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MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYBODY. I just thought it would be nice to have one thread where we could all leave our best wishes to each other. And I really can’t figure a out a graceful way to end this in question format, OK?

Asked by Espiritus_Corvus (17284points) December 23rd, 2016

Sugar plums and lollipops to everyone tonight.

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Coloma's avatar

Twas the night before Xmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a goose.

The pussy cats were draped across the big bed while visions of gophers danced in their heads.

And in my purple bathrobe minus a cap was just settling in for my long winter nap.
When suddenly what to my eyes did appear, @Espiritus_Corvus our lively Buccaneer!

I sprang from my bed to leave a quick greeting now dash away, dash away, my electric blanket is heating. ;-D

Merry Christmas all, and to all a “good night”!

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Only about eight hours until Santa arrives here. We’re ready. I’m off to the cinema soon.

Merry Christmas everyone. I hope it’s a safe, happy time for everyone – regardless of whether they celebrate Christmas or not.

zenvelo's avatar

Still Friday here in California, but there is a possibility of snow on the Bay Area hilltops! A white Christmas here is damn rare!

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

I cheated and got KFC. I will still have the beef rib roast tomorrow. With a head of broccoli. Merry Christmas everyone.

Cruiser's avatar

Uze Jellies…all of you past and present have a special place in my real heart and I do wish you a very Merry Christmas time.

Aethelwine's avatar

JC Penney has the most comfortable slipper socks for sale at just $3. I bought a pair and I’m so content right now. A must have when you have wood floors. this is an advertisement

Merry Christmas jelly family!

Cruiser's avatar

Merry Xmas @jasper…

ZEPHYRA's avatar

The merriest of Christmases to ALL of you and your loved ones. May you enjoy peace, warmth and sweet moments.

snowberry's avatar

One of my daughters is headed into the hospital (possibly) with symptoms of pancreatitis right now. She lives in Japan. I’m in the US.

Meanwhile we have family coming in from Alaska, Colorado and Indiana for Christmas. Whew!

Merry Christmas to everyone!

imrainmaker's avatar

Merry Xmas to All fellow flutherists and your loved ones!! Have a great time with your friends and family..)))

jca's avatar

Merry Christmas to my fellow Jellies! I have been busy and stressed out with the shopping and I’m glad it’s over. Whatever’s not had by now will be waiting until after Christmas. It’s a nice time now to relax and enjoy the splendors of the season, being with family, being appreciate we’re all here and together.

ucme's avatar

Merry Xmas to those priviliged few I deem worthy of my time, you lucky fuckers know who you are :)

LuckyGuy's avatar

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. You’re a great bunch!

Sneki95's avatar

Merry Christmas, may you all spend it in peace!

Seek's avatar

And a most joyous Festivus to all.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

@ucme, merry Xmas to your devoted staff too. Season’s greetings to your highly competent butler. Any Xmas hampers for them?

cookieman's avatar

Merry Christmas fellow Jellies!! Remain squishy.

Mimishu1995's avatar

You beat me to this @Espiritus_Corvus. Merry Christmas! Though I don’t have Christmas here. How are you doing?

BellaB's avatar

Happy Festival of Lights (of your preference :) ) !

Enjoy your days and nights and food and rest and singing.

ignore anyone who tries to annoy you

Merry Christmas
Happy Hannukah
Happy Day bitches

janbb's avatar

Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah, Kwanzaa or Solstice to all!

Hope this new year bring peace on earth and good will towards men and women – but it’s not looking particularly likely.

Be well, Jellies!

Jaxk's avatar

My best wishes to everyone for the holidays regardless which holiday you celebrate or whether you celebrate at all. I’m hoping the new year brings peace and prosperity for all.

chyna's avatar

Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah to my Fluther family.

flutherother's avatar

Merry Christmas everyone!! May Santa bring you your heart’s desire.

Pachy's avatar

Merry/Happy whatever you celebrate or choose NOT to celebrate.

And may your incoming year be a whole lot better than the outgoing one was for so many of us.

filmfann's avatar

Merry Christmas to all of you!
I really do love and enjoy this community, and wish you all happiness and success in the New Year!

rojo's avatar

I am grateful for that which I have.
I am not sorrowful for that which I do not.
I have more than others, less than some,
but regardless, I am blessed with
what is mine.

