Merry Christmas Rotties!

We were out of pork rinds, so the fat man gets cookies this year.

In all seriousness, Merry Christmas to all of you wondrous people I have the honor of calling my family and friends. Tonight at Mass I asked my Princesses what Christmas was really all about. They said “It’s about the birth of Jesus.” So I asked them why we give presents, to which they answered “Because the Three Kings did.” Then I asked “What’s the greatest gift ever given.”

“When God gave us His only Son.”

So my dear friends on this night of nights, when the glory of God was revealed first not to kings and royalty, but to the lowliest of shepherds, may the joy of the Nativity of our Lord be with you and yours, today, and all of your days.

“Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace to men of good will.”

 

32 comments

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    Let us all remember you can’t have Christmas without CHRIST

    Merry Christmas one and all

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    LC Proud Infidel growls and barks:

    MERRY CHRISTMAS, Y’all!!!

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    LC Draco growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas and Blessed be to all!!!
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    AgTiger growls and barks:

    A happy Yule to one and all!

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    Lc ORWN engine builder for Rottie Racing growls and barks:

    Hey Crunchie, two things,

    1) Everbody have a Merry Christmas

    2) What in the everloving hell did Jolly Ole St. Nick do to you that you would leave him that Clydesdale Piss, thats a sure way to get coal in your stocking :em05:

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    Lc ORWN engine builder for Rottie Racing says:

    2) What in the everloving hell did Jolly Ole St. Nick do to you that you would leave him that Clydesdale Piss, thats a sure way to get coal in your stocking

    I happen to have it on very good authority (death bed confession of a red nosed reindeer after a tragic case of mistaken identity last deer season) that the fat man LOVES Budweiser. It’s Light because the obese bastard needs to lose some weight. :em01:
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    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    LC Orwin,
    Be thankful for beer; there is an entire population of pagan Muslim who must live their lives in the hot deserts quite without beer. Beer has prevented ever so many more fights than it has started.

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    Touched by a humble ambience, this church in a small town playing to a full house. The lights, the singing, even Santa walking down the aisle……….
    I missed a familar presence once next to me, but not the presence of God…reflected in the hundreds of gentle souls attending to celebrate this gift of God………an unspoken courtesy shown by all. Having concluded my prayers, now seated in a pew……noting the lit candles……
    Father paused, stopping, asking me how I felt…….
    “I miss her so, Father…”
    “She is with the Lord………safe at Home.” His hand on my shoulder.
    And we all sang…
    And we prayed…………
    And we loved……….
    I think about that gift here at home, nobody getting stomped for a cheap pair of tennis shoes, or a video game…all waited patiently in line to receive the sacrament……
    So today to reflect with quiet gratitude for what I have had, what I have, and what I am being given…..
    Merry Christmas, Rotties……..

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    LC Gunsniper growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas to all!

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    to all my fellow Rotties and especially to my friend Cave:

    Father in Heaven,

    we thank you for this celebration of the birth of our Savior, we thank you also for this Christmas season spent with family and friends. Grant us peace and guidance in the coming year….give extra care and comfort to those among us who have lost a loved one this last year, …..protect those who protect us and bring them home safe and victorious….Lord bless us and be with us in all that we do…..we pray to you in the name of your son Jesus Christ our Savior.

    Amen

    Merry Christmas everyone, and God bless you all

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    Igor, Imperial Booby growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas, all!

    Especially to you, Caveman, your beloved Mary is safe now and out of pain. Nothing more precious than family, nothing greater than the Gift Heavenly Father gave us of His Son. Hang in there, buddy.

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    irish19 growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Blessed Yule to all Rotties.
    BTW, I gotta second what ORWN said. It’s Christmas. Why couldn’t you just leave him an actual beer?

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    Secondmouse growls and barks:

    Hmmm. That might explain why my beer fridge was a little light today. Either that or number one son home from college :em03:

    Merry Christmas to all, and a special wish for health and happiness to all the members of the military serving out of reach of family on this day.

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    A Joyful Celebration of the true meaning of this day. May The Lord smile on you, and give you Peace.
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    VonZorch Imperial Researcher growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas all.

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    LC hilljohnny growls and barks:

    Lc ORWN engine builder for Rottie Racing says:

    What in the everloving hell did Jolly Ole St. Nick do to you that you would leave him that Clydesdale Piss

    ORWN, free beer is. by definition, good beer. ;)

    Merry Christmas to all.

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    Lady H growls and barks:

    Nice post, Crunch.

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    BigDogg growls and barks:

    Fine piece of fathering, Crunch … it shows when you bring ‘em up right.

