse and Meade for being such excellent hosts.

m stone said...

Curious to scan the commenters from 2005. Some have stayed with the blog; many have dropped off or changed nics.

Merry Christmas.

karlpoppersghost said...

Skeptical Althouse is skeptical.

Patrick said...

Nice photo.... When did Santa deliver the first dictionary?

rcommal said...

@Peter Hoh:

I just noticed your comment, and I have e-mailed you (I hope the address on your old gardening blog is correct).

To everyone: I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and are enjoying your Christmas Holidays!