A blessed and joyous Christmas to all our readers!

posted at 12:01 am on December 25, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirin’ius was governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be enrolled with Mary his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered. And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

And in that region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, “Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest,   and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased!” When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they went with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. And when they saw it they made known the saying which had been told them concerning this child; and all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them.

Born among the shepherds is our Savior, who came to Earth to find His lost sheep. Jesus, son of God, lived, died, and rose again to lead his wayward flock home. Happy are those who have been found by the Shepherd who loves them!

For the first time in years, we will not go to the Midnight Mass for Christmas, as we celebrated our family holiday last night. Instead, I have the privilege of doing a reading today at noon Mass, and having an otherwise quiet Christmas for reflection.  As I’ve noted in other years, one of the best films for that purpose is The Nativity Storywith this scene being among the most powerful in it:

Merry Christmas!

Note: The front-page Nativity image for this post comes from a fresco in the church at Shepherd’s Field in Bethlehem. I took the picture myself during our pilgrimage last month.

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Merry CHRISTmas, Everyone!

kingsjester on December 25, 2013 at 9:33 AM

Merry Christmas KJ,

The lasting and enduring message of Christ is what helps me see past the truly evil people destroying this nation. They too will topple but Christ’s message will remain long after the world has forgotten about a rodent-eared dictator from Kenya.

Again, Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Happy Nomad on December 25, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Merry Christmas, God Bless Us Everyone!

OmahaConservative on December 25, 2013 at 9:45 AM

He already has!

Merry Christmas!

Happy Nomad on December 25, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Happy Nomad on December 25, 2013 at 9:46 AM

And to you and yours, my friend!

kingsjester on December 25, 2013 at 9:51 AM

It’s the “joy” of Christmas, the inherent joy in its meaning and implications to the sacredness of the individual, that bothers the Left so much, short circuits their worldview. Can’t have joy — it mucks up the great project of capture and control of individuals. If we consider our sacredness in the context of a Lord and Savior, where does the State fit it? Think of Leftism as the vast institutionalization of joylessness.

Merry Christmas.

rrpjr on December 25, 2013 at 9:53 AM

JESUS
. . . . . . . . . . IS
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LORD
.
“Mike” Gorbachev is not …

Maurice Strong is not …

George Soros is not …

The Federal Reserve Bank is not …

The ‘World Constitution and Parliament Association‘ is not …

Allah and Muhammad are not …
.
.
Jesus IS.

listens2glenn on December 25, 2013 at 12:40 AM

true … neither is the rat eared occupant of the WH even though he thinks he is
and many of his followers believe he is …

happy birthday Jesus …
Merry Christmas Hotair ….

conservative tarheel on December 25, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Happy Nomad on December 25, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Merry Christmas back atcha’

OmahaConservative on December 25, 2013 at 9:56 AM

A very Merry Christmas to one and all – yes even you Obama, lol.

abobo on December 25, 2013 at 9:57 AM

War on Christmas/Christians/Veterans/Constitution:

PROSPER, TX, December 24, 2013— Today, Liberty Institute, on behalf of Susan Chapman, a teacher and organizer of a Christmas card project for veterans, is sending a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs demanding the VA immediately rescind its discriminatory policies prohibiting school children from bringing Christmas cards to veterans in VA facilities that say “Merry Christmas” or “God Bless You.” The teacher began the project at the suggestion of a parent. The teacher learned of the ban on Monday morning while attempting to deliver Christmas cards students from Grace Academy of North Texas made for the veterans at the VA hospital in Dallas.

http://blog.libertyinstitute.org/2013/12/liberty-institute-sends-demand-letter.html

davidk on December 25, 2013 at 10:01 AM

If it was the Nativity of the birth of Mohammed in question–trust me, the atheists and ACLU would be silent because they would be beheaded!

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2013/12/24/davi-die-hard-christmas

davidk on December 25, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Ohio man treats Akron’s homeless to 4-star dinner…

JetBoy on December 25, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Happy Nomad on December 25, 2013 at 9:30 AM

LOL!!! Perfect!

