Merry Christmas

December 25th, 2009 at 12:00 am by David Farrar

Merry everyone.

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37 Responses to “Merry Christmas”

  1. Falafulu Fisi (2,179 comments) says:

    ‘Io, talamonu kilisimasi fiefie moe ta’u fo’ou monu’ia atu kia koe Tevita Fala (David Farrar) moe kotoa e tokotaha pe ‘oku ‘a’ahi mai ki heni.

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  2. Fletch (6,486 comments) says:

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

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  3. Scorpio (416 comments) says:

    Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year to you all.

    Linda

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  4. cha (4,078 comments) says:

    All the best people and to those who are knee deep in kids and wrapping paper this morning, take heart, it’ll be over soon enough!.

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  5. Pete George (23,680 comments) says:

    I hope everyone has a good one, however you like to do it.

    We have started with our tradition, Central Otago cherries for breakfast. We’ll catch up with local and visiting family, and for others spread around the world we will join with Skype.

    Cheers!

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  6. billyborker (1,102 comments) says:

    Well, if you were at the Oxford Carols last night and have food poisoning today, don’t blame me, I only cooked the snags, someone else bought and stored them!

    I wish you all a very Happy Festivus.

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  7. radvad (772 comments) says:

    Same to you David and to all fellow Kiwibloggers.

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  8. jaba (2,146 comments) says:

    merry Xmas to you all .. I won’t even let the H upset my day .. after all there will, I hope, be more days to come.
    To philu .. hic

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  9. MT_Tinman (3,251 comments) says:

    I hope you folks do enjoy the day.

    I shall be working.

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  10. Ross Nixon (559 comments) says:

    The “reason for the season”.

    But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see, I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: To you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign for you: You will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth 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, good will among people.”

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  11. billyborker (1,102 comments) says:

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  12. lofty (1,317 comments) says:

    Cant help yourself even on Christmas day eh borker???

    What a pathetically sad person you must be.

    Anyway.. a very Merry Christmas and best wishes to all here at kiwiblog.

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  13. billyborker (1,102 comments) says:

    Get over it lofty, its Xmas, no time for religion.

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  14. kevin_mcm (152 comments) says:

    merry christmas to all – either religious or not – is a great time to celebrate being alive and having family that loves you. Started te day with my daughter and wife – pancakes and champagne. Off to the wife’s extended family soon, then my extended family tomorrow. All good.

    Have a great break.

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  15. radvad (772 comments) says:

    “Cant help yourself even on Christmas day eh borker???”

    Christianity has public significance on only 3 days of the year. Every other day is secular but still atheists like BB are not happy. So much for “tolerance” and celebrating diversity.

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  16. billyborker (1,102 comments) says:

    I do wish the religious would keep their fairytales out of my Festivus.

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  17. Kris K (3,570 comments) says:

    A Merry Christmas to all.

    Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
    Isa 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

    That the mighty God chose to humble Himself and become a man that we might know salvation through Him.
    To those that accept Him as their Lord and Saviour; the One who washes away their sins through His shed blood, may you indeed know His peace in your hearts. For without Him there can be no peace.

    1Jo 5:11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
    1Jo 5:12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
    1Jo 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

    Come to Him now in repentance that you might be both cleansed of your sins, and have eternal life.
    In Him is life indeed!

    Luk 2:8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
    Luk 2:9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
    Luk 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
    Luk 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
    Luk 2:12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
    Luk 2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
    Luk 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

    Christ is indeed peace in men’s hearts, and God’s will revealed.
    Come now those that will come.
    Amen.

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  18. tautokai.baxter (162 comments) says:

    Miri kirihimete ki a tatou katoa.

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  19. billyborker (1,102 comments) says:

    Just in time for Xmas comes this amazing archaelogical find, Sumerians looked on in confusion as god created world

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  20. David in Chch (523 comments) says:

    Bah humbug to you too, Borker.

    To everyone else, a very Merry Christmas, Happy Solstice, Sexy Saturnalia, or however you celebrate the season.

    And a Happy and Prosperous New Year to all!

