Merry Christmas – open thread

Above: Christmas trees in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres

As of this post, I’m offline until late Monday PST. Moderators, don’t be shy about taking time off too.

My sincerest and most heartfelt thank you all for your support this year, for daring to ask the questions, for standing up to what you believe in, and for staying the course. As Winston Churchill said, “Never give up, never give in.”

To all, no matter which side of the debate you are on, no matter whether you love me or hate me for what WUWT does, I wish you a Merry Christmas.

I leave you with a selection of my favorite Christmas music.

Britain’s Susan Boyle has been an inspiration to many, rising from obscurity to fame, for daring to be ridiculed on stage one night so that she could show the world what she could do. Here she is at Rockefeller plaza:

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PaulH

Merry Christmas everyone! Enjoy rather than regret, live not in fear, and ignore any rotten ice. 🙂

Merry Christmas. 🙂

Happy Xmas Anthony (and Moderators)!
From New Zealand!

Andrew

“The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is” – Winston Churchill
Great choice in music Anthony, Merry Christmas
Andrew

Lance

Merry Christmas to all, and to all soldiers not at home for Christmas…including my son

Chris B

Not Christmassy but timely, and funny.

guam

Merry Christmas and A happy 2012 to you all, keep the faith the truth always outs 🙂

Dr. Dave

Anthony, moderators, contributors and to all my fellow readers, have a joyous and wonderful Christmas.

guam

Oh and lest you forget Santa 🙂
http://www.noradsanta.org/en/track3d.html

brityank

Anthony and All –
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a Joyous New Year to you and your friends and families.
Many thanks to all for your wisdom and knowledge willingly shared.

ldd

We just drove 5 hrs did some more last min shopping and stopping by here to wish all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah.
All the best in the New Year as well.

Otter

Merry Christmas!

Tom B.

Mele Kalikimaka!

Richard Patton

Tom you beat me to it, but I will repeat it:Mele Kalikimaka!

wws

“Never give up, never give in.”
Wasn’t that Jason Nesmith??? Oh wait, that was “never give in, never surrender. Never mind. (but it’s still good advice!)
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a Good Night!!!

trucker bob

Merry Christmas one and all.

spangled drongo

Merry Christmas, everyone.

Myrrh

Peace and goodwill to all and many thanks for all the hard work, and humour, from Anthony and the Mods and the variety of posters which makes this site such a good read.

Snotrocket

Re Churchill: “Some chicken, some neck”. Have a wonderful – and restful – Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Rob Dawg

Seems Christmas comes earlier every year and the tidings are warmer. Hmmmm… Could we fit that to a graph? Joys of the season.

Just to wish each and everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
Irrespective of your climate beliefs, religion, sexual orientation, age, and all the other myriad of things to avoid mentioning – do join in the spirit that pervades at this season – my heartfelt felicitations to you and yours
Andy

Clive

Anthony and elves!
Thank you so much for your dedication and hard work. Your mission is honorable and most important.
All the very best in 2012.
Regards,
Clive
Alberta, Canada

John Cooper

One of my favorites:

David

Merry Christmas from New Mexico where we are having a very white Christmas. It’s beautiful.

Scarface

Merry Christmas, everybody!
And to Anthony: Thanks for another brilliant year of WUWT. Enjoy your well-earned holiday!
To get in the mood, I recommend this great M4GW satire 🙂

dtbronzich

Hristos se Rodi! Voistinu se Rodi!

Ray

Holiday Greetings to Everyone!
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all…and a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2012, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make this country great (not to imply that this country is necessarily greater than any other country), and without regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith, or sexual orientation of the wisher.
This wish is limited to the customary and usual good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first. “Holiday” is not intended to, nor shall it be considered, limited to the usual Judeo-Christian celebrations or observances, or to such activities of any organized or ad hoc religious community, group, individual or belief (or lack thereof).
Note: By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher at any time, for any reason or for no reason at all. This greeting is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. This greeting implies no promise by the wisher to or responsibility for the consequences which may arise from the implementation or non-implementation of same.
This greeting is void where prohibited by law.
Happy Holidays!

Alex the skeptic

Happy Christmas to all. A happy, healthy and prosperous new year 2012 also, and may the truth be with us all.

roh234

Merry Christmas!