Cindy Munford on December 25, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Happy Christmas to the Hot Air columnists, support staff, and commenters (yes, even the trolls)!!!

KS Rex on December 25, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Merry Christmas everyone….Jesus reigns…..

crosshugger on December 25, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Merry Christmas, one and all. May the Lord be with you and the sun and the morning from here to eternity.

TXUS on December 25, 2013 at 10:26 AM

In a non-descript stable, laid in an animal’s feeding trough, in a small town, born to a poor family, presented to shepherds, not kings, (the magi would show up later at a house, not the stable), unbeknownst to all but a few, the Light came into the world to show love, mercy, and grace to all. May all of you be blessed this day!

rjkitch13 on December 25, 2013 at 10:27 AM

“Of the Father’s Love Begotten”
by Aurelius C. Prudentius, 413, cento
Translated by John. M. Neale, 1818-1866
and Henry W. Baker, 1821-1977

1. Of the Father’s love begotten
Ere the worlds began to be,
He is Alpha and Omega,
He the Source, the Ending He,
Of the things that are, that have been,
And that future years shall see
Evermore and evermore.

2. Oh, that birth forever blessed
When the Virgin, full of grace,
By the Holy Ghost conceiving,
Bare the Savior of our race,
And the Babe, the world’s Redeemer,
First revealed His sacred face
Evermore and evermore.

3. O ye heights of heaven, adore Him;
Angel hosts, His praises sing;
Powers, dominions, bow before Him
And extol our God and King.
Let no tongue on earth be silent,
Every voice in concert ring
Evermore and evermore.

4. This is He whom Heaven-taught singers
Sang of old with one accord;
Whom the Scriptures of the prophets
Promised in their faithful word.
Now He shines, the Long-expected;
Let creation praise its Lord
Evermore and evermore.

5. Christ, to Thee, with God the Father,
And, O Holy Ghost, to Thee
Hymn and chant and high thanksgiving
And unending praises be,
Honor, glory, and dominion,
And eternal victory
Evermore and evermore.

The Lutheran Hymnal
Hymn #98
Text: 1 Tim. 3:16
Author: Aurelius C. Prudentius, 413, cento
Translated by: John. M. Neale, 1854 and Henry W. Baker, 1861
Titled: “Corde natus ex Parentis”
Tune: “Divinum mysterium”, Plain-song tune, 12th century

OmahaConservative on December 25, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Merry Christmas, everyone!

dogsoldier on December 25, 2013 at 10:30 AM

“The kingdom of this world is become the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ; and He shall reign forever and ever.” Sounds even better when you sing it. Merry Christmas to all from the mostly lurking indyvet family. You give us hope for the New Year

indyvet on December 25, 2013 at 10:30 AM

A very Merry Christmas to all….:)

I don’t celebrate christmas, it is a religious holiday.

nonpartisan on December 25, 2013 at 8:38 AM

[Mother Abagail talks to Ralph and Nick about what God has told her. Ralph reads Nick's response.]

Ralph Bretner: Uh, Nick says that… he says he don’t believe in God.

[Mother Abagail laughs.]
Mother Abagail: God bless ya, Nick! But it don’t matter! He believes in you.

MaxSplinters on December 25, 2013 at 10:34 AM

“A Great and Mighty Wonder”
by St. Germanus, 634-734
Translated by John M. Neale, 1818-1866

1. A great and mighty wonder.
A full and holy cure:
The Virgin bears the Infant
With virgin honor purel
Repeat the hymn again:
“To God on high be glory
And peace on earth to men!”

2. The Word becomes incarnate
And yet remains on high,
And cherubim sing anthems
To shepherds from the sky.
Repeat the hymn again:
“To God on high be glory
And peace on earth to men!”

3. While thus they sing your Monarch,
Those bright angelic bands,
Rejoice, ye vales and mountains,
Ye oceans, clap your hands.
Repeat the hymn again:
“To God on high be glory
And peace on earth to men!”