    Merry Christmas to one and all! Our Heavenly Father gave us a gift of infinite worth, all we have to do is accept it.

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    FrJim, Imperial Chaplain growls and barks:

    To the entire Rottie Universe,

    Receive this blessing:

    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and grant you His Peace.

    IHS

    -Jim+

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    Bit late, but what with us hosting the family gathering yesterday and being sick as a dog at the same time, I’m doing good to remember to post at all.

    I do hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas. We ourselves were dealing with a painful absence, that once graced our number, but the good memories helped ease us through. Cave, you know where your strength comes from. He will not fail you.

    Now…back to my self medication of Nyquil, cold milk and Russell Stovers chocolates.

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    Elephant Man growls and barks:

    Belated Merry Christmas to everyone!

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    VAconservative growls and barks:

    WOOOFFFF ! (so says my Golden)

    Bud’s owned by a Belgium firm. How about some good old American beers. And hefty beers with body and some real kick for winter that help fight off that winter chill.

    There are some decent ones from the west coast but we won’t talk about much in the Peoples’ Republic of Kalifornistan. But that stil leaves From Bar Harbour, Maine, home of Cadillac Mountain Stout, and Portland, home to Geary’s London porter, to Lyons, Colorado, home of Ten Fidy Oak Barrel Stout, to Lakewood,NY, home of Southern Tier’s Imperial Chocolate Stout. Or if you want something from St Louis, try the Schlafly Christmas Ale. Now that’s how to enjoy the holiday.

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    LC Spare Parts growls and barks:

    Ask and your bartender shall serve. Billy Busch is back in brewing with his new offering called Kraftig. It’s Real beer: that is like Adolphus’ Budweiser. And for bitter drinkers there is Magic Hat Not Quite Pale #9. Good stuff.
    Schlafly did a dopplebock for a couple seasons but it didn’t sell. They are just too much for most people and I find that just two pints is very filling, but IlluminATOR was excellent right out of the gate.
    My favorite Real Ale availabel here is Green King or Abbots, both from the same brewery in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

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    irish19 growls and barks:

    LC hilljohnny @ #:
    Point taken. BTW, I think you once said you were interested in pipes. If so, you might check my etsy site at http://www.baldcoyotetrading.etsy.com. I have a couple listed.

    VA and Spare: those options sound right tasty. I’ll have to check my local Binny’s Great Wall o’Microbrews.

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    LC FORGER - Monster Hunter growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas and best holiday wishes to all y’all fellow Rotterians… May there be all the peace and love of The Lord upon you and your families…

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    LC FORGER - Monster Hunter growls and barks:

    And to my friend Caveman, I am hugging you as tight as I can.

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    LC Mike in Chi growls and barks:

    Christmas blessings and good tidings for the coming year to all y’all.
    Mike H.
    Chicago

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    Tallulah growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas, everyone! on the Second Day of Christmas. :-)

    The story of the little girl and her daddy reminded me of this beautiful old hymn. Enjoy, and may the Lord keep you in the palm of His hand.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EgJxPbS9ds

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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    OK, Crunch, so I’m OK with the Bud (reluctantly), if for nothing else then for their support of our troops, and I don’t mean “just” for their great commercials, particularly the “heroes’ welcome” one.

    No, also for their support in creating a brew allowing our servicemen and -women to chug down as much as they want and STILL be able to report back for duty without the smell of beer on their breath.

    But, but… Bud LIGHT? And don’t give me the Weight Watchers routine again. I don’t care if Santa’s fat; if he’s going to have a beer, at least let him have a beer! Tell me you didn’t wake up to a burlap sack full of coal, I dares ya!

    Bud Light… Sheesh… You know, where I come from, we call that one the Indian Canoe Sex Beer.

    Because it’s fucking close to water.

    Regardless. A very belated Merry Christmas to you, the lovely wife and the adorable Heiresses from all of us. I would’ve called but hey, you know what it’s like around this time of year. How I managed to get home from the last shopping trip without some mental midget’s Prius or TardCar suddenly attached to my push bar I don’t know.

    Come to think of it. There actually might be a TardCar wrapped up in it. Those damn things are so hard to see sometimes. Maybe it slipped through the grill and is currently sitting in the engine compartment. Let me go check.

    Am I digressing again?

    I guess I am.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS, BROTHER :em01:
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    Yasherka growls and barks:

    Christ is Born!

    ??????? ?????, ??????? ?? ????!

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    BC, Imperial Torturer growls and barks:

    Hey, Crunch, give me a call on the Batphone. I lost your number when my old phone got run over by a tractor on a fire.
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    BC, Imperial Torturer @ #:
    Count on it brudda, probably tomorrow, PMish.
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