December 24, 2004

Christmas Eve!

It's Christmas Eve! And if you're anything like me, depite all the advertising and the holiday decorations that were put up so early, it kinda snuck up on you. Frankly, its hard for me to believe its that time already. But it is.

Its time for jolly fat guys dressed in red to do a little breaking and entering, time for gravity-defying reindeer, time for Jimmy Stewart to run through the snow-covered streets of Bedford Falls. Its time for the annual recitation of Twas The Night Before Christmas and maybe, just maybe, you'll hear hooves on your roof tonight. Its time for mistletoe and eggnog and and endless stream of Christmas music you've heard so many times before but still enjoy. Its time for cooking, eating way too much, tearing open your gifts and watching others' faces as they open theirs. Most importantly, perhaps, its time to surround yourself with the family and friends you love.

I say it all the time but its true, you guys really and truly rock. Thank you for letting me into your homes and onto your computer screens over the last year. I'm really, honestly very thankful for that...for your emails, comments and friendship. Its been an interesting year, not all of it good. But I'm better off for your friendship.

Whether you celebrate them or not, I wish you all a very merry holiday season. I leave you, this Christmas Eve, with a little bit of holiday groove. Right click and 'save as' please.

Posted by Chris at December 24, 2004 10:51 AM

I don't celebrate it but I will take all of the good wishes I can get. Same to you and yours and enjoy the rest of your 5 day weekend.

Posted by: LOUP at December 24, 2004 10:56 AM

Pretty blue Christmas balls. I'm afraid once I have my own house and a full sized tree (I have a wee one at the moment) I'm going to be one of those anal retentive people for whom everything simple has to match.
Merry Christmas, and I hope you have a great time with family!

Posted by: Heather at December 24, 2004 10:58 AM

MERRrrY CHRISSSTMAS.. sorry for the shudder but it's freezing in these parts. Stay warm and enjoy!

Posted by: Charlene at December 24, 2004 11:05 AM

Merry New Year to you and Beth! Enjoy -- Oh -- great tune, too -- sounds like my old friend Stevie Ray... great jam...

Posted by: Bob at December 24, 2004 11:12 AM

Merry Christmas to you! Hoping all your Christmas wishes and dreams come true! :)

Posted by: groovebunny at December 24, 2004 11:42 AM

Have a truly Merry Christmas!!

Posted by: laura at December 24, 2004 12:36 PM

Merry Merry Christmas to you and Beth!!!!

Posted by: Em at December 24, 2004 1:08 PM

Merry Christmas to everyone (kitties included) at the Cactus household. =) Hope you get everything you asked Santa for!

Posted by: Jennie at December 24, 2004 2:11 PM

Your readers appreciate you, too. Have a Very Merry Christmas!!!!!!!

Posted by: ken at December 24, 2004 2:16 PM

You are the one that Rocks! You have brought so much to "our" lives...and I have to tell ya, your humor and writing is the best! Still say there is a book in you! And make it with a twist, have a CD of your own music to sell with the book! : )

Happiest to you and Mrs. Cactus! Wish I was closer to give you both a squish(hug)!

Posted by: Gypsy at December 24, 2004 2:35 PM

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!

Posted by: Dawn (webmiztris) at December 24, 2004 2:41 PM

Merry Christmas to you, your wife, and your families. Hope you guys have a great weekend. (I too am shocked at how quick this holiday has come and -almost- gone)!! Crazy.

Posted by: RockStar Mommy at December 24, 2004 3:03 PM

Merry Christmas, Senor Cactus! Hope your holiday is merry and bright.

Posted by: bmh at December 24, 2004 4:13 PM

Happy Merry one to you and Beth! this year has gone so quickly... but i'm not going to let that get me down. next year is a whole new one for whole new great things! and from what i know of you we all can expect more great things here, too!

Posted by: monique at December 24, 2004 4:22 PM

Merry Christmas!! Hope you and the missus have a good one!

Posted by: Snidget at December 24, 2004 4:59 PM

All the best wishes for you, Beth, and the family Chris. Merry, MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Love, Scarlett Cyn

Posted by: Scarlett Cyn at December 24, 2004 5:33 PM

Merry Christmas, Chris! Thanks for the laughs. :)

Posted by: Iki at December 24, 2004 5:47 PM

Merry Christmas to you and Beth, and the Cactus kitties!

Posted by: Kelley at December 24, 2004 5:55 PM

Shiny blue circles! *blinks* I think there's a post here somewhere, but *dazzled* SHINY BLUE CIRCLES!!!!

Oh.... and I did come by to say, Merry Christmas to you and the Missus. :)

Posted by: etherian at December 24, 2004 5:55 PM

A very merry Christmas to you! And I personally wouldnt come by to read unless YOU rock! Keep up the good work, and enjoy the day!

Posted by: Lily at December 25, 2004 9:31 AM

Hairy Fishnuts to y'all! And remember, the boxes you get with your presents? Don't belong on your head. Seriously.

Posted by: Broad at December 25, 2004 1:28 PM

Oh, and I shall also refrain from making any comments about blue balls. Heh.

Posted by: Broad at December 25, 2004 1:29 PM

Merry Christmas, Chris!

Posted by: Jon in Michigan at December 25, 2004 4:21 PM

Merry, merry Christmas! Hope it was grand. I'm freezing to death in PA for a few days and loving it!

Posted by: Heather at December 25, 2004 11:22 PM

hope your christmas was great :)

Posted by: Rosie at December 26, 2004 2:52 AM

Dropping by again to let you know that my blog url changed slightly. :)

Posted by: etherian at December 26, 2004 6:24 AM