Merry Christmas Everyone!

I’ve been able to take some much needed time-off, thanks to Charles Rotter aka “Charles the Moderator”, but I wanted to say how much I appreciate this opportunity to reach around the world with our message, and to touch lives. I’ve been given a great gift.

I also wish to thank Kip Hansen, who was instrumental in me getting back on my feet by helping my employees recover after the devastating #campfire. I very nearly lost my business due to the fallout. Thanks to everyone who helped. The situation is slowly turning around now, and I have hope.

In 2019, there are going to be some changes, good changes (though some may not see it that way) and I hope to rejoin daily operations. Look for some announcements soon.

In the mean time, I appreciate you all; the readers, the moderators, the guest contributors, and even my detractors, because you fuel my fire. I wish you all a Merry Christmas, wherever you are, and a happy and prosperous new year in 2019.- Anthony

h/t to Raphael Telis for the graphic

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111 thoughts on “Merry Christmas Everyone!

  1. Merry Christmas Mr. Watts.
    Thank you for all you have done for the country and the world.

    I’m also grateful and thankful for Kip Hansen and CTM (and others who stepped into the breech).

  2. Best of luck in this new year. Hopefully the world will wake up to the massive global warming fraud, as well as the fraudulent “solutions”.
    Col John Singleton Mosby, the Gray Ghost

    • “Col John Singleton Mosby, the Gray Ghost”

      It always warms my heart to read a reference to Mosby the Gray Ghost.
      he and Robert Lee’s sons brought Chivalry, brilliance and humor to cavalry operations in Virginia.

      “Mosby’s most famous raid occurred in March of 1863, inside Union lines at Fairfax County Courthouse, when he captured Brigadier General Edwin H. Stoughton.

      They cut the telegraph wires and captured the operator as well as most of the guards in the area. They attempted to grab the cavalry colonel but learned that he had been called to Washington.

      But the general was there — and he was woken by Mosby spanking his back.

      “There was no time for ceremony, so I drew up the bedclothes, pulled up the general’s shirt, and gave him a spank on his bare back, and told him to get up,” Mosby later wrote.
      As the general tried to understand what was going on, Mosby asked him, “Do you know Mosby, General?”

      The General replied, “Yes! Have you got the rascal?”

      “No,” said Mosby. “He’s got you!”

      Union Brig. Gen. Edwin Stoughton was captured by Confederate forces before his commission could be voted on by the Senate.

      Stoughton was captured with three other officers, a number of enlisted men, and at least 55 horses. When President Abraham Lincoln was told of the event, he supposedly said that he could always make a new brigadier general in five minutes, “but those horses cost $125 apiece!”

      One of the properties I considered when moving to Virginia bordered one of the star forts where Mosby watched the Potomac.
      That property was out of my price range, but I loved visiting that fort.

  3. From a proud member of the Tribe of the Great White North, currently ensconced in wintery Summerland BC, a very Merry Christmas to one and all.

  4. Anthony, your tireless efforts and sound judgment are a force for good and truth in a world where ‘postmodern’ untruths by scoundrels have gained traction. We’re lucky to have you on the side of the angels.

    Thank you, keep up the good work.

  5. Merry Christmas to you Anthony, your employees and all the volunteers, and the readers. The science discussions are a gift every day to me. So thank you all.

  6. You’ve managed to keep important work going with this site and surface stations while dealing with all your personal issues. Thank you for all your efforts over the years and may the new year bring happiness and success. Merry Christmas.

  7. I join in all the best wishes and have great appreciation for all those who have contributed and particularly to Anthony and his team.

  8. A Blessed Christmas to you Anthony.
    Thanks to you and all your team for your amazing efforts to #TestAllThings, seek the truth, validate models, and support real science relating to climate and more.

  9. Er, not detract and fuel any more fire , but good kids get coal AND uranium, Santa!
    Happy Christmas!

    (The precursor rumbles of 2019 have already started….)

  10. Merry Christmas Anthony and all the WUWT elves. WUWT is a bible beam of light shining through the gloom of ignorance. Many of us would be lost without you.

