December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Trans Siberian Orchestra - Carol Of The Bells @ Yahoo! Video

Posted by Kate at December 25, 2010 12:10 AM

That was fabulous Kate. Merry Christmas to you and yours and to all SDA readers and commentators. God Bless you one and all.

Posted by: Jema54 at December 25, 2010 4:06 AM

Wonderful find Kate. Thanks
A very merry Christmas to you and a heartfelt thank you for all you work on the blog this year.
Special accolades to the guest elves posters and commentator's too.
Take care,all of you.

Posted by: G at December 25, 2010 5:08 AM

Merry Christmas, Kate and to everyone in the SDA family.

Posted by: Eeyore at December 25, 2010 6:13 AM

Thank you Kate. My wife and I actually attended one of TSO's concerts at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa this past Wednesday. They played this piece only it was a lot more dramatic with huge screen visuals and laser lights. Other numbers included pyrotechnics. What a high energy show! TSO delivers enormous entertainment value.

Posted by: JMD at December 25, 2010 6:23 AM

Merry Christmas Kate. Thank you for a great year.

Posted by: rebarbarian at December 25, 2010 7:21 AM

Merry Christmas Kate, Христос Народився. To all the folks at SDA, my heartiest wishes for and memories of Good Tidings of Comfort and Joy to you & yours. A quick reminder, should you find it useful for your caroling: here's a link to my collection of lyrics for 16 Christmas Carols (sacred & secular), formatted for printing. And while I'm here, should you be looking for some easy viewing over the holidays, I have added to The Sagacious Iconoclast's Sherlock Holmes page 21 episodes from the delightful Sheldon Reynolds productions starring Ronald Howard as Mr. Holmes and H. Marion Crawford as Dr. Watson, ca.1955.

Posted by: Vitruvius at December 25, 2010 7:37 AM

Simply the best. Just a thrill to listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The Hallelujah Chorus

Merry Christmas

Posted by: dave at December 25, 2010 7:58 AM

A Blessed and Joyful Christmas-tide to Kate, Lance, EBD, Vitruvius, all the guest bloggers, and everyone here at SDA!! ('Good to see you back, Vit!)

For unto us a child is born
To save the world ...
To save me.

Posted by: batb at December 25, 2010 9:40 AM

A Merry Christmas to all.

Posted by: Orlin at December 25, 2010 10:22 AM

Thanks Kate for all you do. Happy Christmas.

Posted by: nick at December 25, 2010 10:47 AM

speaking of things christmasy, from the today in history file:

Dec 25 272

First official public celebration of Dies Natalis Invicti Solis, a pagan Roman holiday that was later co-opted by Christians to celebrate the birth of their favorite Jew. Turning the holiday into "Christmas" (in 336 AD) was part of a pattern of the church celebrating various pagan festivals and feast days.

Posted by: beagle at December 25, 2010 10:58 AM

Merry Christmas and all the best in 2011 to Kate & SDA readers.

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Posted by: mhb at December 25, 2010 11:15 AM

SDA, the gift that keeps on giving! A very Happy Christmas to everyone here.

Posted by: lookout at December 25, 2010 11:48 AM

Merry Christmas, Kate, and everyone here at SDA. Thanks so much for the hard work you put into this blog to keep us informed and amused.

Wishing you all the best for 2011 too!

Posted by: Caroline at December 25, 2010 11:54 AM

I'll join in on the well wishing with a heart felt thanks for the TSO piece and a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year to all who make up SDA. It rocks!!!

Posted by: Pat at December 25, 2010 12:24 PM

Check this out! WOW!!

Posted by: batb at December 25, 2010 12:34 PM

Merry Christmas Kate and all the helper elves at this site. May this holiday season bring you peace and joy.

Posted by: foobert at December 25, 2010 12:41 PM

Great, batb: many thanks for that “Random Act of Culture”.

Alleluia, indeed!

