Christmas 2017

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21 Responses to Christmas 2017

  1. Zyconoclast

    First at 12:40am.

    Merry Christmas

  2. Siltstone

    Not yet Christmas in Queensland 11:43pm

  3. Motelier

    Thank you Sinclair.

    I see that and will raise you.

  4. Pete of Perth

    Almost Merry Christmas from Singapore. Everything here same same but different. Merry Christmas Singapore

  5. Tom

    Merry Christmas, Doomlord. Thank you for this oasis of sanity.

  6. struth

    Bloody hell.
    I’m awake.
    Just heard a noise by the Christmas tree…………
    I better investigate milk and biscuit situation.
    I didn’t leave any for Santa but I just feel like a swig of milk and a scotch finger.

    Mrs Struth asleep.
    Time to strike.
    Merry Christmas.

  7. John Comnenus

    Merry Christmas to all Cats and their families. I hope you enjoy a wonderful day with your family, friends and close ones.

    It has been variously enlightening, entertaining and at time frustrating being on the Cat with you. Always worth it, Merry Christmas and go easy on the trifle.

  8. Mak Siccar

    Merry Christmas Prof Sinc, wherever you are, and to all Cats and Kittehs.

  9. alexnoaholdmate

    Every. Damn. YEAR.

    How many bloody grandmas do you have, dammit?

  10. Perfidious Albino

    Merry Christmas Cats and Kitteh’s!

    5am start here with the kids. The magic of Christmas is exhausting!

  11. 132andBush

    Merry Christmas to everyone.
    It’s the “last year” for our youngest, feeling a bit melancholic about it.

  12. stackja

    I’m trying to imagine, if Mary and Joseph had had a smartphone as they were on the road from Nazareth to Bethlehem – if they’d been on Twitter, let’s say, what would they have been tweeting?

    Have you ever wondered that? Probably not. Well I have. And perhaps it would have gone something like this:

    Joseph’s tweet: It’s such a long way @Mary is so uncomfortable. Please pray with me that she’s going to make it. #faith

    Mary’s tweet: @Joseph is so good – but I just want this to end. #AreWeThereYet?

    When you think about it, much of our understanding of Christmas comes from pantomimes and Christmas carols. Most of us when we were growing up, every year, there was a Christmas pantomime at school or at church or both, and whether you believe in Christmas or not, pretty much all of us know the words to “Silent Night”, “The First Noel” and “Away in a Manger”.

    Now don’t get me wrong, the carols are great and the whole Christmas pantomime thing is … well, nice. But the reality of that first Christmas … well, that’s quite another thing.

    It was difficult. It was uncomfortable. It was uncertain. The internet was down so they couldn’t make their accommodation booking online. And in any case, AirBNB hadn’t landed in Israel yet.

    Joseph: There are so many people. What if we can’t find a room? Does anybody know someone with a #SpareRoom in #Bethlehem?

    On top of that, Mary was pregnant out of wedlock. What a huge scandal back in those days. People looking at them sideways, whispering. The rumour mill pumping at full steam. How would that have made them feel, do you think?

    Joseph registered with Mary because she was engaged to marry him. (She was now pregnant.) (Luke 2:5)

    And imagine the long, uncomfortable journey when Mary was almost full term, from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Yeah – that first Christmas was so different to the picture we get from the pantomimes and carols. Go figure!

    And yet, that’s what God chose for His Son to enter into this world. Contrary to what our success-oriented world wants us to believe, God’s ways aren’t our ways. His thoughts aren’t our thoughts.

    Sometimes He chooses a hard road for us, a road that just doesn’t make sense to our success mindset. But Christmas tells a different story.

    That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.

  13. Tom

    Bill Mitchell‏Verified account @mitchellvii · 3h3 hours ago
    It takes a lot of faith to be an Atheist. Believing in nothing when you’re surrounding by creation takes true devotion.

  14. Mike of Marion

    Merry Christmas to all the faithful Cats and Kittehs – may you have a jolly good feed and drink!

  15. Baldrick

    A happy and Holy Christmas Doomlord. May all your chains be of the block variety.

  16. Farmer Gez

    Merry Christmas to the Cat crew.
    The Brother in Law is arriving shortly. He’s a man who travels far and wide, working in shearing sheds with his team of dogs. The tales and jokes he brings along are better entertainment than anything on TV.

  17. Makka

    Merry Christmas Sinc and to all.

  18. Anthony

    Stop press: All of the muslims entering Europe illegally at the moment aren’t really coming to Europe to stay. According to Fantasy Frankie from Vat City, these people are simply like Joseph and Mary, they’re only coming in for a census, then they’ll go straight back home. This bloke is off the planet! People are putting their catholicity on hold until he is sacked.

  19. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Signing off on Christmas now. Just sat down for the first time in hours, so it seems. Everyone now gone to bed or gone home, except ex-chorister Hairy, well away, singing and listening to the Messiah (‘unto us a child is born’); and me checking here for five mins before bed. People stayed to help with the clear up and wash up of crystal, or dishwasher stacking of the dishwashable. I fed 23 by making most check their place card, come to the kitchen, grab a warmed plate and follow the cafeteria line though the meats, vegies and gravy. I had to give occasional lingerers chatting a bit of a hurry up to let others pile it on, but in general this system worked well enough, although I’m glad I did extra spuds, taking no notice of Hairy’s mocking of my working class ‘fear of doing too few potatoes’. There were four teens who had four of my exemplary roast potatoes each, leaving the last stragglers with only half a small one each; although there was plenty of roast pumpkin left still. Felt just like being back at the buffet on the ‘Ovation of the Seas’. 🙂

    We all agreed we’d had a great day, made even better by the very little children, especially Miss Nearly Two, who was entranced by it all, her first ‘sentient Christmas’, aware of this special day, pointing knowingly to lights and snowman and deer and the nibbled carrot next to Santa’s special chair in Santa’s Grotto in our lobby. Worth the effort just to see the little ones gasp in delight. Santa leaves port in his glass at our place, not milk, we tell her. Skeptical Master Nearly Eight, a Santa denier, wisely held his tongue and accepted his Santa presents with alacrity. A good lesson in choosing the right time and place for dissent.

    I got lots of bath salts from children. Always welcome. They know my habits.

    Hope all Cats had a good Christmas in whatever way they prefer. We’ve just Skyped the UK.
    I have a suspicion we may have led to the overcooking of their turkey, chatting for too long. 🙂

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