  11. Anthony, Let us be thankful that we all can still say Merry XMAS to each other. It is people like you , who are not afraid of walking towards the fire; that still make it possible to have this freedom.

  12. Thank you so much Anthony for creating this special place.

    … even my detractors …

    It’s easy to post opinions that everyone agrees with. It must be harder to post opinions that you know won’t be popular. In that light, the folks who keep WUWT from being a useless echo chamber deserve our special thanks.

    • MERRY XMAS TO EVERYONE.

      As opposed to “opinions” and “popularity” it would be nice to see a greater emphasis on science, experimental testing and reasoned argument during 2019. Very disappointing to see that a lot of you still think photons are elementary particles which really exist and have zero mass and whizz about in space until they hit something.
      I’ll do my bit to enlighten you during the coming year.

  13. Yes, Merry Christmas, Mr. Watts!

    I like your “Santa Loves Uranium” poster. It has a real ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ kind of feel to it.

    Just thinking, if a hydroxyl ion can as easily be written ‘HO’ as ‘OH’, then perhaps I can wish you “three hydroxyl ions worth” of good cheer in a row. I wouldn’t want to put too many of those in a row though, since, as someone once indicated, all that laughing can “start to creep a bit”.

    Anyway thanks for all the hard work, and good luck in your endeavors.

  14. Salude’ and Merry Christmas to you and everyone who make WUWT happen. Keep on truckin’, Anthony. This site is special.

  15. Best of the holiday season to all the WUWT family.
    May 2019 be the year the climate scheme agenda is exposed globally.

  16. Bad kids get coal.
    Good kids get uranium.
    Stupid kids get solar panels.
    But Cool kids?
    They get plutonium and blow shit up.

  17. All the best from The People’s Republic of South Yorkshire. May your message get through before it’s too late.

  18. Merry Christmas Anthony – glad to see you are getting back on your feet – if not yet back to normal.

    Regards,
    Ken

  19. Merry Christmas all.

    Thanks for everything. I learn a lot about politics and science on here, and of course climate change.

  20. This place is invaluable – a beacon of sanity and truth amid the endless madness out there. I can imagine it takes a big toll, to have your head so visibly and constantly above the parapet to be shot at.

    We all owe you a huge debt of thanks, Anthony – not least your detractors

  21. Thanks for all the good and hard work, Anthony et al.

    Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year to all true sceptics.

  22. Hope I got you all covered….

    Afrikaans (South Africa, Namibia)

    Geseënde Kersfees
    Akan (Ghana, Ivory Coast, Benin) Afishapa
    Amharic (Ethiopia) Melikam Gena! (መልካም ገና!)
    Ashanti/Asante/Asante Twi (Ghana) afehyia pa
    Chewa (Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe) Moni Wa Chikondwelero Cha Kristmasi
    Dagbani (Ghana) Ni ti Burunya Chou
    Edo (Nigeria) Iselogbe
    Ewe (Ghana, Togo) Blunya na wo
    Fula/Fulani (Niger, Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Sudan, Togo, Guinea, Sierra Leone) Jabbama be salla Kirismati
    Hausa (Niger, Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Togo) barka dà Kirsìmatì
    Ibibio (Nigeria) Idara ukapade isua
    Igbo/Igo (Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea) E keresimesi Oma
    Kinyarwanda (Rwanda, Uganda, DR Congo) Noheli nziza
    Lingala (DR Congo, Rep Congo, Central African Republic, Angola) Mbotama Malamu
    Luganda (Uganda) Seku Kulu
    Ndebele (Zimbabwe, South Africa) Izilokotho Ezihle Zamaholdeni
    Shona (Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana) Muve neKisimusi
    Soga/Lasoga (Uganda) Mwisuka Sekukulu
    Somali (Somalia, Djibouti) Kirismas Wacan
    Sotho (Lesotho, South Africa) Le be le keresemese e monate
    Swahili (Tanzania, Kenya, DR Congo, Uganda) Krismasi Njema / Heri ya Krismasi
    Tigrinya (Ethiopia and Eritreia) Ruhus Beal Lidet
    Xhosa/isiXhosa (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho) Krismesi emnandi
    Yoruba (Nigeria, Benin) E ku odun, e ku iye’dun
    Zulu (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland) UKhisimusi omuhle
    Afganistan (Dari) Christmas Mubarak (کرسمس مبارک)
    Albanian Gëzuar Krishtlindjen
    Arabic Eid Milad Majid (عيد ميلاد مجيد)
    Which means ‘Glorious Birth Feast’
    Aramaic Eedookh Breekha
    Which means ‘Blessed be your Christmas’
    Armenian Shnorhavor Amanor yev Surb Tznund (Շնորհավոր Ամանոր և Սուրբ Ծնունդ)
    Which means ‘Congratulations for the Holy Birth’
    Belgium

