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Merry Christmas to All!

Merry Christmas everyone.

I wish all of you a wonderful and joyous holiday. If you’re down, as I know many are these days, I hope the holiday will uplift you. And I hope that all will have the chance to affirm their connection to the things that are most important – family, friends, and God. Of course, none of those things are easy!

I’m Jewish, but Christmas is a special time for me too, even if it’s just because of the beautiful decorations and the joy and hope I see the holiday bringing to others.

And actually, I’ll be in church, though only for an annual organ recital we love to attend at Washington’s National Cathedral.

Have a happy day.

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33 Responses to Merry Christmas to All!

  1. Happy Hanukah and Merry Christmas from a faithful reader and commenter, Keith! you’ve done a remarkable job this year bringing us the truth about this wacky administration. (not to mention you’re really damn funny.)

    someday, our children will look back at these days and ask us, doddering by the fire, “What were you guys THINKING?”

  2. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukah to you, Keith! Thank you for all that you do. I enjoy reading your articles and reader’s comments.
    Many blessings to all.

  3. The shopping is done; packages are wrapped…which is a slight euphemism for paper surrounding a package with lumpy folds and uneven edges; and the weather is cooperating by being overcast, cold and threatening a light dusting of snow flakes. The only thing wrong with this Christmas picture is that our Visa card has experienced a meltdown and the dog wants to pee on all the packages under the tree!
    The next step is to prepare to gorge copious amounts of ham and turkey (we’re traditionalist), dressing, and an assortment of other vegetables and condiments until the paramedics are called to confirm that we’re not in a coma, but only resting until the football games begin. And if we are lucky, the Coonasses will prevail this football season with the LSU Tigers and the New Orleans Saints making us proud of our Cajun heritage with Texas birth status. Even as one of the smallest minorities in the nation, we stand proud, ask for no favors and have the decency to not complain when times are tough. Our credo: “Laissez les bon temps rouler.”
    What’s left? How about wishing you and those you care about the very best Christmas and good fortune for the coming year. And if ALL the politicians just didn’t show up for “work” January 3rd, this might even be possible.
    Since the politicians will not cooperate with this idea, we are assured of many future writing assignments designed to “kick cats” and “butcher sacred cows” due to their antics and spending of our money.
    Read about it starting January 2, 2012!

    • Note: The above greeting was from the “staff” of the Controversial Committee Report (Mark Holbrook, wordsmith; Mike Howard, report producer; and Dylan Westie, sniffer of factoids and other unmentionables). My wife wanted me to clarify that she wasn’t the one who melted the Visa card! Mea Culpa!

  4. Thank you Keith. Your blog keeps us sane with ironic humor. Bless all those in uniform that are away from home keeping us safe and warm. From a retired sailor that spent 16 Christmas’ away from family, have a great Christmas all!

  5. Happy Hanukiah to you Keith! Thanks for all the great bits every day; you keep my friends and I informed and amused. Best of everything in 2012 to you and your family (and to all your readers).

    Deck the halls with matzo balls!

  6. It’s Christmas morning and Santa skipped my house again. The only thing that resembles snow in my neighborhood is the white rocks we have in our front yards instead of grass. Our only newspaper here in Phoenix editorializes that Christmas is like an “onion”. Bah!

    Christmas will begin when I arrive at my daughter’s home today. Spending the afternoon with family, watching my grandchildren play with new toys and sharing the Christmas meal together will make this day joyful.
    Merry Christmas to all.

  7. Wish all my good friends at the WHD a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and season’s greetings. Thank you for all you do Keith. Keep the light shining!

  8. Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah to you and your family, Keith! As a Southern Baptist, I was raised with a healthy respect for the Jews as God’s Chosen, and many of us Christians see the Jews as theological brothers through Abraham’s lineage. I think it is no coincidence that our two faiths celebrate these holidays at almost the same time of year. Hannukah is the “festival of lights,” and we Christians see Jesus as the “light of the world.” So let our lights shine!

  9. Have a merry winter solstice holiday as practiced within the traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice (but with respect for the religious or secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or for their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all) and a happy onset of the generally accepted calendar year (including, but not limited to, the Christian calendar, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures)! (from Slice of Wry)

  10. Happy Hanukah and Merry Christmas Keith! I visit, read and enjoy your blog all the time, and I really appreciate you bringing us the truth about what is going on, as well as your sense of humor. Best wishes to you, your family, and all the great commenters on your blog. Happy Holidays!

  11. Keith…your choice of words inyour last sentence was …hm hmmmm interesting! loved it….check my wall to seee why when/if ya get a chance….and happi holidaze to you too.

    your favorite hippie chick,
    k lin

  12. Keith: Thanks for the Christmas greeting. Many years ago I listened to Barry Farber out of WOR 710 in NYC. Years of listening pleasure. About five years ago, he wrote a beautiful article about why he, as a Jew, loved Christmas. So I sent him an e-mail and he replied, wishing me a very Merry Christmas. Your wishes reminded me of that, and all Christians thank you.

    • Fred, thanks so much for your note, it’s very nice of you to say it. And BTW, I did go to church – and on that score did better than some of my Christian friends! Read through some of the liturgy too while I was there.