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Happy Christmas TOD!

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  1. December 25, 2014 at 7:12 am

    To Chipsticks and TOD Family…..

    During this time of faith and family may the true meaning of Christmas provide you with joy. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.

  2. 19 japa21
    December 25, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Merry Christmas to all and to all a GM

  3. December 25, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Good Morning Every One~ A Very Merry Christmas to you All! I have basically already had my Christmas, so I can sit back and enjoy~ Hope you all have a Beautiful Day and a Blessed & Peaceful New Year Filled With Love & Thanks for TOD!!

  4. December 25, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Hideous amounts of love and Merry Christmas to Chips, Danny, NW, all BTs and TODers. Thank you for everything TODville has become, an incredible community of love and friendship based on the values and principles of our North Star, President and Mrs. Obama. May your day be merry and BRIGHT!!

  5. 30 Roberta in MN
    December 25, 2014 at 7:52 am

    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL HERE AT TOD VILLAGE. Love the snow Chips. Happy Holiday’s to you and Danny. I pray 2015 will be a peaceful year and our First Family will be safe from the loonies . Love you all.

  6. December 25, 2014 at 7:52 am

    A little flashback to PBO and FLOTUS’ 2009 Christmas greeting:

    • 33 jackiegrumbacher
      December 25, 2014 at 7:59 am

      Thank you, meta. They were so young then before the cares and heartache of office took their toll on our president. He’s given so much of himself and I’m grateful to him every single day

  7. 34 jackiegrumbacher
    December 25, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Chips, thank you for that perfect opening image and message. All the love back at you as well as infinite thanks for all you give us through the year. Most of us would not have reached this Christmas in sound mind if you had not created TOD as a haven of sanity, peace and love. All the best wishes from my heart to you, your mother and Danny.

  8. 35 PrayerWarriorforObama
    December 25, 2014 at 7:57 am

    A blessed and joyous Christmas to everyone in the TOD community. May the joy that comes with the meaning of this day warm our hearts and homes. May peace and goodwill (the message of the first Christmas) be our compass as we navigate the waters of this very troubled world. Merry Christmas TOD!

  9. 37 amk for obama
    December 25, 2014 at 8:07 am

    santa has a wifey unit ???

  10. 39 amk for obama
    December 25, 2014 at 8:16 am

    psst, danny … see? hint, hint.

  11. December 25, 2014 at 8:21 am

    G’morning Chips & TOD! A very Happy and Merry Christmas Day to Chips (Thank YOU for the lovely wishes with pic & video), Danny, BT’s TOD, lurkers, everyone! Thanks swbluega for the beautiful Christmas cards, and congrats on #1 πŸ™‚

  12. December 25, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Good morning TOD folks! Wishing every one a very happy Christmas holiday or seasons best wishes wherever you be. Thanks to Chips and BT’s for a beautiful year of memories. I am so grateful.

  13. December 25, 2014 at 8:31 am

    MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone here at TOD. May your day be joyous and richly blessed whatever you are doing…….wherever you are…….those you are with……..delicious food and wonderful fellowship!!! Prayers for peace for our country and our world!! Wishes that our First Family will have a wonderful and relaxing day.

  14. 44 a4alice
    December 25, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Nice! Snow! Merry Christmas to all the residents of TOD! Hope everyone has a lovely day! πŸ˜€

  15. 45 desertflower
    December 25, 2014 at 8:42 am

    A very Merry Christmas to everyone here at TOD…much love to all of you!!

  16. 48 Claire
    December 25, 2014 at 8:50 am

    I hope everyone is surrounded by loved ones today. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  17. 49 Cheryllou
    December 25, 2014 at 8:52 am

    De-lurking to wish Chipsticks and everyone at TOD a Merry Christmas!!

  18. December 25, 2014 at 8:52 am

    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO MY FAVORITE PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET. I LOVE YOU ALL. TRULY.
    *okay,I’ll stop yelling now.

  19. December 25, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Merry Christmas my TOD family.

    Chips!!!!!

  20. 52 criquet
    December 25, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it, and happy holidays to everyone and their families (pets included).

    I am not always able to participate as much as I would like but read almost every post and everyday so TOD is a great part of my extended, long distance group of valued persons!

    Have a great day and season.

  21. 53 MaewholoveourCIC
    December 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Merry Christmas everyone!
    I am so appreciative of each one of you. Thanks to Chips, Nerdy, and others who allow us to keep hope alive. This is the best news source in America. Thank you.
    Mae

  22. 54 CR
    December 25, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Thank you President Obama!
    Merry Christmas Everyone!
    Mele Kalikimaka Kā kākou!

  23. 55 desertflower
    December 25, 2014 at 9:14 am

    A smile for all of you! Kids letters to Santa….my favorite is the last one:)

    http://happyplace.someecards.com/letters-to-santa/the-funniest-weirdest-best-letters-ever-written-to-santa-claus/

  24. December 25, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Merry Christmas to you, gobrooklyn!!! I hope you have an enjoyable day.

  25. 58 desertflower
    December 25, 2014 at 9:19 am

    More smiles:)

  26. 59 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    December 25, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Merry Christmas, Chips, Nerdy, and all of the TOD Family! May you be Blessed with love, peace, and joy!