Happy Holidays to all.

cazzie's avatar

I hope everyone is having a fantastic day. We finally got the tree decorated this afternoon and put presents under it just in time to Skype with family so they could see us opening the presents they sent. Their presents are still here, some of them unwrapped still. It’s been a hectic month working more days than usual because there won’t be any work, most likely, for the next week. (called ‘mellomjul’ here because it is the time after Jul and before New Year) Also, woke up with a migraine because I over did it on Friday playing with the kids on the first snow fall we’ve had in weeks (which is all melted away already Thanks Climate Change ) But the we got dressed up, unwrapped presents in front of the camera for Skypeing with family in the city and down near Oslo. No fancy dinner. The boy asked for ‘American Pagan’ food, so it will be macaroni and cheese made from scratch, just as he likes it.

LornaLove's avatar

Happy Xmas everyone! It’s Xmas Eve here now nearly 6 pm. So, I gave in and decorated and we are running around like nuts getting stuff. We are not having turkey but chicken with a lemon stuffed up its butt! I am making fridge tart instead of Xmas pud. So yeah! an unconventional food layout.
I hope everyone is safe on the roads, have people around that love them and good stuff to eat. Not too many worries either. Happy Xmas!!!!

janbb's avatar

@cazzie Hope the migraine has abated.

ucme's avatar

@ZEPHYRA Bless your little cotton socks for asking, be sure i’ll send your good wishes on, no hamper but they can expect a generous xmas bonus in their new year pay packet :)

cazzie's avatar

@janbb yes, by about 13.30 I was ambulatory, with two helpings of Ibuprofen. My neck and shoulder still hurt, but not too much more than normal. The Mac and Cheese was a hit. I think I’ll visit with friends in Second Life, who, like me, have no friends or family to celebrate with. We’ll listen to poetry or dance or build something pretty and new. I now have my space ship, Absalom, and a pretty French Villa with a vineyard I’m calling Cote’ du Salon because I am hoping to host some very good company and conversations in the lovely living room area.

kritiper's avatar

Happy Holidays to all!

Love_my_doggie's avatar

Why am I not surprised that my friend, @Espiritus_Corvus, was the one to start a kind-spirited thread and spread holiday cheer?

Coloma's avatar

@kritiper You have big snow in Idaho?
Frreeeezing here in the Sierras, maybe snow tonight. Brrrrr!

zenvelo's avatar

@Coloma Possible snow on Mt Diablo tonight!

Coloma's avatar

@zenvelo….I believe it, it’s damn cold out there! Merry Christmas!

Well everyone can think of me at about 6 o’ clock when I m out rolling the hay wagon around in the freezing weather with my gleaming headlamp for the gallant steeds on Christmas eve. Apples for all!
Neither rain nor snow nor sleet nor hail will stop the feed pails. lol
My reward will be the pre-feed Champagne with my daughter then coming back in to the warmth for a delicious dinner. :-D

Tropical_Willie's avatar

< = = = = MERRY Christmas ! !

JLeslie's avatar

Merry Christmas! Best wishes to all jellies!

Stinley's avatar

Peace and love to you all.
try not to argue too much over the next few days. Us mods need a holiday too!

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Ate the outside of my rib roast. Gave the inside cut to a friend. Saving the rib for later.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Peace n love Fluther…

kritiper's avatar

@Coloma Yes, dag-nab it! It has snowed about every 4 days since about Dec. 7 and shut me down, work-wise. And too cold for it to melt, like usual. Last night and this morning about another 5” fell with maybe 2” more tonight. Looks like about 8” or 9” total on the ground already.
Everybody is always talking about having a “White Christmas. ” Hope they get their fill!
Hope yours isn’t too bad.

Catnip5's avatar

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Have a safe and wonderful holiday!

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Well so far Christmas Day here has been a little cloudy with showers. It’s cooler so nobody is complaining. The presents have been opened, we’ve had a lovely breakfast and now we’re relaxing and doing nothing. One is playing games, two are napping and I’m Fluthering.

janbb's avatar

@Earthbound_Misfit Merry Christmas down under!

One of the things I love about Fluther is that I have close friends to visit all over the world!

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Thank you @janbb. I hope your Christmas is wonderful. I know you certainly have many provisions prepared for a festive time. It is lovely to be able to virtually visit with friends all over the world.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

Wouldn’t it be nice if some of you FB people could invite some of the old Fluther community members here?

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Been there, done that, the thread got shut down because of how nasty things got. Hope 2017 goes as desired for everyone, whatever that might be. Since Christmas falls on the same day as Hanukkah, a Merry Chistmukka to you.

Kardamom's avatar

It’s Christmas Eve here in California. It’s raining. Yay! We’ve finally got snow in the mountains too. Another plus.

