Happy Christmas!

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Wishing all at WUWT a restful holiday and a well deserved rest – especially Anthony!

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101 thoughts on “Happy Christmas!

  1. Merry Christmas everyone please have a safe and happy new year. Thank you Anthony for all your hard work Merry Christmas.

  2. Merry Christmas to you All.
    And especially to Antony on his first Christmas for many a year with good hearing.
    Best early present ever.
    Just one more sleep…

  3. Happy Christmas to all readers and contributors, and especially some very peaceful days to Anthony and your family.
    Thanks for all your great work in maintaining and keeping WUWT up to date.

  4. I’ve been moseying on over to here for a good few years [since 2008].
    Realists, we have all gotta keep plugging away though some of ’em will never listen – sometimes I think it is a problem of ‘progressives’ and their inability to listen to any other reason and all reasonableness [ref Hollywood and the Chicago Kid].
    I send compliments of this season, HAPPY Christmas to all of the hardworking crew on this site and particularly to the boss – never let up Anthony [please].
    One more big battle to go – Paris UNFCCC in 2015.
    Together, let us all fight the good fight in the New Year!

  5. I’m an atheist, myself, so all this period means is annoyance! But as usual, I wish everyone well, especially Anthony – for giving us a website where we can all learn, and be amongst others who are like-minded (and that’s why multiculturalism will never work – sorry, just had to get that in!). x

    • Merry Christmas to all, especially Anthony.
      All I want for Christmas is a lump of coal and a place to burn a hockey stick.
      I wish for honesty and ethics in science in general and climate science specifically.

  6. May I join in sending best Christmas wishes to all – especially to our Host at the end of the year in which the two hundred millionth view clocked up for this blog. This was a fantastic achievement, due I am sure to much hard work, coupled with a determination to ensure that science remains true to its founding principles – that theory must always give way to real-life observation.
    And thanks to Josh for the super cartoon – I did admire the “Love from National Grid” label on the box! Mind you, the last time the Palace of Westminster was actually invaded like this was by Guy Fawkes, when the box was full of gunpowder…!

    • LOL Please remind our unlettered readers of Guido Fawkes’ end. Suicide to avoid being half-hanged, shown emasculated genitals burnt, bowels displayed, limbs and body separated and scattered to the four points. That is the iconic Anonymous persona, wear it.

      • Ah happy days. One gets nostalgic!
        Condiments of the season to all, especially to young Watts.
        David (aka Otteryd)

  7. Merry Christmas and a Good New Year to all at WUWT, to Anthony, the many guest posters, the moderators and all who put so much work into this site and make it the source of good sense that it is.

  8. There is a true story behind Josh’s card. A blackout occured yesterday in Lapland, though hundereds of kilometers north of Santa’s village http://www.santaclausvillage.info. Local news (http://www.iltalehti.fi/uutiset/2014122318951537_uu.shtml in Finnish) told that people survived the -31 C temperature because of diesel generators.
    The high power grid line is under construction and parlament of Finland just granted a permission for a construction of a new nuclear powerplant in Lapland.

  9. Merry Christmas one and all, may his spirit be with you as we Christians celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
    And for those who do not celebrate Christ, Happy day off from whatever you do!!

  10. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to Anthony, his moderators, and his many readers. This is a great site.
    Best wishes,
    William

  11. a very merry christmas and a happy new year to Anthony & family, Josh for making us smile, guest writers, the mods & readers.
    WUWT is such a great resource; may it continue to thrive.

  12. Merry Xmas to all from Down under
    where xmas day for most of us seems to be going to be pleasantly cool.
    anything under 35c qualifies:-) a roast and pud in a hot kitchen is hell
    Many thanks to Anthony and the team for such informative and mind stretching info , as ever.

    • Thank you, Eyal — so glad you are alive! (seriously)
      Shalom.
      With gratitude
      (to you and to all the children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob),
      Janice Gentile #(:))

  13. Merry Christmas to one and all from Phoenix, Arizona USA (where it is a chilly 36F/2.2C at the moment – can’t wait until Summer).

  14. From northern Wisconsin (where it is snowing and warm for us 32 degrees F) Merry Christmas to all, and thanks to Anthony, the moderators, and all the commenters who make this website the best.

  15. It’s going to be a grey, wet, but mild Christmas here in eastern Massachusetts. Must be Global Warming! I’ll take it, though the grandkids would prefer the white stuff. Oh wait, that would be Global Warming, too! Hurrah! It’s all things to all people, the perfect Christmas Present. It’s even given us this terrific blog!
    Thanks, Anthony, and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    /Mr Lynn

  16. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everybody. Anybody else around here old enough to remember “beatniks”? Have a Cool Yule.

  17. Happy holidays to all!
    This is against my better judgement, but I could not resist in a humor blog post 🙂

  18. Merry Christmas to all and special thanks to Anthony and all those who help me keep my sanity given all the false climate propaganda being shoveled out.
    Happy New Year also.

  19. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone, and especially to all who make WUWT the best science ‘go-to’ site in the world.
    Thanks Anthony, for all you do.

