Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone! No matter what you have planned (or maybe not have planned this year), I hope it’s a great one for you. For the first time in probably six or seven years, I am able to take off altogether between Christmas and New Years. Looking forward to the time off to recharge my batteries. I do have a couple of side creative projects I’m looking forward to working on over the break. I think this party needs a little Christmas music; take it away Mr. Setzer!

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Thanks Steve_O – and the same to you and yours.

I still insist Fairytale of New York by The Pogues with Kirsty MacColl is by far the best Christmas song I’ve heard, simply because of its darkness and despair.

… but that’s just me.

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:christmas_tree: Merry Christmas All :christmas_tree:

Things are a bit different for all of us this year, but we will get through it :heart:

As for Christmas songs … they are a guilty pleasure. I love them all. From the stupid to the sublime. Here are two that have always been a major favorite. Even though the first is on the religious side the way she sings it just gives me chills and I tend to tear up :wink:

This one … I just love.

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Merry Christmas Y’all!! :smiley:

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Merry Christmas & Happy Festivus.
May your aluminum pole be sturdy, your grievances strong, and your strength even stronger.

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A Merry Christmas to all!

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Peace on Earth and good will to all mankind.

And may there be fewer idiots – Not all of them. We still need some to justify our existence.

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Best one in years. Quiet. No travelling. Champagne breakfast. Good food. Nice wine. No presents. Minimal decorations. No tree. Perfect.

Only downside was not seeing people you want to see. That’ll come. We may repeat it next year – but without a deadly pandemic, perhaps!!

Hope yours was just as good.

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After a week of calm Toronto weather, right on cue we had a white Christmas morning, and Boxing Day is more white. My eyes think it’s beautiful, but my aching back disagrees after busting it yesterday clearing the driveway. Bugger it. I’ll let Mother Nature look after that.

But have a nice one. Don’t let my grumbling bother you.

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I’m strongly thinking about it lol :smiley:

While I miss seeing all the little ones… being crammed in someone’s living room with 20 plus people and the

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I didn’t miss that :grin:

It was very calm and peaceful. We exchanged our little gifts and watched old Doctor Who and had Prime rib, mashed taters and butternut squash for dinner. We did have a tree. I still like having one even if I’m the only one that sees it. :wink:

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We had the same Christmas here, but I wouldn’t call it the best. Christmas and all the hassle leading up to it is just about the only thing that distracts me from the long winter ahead. This year, nothing to distract me other than work. It’s been nearly a year since I’ve seen any of my or Mrs. B’s brothers or sisters. Next year, though…

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We had a great Christmas this year.

Now, I’m chillin’ a little bit before the family comes over for a night of chili and games. There is a vegetarian chili in the crock pot, and we’re getting ready to start a white chicken chili. But we’re substituting some leftover smoked turkey for the chicken. Should be delicious.

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This Christmas was no different from any other from the past 15 years or so. Was just me and my sister. We exchanged gift cards. LOL. Dinner was good. I did up a roast duck with apple raisin stuffing, garden yams, homemade bread, pumpkin pudding (pie with no crust) and some homemade penuche.

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Well here in Nashville we had quite a Christmas experience… we are staying strong and working on cleanup/rebuilding, meanwhile the Mayor played it off as if only some windows broke out on the front. Idiot.

Other than that it was pretty uneventful, the usual holiday foods and too much of it–ha! Plenty of whiskey (:

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I guess you did! :flushed: I’m glad you are ok. That had to be pretty damn scary. :heart:

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As bad as it was, it could easily have been much worse. At least it appears to have been the one-off consequence of a single, desperate individual dealing with some kind of inner demon, not the work of an organized terrorist plot. Luckily, unlike this guy, most suicidal people don’t have access to high explosives.

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Yes super fortunate it was condensed to 1 road. And yeah I’m hoping it stays a one-off and no one gets any ideas, lol. It got a little nerve wracking when 911 services were down for 2 days. Of course that set off all the conspiracy theorists, sigh. But no one was injured or killed that wasn’t “supposed to be”, so definite good sides (:

After a tornado wiping out a large portion of historic parts of Nashville (and less than a mile from my work), COVID, and this, we here in Nashville are SO READY for next year thats for sure.

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On Christmas Day, I saw three separate news stories from Tennessee in my news feed.

The first was the bombing, the second was the huge spike in Tennessee covid deaths, the third was a heated controversy over Taylor Swift being painted over on a Nashville mural and replaced by Brad Paisley.

That combination of what was deemed newsworthy struck me as oddly reflective of people’s vastly different priorities.

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I’m trying not to read too much into the conspiracy theories. The only thing that gets me is some other tech specialist (one who supposedly worked for the military) says this was a test to see what would be affected and for how long. So they can hone their skills for the next attack. I realized it’s all just conjecture … but now days, I put nothing past anyone.

He left both of his houses to an estranged stepdaughter/daughter (no one knows for sure as yet) She’s deleted all social media and is refusing to talk to anyone.

I’m hoping that he was actually dying with cancer and this was his big way of going out and that it was aimed at some disgruntled feelings at AT&T and that’s all it is.

He did seem to take the time to warn people away and time it so it had little human impact. So, there’s that.

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Yeah I’m so tired of this state sometimes… A beautiful state and great work opportunities, but damn the politics here is so effed and our Mayor is an idiot.

I could see where that tech specialist would get that idea, however there’s too many risks doing it the way they did. It blew out people’s apartments, small businesses, building foundations, plumbing and roadwork, etc… Ideally you’d have a “nuke town” or structure not in a populated area I would imagine. At the very least not testing it on your own soil to your own citizens.

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