Merry Christmas to all of You.

jca's avatar

I went to church last night with my stepfather, my 9 year old daughter, my sister and her boyfriend. The boyfriend relationship seems serious. We arrived late to church and so had to split up – me, my stepdad and daughter in one section and my sis and her boyfriend in another. My daughter told me and my stepdad that she doesn’t like my sister’s boyfriend. I assured her that he’s new and so it’s a new experience having him with us but if she really doesn’t like him, that’s ok too. After church we went to my parents’ house to decorate the tree and eat some food. My sis and her bf started the lasagna which will be our Christmas dinner.

When I got to my home area, about 45 minutes away from my parents, I decided to drive past the big mall that’s about ten minutes away. I was just curious what it would be like. The whole mall area was black, closed. The roads around here were icy and my walkway is icy.

I have to go into my basement to get the gifts so I can wrap them but I don’t want to break my ass on the ice so I’m waiting a bit.

I’ll head down to my family’s later where we’ll have the lasagna and enjoy each other. This is our first Christmas without my mom, who died of cancer at the end of September.

Joining us for dessert tonight will be my parents’ good friend who just lost her hubby to cancer about two months ago (about a month after my mom died). Her son and his wife and kids will come too. It will be an adjustment for all of us. We all suffered big losses this year but we’re doing ok, I think.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

@jca you ARE doing ok and moving on as well as you can under the circumstances. Enjoy one another.

cookieman's avatar

Small group last night for the seven fishes. Today is about 17 people for dinner, dessert, and caroling.

Jaxk's avatar

It’s rather nice to see a thread where we’re all in agreement and wishing each other well. I guess the season brings out the best in us. Maybe there’s hope for us after all. It’s Christmas morning here and I’m looking forward to the day ahead with family and friends while reminiscing of Christmas past. May your day be merry and bright.

janbb's avatar

@Jaxk And to you and yours too!

BellaB's avatar

What a great thread to read/re-read after Christmas morning eats…. I hope everyone is having the kind of day they wanted to have. Be joyous, be comfortable and share love and peace.

and… the soundtrack to what I wish for you all

Be groovy and chill :)

kritiper's avatar

No snow overnight, beautiful blue sky this morning, 30 degrees @11:45 AM.

Coloma's avatar

I am still in my PJ’s and just might be all day after a fun, up til midnight Xmas eve hangout with my daughter. My 87 year old neighbor just brought me an adorable mail basket for my front door as she is into basket making and we share the same mailbox at the end of the road. She always gets my mail so now instead of leaving it by the door it has a cozy little basket to wait in. haha
So sweet!

Coloma's avatar

@kritiper 10:45 a.m. here, no snow either but still freezing at about 36 right now.
My feets are cold even with the heat on and double socks. haha

dxs's avatar

I just got back today from my parent’s house today where them, my brother, and some other close family came to be together for the holidays.

Merry Christmas to all my Jelly friends!

marinelife's avatar

I wish all of my jelly friends a peaceful and prosperous 2017. I was too busy enjoying the holidays to be fluthering so I missed most of them on here. But I hope yours were contented and warm.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Merry! Merry! Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!

Dutchess_III's avatar

Merry Christmas!! We had a good one.

Funny Christmas day story: We went to Rick’s dad’s house, like we do every year. He’s 94 so we don’t miss a chance, you know? His name is Bob.
Well, Bob has a brother-in-law who is only 75, and he was there. His name is Jack.
Jack and I were talking, and he asked me if Bob wore a hearing aid. I said I didn’t think so.
So Jack turned to Bob, who was only about 6 feet away, and said, “Bob. Do you wear a hearing aid?”
Dad says, “What?”
Jack said, “Do you wear a hearing aid?”
Dad cupped his hand around his ear, leaned forward and said, “What?”
Jack almost yells, ”Do you wear a hearing aid??”
Dad says, “No. Do you think I should?”
Man, we just fell about the place!

Soubresaut's avatar

Thank you @Espiritus_Corvus for this thread! I wish I had been able to see it sooner! I haven’t been especially efficient with time these past few weeks, but at least I got here before 2017 rolls in—Happy New Year’s Eve everyone!

My sister, mom and I made Christmas dinner, which was especially good since my sister made cheesecake and it was simply divine. We just do snacks for New Year’s Eve because after Thanksgiving and Christmas we don’t have any energy left for the multi-day prep of an elaborate dinner, and anyway snacks work better with board games and music.