    Dutch/Flemish

    Vrolijk Kerstfeest
    French Joyeux Noël
    German Frohe Weihnachten
    Walloon djoyeus Noyé
    Bulgarian Vesela Koleda
    Cambodia (Khmer) Rik-reay​​ Bon​ Noel (រីករាយ បុណ្យ​ណូអែល)
    China

    Mandarin

    Sheng Dan Kuai Le (圣诞快乐)
    Cantonese Seng Dan Fai Lok (聖誕快樂)
    Cornish Nadelik Lowen
    Croatian (and Bosnian) Sretan Božić
    Czech Veselé Vánoce
    Danish Glædelig Jul
    Esperanto Feliĉan Kristnaskon
    Estonian Rõõmsaid Jõulupühi
    Faroe Islands (Faroese) Gleðilig jól
    Finnish Hyvää joulua
    France

    French

    Joyeux Noël
    Breton Nedeleg Laouen
    Corsican Bon Natale
    Alsatian E güeti Wïnâchte
    German Frohe Weihnachten
    Greek Kala Christouyenna or Καλά Χριστούγεννα
    Georgian gilocav shoba-akhal c’els
    or გილოცავ შობა-ახალ წელს
    Greenland

    Greenlandic

    Juullimi Pilluarit
    Danish (also used in Greenland) Glædelig Jul
    Haitian Creole Jwaye Nowe
    Hawaiian Mele Kalikimaka
    Holland (Dutch) Zalig Kerstfeest or Zalig Kerstmis (both mean Merry Christmas), Vrolijk Kerstfeest (Cheerful Christmas) or Prettig Kerstfeest (Nice Christmas)
    Hungarian Boldog karácsonyt (Happy Christmas) or Kellemes karácsonyi ünnepeket (pleasant Christmas holidays)
    Icelandic Gleðileg jól
    India

    Bengali (also spoken in Bangladesh)

    shubho bôṛodin (শুভ বড়দিন)
    Gujarati Anandi Natal or Khushi Natal (આનંદી નાતાલ)
    Hindi Śubh krisamas (शुभ क्रिसमस)
    Kannada kris mas habbada shubhaashayagalu (ಕ್ರಿಸ್ ಮಸ್ ಹಬ್ಬದ ಶುಭಾಷಯಗಳು)
    Konkani Khushal Borit Natala
    Malayalam Christmas inte mangalaashamsakal
    Marathi Śubh Nātāḷ (शुभ नाताळ) or Natal Chya shubhechha
    Mizo Krismas Chibai
    Punjabi karisama te nawāṃ sāla khušayāṃwālā hewe (ਕਰਿਸਮ ਤੇ ਨਵਾੰ ਸਾਲ ਖੁਸ਼ਿਯਾੰਵਾਲਾ ਹੋਵੇ)
    Sanskrit Krismasasya shubhkaamnaa
    Shindi Christmas jun wadhayun
    Tamil kiṟistumas vāḻttukkaḷ (கிறிஸ்துமஸ் வாழ்த்துக்கள்)
    Telugu Christmas Subhakankshalu
    Urdu krismas mubarak (کرسمس)
    Indonesian Selamat Natal
    Iran

    Farsi

    Christmas MobArak
    Kurdish (Kumanji) Kirîsmes u ser sala we pîroz be
    Irish – Gaelic Nollaig Shona Dhuit
    Israel – Hebrew Chag Molad Sameach (חג מולד שמח)
    meaning ‘Happy festival of the Birth’
    Italy

    Italian

    Buon Natale
    Sicilian Bon Natali
    Ladin Bon/Bun Nadèl
    Japanese Meri Kurisumasu (or ‘Meri Kuri’ for short!)