Posted by: lookout at December 25, 2010 1:44 PM

The Queen gave her Christmas message 2010 - I was about to turn the TV off, but thought I would listen. It was brilliant, and you didn't have to look to hard through the subtexts to see what she was really saying, and the issues to which she was speaking.

Can't find a video to post of it, sorry . . . . .

Posted by: Erik Larsen at December 25, 2010 2:03 PM

Yes, Eric, I agree. I was very proud of "our gracious queen" for standing up boldly for Christianity. (If the West completely turns its back on the very bedrock of who we are, there are others who are more than willing to fill the gap. Then, "woe are we, for we'll be undone".)

Posted by: lookout at December 25, 2010 2:32 PM

Merry Christmas to all.

Posted by: JR at December 25, 2010 3:07 PM

Merry Christmas Kate and all SDAers.

And a happy and blessed 2011.

Posted by: felis corpulentis at December 25, 2010 3:18 PM

A thought for the less fortunate among us?:

Try not to look at the teeth …
The Pogues & Kirsty McColl: Fairytale Of New York

Lyrics for people like me who often have trouble hearing them.

Posted by: Me No Dhimmi at December 25, 2010 3:42 PM

Merry Christmas to all and God Save The Queen!

Posted by: boyhowdy at December 25, 2010 4:13 PM

Merry Christmas, Kate, contributors, ilk and trolls!

Jesus is the reason for the season!!!

We celebrate Him born a babe, crucified and raised from the dead, seated at the right hand with the Father interceding for us!

Bless His holy Name, King of kings and Lord of lords!!!

Posted by: glacierman at December 25, 2010 4:15 PM

Thanks Vit, sorry for my sloth - I should have thought BBC.

Merry Christmas all, or, as I accidentally said to a pastor last year on one of my (too infrequent) church visitations, "Happy Holidays".

Sheesh, I've been brainwashed!

Posted by: Erik Larsen at December 25, 2010 4:18 PM

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Kate and to all posting here, especially to those helping Kate when she takes a break and EBD and Vitruvius for their music and words of wisdom.

Posted by: Ken (Kulak) at December 25, 2010 4:19 PM

Merry Christmas Kate & EBD, Vitruvius all the Elves.

That the liberals provide us with ample cause to ridicule and mock in 2011, and real pumpkin pie with real whipped cream for all the regulars.

Posted by: marc in calgary at December 25, 2010 4:29 PM

Jesus is the reason for the season!!!

The only reason. What better way to make believers of pagans than to coincide with their high days? Just as Jonah did when he arrived in a fish to a people who worshipped a fish god.

We celebrate Him born a babe, crucified and raised from the dead, seated at the right hand with the Father interceding for us!

Actually, this is when He was conceived, when He truely began to dwell with man. All proven in scripture... The Course of Abia

Posted by: fiddle at December 25, 2010 5:03 PM

Merry Christmas Kate, and to the posters at SDA. May the new year bring Free Speech back to the unwashed masses, oh world peace of course.

Posted by: Rose at December 25, 2010 7:20 PM

Thanks for the video as I now try to get into a Christmas mood. Kind of hard when it's sunny and warm outside and almost all the snow has melted. One good thing about Christmas is that there's lots of food everywhere around the hospital and can just graze as go from ward to ward.

Christmas actually occurs on 7-January and a true conservative would celebrate it then instead of using this new-fangled calendar;-)

So have a great Christmas whenever you chose to celebrate it.

Posted by: loki at December 25, 2010 8:20 PM

I guess it's the season....
Got a surprise Christmas Eve, an e-mail from an absent comrade .....who had got my e-mail from the extended "old-boy" net.
He reminded me of a christmas we shared a long time ago and far far away.....
At that time we could only celebrate that at least we were not cold like our forebears at Bastogne.
We had had a fairly quiet day, only a coupla of mortars, no patrols, a dry bunker, C-rats, and was good......

Posted by: sasquatch at December 26, 2010 5:58 PM