Merry Christmas to all...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Warped9, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. Warped9

    Warped9 Admiral Admiral

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    Merry Christmas and best of the New Year from an old-fashioned Santa to everyone on the TrekBBS.

    (spreading some old-fashioned cheer at the local Brockville Employment And Education Centre.)
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  2. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    Merry Christmas.

    For me, an old fashioned Santa would be one called Father Christmas. We never called him Santa when I was a child.
     
  3. Warped9

    Warped9 Admiral Admiral

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    The guy's got a lot of names in many languages.

    I'm French Canadian and in French his name is Pere Noel which translates exactly to Father Christmas.

    Historically (well, back to the late 18th to early 19th century America) the name went from St. Nicholas to SanteClaus to Santa Claus. Santa is basically a reboot of St. Nicholas minus the ecclesiastical trappings. But the more historical St. Nicholas (with the ecclesiastical trappings) or Sinterklass does continue in the Netherlands I believe.

    Joyeux Noel!
     
  4. auntiehill

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    Merry Christmas, Warped9! Have a wonderful holiday.

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  5. Warped9

    Warped9 Admiral Admiral

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    Here in Southeastern Ontario it looks very Christmasy. We will most certainly have a very white Christmas, the kind you see on greeting cards. Mind you it's gotten a little messy with some freezing rain and fine ice pellets mixed in with the snow, but it's plenty white nonetheless.
     
  6. 1001001

    1001001 Let the Good Times Roll!! Moderator

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    "MERRY CHRISTMAS, DAMNIT!"

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  7. Warped9

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    "Merry Christmas" around the world...