    Hiragana: めりーくりすます

    Katakana: メリークリスマス
    Korean ‘Meri krismas’ (메리 크리스마스) or ‘seongtanjeol jal bonaeyo’ (성탄절 잘 보내요) or ‘Jeulgaeun krismas doeseyo’ (즐거운 크리스마스 되세요)

    Latin Felicem Diem Nativitatis (Merry Day of the Nativity)
    Latvian Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus
    Lithuanian Linksmų Kalėdų
    Macedonian Streken Bozhik or Среќен Божик
    Madagascar (Malagasy) Tratra ny Noely
    Maltese Il-Milied it-Tajjeb
    Malaysia

    Bahasa/Malay

    Selamat Hari Natal
    Malayalam Puthuvalsara Aashamsakal
    Manx (spoken on the Isle of Man) Nollick Ghennal
    Mexico (Spanish is main lang)

    Nahuatl

    Cualli netlācatilizpan
    Yucatec Maya Ki’imak “navidad”
    Montenegrin Hristos se rodi (Христос се роди) – Christ is born
    Vaistinu se rodi (Ваистину се роди) – truly born (reply)
    Native American / First Nation Languages
    Apache (Western) Gozhqq Keshmish
    Cherokee Danistayohihv &Aliheli’sdi Itse Udetiyvasadisv
    Inuit Quvianagli Anaiyyuniqpaliqsi
    Navajo Nizhonigo Keshmish
    Yupik Alussistuakeggtaarmek
    This page has a large list of Merry Christmas Native/First Nation Languages (goes to another site)
    Nepali Kreesmasko shubhkaamnaa (क्रस्मसको शुभकामना)
    New Zealand (Maori) Meri Kirihimete
    Norwegian God Jul or Gledelig Jul
    Philippines

    Tagalog

    Maligayang Pasko
    Ilokano Naragsak Nga Paskua
    Ilonggo Malipayon nga Pascua
    Sugbuhanon or Cebuano Maayong Pasko
    Bicolano Maugmang Pasko
    Pangalatok or Pangasinense Maabig ya pasko or Magayagan inkianac
    Warey Warey Maupay Nga Pasko
    Papiamentu – spoken in the Lesser Antilles (Aruba, Curaçao, and Bonaire) Bon Pascu
    Polish Wesołych Świąt
    Portuguese Feliz Natal
    Romanian Crăciun Fericit
    Russian s rah-zh-dee-st-VOHM (C рождеством!) or
    s-schah-st-lee-vah-vah rah-zh dee-st-vah (Счастливого рождества!)
    Sami (North-Sami) – spoken in parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia Buorit Juovllat
    Samoan Manuia Le Kerisimasi
    Scotland

    Scots

    Blithe Yule
    Gaelic Nollaig Chridheil
    Serbian Hristos se rodi (Христос се роди) – Christ is born
    Vaistinu se rodi (Ваистину се роди) – truly born (reply)
    Slovakian Veselé Vianoce
    Slovene or Slovenian Vesel Božič
    Somali Kirismas Wacan
    Spain

    Spanish (Españo)

    Feliz Navidad or Nochebuena (which means ‘Holy Night’ – Christmas Eve)
    Catalan Bon Nadal
    Galician Bo Nadal
    Basque (Euskara) Eguberri on (which means ‘Happy New Day’)
    Sranantongo (spoken in Suriname) Swit’ Kresneti
    Sinhala (spoken in Sri Lanka) Suba Naththalak Wewa (සුබ නත්තලක් වේවා)
    Swedish God Jul
    Switzerland

    Swiss German

    Schöni Wiehnachte
    French Joyeux Noël
    Italian Buon Natale
    Romansh Bellas festas da Nadal
    Thai Suk sarn warn Christmas
    Turkish Mutlu Noeller
    Ukranian ‘Веселого Різдва’ Veseloho Rizdva (Merry Christmas) or ‘Христос Рождається’ Khrystos Rozhdayetsia (Christ is Born)
    Vietnamese Chuć Mưǹg Giańg Sinh
    Welsh Nadolig Llawen

    Sci-fi & Fantasy Languages!

