Happy Christmas TOD!

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    • 2 sherijr
      December 25, 2013 at 7:04 am

      Happy Christmas ~ Merry Holidays Chips & Danny ..and all of TOD !

      I had to run to 7-11 for 2 cups of coffee early this morning, as I forgot to buy coffee yesterday, cannot believe it. Beat my youngin’ outta bed this morning.. still waiting, waiting for him to rise & shine, but so enjoying my cups and the peace of the morning.

      Wishing you all a bright and cheery day today πŸ™‚

    • 6 vcprezofan2
      December 25, 2013 at 8:36 am




  1. December 25, 2013 at 7:02 am

  2. 14 Roberta in Mn
    December 25, 2013 at 7:05 am

    Happy Holidat to you too Chips and all the TODer,s who participate on this site. Thank you for the 10 Memories of 2013. Slot to take on. I am listening to an album my Grandson made with his piano playing. (Made for Grandma) he is a special kid. Mind works like his Grandma’s Just a little off. Music is Wild. πŸ˜Šβ›„οΈ. Snowed last night lots of the white. πŸ™‚

  3. December 25, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Well ho, ho, ho to all my O’s!!! What a great getting up Merry Christmas day in the TOD house!!!!

    I hope everyone got everything they wanted on their wish list this year. If not, you have 364 days to work on next year’s list.

    Enjoy your day TODsters!!!

    • 19 vcprezofan2
      December 25, 2013 at 9:55 am

      Merry Christmas, Cookem!

      ps: Must say it is a little late for you to be telling me only now that I was supposed to make a wish list though, and 364 days is way too long for me to remember for 2014!

  4. 20 japa21
    December 25, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Merry Christmas to all fellow TODvillians.

  5. 24 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    December 25, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Merry Christmas, TOD! May you be Blessed with Love, Peace and Joy!

  6. 26 amk for obama
    December 25, 2013 at 7:34 am

    i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghi t pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

    Yorue wlecmeo

  7. 32 99ts
    December 25, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Merry Christmas TODers – end of the day here – I’m exhausted – next year I’ll do the drinking – and we’ll eat out. But it was a lovely day – all the grownups loved their presents and the grandbabe played with the boxes. She did like the talking doggie – although the advertizing that it took “3 minutes to get it to say your child’s name” was out by about an hour.

    Enjoy your day – early night here – life with grandbabes is good.

  8. 35 amk for obama
    December 25, 2013 at 7:38 am

  9. 36 99ts
    December 25, 2013 at 7:39 am

    And I almost forgot – the twelve days of Christmas – Scottish Version πŸ™‚

  10. 37 jackiegrumbacher
    December 25, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Popping in on this frigid Christmas morning to say Happy Christmas to you and Danny, Chips, and to all the TOD early birds who come to greet the day. Everyone’s memorable moments made this whole week a special one. We didn’t deal with idiot pundits or crazy Republicans and got to bask in the good stuff. Can’t think of a better intro to this special day. Have a good one!!!! Hope Santa brought at least one special thing for everyone.

  11. 38 amk for obama
    December 25, 2013 at 7:47 am

    • 39 amk for obama
      December 25, 2013 at 7:51 am

      In his sermon at the Christmas Eve mass, Francis had returned to his favourite theme, declaring that the shepherds who according to the gospels were the first to see Jesus after his birth “were the first because they were among the last, the outcast”.


    • December 25, 2013 at 9:25 am

      I watched this for the first time in a billion years and it was very moving. Lots of inclusion and Pope Francis is deeply committed to hope for those who need it most. Beautiful.

  12. 42 overseasgranny
    December 25, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Dropped in to thank everyone for all the wonderful commenting all year and Chips for the fab pictures, news and articles. I read them all! I hope you all have happy holidays and a most wonderful 2014 when we take back the House.

  13. 43 utaustinliberal
    December 25, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Merry Christmas, Chipster and all of TOD. Hope you all have a fabulous day!

    p.s. A perfect picture for today. Thanks, Chips.

  14. 46 dotster3
    December 25, 2013 at 8:05 am

    My new grandbabe pooped on me!—–on xmas eve! At the fam festivities, holding her sweetness, telling her how beautiful she was in her deep red xmas outfit, goo gooing back and forth——-and then!—–felt something going on in the diaper vicinity—–got real warm in my lap—-but I assumed diaper was up to its assigned task. But!——when I went to hand her off to her daddy for an assumed diaper change, we all noticed that she had left a deposit on my black velvet—velveteen?—xmas pants!!! Yikes! Some people were horrified! Some people were laughing their heads off! Thankfully daughter at whose house this unfortunate incident occurred had a replacement pair so I could resume activities poop free. And of course she took funny photos to send out to the world—–of the 2 bags waiting by the door for our departure——one she labelled “gift bag”—-contained our gifts—-duh— and next to it “poopy pants bag”. I made her send out a follow up explaining who was responsible for my poopy pants. Other than that—–food, drink and laughs were all good. Gah gah goo goo pee pee poo poo!