    Afrikaans: Geseënde Kersfees
    Afrikander: Een Plesierige Kerfees
    African/ Eritrean/ Tigrinja: Rehus-Beal-Ledeats
    Albanian: Gezur Krislinjden
    Arabic: Milad Majid
    Argentine: Feliz Navidad
    Armenian: Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand
    Azeri: Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun
    Bahasa Malaysia: Selamat Hari Natal
    Basque: Zorionak eta Urte Berri On!
    Bengali: Shuvo Naba Barsha
    Bohemian: Vesele Vanoce
    Bosnian: (BOSANSKI) Cestit Bozic i Sretna Nova godina
    Brazilian: Feliz Natal
    Breton: Nedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat
    Bulgarian: Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo
    Catalan: Bon Nadal i un Bon Any Nou!
    Chile: Feliz Navidad
    Chinese: (Cantonese) Gun Tso Sun Tan'Gung Haw Sun
    Chinese: (Mandarin) Sheng Dan Kuai Le
    Choctaw: Yukpa, Nitak Hollo Chito
    Columbia: Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo
    Cornish: Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth
    Corsian: Pace e salute
    Crazanian: Rot Yikji Dol La Roo
    Cree: Mitho Makosi Kesikansi
    Croatian: Sretan Bozic
    Czech: Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok
    Danish: Glædelig Jul
    Duri: Christmas-e- Shoma Mobarak
    Dutch: Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! or Zalig Kerstfeast
    English: Merry Christmas
    Eskimo: (inupik) Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo!
    Esperanto: Gajan Kristnaskon
    Estonian: Rõõmsaid Jõulupühi
    Ethiopian: (Amharic) Melkin Yelidet Beaal
    Faeroese: Gledhilig jol og eydnurikt nyggjar!
    Farsi: Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad
    Finnish: Hyvaa joulua
    Flemish: Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar
    French: Joyeux Noel
    Frisian: Noflike Krystdagen en in protte Lok en Seine yn it Nije Jier!
    Galician: Bo Nada
    Gaelic: Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr!
    German: Fröhliche Weihnachten
    Greek: Kala Christouyenna!
    Haiti: (Creole) Jwaye Nowel or to Jesus Edo Bri'cho o Rish D'Shato Brichto
    Hausa: Barka da Kirsimatikuma Barka da Sabuwar Shekara!
    Hawaiian: Mele Kalikimaka
    Hebrew: Mo'adim Lesimkha. Chena tova
    Hindi: Shub Naya Baras (good New Year not Merry Christmas)
    Hungarian: Boldog Karácsonyt
    Icelandic: Gledileg Jol
    Indonesian: Selamat Hari Natal
    Iraqi: Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah
    Irish: Nollaig Shona Dhuit, or Nodlaig mhaith chugnat
    Iroquois: Ojenyunyat Sungwiyadeson honungradon nagwutut. Ojenyunyat osrasay.
    Italian: Buone Feste Natalizie
    Japanese: Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto
    Jiberish: Mithag Crithagsigathmithags
    Korean: Sung Tan Chuk Ha
    Kurdish: Serî sallî nwê pîroz
    Lao: souksan van Christmas
    Latin: Natale hilare et Annum Faustum!
    Latvian: Prieci'gus Ziemsve'tkus un Laimi'gu Jauno Gadu!
    Lausitzian: Wjesole hody a strowe nowe leto
    Lettish: Priecigus Ziemassvetkus
    Lithuanian: Linksmu Kaledu
    Low Saxon: Heughliche Winachten un 'n moi Nijaar
    Luxembourgish: Schèine Chreschtdaag an e gudde Rutsch
    Macedonian: Sreken Bozhik
    Maltese: IL-Milied It-tajjeb
    Manx: Nollick ghennal as blein vie noa
    Maori: Meri Kirihimete
    Marathi: Shub Naya Varsh (good New Year not Merry Christmas)
    Navajo: Merry Keshmish
    Norwegian: God Jul, or Gledelig Jul
    Occitan: Pulit nadal e bona annado
    Papiamento: Bon Pasco
    Papua New Guinea: Bikpela hamamas blong dispela Krismas na Nupela yia i go long yu
    Pennsylvania German: En frehlicher Grischtdaag un en hallich Nei Yaahr!
    Peru: Feliz Navidad y un Venturoso Año Nuevo
    Philippines: Maligayang Pasko!
    Polish: Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia or Boze Narodzenie
    Portuguese: Feliz Natal
    Pushto: Christmas Aao Ne-way Kaal Mo Mobarak Sha
    Rapa-Nui (Easter Island): Mata-Ki-Te-Rangi. Te-Pito-O-Te-Henua
    Rhetian: Bellas festas da nadal e bun onn
    Romanche (sursilvan dialect): Legreivlas fiastas da Nadal e bien niev onn!
    Rumanian: Sarbatori vesele or Craciun fericit
    Russian: Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom
    Sami: Buorrit Juovllat
    Samoan: La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou
    Sardinian: Bonu nadale e prosperu annu nou
    Scots Gaelic: Nollaig Chridheil dhuibh
    Serbian: Hristos se rodi.
    Singhalese: Subha nath thalak Vewa. Subha Aluth Awrudhak Vewa
    Slovak: Vesele Vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok
    Slovene: Vesele Bozicne Praznike Srecno Novo Leto or Vesel Bozic in srecno Novo leto
    Spanish: Feliz Navidad
    Swedish: God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt År
    Switzerland (Swiss-German): Schöni Wienachte
    Tagalog: Maligayamg Pasko. Masaganang Bagong Taon
    Tamil: (Tamizh) Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal (good New Year not Merry Christmas)
    Trukeese: (Micronesian) Neekiriisimas annim oo iyer seefe feyiyeech!
    Thai: Sawadee Pee Mai or souksan wan Christmas
    Turkish: Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
    Ukrainian: Z Rizdvom Khrystovym or S rozhdestvom Kristovym
    Urdu: Naya Saal Mubarak Ho (good New Year not Merry Christmas)
    Vietnamese: Chuc Mung Giang Sinh
    Welsh: Nadolig Llawen
    Yoruba: E ku odun, e ku iye'dun!
     
  8. Warped9

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    Hmm, let's see.

    Home all decorated inside and out?---check.
    White Christmas?---check.
    Homemade meat pies?---check
    Homemade cookies?---check.
    Homemade sucre-a-la-creme?---check.
    Home for Christmas?-check


    Okay, I don't need anything else for Christmas and we're good to go!
     