    Klingon (Star Trek)

    toDwI’ma’ qoS yItIvqu’ (Our Savior’s birthday you-enjoy!)
    Quenya (Lord of the Rings) Alassë a Hristomerendë (Joyous Feast of Christ)
    Sindarin (Lord of the Rings) Mereth Veren e-Doled Eruion (Joyous Feast of the Coming of the Son of God)

    • (Христос се роди) – ‘Christ is born’ (or similar in Slavic languages, is a greeting used instead of ‘good morning’ or ‘good afternoon’, while a reply to a greeter is ‘ In truth, He was born’
      However as the holiday good wish ‘Sretan Bozic’ (Happy Christmas) is used.
      (word Božić, Bozhik etc, means ‘baby God’)

    • Yirgach, you left off the Ecosystem-Valuing Universalist Extraterrestrial Intelligence Possessing The Capacity To Harm Or Destroy The Earth Or Any Portion Thereof (EVUETIPTCTHODTEOAPT) coming to destroy the Earth because mankind is destroying the Earth.

    • Klingon (Star Trek)

      toDwI’ma’ qoS yItIvqu’ (Our Savior’s birthday you-enjoy!)

      Also:
      QISmaS botIvjaj ‘ej DIS chu’ DatIvjaj (Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!)

  23. WUWT is the present that keeps on giving!
    Many thanks to you, Anthony. Charles, you handled WUWT like a champ.
    Readers, posters, commenters… you are all the best!
    Keep running toward the fire!

  24. Here’s wishing Anthony and all of the WUWT elves the merriest Christmas and a joyful New Year! This site has provided me with enlightenment, laughter, and sobering reflection for many years. Thank You!!!

  25. Merry Christmas to you too Anthony and all your loved ones.
    And Merry Christmas to all of the rest here and allover.

    cheers

  26. Yes Mr Watts and all your little elves, a happy and holy Christmas and good tidings for 2019.
    From the Soviet republic of Scotland.

  27. Merry Chrsitmas to all at all at WUWT. Anthony’s Christmas card above brought this to mind:

    The Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act was approved in the House of Representatives by wide margins Friday, clearing the chamber by 361 to 10. The Senate had already approved the bill on Thursday by a voice vote.

    Introduced by Wyoming GOP Sen. John Barrasso and co-sponsored by a number of Republicans and Democrats alike, the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act calls for a number of reforms that would unburden the industry. The legislation streamlines how the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulates facilities by improving licensing procedures and giving licensees more transparency on how the agency spends its money. Additionally, it encourages investment in nuclear research and supports the development new technology in labs around the country.

    The end goal of the bill is to make the development and commercialization of nuclear technology more affordable.
    https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/22/congress-passes-modern-nuclear-power-bill/

    Curiously, I can’t find any reporting of this from mainstream outlets. Don’t want to awaken the woke?

  28. Merry Christmas Anthony and Happy New Year to all the WUWT workers who make this great source of truth live. We are glad to hear that things are turning around, Antony, you deserve a reward for the years of work.

  29. Thanks Antony and your team of helper s. Merry Xmas and hopefully a prosperous 2019.

    Here in S.A. we are having very hot weather. The weather cycle is very simple, if the wind is from the West, its Indian Ocean moderate temperatures, if its from the South its Antarctic cold, if its from the North its tropical air plus coming across the vast inland desert it gets very hot. All perfectly normal for this country. But our national broadcaster , the ABC, otherwise known as the properganda arm of the ALP and the Greens is, saying Ëxtreme, extrene.