4. Since all He comes to ransom.
By all be He adored,
The Infant born in Bethl’em,
The Savior and the Lord.
Repeat the hymn again:
“To God on high be glory
And peace on earth to menl”

5. And idol forms shall perish,
And error shall decay,
And Christ shall wield His scepter,
Our Lord and God for aye.
Repeat the hymn again:
“To God on high be glory
And peace on earth to men!”

The Lutheran Hymnal
Hymn #76
Text: 1 Tim. 3:16
Author: St. Germanus, 734
Translated by: John M. Neale, 1862
Titled:”Mega kai paradoxon Thauma”
Tune: Es ist ein Ros
Town: Cologne, 1599

OmahaConservative on December 25, 2013 at 10:45 AM

“All My Heart This Night Rejoices”
by Paul Gerhardt, 1607-1676

1. All my heart this night rejoices
As I hear Far and near
Sweetest angel voices.
“Christ is born,” their choirs are singing
Till the air Everywhere
Now with joy is ringing.

2. Forth today the Conqueror goeth,
Who the foe, Sin and woe,
Death and hell, o’erthroweth.
God is man, man to deliver;
His dear Son Now is one
With our blood forever.

3. Shall we still dread God’s displeasure,
Who, to save, Freely gave
His most cherished Treasure?
To redeem us, He hath given
His own Son From the throne
Of His might in heaven.

4. Should He who Himself imparted
Aught withhold From the fold,
Leave us broken-hearted?
Should the Son of God not love us,
Who, to cheer Sufferers here,
Left His throne above us?

5. If our blessed Lord and Maker
Hated men, Would He then
Be of flesh partaker?
If He in our woe delighted,
Would He bear All the care
Of our race benighted?

6. He becomes the Lamb that taketh
Sin away And for aye
Full atonement maketh.
For our life His own He tenders
And our race, By His grace,
Meet for glory renders.

7. Hark! a voice from yonder manger,
Soft and sweet, Doth entreat:
“Flee from woe and danger.
Brethren, from all ills that grieve you
You are feed; All you need
I will surely give you.”

8. Come, then, banish all your sadness,
One and all, Great and small;
Come with songs of gladness.
Love Him who with love is glowing;
Hail the Star, Near and far
Light and joy bestowing.

9. Ye whose anguish knew no measure,
Weep no more; See the door
To celestial pleasure.
Cling to Him, for He will guide you
Where no cross, Pain, or loss
Can again betide you.

10. Hither come, ye heavy-hearted,
Who for sin, Deep within,
Long and sore have smarted;
For the poisoned wound you’re feeling
Help is near, One is here
Mighty for their healing.

11. Hither come, ye poor and wretched;
Know His will Is to fill
Every hand outstretched.
Here are riches without measure;
Here forget All regret,
Fill your hearts with treasure.

12. Let me in my arms receive Thee;
On Thy breast Let me rest,
Savior, ne’er to leave Thee.
Since Thou hast Thyself presented
Now to me, I shall be
Evermore contented.

13. Guilt no longer can distress me;
Son of God, Thou my load
Bearest to release me.
Stain in me Thou findest never;
I am clean, All my sin
Is removed forever.

14. I am pure, in Thee believing,
From Thy store Evermore
Righteous robes receiving
In my heart I will enfold Thee,
Treasure rare, Let me there,
Loving, ever hold Thee.

15. Dearest Lord, Thee will I cherish.
Though my breath Fail in death,
Yet I shall not perish,
But with Thee abide forever
There on high, In that joy
Which can vanish never.

The Lutheran Hymnal
Hymn # 77
Text: Luke 2:11
Author: Paul Gerhardt, 1653
Translated by: Catherine Winkworth, 1858, alt.
Titled: “Froehlich soll mein Herze springen”
Composer: Johann Crueger, 1653
Tune: “Froehlich soll mein Herze”

OmahaConservative on December 25, 2013 at 10:52 AM

A blessed an Merry Christmas to our troops.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJi41RWaTCs#t=32

katy the mean old lady on December 25, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Merry Christmas everyone.

justltl on December 25, 2013 at 10:57 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dn7HgiT2QY&list=FLtHmhHBgrFp7kBao-lUy1dA&index=18

O magnum mysterium,
et admirabile sacramentum,
ut animalia viderent Dominum natum,
jacentem in praesepio!
Beata Virgo, cujus viscera
meruerunt portare
Dominum Christum.
Alleluia.

