Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” is a song introduced by Judy Garland in the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me in St. Louis. Frank Sinatra later recorded a version with modified lyrics, which has become more common than the original. The song was credited to Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, although during a December 21, 2006 NPR interview, Martin said that Blane had encouraged him to write the song but had not had anything more to do with writing it. In 2007, ASCAP ranked “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” the third most performed Christmas song written by ASCAP members of the past five years.[

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28 Responses to Merry Christmas, Everyone!

  1. I had a great Christmas even though I was sick with sneezing, coughing etc. Yuck. My son gave me a pair of Jessica Simpson boots. They are bad!!!!!!!

    But I can’t walk in them….Wah!!!!!!!!!! :(

  2. U.S. President Barack Obama tries to evade the wandering fingers of 8-month-old Cooper Wall Wagner as he poses for a picture with his parents, Captain Greg Wagner and Meredith Wagner as Obama met U.S. Marines and their families having lunch at Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps base in Hawaii, December 25, 2011.

  3. Christmas Church Services for Obamas

  4. Obama vs. Republican Candidates

    RCP Average

    Obama Romney

    Obama Gingrich

    Obama Perry
    51.2% ……..38.%

    Obama Bachmann

    Obama Ron Paul

    Obama Huntsman
    Source: real clear politics.c o m

    Updated: 12/23/11

  5. rikyrah says:

    December 25, 2011
    A cliffhanger? Really?

    On ABC’s “This Week,” network-correspondent Jonathan Karl just took the Beltway’s on-ramp to infinite job security by issuing the undefiant prediction that the 2012 presidential race will be close. Karl may not believe one syllable of it (he does, after all, seem like a bright lad), but for a Washington journalist to blast at the consecrated walls of safe, conventional wisdom is to rudely discombobulate the media’s Frankensteinian creation of fairness — meaning coverage straight down the middle, no matter the evidentiary imbalances; and commentary so bland as to be tasteless: both meanings.

    Just what, at the moment, is the evidence for a close contest, which any tuned-in journalist would cite?

    Let’s see. We have a sitting president whose personal approval rating ranks somewhere in the neighborhood of Bing Crosby’s; whose record of foreign policy achievements is so manifestly stellar it has the opposition fancifully wallowing in the dirt; whose domestic record of uninterrupted private-sector job growth and declining unemployment is positively awe inspiring when one stops to consider the ruthless, monolithic obstacles erected in his path by the sociopathic GOP; and whose head-to-head matchup numbers against a cold-blooded outsourcer or a disgraced wannabe despot or an early-Alzheimers governor or a utopian Bob Taft rather consistently indicate anything from a thundering blowout to at least a reasonably solid win.

    And, this sitting president has yet to really begin campaigning.

    So of course network correspondents are wont to join the nail-biting Beltway choir of always conventionally wise agnosticism and predict a real humdinger of a cliffhanger.

  6. The_fed says:

    Happy Holidays Ladies. Thank you for your support and knowledge. Many Blessings.

  7. Hat tip: PoliticalCarnival

    Complete 2011 Christmas Light Show LOR Light-o-rama

  8. rikyrah says:

    Alycee (@jazziz2)
    December 25, 2011 at 12:18 am
    Chips, once again, thank you for providing this safe haven in the storm.

    Please forgive the long post. The following is a piece that I share at my annual family Christmas party and I want to share this with all of you.

    Merry Christmas, Alycée


    “I wish you enough!”© by Bob Perks

    I never really thought that I’d spend as much time in airports as I do. I don’t know why. I always wanted to be famous and that would mean lots of travel. But I’m not famous, yet I do see more than my share of airports. I love them and I hate them. I love them because of the people I get to watch. But they are also the same reason why I hate airports. It all comes down to “hello” and “goodbye.”I must have mentioned this a few times while writing my stories for you.

    I have great difficulties with saying goodbye. Even as I write this I am experiencing that pounding sensation in my heart. If I am watching such a scene in a movie I am affected so much that I need to sit up and take a few deep breaths. So when faced with a challenge in my life I have been known to go to our local airport and watch people say goodbye. I figure nothing that is happening to me at the time could be as bad as having to say goodbye.

    Watching people cling to each other, crying, and holding each other in that last embrace makes me appreciate what I have even more. Seeing them finally pull apart, extending their arms until the tips of their fingers are the last to let go, is an image that stays forefront in my mind throughout the day.

    On one of my recent business trips, when I arrived at the counter to check in, the woman said, “How are you today?” I replied, “I am missing my wife already and I haven’t even said goodbye.”

    She then looked at my ticket and began to ask, “How long will you…Oh, my God. You will only be gone three days!” We all laughed. My problem was I still had to say goodbye.

    But I learn from goodbye moments, too.

    Recently I overheard a father and daughter in their last moments together. They had announced her departure and standing near the security gate, they hugged and he said, “I love you. I wish you enough.” She in turn said, “Daddy, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Daddy.”

    They kissed and she left. He walked over toward the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see he wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on his privacy, but he welcomed me in by asking, “Did you ever say goodbye to someone knowing it would be forever?”

    “Yes, I have,” I replied. Saying that brought back memories I had of expressing my love and appreciation for all my Dad had done for me. Recognizing that his days were limited, I took the time to tell him face to face how much he meant to me.

    So I knew what this man experiencing.

    “Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever goodbye?” I asked.

    “I am old and she lives much too far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is, the next trip back would be for my funeral,” he said.

    “When you were saying goodbye I heard you say, “I wish you enough.” May I ask what that means?”

    He began to smile. “That’s a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone.” He paused for a moment and looking up as if trying to remember it in detail, he smiled even more.”When we said ‘I wish you enough,’ we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them,” he continued and then turning toward me he shared the following as if he
    were reciting it from memory.

    “I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
    I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
    I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
    I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much
    I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
    I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
    I wish enough “Hello’s” to get you through the final “Goodbye.”

    He then began to sob and walked away.

  9. dannie22 says:

    Merry Christmas Everyone!!

  10. A sign that means “Welcome Obama Family” is posted near the house, where U.S. President Barack Obama is staying while he is on Christmas vacation, in Hawaii, December 24, 2011.

  11. A rainbow appears as a kiteboarder sails along Kailua beach, near where U.S. President Barack Obama is staying while he is on Christmas vacation in Hawaii, December 24, 2011.

  12. President Barack Obama makes phone calls to 10 American service members stationed around the world from his vacation rental home in Kailua, Hawaii in this handout photo December 24, 2011. Picture taken December 24, 2011.

  13. Please get your tissues ready…

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  14. President Barack Obama rides in his motorcade past a Christmas tree after playing golf on the Marine Base Hawaii in Kaneohe, Hawaii, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011.

  15. U.S. President Barack Obama’s motorcade passes by a large Christmas Tree following a round of golf at Kaneohe Bay Marine Base on Christmas Eve in Hawaii, December 24, 2011. Obama and his family are spending the end-of-year holidays in Hawaii.

  16. U.S. President Barack Obama is pictured in an SUV following a round of golf at Kaneohe Bay Marine Base on Christmas Eve in Hawaii, December 24, 2011. Obama and his family are spending the end-of-year holidays in Hawaii.

  17. US President Barack Obama’s motorcade passes a decorated Christmas tree at Marine Corps Base Hawaii December 24, 2011 in Kaneohe, Hawaii. Obama was playing golf with friends.

  18. This Christmas

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  20. Ametia says:

    Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah!

    Have a joyous & Blessed day, Everyone.

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