Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all the OTB regulars and anyone else who may drop by! Nothing political today, at least not from this corner for the Internet. Instead, some Christmas music and consider this an open thread for the day.

Back to usual tomorrow, I’m sure.

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Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Stonetools says:

    Merry Christmas to all. I love it all -away in a manger, the Ox and Ass lowing, the shepherds and the flocks, the choirs of angels, the little drummer boy, Santa Claus, Rudolph, and Frosty. Wassail, y’all!

  2. OzarkHillbilly says:


    Enjoy your families if you can. I actually get to see my sons today. First Xmas that has happened in a while, just because I don’t really care and it is more important to me that they have a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

  3. Ebenezer_Arvigenius says:

    The same to you 🙂

  4. Tony W says:

    Merry Christmas to all, and my sincerest wishes for true Peace on Earth!

  5. gVOR08 says:

    God bless us every one.

  6. CSK says:

    In honor of the day, my favorite two-line poem from Middle English, because it has that festive quality:

    Tis mery in halle,
    When berdes wageth all.

  7. rodney dill says:

    God jul.

  8. Bob@Youngstown says:

    And a Merry Christmas to you all !

    P.S. Michael Reynolds, I miss you !

  9. Guarneri says:

    Merry Christmas all.

    Doug, I don’t know how you do it, as prolifically as you churn these posts out. That takes effort. I’m sure everyone appreciates Drs Taylor and Joyner as well. And also to Rodney for the pictorial version of the NYT crossword puzzle. And I, for one, miss the old crew, the Dodd H’s, Alex K’s and Steve V’s of the world.

    I’ll be back to set all you people straight, sarcastic style and all, later………..