O great mystery,
and wonderful sacrament,
that animals should see the new-born Lord,
lying in a manger!
Blessed is the Virgin whose womb
was worthy to bear
Christ the Lord.
Alleluia!

Merry Christmas to all…

dpduq on December 25, 2013 at 10:57 AM

“Behold, a Branch is Growing”
by Unknown, c. 1500
Translated by Harriet R. Spaeth, 1845-1925; stanzas 1-4
Translated by John C. Mattes, 1876-1948; stanza 5

1. Behold a branch is growing
As of loveliest form and grace,
As prophets sung, foreknowing;
It springs from Jesse’s race
And bears one little Flower
In midst of coldest winter,
At deepest midnight hour.

2. Isaiah hath foretold It
In words of promise sure,
And Mary’ s arms enfold It,
A virgin meek and pure.
Through God’s eternal will
This Child to her is given
At midnight calm and still.

3. The shepherds heard the story,
Proclaimed by angels bright,
How Christ, the Lord of Glory,
Was born on earth this night.
To Bethlehem they sped
And in the manger found him,
As angel heralds said.

4. This Flower, whose fragrance tender
With sweetness fills the air,
Dispels with glorious splendor
The darkness everywhere.
True Man, yet very God;
From sin and death He saves us
And lightens every load.

5. 0 Savior, Child of Mary,
Who felt our human woe;
Savior, King of Glory.
Who dost our weakness know,
Bring us at length, we pray.
To the bright courts of heaven
And to the endless day.

The Lutheran Hymnal
Hymn #645
Text: Is. 11:1-2
Author: Unknown, c. 1500
Translated by: Harriet R. Spaeth, 1875; stanzas 1-4
Translated by: John C. Mattes,1914; stanza 5
Titled: “Es ist ein’ Ros’ entsprungen”
Tune: “Es ist ein’ Ros’”
1st Published in: _Alte geistliche Kirchengesaeng_
Town: Cologne, 1599

OmahaConservative on December 25, 2013 at 10:59 AM

I don’t celebrate christmas, it is a religious holiday. nonpartisan on December 25, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Oh yeah, we were all wondering.

Dopes will be dopes, even on Christmas.

¡Felice Navidad!

Akzed on December 25, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Merry Christmas to all at Hot Air, may God shine his light of love and grace on you and your families today and on all days. Even you, nonpartisan.

Jackalope on December 25, 2013 at 11:04 AM

I don’t celebrate christmas, it is a religious holiday.

nonpartisan on December 25, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Why are you here then? Go back to work.

Schadenfreude on December 25, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Adeste Fideles

OmahaConservative on December 25, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Merry Christmas to all the Christian HA peeps!
Happy Wednesday fellow MOTS!*Members of the Tribe.*

annoyinglittletwerp on December 25, 2013 at 11:12 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dn7HgiT2QY&list=FLtHmhHBgrFp7kBao-lUy1dA&index=18

O magnum mysterium,
et admirabile sacramentum,
ut animalia viderent Dominum natum,
jacentem in praesepio!
Beata Virgo, cujus viscera
meruerunt portare
Dominum Christum.
Alleluia.

O great mystery,
and wonderful sacrament,
that animals should see the new-born Lord,
lying in a manger!
Blessed is the Virgin whose womb
was worthy to bear
Christ the Lord.
Alleluia!

Merry Christmas to all…

dpduq on December 25, 2013 at 10:57 AM

I love that kind of music. One of my favorites HERE.

JetBoy on December 25, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Merry Christmas to my HotAir family! Have a blessed Holiday Season!

Bmore on December 25, 2013 at 11:16 AM

I don’t celebrate christmas, it is a religious holiday.

nonpartisan on December 25, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Jesus loves you all the same, and is waiting for you to receive Him so that He may give you all the joy and peace in your heart that He wants for you!

Shepherd Lover on December 25, 2013 at 9:20 AM

You’re so right.