John Billings

Želim vam
vesele božične in novoletne praznike,
v novem letu pa veliko zradvja in sreče.
John Billings
[REPLY: In tudi za vas. -REP]

Rhoda Ramirez

I hope that you, Anthony, the moderators, and everyone who reads here have a Happy Christmas Season and a Fulfilling and Successful New Year.
[REPLY: Thankyou. The same wishes for you and yours. -REP]

Jimmy Haigh

Merry Christmas to everyone – nearly 100 million of us now.

DJA

Merry Christmas everyone, from the beautiful and warm south coast of NSW.
John 8.32 “the truth will set you free”

GeologyJim

It’s been a marvelous year of WUWT discovery, revelations, insight, funnies, and revealed truth — immersed in the continuous tide of truth-evasion by The Team, the Establishment Media, and the usual assortment of parroting fact-free blog-heads.
Weather will continue to illuminate the truth of “climate” and the general irrelevance of mankind to long-term trends. Poley bears will thrive. Life goes on. Our lives will continue to be enriched by fossil-fueled power. And plants will love us for our minor additions to their atmospheric fertilizer.
If any Warm-istas want to sell their “endangered” beachfront property at deep discount, I’m more than willing to engage.
Merry Christmas to all

P Walker

Merry Christmas to all of you , even our trolls .

DirkH

Fröhliche Weihnachten!
[REPLY: Danke. Und Frohe Weihnachten für Sie und Ihre, wie gut. -REP]

How “Merry Christmas” is said …..
Afrikaans: Geseënde Kersfees
Afrikander: Een Plesierige Kerfees
African/ Eritrean/ Tigrinja: Rehus-Beal-Ledeats
Albanian:Gezur Krislinjden
Arabic: Milad Majid
Argentine: Feliz Navidad
Armenian: Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand
Azeri: Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun
Bahasa Malaysia: Selamat Hari Natal
Basque: Zorionak eta Urte Berri On!
Bengali: Shuvo Naba Barsha
Bohemian: Vesele Vanoce
Bosnian: (BOSANSKI) Cestit Bozic i Sretna Nova godina
Brazilian: Feliz Natal
Breton: Nedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat
Bulgarian: Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo
Catalan: Bon Nadal i un Bon Any Nou!
Chile: Feliz Navidad
Chinese: (Cantonese) Gun Tso Sun Tan’Gung Haw Sun
Chinese: (Mandarin) Sheng Dan Kuai Le
Choctaw: Yukpa, Nitak Hollo Chito
Columbia: Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo
Cornish: Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth
Corsian: Pace e salute
Crazanian: Rot Yikji Dol La Roo
Cree: Mitho Makosi Kesikansi
Croatian: Sretan Bozic
Czech: Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok
Danish: Glædelig Jul
Duri: Christmas-e- Shoma Mobarak
Dutch: Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! or Zalig Kerstfeast
English: Merry Christmas
Eskimo: (inupik) Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo!
Esperanto: Gajan Kristnaskon
Estonian: Rõõmsaid Jõulupühi
Ethiopian: (Amharic) Melkin Yelidet Beaal
Faeroese: Gledhilig jol og eydnurikt nyggjar!
Farsi: Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad
Finnish: Hyvaa joulua
Flemish: Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar
French: Joyeux Noel
Frisian: Noflike Krystdagen en in protte Lok en Seine yn it Nije Jier!
Galician: Bo Nada