    • 47 jackiegrumbacher
      December 25, 2013 at 8:53 am

      Dotster, this happened to our little one in a Carter’s baby store–the biggest deluge in her young life. Forever after, we’ve named these major diaper events–having a “carter.” You will never forget this Christmas eve and your grandbabe will hear about it for the rest of her life.

  15. December 25, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Merry Christmas Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD Family. I hope you all have a wonderful and Joyous family gathering today.

  16. 49 cookemom
    December 25, 2013 at 8:10 am

    I hope no TODsters are singing this one….

  17. 50 cookemom
    December 25, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Looks like I didn’t get my wish, but I understand…..

  18. December 25, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Merry Christmas Chipsticks, Danny….TODers!!!

    Everyone enjoy your day.

  19. 52 cookemom
    December 25, 2013 at 8:14 am

    For PBO and family, a Hawaiian Christmas greeting!!

  20. 53 cookemom
    December 25, 2013 at 8:15 am

    and finally… the best rendition of this song…..ever!

  21. December 25, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Merry Christmas TOD. Hope all of you have a wonderful day!

    We are on the road to our daughter’s so prayers for safety appreciated.

  22. December 25, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Merry Christmas to all and a thanks again to Chips and the rest of the BT’s for this wonderful place. It is a haven of sanity. Enjoy your day.

  23. December 25, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Just stopping by to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Now I need to go groom before my guests arrive. (It takes me longer to groom each year, and I’m not getting the same results.) Cheers.

  24. December 25, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Merry Christmas Chips, Danny and TOD.

  25. 58 vcprezofan2
    December 25, 2013 at 8:42 am

    /nothing fancy this morning; just want you all to know I’m thinking og you/


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    β™₯ β™₯ β™₯ β™₯ β™₯ β™₯ β™₯ β™₯ β™₯ β™₯ β™₯ β™₯ A very, very, very, MERRY DECEMBER 25th!! β™₯ β™₯ β™₯ β™₯ β™₯ β™₯ β™₯ β™₯ β™₯ β™₯ β™₯ β™₯ Will catch you for the New Year, God’s willing.

  26. 59 Vicki
    December 25, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Good morning and Merry Xmas TOD.

    The NY Times is in full tantrum mode for Christmas. Top Story—-Page One—-Right Hand upper placement—
    “Sign-up Period extended Again.”

    OMG. What could be more earthshaking than another hundred thousand or so Americans getting to participate in the great and new social service program?!? Doesn’t that kenyan marxist understand we want this thing to fail?
    How dare he keeping improving and extending its benefits?
    Why won’t that POTUS person play along with us?

    Don and I and others have been noting that the changes and extensions are driving the GOP mad.
    And oh, yes, NO Place in todays NY Times is the success of ACA let alone any mention of the current enrollment.

    Three year olds at that so-called news bureau. The President is winning this battle so they have to impugn his motives. According to them the delays are for political wins rather than accomodations to help as many people as soon as possible.
    Or in other words—-They got Nothing.

    • 60 Vicki
      December 25, 2013 at 9:15 am

      Also, as Don pointed out, the insurance companies are ecstatic about 2 million new customers.
      Times tries to convince us that insurance companies are upset by the extensions. hahahahahaha

  27. 61 a4alice
    December 25, 2013 at 8:45 am

    hey kids hope everyone has a lovely Christmas. It’s getting light here in the Northland and a bunch more snow has fallen I see – very pretty! Made pizza dough and now it’s rising. (pizza. the quintessential Christmas food)

    So Merry Christmas TOD and Chips – hope Danny like his toy. I didn’t get my cats anything but then, I’m their personal Cat Butler so they got that going for them. πŸ˜‰

    CU later πŸ˜€

  28. December 25, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Good morning & Merry Christmas to al of you and yours. Be Blessed from Brooklyn NY.

  29. 63 donna dem 4 obama
    December 25, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Good Morning and Merry Christmas to my TOD Family!

    The grand babies, Samaya and Tamara send their love to all of you.

  30. 72 Claire
    December 25, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Have a wonderful day Tod family!

    Thank you Chips and the Chippettes for all the work you do to make this site PERFECT each and every day. I hope you are wrapped in the warmth of friendship, family, and love today.