Fenris on December 25, 2013 at 11:16 AM

PROSPER, TX, December 24, 2013— Today, Liberty Institute, on behalf of Susan Chapman, a teacher and organizer of a Christmas card project for veterans, is sending a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs demanding the VA immediately rescind its discriminatory policies prohibiting school children from bringing Christmas cards to veterans in VA facilities that say “Merry Christmas” or “God Bless You.” The teacher began the project at the suggestion of a parent. The teacher learned of the ban on Monday morning while attempting to deliver Christmas cards students from Grace Academy of North Texas made for the veterans at the VA hospital in Dallas.

http://blog.libertyinstitute.org/2013/12/liberty-institute-sends-demand-letter.html

davidk on December 25, 2013 at 10:01 AM

I doubt if those behind this policy ever even considered letting the patients choose to receive these cards or not. That kind of choice is not their agenda.

KW64 on December 25, 2013 at 11:20 AM

JetBoy on December 25, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Beautiful! Love that piece as well. I’ve never actually sung the Praetorius, but I’ve always enjoyed it. The Victoria piece posted I posted I actually have sung and it is one of my very favorites — not only for it’s perfection musically, but for the its meaning as well.

dpduq on December 25, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Merry Christmas!

HellCat on December 25, 2013 at 11:37 AM

JetBoy on December 25, 2013 at 11:16 AM

That rendition is beautiful…

OmahaConservative on December 25, 2013 at 11:44 AM

I don’t celebrate christmas, it is a religious holiday.

nonpartisan on December 25, 2013 at 8:38 AM
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Jesus loves you all the same, and is waiting for you to receive Him so that He may give you all the joy and peace in your heart that He wants for you!

Shepherd Lover on December 25, 2013 at 9:20 AM

.
You’re so right.

Fenris on December 25, 2013 at 11:16 AM

.
He stands at the door, and knocks

… and knocks

… and knocks

… and knocks

… and knocks

… and knocks

(repeat, until the end of the “seven year tribulation”)

listens2glenn on December 25, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Merry Christmas all.

jake49 on December 25, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Having been there myself, somewhere in a FOB, Airfield, or like I was stuck on a floating bucket,,

Our boys(and girls) are out there. Doing their jobs.

God bless them.

Just for a giggle..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5yKfmjwIbg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

wolly4321 on December 25, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Merry Christmas to all!!!

wolverinefan on December 25, 2013 at 12:47 PM

davidk on December 25, 2013 at 12:42 PM

That is awesome! Merry Christmas to our Military families and our veterans. Prayers ascending for all…

OmahaConservative on December 25, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Meanwhile, the obama-gov’t at Christmas

Schadenfreude on December 25, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Merry Christmas or whatever, everyone!

Fallon on December 25, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Fallon on December 25, 2013 at 12:56 PM

LMAOROF…

OmahaConservative on December 25, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Merry Christmas everyone!

JellyToast on December 25, 2013 at 1:49 PM

I don’t celebrate christmas, it is a religious holiday.

nonpartisan on December 25, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Thank You for acknowledging the religious nature of the Holiday.
God celebrates you today…Merry Christmas!

kcewa on December 25, 2013 at 2:00 PM

I don’t celebrate christmas, it is a religious holiday.

nonpartisan on December 25, 2013 at 8:38 AM

I am Jewish, so I don’t celebrate Christmas in the way that Christians do, but I celebrate it nonetheless. I celebrate the joy it brings in a cold world, the hope it represents to most all people of the world, and the prospect of eternal peace it represents.

I cannot understand how people like non-partisan can be so cold and heartless to dismiss such powerful messages. The spirit of Christ still has a lot of work to do.

Merry Christmas to All.

NOMOBO on December 25, 2013 at 2:24 PM

NOMOBO on December 25, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Merry Christmas & Blessings to you!

OmahaConservative on December 25, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Merry Christmas to All, and for those who serve, especially. I have had the pleasure of deployment thinking of home, while underway every Christmas when I served, home is so much better!

ninjacoastie on December 25, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Merry Christmas everybody. May the world never forget the reason for the season.