Gaelic: Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr!
German: Fröhliche Weihnachten
Greek: Kala Christouyenna!
Haiti: (Creole) Jwaye Nowel or to Jesus Edo Bri’cho o Rish D’Shato Brichto
Hausa: Barka da Kirsimatikuma Barka da Sabuwar Shekara!
Hawaiian: Mele Kalikimaka
Hebrew: Mo’adim Lesimkha. Chena tova
Hindi: Shub Naya Baras (good New Year not Merry Christmas)
Hungarian: Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket
Icelandic: Gledileg Jol
Indonesian: Selamat Hari Natal
Iraqi: Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah
Irish: Nollaig Shona Dhuit, or Nodlaig mhaith chugnat
Iroquois: Ojenyunyat Sungwiyadeson honungradon nagwutut. Ojenyunyat osrasay.
Italian: Buone Feste Natalizie
Japanese: Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto
Jiberish: Mithag Crithagsigathmithags
Korean: Sung Tan Chuk Ha
Lao: souksan van Christmas
Latin: Natale hilare et Annum Faustum!
Latvian: Prieci’gus Ziemsve’tkus un Laimi’gu Jauno Gadu!
Lausitzian:Wjesole hody a strowe nowe leto
Lettish: Priecigus Ziemassvetkus
Lithuanian: Linksmu Kaledu
Low Saxon: Heughliche Winachten un ‘n moi Nijaar
Luxembourgish: Schèine Chreschtdaag an e gudde Rutsch
Macedonian: Sreken Bozhik
Maltese: IL-Milied It-tajjeb
Manx: Nollick ghennal as blein vie noa
Maori: Meri Kirihimete
Marathi: Shub Naya Varsh (good New Year not Merry Christmas)
Navajo: Merry Keshmish
Norwegian: God Jul, or Gledelig Jul
Occitan: Pulit nadal e bona annado
Papiamento: Bon Pasco
Papua New Guinea: Bikpela hamamas blong dispela Krismas na Nupela yia i go long yu
Pennsylvania German: En frehlicher Grischtdaag un en hallich Nei Yaahr!
Peru: Feliz Navidad y un Venturoso Año Nuevo
Philippines: Maligayang Pasko!
Polish: Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia or Boze Narodzenie
Portuguese:Feliz Natal
Pushto: Christmas Aao Ne-way Kaal Mo Mobarak Sha
Rapa-Nui (Easter Island): Mata-Ki-Te-Rangi. Te-Pito-O-Te-Henua
Rhetian: Bellas festas da nadal e bun onn
Romanche: (sursilvan dialect): Legreivlas fiastas da Nadal e bien niev onn!
Rumanian: Sarbatori vesele or Craciun fericit
Russian: Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom
Sami: Buorrit Juovllat
Samoan: La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou
Sardinian: Bonu nadale e prosperu annu nou
Scots Gaelic: Nollaig chridheil huibh
Serbian: Hristos se rodi.
Singhalese: Subha nath thalak Vewa. Subha Aluth Awrudhak Vewa
Slovak: Vesele Vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok
Slovene: Vesele Bozicne Praznike Srecno Novo Leto or Vesel Bozic in srecno Novo leto
Spanish: Feliz Navidad
Swedish: God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt År
Tagalog: Maligayamg Pasko. Masaganang Bagong Taon
Tamil: (Tamizh) Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal (good New Year not Merry Christmas)
Trukeese: (Micronesian) Neekiriisimas annim oo iyer seefe feyiyeech!
Thai: Sawadee Pee Mai or souksan wan Christmas
Turkish: Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
Ukrainian: Srozhdestvom Kristovym or Z RIZDVOM HRYSTOVYM
Urdu: Naya Saal Mubarak Ho (good New Year not Merry Christmas)
Vietnamese: Chuc Mung Giang Sinh
Welsh: Nadolig Llawen
Yoruba: E ku odun, e ku iye’dun!
Oh, and may the force be with you.