  9. Chemahkuu

    Chemahkuu Admiral Admiral

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    Yikes, 22nd already, the time is just flying by this year.

    So I'll take the time now to wish everyone Happy Holidays incase I forget again.
     
  10. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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  11. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    Happy Christmas everyone.
     
  12. bbjeg

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    Merry ChristmaHanukKwanzYuleFestivuSolstice!
     
  13. CorporalCaptain

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    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
     
  14. iguana_tonante

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    Thanks, man. Happy holidays to you. :)

    Uh, Italian, Latin and Sardinian are wrong. :lol:

    In Italian, "Buone feste natalizie" would be "Happy christmas holidays": technically correct, but unusual. So it's either "Buon Natale", or "Buone feste".

    In Latin, "Natale hilare" means "Funny Christmas" (the case is also wrong): a more accurate translation would be "Felicem Natalem (Christi)".

    In Sardinian, the common greeting is "Bona Paschixedda".
     
  15. Warped9

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    ^^ Oh well, it's the sentiment that counts. :)
     
  16. Owain Taggart

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    Merry Christmas and glad tidings to all!
     
  17. Coloratura

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    Merry Christmas Warped9, and I am seriously digging that suit.

    Happy Holidays to everyone, and may it be full of love and cheer. :)
     
  18. Opus

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    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
     
  19. Warped9

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    An amusing interpretation.


    'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
    We all were hungover, even the mouse.
    The stockings were thrown by the chimney without care
    In hopes in the morning some new shit would be there.
    The children were nestled all snug in their beds
    While the wife and I nursed our sore heads.
    And the wife in my t-shirt and I with no pants
    Crashed faced down for at least a short nap.
    When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
    I dragged myself up to see what was the matter.
    Staggering to the window I tripped on Mom’s jacket,
    Thinking “I’ll kill the fucker making all that racket.”
    The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
    To me without glasses looked like a blurred glow.
    When what to my bleary eyes should appear,
    But a fucking real sleigh and eight mangy reindeer.
    The little old driver looked kinda sick,
    Still I wondered if the idiot could be St. Nick.
    More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
    And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
    "Whoa, Dasher! Whoa, Dancer! Whoa, Prancer and Vixen!
    Oh, c’mon whoa, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen!
    To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!”
    But they slid right off the roof’s edge and fell to the lawn.
    As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
    St. Nick cursed his displeasure up at the sky.
    With the sleigh full of toys now toppled on its side,
    St. Nick was damned lucky all he’d hurt was his pride.
    Still up to the house-top St. Nicholas climbed,
    Determined somehow to still get inside.
    And then in amazement I heard on the roof
    The scraping and sliding of that crazy coot’s boots.
    Just as I thought of where I’d hidden my stash,
    Down the chimney St. Nick came with a crash.
    He was trimmed out in fur, from his head to his foot,
    And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
    A bundle of toys he'd had flung on his back,
    Was now spilled over the floor in a haphazard stack.
    His eyes should have twinkled and his dimples be merry,
    But his face was flushed and his breath stank of stale sherry.
    His droll little mouth should have been drawn up like a bow,
    But the little guy was swearing as he shook off wet snow.
    The stump of a joint he held tight in his teeth,
    And the scent of grass circled his head like a wreath.
    He had a broad face and didn’t look fit,
    Yet I’d never imagined him smelling like deer shit.
    I’d hardly call him a right jolly old elf,
    And I laughed as I watched him, in spite of myself;
    But a glare in his eye and the cant of his head,
    Soon made me wonder if I had something to dread.
    Still he spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
    And filled all the stockings and called me a jerk,
    With a wet hankerchief he then blew his nose,
    And turning his back up the chimney he rose.
    He climbed down to his sleigh, his team had since righted,
    And away they all flew not caring they’d been sighted.
    But I heard him exclaim, ere they rose from the snow,
    "That’s the last one, boys. Ho, ho, fucking ho!”
     
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