Happy Birthday Jesus.

gophergirl on December 25, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Merry Christmas to all!

unclesmrgol on December 25, 2013 at 4:30 PM

I love that kind of music. One of my favorites HERE.

JetBoy on December 25, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Thank you for that.

unclesmrgol on December 25, 2013 at 4:34 PM

I don’t celebrate christmas, it is a religious holiday.

nonpartisan on December 25, 2013 at 8:38 AM
.

***********Jesus loves you all the same, and is waiting for you to receive Him so that He may give you all the joy and peace in your heart that He wants for you!

***********Shepherd Lover on December 25, 2013 at 9:20 AM

.
…………… You’re so right.

……………..Fenris on December 25, 2013 at 11:16 AM

.
———-He stands at the door, and knocks …

… and knocks …

… and knocks …

… and knocks …

… and knocks …

… and knocks …

(repeat, until the end of the “seven year tribulation”)

———listens2glenn on December 25, 2013 at 12:05 PM

…I was going to say…….”because you religiously POUND YOURSELF…but everybody else is being kind…so…peace on you!

KOOLAID2 on December 25, 2013 at 4:49 PM

https://isitchristmas.com/

INC on December 25, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Former Nightwish frontwoman Tarja Turunen sings Silent Night, Adeste Fideles, and two carols from her native Finland

Walter Sobchak on December 25, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Merry Christmas everyone.

Ugly on December 25, 2013 at 5:39 PM

Merry Christmas

gwelf on December 25, 2013 at 5:43 PM

I don’t celebrate christmas, it is a religious holiday.

nonpartisan on December 25, 2013 at 8:38 AM

This reminds me of the movie The Stand, based on Stephen King’s book… in which Nick Andros (Rob Lowe), a deaf mute, writes a note for Mother Abigail Freemantle (Ruby Dee).

N.A. ‘What if I don’t believe in God’?

A slight pause by Mother Abigal. Then she bursts out laughing.

M.A. “That’s okay Nick… HE believes in YOU

/I can’t find the exact quotes, but it was like that. I was touched.

Ugly on December 25, 2013 at 5:52 PM

Merry Christmas again everyone. A unique Christmas rendititon of Hallelujah. Hope you enjoy.

TXUS on December 25, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Found a clip of it

Ugly on December 25, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Merry Christmas Ya’ll

workingclass artist on December 25, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Merry Christmas Capt Ed

luckybogey on December 25, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Merry Christmas!

God is truly with us.

thebrokenrattle on December 25, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Merry Christmas!!!

idesign on December 25, 2013 at 7:10 PM

Now we just chug off the wine…

wolly4321 on December 25, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Merry Christmas to All at Hot Air! Just sat down for first time today (the intense Scrabble tournament does not count) and wanted to wish everyone greetings on this Blessed day and a Happy New Year!

txmomof6 on December 25, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Great minds and all…..Merry Christmas Ugly.

This reminds me of the movie The Stand, based on Stephen King’s book… in which Nick Andros (Rob Lowe), a deaf mute, writes a note for Mother Abigail Freemantle (Ruby Dee).

/I can’t find the exact quotes, but it was like that. I was touched.

Ugly on December 25, 2013 at 5:52 PM

Indeed, that was quite a moving moment.

I don’t celebrate christmas, it is a religious holiday.

nonpartisan on December 25, 2013 at 8:38 AM

[Mother Abagail talks to Ralph and Nick about what God has told her. Ralph reads Nick's response.]

Ralph Bretner: Uh, Nick says that… he says he don’t believe in God.

[Mother Abagail laughs.]
Mother Abagail: God bless ya, Nick! But it don’t matter! He believes in you.

MaxSplinters on December 25, 2013 at 10:34 AM

MaxSplinters on December 25, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Always very touched by a nice Christmas wish from H/A. Thank you and I hope it was lovely for y’all, as well.

princetrumpet on December 27, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Fröhliche Weihnachten

SauerKraut537 on December 25, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Jerry Christmas to the Hot Air Nation! Let us celebrate the coming of the Prince of Peace…

JohnGalt23 on December 25, 2013 at 9:01 AM

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