Best wishes to everyone celebrating Christmas.

We have a white Christmas in Chicago with a little more snow on the way.

Last night, I made our traditional Cioppino soup — a tradition started by my late father, Jack Turley. I hated the soup as a kid so fate has left this tradition to me. I am now as addicted to the soup as my father was.

The kids left their usual Christmas notes that again forced Old St. Nick to stay up to answer a series of probing questions. Madie asked if he seriously puts children on naughty lists and more mundane questions like Santa’s age and favorite cookies (he gave kind but non-committal responses). She did ask all all of the names of the “Raindeer” so Santa evaded the question by noting that he actually as “reindeer.”

I am about to start the cooking of the beef as well as the Yorkshire pudding, horseradish. and other traditional dishes. We will have the entire family clan over to the house. A total of 27.

All for me, I only want a defensive line for the Bears. I drove 12 hours straight from Virginia to make the Bears game only to see one of the most soul-crushing defeats in the history of the franchise. It was clear that Mel Tucker, the defensive line coach, was hoping to win the game by wearing down the Eagles by making them score over and over again. Of course, it was assumed that they would have to give us a ball occasionally but of course that proved little problem for the Eagles. We now face one of the most kinetic contests in the NFL: Bears versus the Packers for the playoffs.

The Turley family wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday. I will be toasting our blog family tonight and give thanks for the wonderful community we have created at this site.

Best wishes,

Jonathan Turley

49 thoughts on “MERRY CHRISTMAS!”

  1. Professor Turley,

    I’m not here by accident. You are a recognized leader. Over the years I’ve stacked up the best of the best & whatever leaders & you’ve made my club.

    Myself, I don’t want to be a leader, but my, relatives, friends & neighbors should not be putting up with this Nazi type Tyranny/Abuse here in the USA!

    As far as I’m concerned 2014 is here already & me & my friends are non-violently attacking those tyrant Azzholes at every opportunity.

    Turley, I believe we’ve successfully flanked the basstard,If people/yourself, just press those Nazi type azzholes from any direction & I believe you will see them fold.

    It’s past time for their fraud against humanity to end yesterday, let us all just do it & let’s get it over!

  2. As a devout atheist I can’t wish “Merry Christmas”. As an alternative I wish everyone, professor, guest posters, commentors and lurkers a very happy Northern hemisphere Winter solstice celebration.

  3. Alright, Xmas is put to bed, the Irish & Scots are handling their drink just fine & I think it a great time to bring up this subject: Inbreeding Gone Wrong: The “Royal” Family

  4. Successful leadership:

    Everyone your deal with had an enjoyable time & made it home without any problems.

    Another planned event here logged in the books with no major problems.

    Wow, I had to have been sick to wanted to be a leader! 🙂

  5. I thought our very own Theatre Goon would have posted this by now, but since he hasn’t, I will go ahead and share the Captain’s holiday letter.

  6. Merry Christmas Professor Turley and the rest of the ‘clan’ yours and the blog. ((*_*))

  7. To The “Turley Family”:
    May the peace and warmth of family in this season be a great joy to you.

    From The “Patterson Family”,….

    Stephan, Cecilia & Sean,……
    (Palmer, Alaska),…….

  8. Merry Christmas, Stellar Solstice, Happy Holidays, and I hope all your hours spent plotting the happiness of others pays off.

  9. Merry Christmas Holiday to you, your readers, and those you love. I also thank you for an interesting and informative blog which I enjoy daily.
    Had to Google “Cioppino Soup” as I hadn’t a clue… no thanks. (and that speaks volumes coming from a place where our tradition is Lutefisk… the cod cured in drain cleaner! lol).

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