  31. December 25, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Merry Christmas to Chips, Danny, TOD, everyone, lurkers! πŸ™‚

  32. 74 utaustinliberal
    December 25, 2013 at 9:08 am

    He’s such a wonderful human being.

  33. 75 Anjo
    December 25, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Merry Christmas one and all, may your day be wonderful, family be blessed and the true joys of Christmas be yours all day… A special day to the new grandmother of twins and an extra special day to GoBrooklyn may all TODers have their best Christmas yet.

  34. 76 WilTal
    December 25, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Merry Christmas everyone…wishing you a blessed day!

    Helen Keller
    “The only real blind person at Christmas-time is he who has not Christmas in his heart.”

  35. December 25, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Good morning and Merry Christmas!!

  36. 80 Eveingeorgia
    December 25, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Happy, Happy CHRISTMAS to everyone in the TOD family!!!

  37. 81 CEB
    December 25, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Merry Christmas to the TOD ohana; God bless you one and all.

  38. December 25, 2013 at 9:26 am
    • December 25, 2013 at 11:36 am

      Thank you meta. I’m watching this at 9:26 am MST! They are such a beautiful and happy couple with a beautiful family. Thankful that President Obama is our President at this time in our history. We are blessed.
      My Challah knots are looking good too. I’m wondering how thick those ten rolls will be, never tried that before. It’s got to be better that what my rolls usually look like! πŸ˜€

  39. 86 desertflower
    December 25, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Good morning to all and a Merry Christmas:) Chips…Danny is ADORABLE…even if he feels slighted with his Santy Burger:) Don’t you wish animals could talk so you could just ask him what would suffice? Enjoy the day everyone! Going to be lovely here…70’s….(dare I even say that?) The door is always open…..

  40. 89 africa
    December 25, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Happy Wednesday TODers. A good morning to all and a Merry Merry Christmas!!

    And Danny, a special Merry Christmas to you!!

  41. 90 amk for obama
    December 25, 2013 at 9:55 am

  42. December 25, 2013 at 9:56 am


  43. 99 Vicki
    December 25, 2013 at 9:58 am

    ACA numbers creeping up again today. Very close to 6 Million new participants.
    Pretty good Merry Christmas story, wouldn’t you agree?
    Thank you President Obama and your amazing tenacious team.

  44. 100 amk for obama
    December 25, 2013 at 10:00 am

    • 101 desertflower
      December 25, 2013 at 10:07 am

      Great book we just read in class. “Eats ,Shoots and Leaves” Those commas ARE important!! Morning, amk:)

      • 102 amk for obama
        December 25, 2013 at 10:14 am

        yeah, that was a funny little book.

        Merry Xmas to you. Was santa nice to you? You know unlike some one to poor danny?

        • 103 desertflower
          December 25, 2013 at 10:25 am

          Well…I don’t KNOW yet if Santa was nice or not…we’re waiting until this afternoon to open our gifts. Son has to work from 9-3:30….we’ll do it after he gets home:) I did get a new, beautiful picture window in the living room….I think that counts. Those suckers are expensive!!

  45. 104 desertflower
    December 25, 2013 at 10:03 am
  46. 105 donna dem 4 obama
    December 25, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Off to finish preparing Christmas Dinner. You all have a wonderful day and of course all are invited!

    Roasted Turkey w/cornbread stuffing
    Prime Rib
    Honey Baked Ham
    Roasted Garlic Potatoes
    Sweet Potato Casserole
    Corn Pudding Casserole
    Macaroni and Cheese
    Kale and Collard Greens
    Dinner Rolls

    Apple Pie
    Yellow Cake w/chocolate frosting

    • 106 No Child Left Behind
      December 25, 2013 at 10:18 am

      Merry Christmas Donna.

      I am on my but forgot the address. Please what is it?

    • December 25, 2013 at 10:22 am

      WOW, fabulous. I hope you and Mr. Donna Dem had a whole crew to help. Bon appetit!

    • 108 hopefruit2
      December 25, 2013 at 10:23 am

      Thanks for the invitation donna! I’ll be there at 4PM sharp. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • 109 anniebella
      December 25, 2013 at 11:16 am

      What’s your address donna? I’m on my way. You will know me from my t-shirt I have on……Merry Christmas to All, Except Tea Republicans.

    • December 25, 2013 at 11:50 am

      Yummy. We’re having prime rib too. But nothing else looks similar. We love brussels sprouts with pistachios, twice baked potatoes in a pan without the skins, yummy, my own, made-op recipe, Challah knots, (I’m not Jewish but it looked good from pastry studio) cranberry~apple punch, plus appetizers before hand of cheeses and olives and veggies. Only six of us. Then plain cheesecake with cherry topping on it. If they still want sweets we have sugar cookies, all green frosting, (I’m getting lazy) almond bark, Carmel corn and peanut brittle. Do any of you make something you liked from your youth? We’ve heard from LL. What he makes sounds good.
      Merry Christmas everybody. Blessings to our First Family.