    Compared to other Decembers its all quite Normal.

    MJE

    • new Bom standard is 3 days over 30? can be labelled heatwave.
      fools
      tis going to be a warm one tomorrow though 40ish my area.

      Merry Xmas to Anthony Charles and all the article posters and commenters
      Ive been around WUWT for 9yrs now
      and its a daily must read for me and a lot of forwarded links
      blessings on you all for your effort and dedication
      Laurel

  30. I think Don Henley kinda captured the spirit:

    ….”What would we do without all these jerks anyway
    Besides, all our friends are here”.
    ============
    Merry Christmas to all.

  31. Thanks for your on-going, wonderful efforts, Anthony.

    To you and all here who make it so great, a very special Christmas and New Year

  32. Merry Christmas [fellow Boilermaker] Anthony, and as well to you Charles. May you both flourish in 2109, and ever after. Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year to all readers of WUWT!

  33. Merry Christmas Anthony, Charles tM, and all guest authors, readers and comment contributors. WUWT is a source of sanity in the midst of a mindless, brainwashing mass movement that defies all logic and sense. I often find myself wondering what Edmund Burke or Thomas Jefferson or Alexander de Tocqueville would have to say about the politics of CAGW. Even though those great thinkers are long gone, I still get to read what all of you have to say. So, thank you. And a very happy, healthy, prosperous 2019.

    And just a final note to those who may be afraid of the coming climate. Please try to manage your fear, and study the reasons for that fear. And reject any portion that comes from logical fallacies, false propaganda, and exaggerated or tendentious science. We humans are inventive and motivated, and we will solve or adapt to any real problems. Have a bit of faith in your fellow humans.

  34. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Anthony. Thank you for 11 years of daily reading. Best wishes for 2019.

  35. I’ll add that I live in Vancouver B.C.
    And will pass on how we forecast the weather through the fall and winter months.

    If you can the mountains, you know that it is going to rain.
    If you can’t see them, you know it is raining.

  36. I agree; Merry Christmas to all. (I think I just made it on the West Coast.) Some of the commenters keep you on your toes. It’s a pleasure to see so many concerned about good science.

    Jim

  37. Happy Christmas to all, especially those sad people who had time to post on the 25th!😊.
    For the record, it was a cold, dry Christmas here in Norfolk, I had to de-ice the windscreen to get to Midnight Mass.

    Susan

  38. Thank you Anthony for keeping this site progressing and in the end the truth will out .
    There has been a lot of very good postings this year and a few detractors ,drongos ,well thats an Auzzie word for nong , well you all know what I mean, but I think some of them might even learn some truth about the climate if the hang around awhile .
    Looking forward to next year .
    Graham

  39. A very Happy Christmas to you all here at WUWT. Best wishes for a great and prosperous New year..

    Many thanks for all the inspiration over the years.
    Eamon.

  40. Lets us all try and ‘Make New Year Great Again’ — MNYGA! 😕

    Seasoned gratings, and enjoy a your festering holiday season, …
    … happy humbug, and may your coming New Year be as preposterous as the last 12 months.
    😯God bless wattsupwiththat and all who sail with here . 😀

  41. (From a humorous Mexican tv series)
    – Is Santa Claus married?
    – Well yes, he was married. To Mary.
    – Who is Mary?
    – Mary Christmas!
    .-

  42. Mr Watts, I don’t know the reason of the problems you’ve had. It seems ironic that, walking towards the fire, have been threatend by a campfire.
    Glad that you are back on the track. Learning a lot from your posts and from comments, also looking forward to a healthy and decreasingly alarmist 2019.

    [Not a “campfire”, but rather a very large forest and brush fire, which began burning in the hilly and steep terrain on the Camp Creek . Hence “The Camp Fire” – which burned many thousands of acres around several towns. .mod]

  43. A bit late to wish you all a Merry Christmas but in time you wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

    And a huge thank you to Anthony, Charles, Kip and the whole team for the last 12 months. May 2019 be easier on you all. Best wishes to all contributors.

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