  20. Thank you heartily for another year of laughs, cries, shockers and learning. I hope every one has a very peaceful and happy Christmas.
    No worries for the kids, the northern hemisphere has plenty of snow cover. And this reindeer is wise enough to stay grounded during wild and crazy geomagnetic storms, shifting gm field topology, accelerated particles, and auroras 🙂
    http://spaceweathergallery.com/full_image.php?image_name=Ole-Salomonsen-Reindeer_1392952261.jpg
    Enjoy the caroling too. Moody Blues:

    Why lies He in such mean estate
    Where ox and ass are feeding
    Good Christian fear
    for sinners hear
    the Silent Word is pleading

  21. Well as they say in southern Mexico:
    Feliz Navidad y’all!
    …and may Santa be good to our host, mods, and contributors

  22. Merry/Happy Christmas!
    (Anyone know how “Merry” became the common greeting in the US and “Happy” elsewhere?)

    • No. I wish someone would do the research I don’t want to bother to do — good question!
      Apparently, at least in New York State where Clement Clarke Moore resided, “Happy” was still in common use as of 1823 when he published “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (anonymously …. hm…. maybe ….that’s it! Moore was trying to promote Britishisms and was afraid of retribution from the “Merry” crowd! … well, that leaves us with a big: I — don’t — know. (shrug and smile)).
      But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight —
      “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

      Merry Christmas, dear Gunga Din, my stalwart paraklete.

      • Then, there’s this (just came upon it in my annual reading of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol this evening)…
        “A merry Christmas, uncle! God save you!” cried a cheerful voice. It was the voice of Scrooge’s nephew, *** “Christmas a humbug, uncle? … You don’t mean that… ” … “I do,’ said Scrooge. “Merry Christmas! What right have you to be merry? … You’re poor enough.”
        (from Stave One — Marley’s Ghost)
        A Christmas Carol was published around 1843. While Dickens spent several months in the United States in 1842, even in the slight possibility that this could have influenced him to put Americanisms in English mouths, Dickens was not in America at Christmastime that year.
        It appears that A Christmas Carol was not, like A Tale of Two Cities, intended to be set in the past to any significant degree. Thus, given Dickens’ great familiarity with the spoken English of his day, it is pretty clear that “Merry Christmas” was still being said in England c. 1843.

  23. To All Our Democrat and Republicrat Friends and WUWT Trolls:
    Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, our 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 persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. We also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2015, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishes.
    To All Our Libertarian Friends:
    Over the coming weeks and new year we wish you a barrier-free time enjoying whatever you want, whenever you want, with whomever you want. Although we wish you happiness and fulfillment in whatever you’re pursuing; don’t call us for bail money, to help bury a body, or for a blood transfusion, you’re on your own.
    To All of Our Conservative Friends:
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  24. Christmas should be a time of laughter and good cheer (hard as it may sometimes be), so:
    This guy goes into a restaurant for a Christmas breakfast while in his hometown for the holidays. After looking over the menu he says, “I’ll just have the eggs Benedict.” His order comes a while later and it’s served on a big, shiny hubcap. He asks the waiter, “What’s with the hubcap?” The waiter says, “Well, there’s no plate like chrome for the hollandaise.”

    • laugh (groan) — out (eye roll) — loud (smile) — thanks, Bruce Cobb; I needed a laugh. What a lovely gift to us all.
      Back at you with a little tune from my last year’s Virtual Advent Calendar:
      “Ode to Joy” — performed by Beaker (of the Muppets) — youtube vid

      #(:))

  25. And

    HURRAH FOR JOSH (and to An-thony for posting it) — for making this delightful thread happen!

    Great cartoon AS USUAL, Josh.
    Thank you, and Happy Christmas to you, too,
    Janice

  26. To all at WUWT. Merry Christmas from NE England (temp 4.5 celsius at 16:45) on an overcast Christmas Day afternoon.
    Many thanks to Anthony, Josh and all the contributors to this website’ it is a pity that the world’s politicians are not as well informed.
    PS For those living in UK there is an e-petition to force a parliamentary debate on suspending the 2008 Climate Change Act with a view to it being eventually erased from the statute books. I am only the fourth signatory of it, which is disappointing to say the least!

    • Merry Christmas to you and to your world-travelling family, dear Andrew Harding upon Tyne.
      Good for you — and…. take heart. God and one are a majority.
      Truth will win.
      Your American Ally for Truth,
      Janice

    • Dear Edward Martin,
      I’ll be praying for your cousin’s family — all of you.
      Life is so fragile. We can all honor your cousin by not wasting even one day of the time each of us has left.
      Depending on your beliefs, this may or may not comfort you as it has me:
      Love is eternal,
      life immortal.
      Death is only a horizon
      and a horizon is only the limit of our vision.

      With sympathy as you mourn a great loss,
      Janice

  27. Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year to everyone who tunes in to the best Climate blog on the net. And to those who do such a great job keeping an eye on the scoundrels and calling them out, time will show that you made all the difference.Thank you so much. I hope 2015 is good for you.
    Especially To you, Anth_ny and your family. Thanks for your dedication and efforts. Best wishes.
    Eamon.

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