    Cheers (literally! :-))

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  21. Fletch (6,486 comments) says:

    Anyone with kids….

    Do you put out pillowcases for Santa to fill?
    Was talking to someone from the US and they thought that very strange. They do ‘stockings’ of course.

    Maybe it’s a Kiwi thing. Trust us to use the bigger bag to get a bigger haul…lol

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  22. David in Chch (523 comments) says:

    Thanks for the Thumbs Down, Borker. I can only assume it was you, and will wear that TD with pride. :-)

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  23. David in Chch (523 comments) says:

    In the US and Canada, they actually sell “stockings” that are as big as a pillowcase! Otherwise, when I were a lad :-) we used my mother’s old run-laden stockings. Don’t know about the US.

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  24. billyborker (1,102 comments) says:

    No, it wasn’t me, but this one is.

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  25. Inventory2 (10,407 comments) says:

    Merry Christmas all, even billyborker – today is the day for peace and goodwill to ALL men (and women) :-)

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  26. Grant Michael McKenna (1,160 comments) says:

    The kids let us sleep until 6am- they are getting older. Merry Christmas to all.

    From Biblical Archaeology Review comes this summary of how Christmas was dated; I found it quite interesting, as I had always thought it linked to mid-winter.

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  27. MikeNZ (3,234 comments) says:

    radvad
    I thought it was Christmas every day :-)

    Yeshua was born at Christmas ( well prob Octoberish)
    http://www.khouse.org/articles/1995/105/

    So he could die at Passover for you.
    Because G-d Loves you.
    So be blessed as you are ALL special even porky Borker.

    Count your blessings as it could be worse.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/23/world/middleeast/23iraq.html?_r=1
    http://www.khouse.org/sphider/search.php?query=the+christmas+story&search=1

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  28. billyborker (1,102 comments) says:

    Just so you don’t think I a only read atheist lit, here is another reading list.

    Presenter of The Spirit of Things, Dr Rachael Kohn, offers the best of her reading of books this year.

    Presenter of The Spirit of Things, Dr Rachael Kohn, offers the best of her reading of books this year.

    Two are on my list of must reads.

    And now, I leave you with a Xmas Carol.

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  29. Andrew W (1,629 comments) says:

    Merry xmas folks, don’t spend too much time in front of the computer.

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  30. Blue Coast (165 comments) says:

    Borker

    Get a life and leave the rest of us in peace on this blessed day

    Was going to rip into you but the Christmas spirit is to strong.

    I wish all including borker a great day and a even better new year

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  31. fredinthegrass (274 comments) says:

    Merry Christmas DPF – will have a drink for you but draw the line at “Diet” Coke.
    The Q St team are here, and wish you well.
    As does the Grannie!
    Cheers from all in the Glen
    I guess you will get the significance of the comment number.

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  32. Fairfacts Media (372 comments) says:

    Merry Christmas David and everyone.
    This is my first Kiwi Christmas in 5 years.
    Usually I visit family in Yorkshire.
    And now I am not, I am missing out on the snow!!!

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  33. boredboy (250 comments) says:

    Merry Christmas David and contributors from a ‘long time listener, first time caller’.

    This is my first Christmas out of the country, currently ensconced here in Adelaide, South Australia.

    Merry Christmas from ‘The Festival State’.

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  34. Robert Black (423 comments) says:

    Merry Xmas from Beijing!

    And thanks for all your work here Dave.

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  35. Lucia Maria (2,609 comments) says:

    Merry Christmas to everyone here, and especially to you, David!

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  36. gravedodger (1,568 comments) says:

    Seasons greetings David. Thankyou for another year of a terrific blog where most can indulge their bias, intellect or stupidity and if they accept your tolerant attitude can have a debate unequalled in the genre. From a wonderful family xmas in the sunny Hawkes Bay I would wish ALL those who visit here all the very best.

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  37. Hurf Durf (2,860 comments) says:

    Trust Billy Bonkers to ruin a perfectly good Christmas thread.

    Merry Christmas one and all (even though mine’s delayed to tomorrow for the dinner) and a successful and prosperous 2010. Yes, even to Bonkers.

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