    • December 26, 2013 at 10:47 am

      Merry Christmas, Donna! The three of us had broiled lamb chops with Cross and Blackwell mint sauce, boiled potatoes, and peas. Dessert was sherry trifle, tarte tatin, and mince pies.

  47. 113 mtmarilyn
    December 25, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Merry Christmas to all the TOD family!!! May you all have a beautiful day filled with Peace, Joy and Love.

  48. December 25, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Merry Christmas Ms. Chips and to the entire TOD family! Please enjoy your day and spread the love – even to the batshitcrazy Repub uncle πŸ˜€

  49. 115 itgurl_29
    December 25, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Merry Christmas, TOD!

    Sorry, Chips, but I gotta do it:

  50. 116 symmetry11
    December 25, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Merry Christmas, TOD!

  51. 120 hopefruit2
    December 25, 2013 at 10:56 am

    OT: I keep getting spam tweets from a Twitter user named “SEE HOW iT WORKS.” @inheritthewind1. Has anyone had this experience with that particular user? The person is following me, but I don’t know who it is and would like to block them if possible. I just want to make sure it is a spam account and not a real user/PBO supporter.

    • 121 utaustinliberal
      December 25, 2013 at 11:06 am

      Sometimes, peoples accounts get hacked into and they don’t know that someone is using their account to send spam. I say, tweet them and warn them and if it keeps happening or you get no response, take whatever action you feel comfortable with. Also, you might want to check their timeline to see if they only send links with no descriptions. That’s a sign of a spammer.

      • 122 hopefruit2
        December 25, 2013 at 11:41 am

        Thanks ut – as meta indicated, only tweets with links are sent from that account, and there doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to the tweets.

    • December 25, 2013 at 11:31 am

      I just got a spam tweet, too. I looked at their TL and it’s just full of tweets that consist of nothing but links. I didn’t click on any of them and blocked. Looks like a classic spammer.

  52. 125 taiping1
    December 25, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Merry Christmas Chips, Danny, all BTs and the widespread dedicated TOD community. It’s been a good year. No war in Syria to end chemical weapons. Emerging deal with Iran. One giant step towards universal healthcare. And the promise of returning the gavel to Nancy Smash in 2014. Love this community. No thanks can be enough for the awesome work Chips has done in bringing it together, bringing in brilliant blog tyrants, and keeping out the trolls and crazies.

  53. 126 GGAIL
    December 25, 2013 at 11:28 am

    MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!
    It’s gonna be a beautiful & warm west coast Christmas day πŸ™‚

  54. 127 Asher in Boston
    December 25, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Merry Christmas to the TOD village. It’s really cold here in Massachusetts.

  55. 128 sonjiaduncan
    December 25, 2013 at 11:46 am

    To chips and all the TOD Family I wish you a Merry Christmas. Love you all.

  56. December 25, 2013 at 11:49 am

    A very Merry Christmas to all. Donna, those baby’s are beautiful. Chips, thanks for always keeping the blog alive. I love the pics of Danny.
    Chips, I miss the snow….is it on the blog or am I unable to see it?

    Spending the day with my husband and youngest daughter…she is home from college. Sons later next month.

    I love you all from Sunny South Florida…beach anyone?

  57. 131 HZ
    December 25, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Merry Christmas to my Chips, Danny and my entire TOD family. Enjoy your celebrations with lots of great hugs, lots of wonderful laughter, much thanksgiving, and delicious food with all of your family and friends.

    May the adornments in every special place on your tress remind you of the beauty of your lives.
    May the festivities through your own special celebrations remind you of your goodness of your life.
    May the quiet times remind you of the gratefulness of living during a time with a great gift given to us in this nation, our wonderful President, Barack Obama and our beautiful and elegant First Lady, Michelle Obama and lovely Malia and Sasha. (((((( Bo and Sunny))))))). We are blessed, and thank you, Mr. President for being a Great Commander-In-Chief for all of our military men and women all over this world. We thank Almighty for each of their lives on this beautiful Christmas Day.

    Enjoy, Enjoy, and Enjoy every minute of your celebration, TOD family. I coming to Donna’s house for dinner after I pick up my grandson, Danny Boy. I just want to be one of the loving grannies to give Danny a more palpable dinner. Chips, I see is very busy.

    Lovely sunny west coast day, indeed!!!! Everyone can come on over. I would love it so. Love to all, HZ

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