Best wishes to everyone celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah. To paraphrase Tiny Tim, “And God bless us, everyone . . . even Legal Satyricon.”

Here are a few of the holiday offerings from our denizens.

From CCD:

From Mespo:

From Mike Spindell:

From Bob:

From Nal:

From Pardon Me:

From Lottakatz (2):

From You Know Who:

From Former Federal LEO (4):

From Gyges (2):

From Elaine M (3):

From Xmas Past:

From Buddha is Laughing:

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38 thoughts on “MERRY CHRISTMAS”

  1. Well when they were young wen changed their diapers. When we are old will they change ours. That depends….

  2. Merry Christmas to all. The professor got me thinking about life cycles with children. When they are young and you want to sleep in they wake you up at 6:00 a.m. on Christmas. When you are older you wait all morning as I am now for them to get up to open presents.

  3. Thanks to all but, BIL, yours is especially poignant. I’m grateful for good people…

  4. Buddha,

    You are correct.

    Hey did you happen to see commoners post on the priest thread lambasting jill? I had not paid any attention to the posting as I was done with it. The prose seems remarkably like Patty C’s…..

  5. I am very glad your family has had a safe and happy Christmas, Professor.

    Many Happy Returns and thank you for your year long gift to us, we few (but growing), we happy few (some happier than others), we band of brothers (and sisters) who haunt your blog. We’d be hanging out in pool halls and speakeasys without the venue and perspective you provide.

  6. Merry Christmas to all.

    For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

  7. AY,

    In re Boxing Day

    My girlfriend is Canadian. She’s a big fan of that secular holiday (which is a bit like jumbo shrimp, but it is what it is). And this brings up a good point.

    The Winter Holidays

    Let’s take a moment. Partially so I can ramble and in part because I need to finish this entire pot of coffee to have the energy required to deal with my cousin’s kids today. They are they high voltage models.

    Winter holidays from all traditions have this in common: Winter is the Season of Death. Let’s not dance around that fact of nature. Sounds harsh but it isn’t. Death is as natural as birth. But that’s exactly why so many traditions have Feasts and Festivals at this time of year. From Pagans to Episcopalians, humans have gathered around the fire at mid-winter to share their stores and share themselves. To remind each other that they are alive and what’s important: food, shelter, warmth and family. I could elaborate on why this is special, but I think my man (and distant fellow clansman) Bill Murray put it together with all the sentiment and humor required to make the point. And the key part of this message?

    We should crave that feeling, that feeling of love, every day. Not just one day a year. We should crave like we crave air, food and water. Because in the Season of Death, we see what makes being human a gift. When things could be their worst, we still try to court the angels of our better nature. We turn the Season of Death into the Season of Life. “For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be.”


    Happy Holiday with the most sincere wishes you all take this message to heart.

  8. Boxing Day. A date in English history of giving left overs to the less fortunate. Traditionally stored in a Box hence. Boxing Day….

    1. Happy Holidays everyone. The kids have buzz sawed through the presents in record time. Nerf bullets are flying and toys are swirling. We are already stuffed with pastries from the Swedish Bakery and the kids have bitten the heads off their Chocolate Santas (a mixed message to be sure). I am preparing the beef for tonight’s feast with Yorkshire pudding and other traditional delights. We will have 28 tonight in the usual madhouse event. However, with a good Zinfandel, no task is insurmountable. Have a wonderful day everyone!

  9. None of the above joke was meant to be mistaken for “Kung-Fu Kwanzaa”, the new film by the Wayan’s Brothers (assuming they don’t get sued by Disney for appropriating their holiday, er, merchandise).

    That’s a totally different joke.

  10. Happy X!

    X=s1[all days labeled holiday by the carbon based life on Earth]

    And who the Hell gave boxer’s their own day! I won’t recognize Boxing Day until there is a Wrestling Day too. I might even hold out for Judo Day.

  11. Seasons greetings to all,and may the professor continue to gain strength for the coming new year and keep fighting the good fight.

  12. And who amongst us is going to complain except for positioning of listing. Last but not least. Thank you and Merry Christmasak.

  13. And a Merry Christmas to you too JT. Thank you for the continuing gift that is this blawg and its denizens. A little pay back from moi with my favorite carol:

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