2:00PM Water Cooler Christmas Eve 2021 Posted on December 24, 2021 by Lambert Strether By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Here is the King’s College Cambridge Choir, singing “Once in Royal David’s City.” No commentary needed. A Merry Christmas to us all! Post navigation ← Links 12/24/2021 12 Charts for 21 → Subscribe to Post Comments 37 comments ambrit December 24, 2021 at 2:05 pm “G– bless us, every one!” fresno dan December 24, 2021 at 2:15 pm I wish you good times, good health, and a very good year! And I wish the same for all the contributors, commentariat and readers!! TimH December 24, 2021 at 3:06 pm …and remember that alcohol kills germs! I recommend the zinfandel, but there are others. Carolinian December 24, 2021 at 4:15 pm Tiny Tim sez it’s hard to find a good goose these days. jr December 24, 2021 at 2:13 pm Happy Xmas to my fellow denizens of the Island of Misfit Toys! foghorn longhorn December 24, 2021 at 3:27 pm The wife and I referenced that earlier today. It’s not a bad little isle, we rather like it here. Merry Christmas to one and all. Darius December 24, 2021 at 6:00 pm Why don’t I fit in? It’s a rhetorical question. Pat December 24, 2021 at 2:35 pm The good conversation has been covered by Yves and her elves. But I also wish for good health, good food, good will, and good friends for everyone here. And light in the deep midwinter… Arizona Slim December 24, 2021 at 3:01 pm It’s RAINING here in Tucson! Woo-hoo! I wish the same kind of weather wonderment to everyone else. Carolinian December 24, 2021 at 4:16 pm I hear it’s been quite soggy out there lately. ChrisPacific December 24, 2021 at 4:45 pm I’m dreaming of a wet Christmas Just like the ones I used to know Where the tree tops glisten And children listen To hear downpipes and gutters flow It looks like ours will be sunny, warm, and (as usual) full of seasonally inappropriate iconography. Mantid December 24, 2021 at 7:33 pm Yes, Merry Christmas, hope everyone had a good Hanukkah and we too are getting lots of rain. Here in the Pac. N.W. the rain is quite cold. Trimming fruit trees I had to give up – it’s gonna be a snow day – indoor recess to everyone. Hotep! Patrick Morrison December 24, 2021 at 3:31 pm I am grateful for being informed, educated, and challenged every day by the site’s keepers and commentators. I wish you all a time of rest and refreshment and hope for the year to come. Jeff Z December 24, 2021 at 4:14 pm Peace and glad tidings to all! chuck roast December 24, 2021 at 4:14 pm My family is what I got, but my extended family is what I need. All the best to the NC family members everywhere. Wukchumni December 24, 2021 at 4:28 pm Twas the night before Christmas and all through the blog, no news stirring, or mouths agog. Stalking stories halted by a lack of care in hopes that the new year would soon be here. The moderators were nestled away from their reads, while visions of sugar-plum comments danced in their heads… skippy December 24, 2021 at 4:41 pm Marry Xmas from day origin … taking beasties for a long walk … Slim we have some rain too, at least temps are down in the high 20C with all the humidity around. BTW my memory of AZ was rain = flood … mixed outcomes – beautiful desert flowers. marym December 24, 2021 at 4:49 pm Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings to all! Dalepues December 24, 2021 at 4:54 pm From Planeta Rica, Colombia, Feliz Navidad! chris December 24, 2021 at 5:10 pm Glad tidings of the season to our hosts and everyone else :) urblintz December 24, 2021 at 5:11 pm happy birthday, jesus! Michael Fiorillo December 25, 2021 at 12:07 am And no birthday tidings for Baby Jesus without honoring Mommy, with a beautiful, understated “Ave Maria” from Brazil… and Merry Happy to all… youtube.com/watch?v=ZpGcA-u3-vQ Darius December 24, 2021 at 6:02 pm I just realized today the days have started getting longer again. Yay! Michael Ismoe December 24, 2021 at 6:06 pm Just a quick note of thanks to the Biden Administration for making sure “that we even have a Christmas this year.” It was their quick thinking and “can-do” attitude to untangle the ports that has not seen about these parts since all of America’s manufacturing got together to beat back the Nazi hoards. Christmas 2021 was saved by the Democrats. If you ever want to see another Christmas again, Vote straight Blue, no matter who. Charger01 December 24, 2021 at 6:29 pm You forgot the /s tag. Merry Christmas to all! The Rev Kev December 24, 2021 at 6:33 pm Christmas day here so happy holidays to everyone and may you all be at peace. Special Christmas wishes to NC’s hosts too who have to deal with so much through the year and are now on a well deserved break. ChrisRUEcon December 24, 2021 at 7:21 pm To Everyone: ¡Feliz Navidad! ¡Prospero Año Y Felizidad! The pandemic is a pox upon the world, but having #NC as a site from which to draw knowledge and through which to share, gives me hope! John k December 24, 2021 at 8:00 pm Wonderfully informative and civil site. Seasons greeting, and best wishes to all for a happy, healthy 2022. Mark Gisleson December 24, 2021 at 9:03 pm Mercury rose above 30° in SE MN today, a heavy fog rolled in and stayed. This far inland a lighthouse foghorn wasn’t in the cards but I kept hoping for a hound baying on the moors (er, corn fields — but in the fog who can tell?). Instead I got the yappy dog two houses over. Still, a spookier Christmas than most with Omicron lurking around every corner. Have a Happy Christ-o-ween or a Merry Boo-mas, whichever your faith celebrates! eg December 24, 2021 at 11:11 pm Joyeux Noel! Fiery Hunt December 24, 2021 at 11:11 pm Merry Christmas and seasons greetings to one and all! Whatever beliefs, whatever traditions,…. Be good to yourself and yours. And enjoy another day above ground. lance ringquist December 24, 2021 at 11:32 pm merry happy everything! sd December 25, 2021 at 2:01 am Cheers to all, raising a glass to Yves, Lambert, Jerri Lynn, et al Roland December 25, 2021 at 3:10 am Merry Christmas to everyone at NC, and Peace on Earth! tsyganka December 25, 2021 at 4:16 pm Peace always in all ways to everyone, and thanks to all who make this site what it is. — Here are wishes for the new year – selected verses from “In Memoriam” (ring out wild bells): Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light: The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. … Ring out the grief that saps the mind For those that here we see no more; Ring out the feud of rich and poor, Ring in redress to all mankind. … Ring out old shapes of foul disease; Ring out the narrowing lust of gold; Ring out the thousand wars of old, Ring in the thousand years of peace. Pelham December 26, 2021 at 11:58 am Literally wonderful. Thank you. Coy Lay December 26, 2021 at 1:11 pm I think making a contribution to West Virginia Can’t Wait (WVCantWait.com) is the best way to poke Joe Manchion in the eye right now. JM is a product of a life time in corrupt WV politics and the more progressive candidates that can be elected in WV the more information will be available to the people of WV. These folks are social conservatives but most are open to honest discussion and haven’t heard any from their politicians since the coal wars of 1912-21. A tide of contributions would send a fearsome message to the WV old guard and to JM to quit messing with national politics because of their own reactionary conservative preferences. Comments are closed. Tip Jar Please Donate or Subscribe!