Merry Christmas to all. May you all be blessed this day, month and year.

Carsten Arnholm

God Jul!
[REPLY: En veldig god jul til deg å. -REP]

John Cooper

I’m very impressed with our multilingual mods. Merry Christmas guys and/or gals and thanks for all you do!

I’ve cracked one of the encrypted emails – quite revealing!!!
CHRISTMAS PARTY
FROM: Pauline, Human Resources Director
TO: All Employees
DATE: 21st October 2011
RE: Christmas Party
I’m happy to inform you that the company Christmas Party will take place on December 21st, starting at noon in the private function room at the Grill House. There will be a cash bar and plenty of drinks! We’ll have a small band playing traditional carols…please feel free to sing along.
And don’t be surprised if the MD shows up dressed as Santa Claus! A Christmas tree will be lit at 1.00p.m. Exchange of gifts among employees can be done at that time; however, no gift should be over $20.00 to make the giving of gifts easy for everyone’s pockets. This gathering is only for employees! The MD will make a special announcement at the Party.
Merry Christmas to you and your Family.
Pauline
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FROM: Pauline, Human Resources Director
TO: All Employees
DATE: 24th October 2011
RE: Holiday Party
In no way was yesterday’s memo intended to exclude our Jewish employees.
We recognize that Chanukah is an important holiday, which often coincides with Christmas, though unfortunately not this year. However, from now on we’re calling it our ‘Holiday Party’. The same policy applies to any other employees who are not Christians. There will be no Christmas tree or Christmas carols sung. We will have other types of music for your enjoyment.
Happy now?
Happy Holidays to you and your family.
Pauline.
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FROM; Pauline, Human Resources Director
TO: All Employees
DATE: 25th October 2011
RE: Holiday Party
Regarding the note I received from a member of Alcoholics Anonymous requesting a non-drinking table…you didn’t sign your name. I’m happy to accommodate this request, but if I put a sign on a table that reads, ‘AA Only’, you wouldn’t be anonymous anymore!!!! How am I supposed to handle this? Somebody? Forget about the gift exchange, no gift exchange allowed now since the Union Officials feel that $20.00 is too much money and Management believe $20.00 is a little cheap. NO GIFT EXCHANGE WILL BE ALLOWED.
Pauline.
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FROM: Pauline, Human Resources Director
TO: All Employees
DATE: 26th October 2011
RE: Holiday Party
What a diverse group we are! I had no idea that December 20th begins the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which forbids eating and drinking during daylight hours. There goes the party! Seriously, we can appreciate how a luncheon at this time of year does not accommodate our Muslim employees’
beliefs, perhaps the Grill House can hold off on serving your meal until the end of the party – or else package everything up for you to take home in a little foil doggy bag. Will that work? Meanwhile, I’ve arranged for members of Weight Watchers to sit farthest from the dessert buffet and pregnant women will get the table closest to the toilets, Gays are allowed to sit with each other, L*sbians do not have to sit with gay men, each will have their own table. Yes, there will be flower arrangements for the gay men’s table too. To the person asking permission to cross dress – no cross dressing allowed. We will have booster seats for short people. Low fat food will be available for those on a diet. We cannot control the salt used in the food we suggest those people with high blood pressure taste the food first. There will be fresh fruits as dessert for Diabetics; the restaurant cannot supply ‘No Sugar’ desserts. Sorry! Did I miss anything?!?!
Pauline.
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FROM: Pauline, Human Resources Director
TO: All F**ing Employees
DATE: 27th October 2011
RE: The F….. Holiday Party.
Vegetarians… I’ve had it with you people !!! We’re going to keep this party at the Grill House whether you like it or not, so you can sit quietly at the table furthest from the ‘grill of death’, as you so quaintly put it, you’ll get your f,,,,,, salad bar, including organic tomatoes, But you know tomatoes have feelings too, They scream when you slice them. I’ve heard them scream. I’m hearing the scream right NOW !!
I hope you all have a rotten holiday, drink drive and die.
The Witch from HELL!!!
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FROM: John Benson.( Acting Human Resources Director )
TO: All Employees
DATE: 28th October 2011
RE: Pauline Lewis and Holiday Party
I’m sure I speak for all of us in wishing Pauline a speedy recovery, and I’ll continue to forward your cards to her. In the meantime, the Management has decided to cancel our Holiday Party and instead, give everyone the afternoon of the 23rd December off with full pay.
John Benson.

ntesdorf

Merry Christmas and a good New Year to you and all of your family, Anthony, from all of Australia.

Michael Larkin

Merry Christmas Anthony and all. In case you may be the only one on the planet who hasn’t seen it, I offer this:

John Billings

With all respect to Lucy Skywalker above, I’d like to see here a whole bunch of personally posted messages from every language possible This represents an individual reaching out across the thousands of miles or kilometres that separate us, drawn together by a wish that unites us. Let’s send and see greetings in every language possible; perhaps this thread could close at midnight on Christmas night on the west coast, or in Hawaii, and then we’ll count how many languages are represented. Bonus points earned for a genuine reply in the same language. Call your friends and neighbours – let’s have a festive language fest. I’ll repeat my greeting now, to start us off:
Želim vam
vesele božične in novoletne praznike,
v novem letu pa veliko zradvja in sreče.
John Billings

Hazel

Merry Xmas, I read the blog most days and it cheers me greatly that I’m not alone in thinking the world’s gone mad……..
Here’s a silly video I shot at a family party, time for the lighter side of life.

Hazel

pat

a very merry xmas and happy new year to anthony and family, the mods, and all who visit and/or contribute to WUWT.

Philip Bradley

Christmas greeting from Western Australia, where Christmas weather is the same every year, horizon to horizon blue skies and hot sun.

Leon Brozyna

Merry Christmas y’all
Now, give your significant other a really big hug … or two. Great cure for stress.

val majkus

Merry Christmas from another Australian
And Antony posters and mods thanks for your indefatigable work