Christmas morning was nice and quiet, but in a good way, although it was later in the day than most of us wanted (not technically morning once we started… but one of us slept a remarkable number of hours and probably needed it.)

Yesterday my mom, sister and I replaced the garage door mechanism—it was breaking down, not opening reliably and once opening in the middle of the night (one of us was up, heard it, and shut it, so it was spooky but okay.) We’re a reasonably handy family, but it took a surprisingly long time—most of that was negotiating the space in the garage, and trying to find the tools that my dad has strewn about the garage. There were also many more tiny steps than I’d guessed there would be. After that we made a ridiculous amount of guacamole because we had recently bought a ridiculous number of avocados.

We’re taking down the interior Christmas decorations today. We usually wait until the 2nd of January, but we store the Christmas boxes on a structure we built in the garage that hangs down from the ceiling, and we took them down to better reach the garage door mechanism. We’re going to put the decorations away before we put them back up.

No snow here—never any snow here—but we are getting rain. Apparently we’ve gotten enough rain these past couple of months that the drought is less severe than it has been. Just north of us their snow packs are building back up and they might be technically out of “drought” now—farther south they’re still pretty parched.

My plans have shifted. I’m still getting a teaching credential, but it’s in a new area now, and I’m going to be in school for another year after this. What I had planned on doing turned out not to be a good fit for the present me. I’ve been feeling frustrated at myself, but excitement is finally winning out, or the frustration is finally ebbing enough for me to really feel the excitement—this time I know it’s a better fit.

Wishing everyone the best in these final hours of 2016, and continuing into 2017.

Finally, because I have an affinity for xkcd and I think the 2017 comic was especially apt, I thought I’d share

Much love,

Stinley's avatar

@Soubresaut I love xkcd. That’s a good one. We should all go out and kick the leaves tomorrow too!

Coloma's avatar

@Stinley yes, just don’t kick the bucket. lol

kritiper's avatar

We have 14” of snow for this month. Normal is 7”. I got stuck the other day out in front of a customer’s house. I can’t recall the last time I got stuck in snow!
It’s New Years eve. Be safe out there, all of you. And Happy New Year!!!

Coloma's avatar

^^^ Yep, snow this week here for sure. Crazy weather, was 66 degrees the day before yesterday and now snow showers and maybe a foot of snow coming for us. Only in CA. haha

Cruiser's avatar

Stealing our Chicago thunder @Coloma…nice to have a break for once! Happy New Year and enjoy the blanket of snow! How do the Geeseters react to a fresh layer of snow? Do you let them make gooseangels in the snow?

BellaB's avatar

@Cruiser , I was just thinking that @Coloma ‘s weather description sounded a lot like Chicago (and Toronto).

Happy New Year!

Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations start in just under six hours.

Seek's avatar

We had winter yesterday. It hit the 30s last night. Back up in the 70s today, though. It’ll be in the 80s tomorrow.

Coloma's avatar

@Cruiser Happy New Year to you too! Yes, the geezers do fine in the snow but they have their warm barn with deep hay and plenty of good food to keep them warm. :-)

cazzie's avatar

Well above freezing for over a week here at 63N. We’ve had rain and no snow. Happy New Year for 2017 and happy warmest trend caused my the burning of fossil fuels.

Mimishu1995's avatar

How are you enjoying your New Year? I’m looking for your firework story :)

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

Thank uze all for contributing to this thread.
May the days ahead be very good ones.

From a quiet place in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone.
Signing off. G’Night and see you next year.

jca's avatar

Happy New Year everyone!

Coloma's avatar

Happy New Year!

Tropical_Willie's avatar


Dutchess_III's avatar

I have a headick.

rojo's avatar

^^I have a dickhead^^

Dutchess_III's avatar

I’m so sorry @rojo!

Stinley's avatar

I went to bed early! But happy new year everyone

Strauss's avatar

I missed this party!

Anyhow, my sister from Illinois surprised me with her arrival on the 20th. Spent Christmas Day with the usual folks plus one and made it a sleepover. Fun times for all.

New Year’s Eve was quiet, sis had already home, so it was a nice quiet celebration with immediate family.

Best wishes to all for peace and prosperity in the coming year!

ibstubro's avatar

Sorry I’m late.
Let me state here, for the record, MC for 2016.
HELLO 2017.

Sorry for the hairball. I hope you cough it up?

I had the most awesome holidays of my adult LIFE!

Cruiser's avatar

MC/HNY @ibstubro Happy somersaults for 2017.

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