  27. 61 globalcitizenlinda
    December 25, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Happy Christmas Ms. Chips

  28. 62 globalcitizenlinda
    December 25, 2014 at 9:30 am

    TOD, have a very Happy Christmas or which ever Holiday you celebrate!

    Special gratitude to Chips, NW & other “blog tyrants” and all those who make this the first thing I check every morning!

    May the future bring every possible happiness and health to all TODville & their network of family and friends!

  29. 64 globalcitizenlinda
    December 25, 2014 at 9:31 am

  30. December 25, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Haaaaaaaaaappy Christmas again everyone, thank you sooooo much for the lovely good wishes, you bunch of Christmas crackers!

    • 66 Nerdy Wonka
      December 25, 2014 at 9:38 am

      Merry Christmas……Chiparoooooooo!!!!!!!!

      Thanks for everything.

      I should put you in spam for the snow, but I’m still chuckling over my Chelsea victory and Man United’s loss, so I’ll let it go. You have Danny to thank for this benevolence.

  31. December 25, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to TOD! Smartest people. Special people. Thanks for being here to support our fabulous POTUS!

  32. 69 globalcitizenlinda
    December 25, 2014 at 9:41 am

    very grateful this morning that I was able to talk to my parents, siblings and extended family back in E. Africa – very good telecommunication connections so far;

    its is a challenge on these days to be very far from home – but I am very grateful for all the blessings & opportunities I have received and continue to receive from so many people from so many places around the world;

    of course I am extremely grateful for my continued health

  33. 72 GGAIL
    December 25, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Good West Coast MERRY CHRISTMAS morning Chipsticks & TOD family.

  34. 75 desertflower
    December 25, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Chips…you must show Danny how good dogs behave:) πŸ™‚

    • 76 lockewasright
      December 25, 2014 at 10:22 am

      Perfect! Southwestern Christmas music! I am a bowl of Pazole away from a complete Arizona Christmas now!

      • 77 desertflower
        December 25, 2014 at 10:26 am

        πŸ™‚ I love pazole:) I have a GREAT, easy recipe if you want me to share:)

        • 78 lockewasright
          December 25, 2014 at 10:29 am

          Pretty please! That’s be great!

          • 79 desertflower
            December 25, 2014 at 10:32 am

            Let me dig it out….. πŸ™‚ I know how to make it myself, but I figure I should be a little more particular for sharing with friends:)

            • 80 lockewasright
              December 25, 2014 at 10:37 am

              Thanks very much! I’ve never made it, but I have recently been on a mexican food kick. I am sure I can handle it. I know my way around a kitchen!

              • 81 desertflower
                December 25, 2014 at 10:57 am

                Well, this is a recipe that was given to me by a fellow swim team mom…I use shredded chicken only in this recipe…but you can choose your own meat…

                2 Cups shredded chicken/pork/turkey

                2 28/32 oz cans of white hominy. Drain and rinse first.

                1 or 2 (I use 2) 32oz cans of green enchildada sauce (Hatch or Los Palmas)

                Saute:
                1 medium to large onion…chopped

                3 garlic cloves chopped

                chopped jalepenos…to your taste

                large can of diced green chilis

                2 tsp ground cumin
                2 tsp basil
                1 tsp Mexican oregano or just regular oregano is fine
                1 cup chicken broth (or water)

                I just throw in all the ingredients into a large pot and let it cook together for a bit on low…the only things that you saute together are the onions and the garlic. Just add the other ingredients to the pot.

                You’ll need some grated Jack…or pepperjack if you prefer…to put on top…sometimes I put a dollop of sour cream on mine as well. So yummy and cozy. My entire family loves this. Hope yours does, too:) Merry Christmas

  35. 92 theo67
    December 25, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Merry Christmas, everyone at TOD! And thanks to Chips, NerdyWonka and all other contributors for another wonderful year of good news and shared experiences in this journey. Wishing you all the best!

  36. 93 carolyn
    December 25, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Good morning and Merry Christmas to all…….I do love this place and appreciate every one here.

    Last night at the end of Christmas Eve service, we all held candles that we had lighted from the pastor’s big candle. Then when all candles were lit, the minister held his high, we held ours high, and he encouraged us all to be lights wherever we are, and to remember that light does conquer darkness, and then he prayed the benediction ending with his usual ending: “Pray for peace. Wage a little peace, and love one another, and we all say together “Every single other.”

    What I appreciate about TOD is that people do bring light, not heat. They all try to enlighten and open eyes. This is how we make the world a better place. I share Bob’s wish that a Christmas will come when no mother is mourning a son lost to gunfire. We can do this.

  37. 94 lockewasright
    December 25, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates it! I am at work today getting a bonus for working a holiday that’s not even a holiday to me! Seriously, I’d be here anyway. Yay extra money!

  38. 95 yardarm756
    December 25, 2014 at 10:21 am

    The reason for the season!

  39. 97 0388jojothecat
    December 25, 2014 at 10:23 am

    MERRY CHRISTMAS CHIPSTICKS, DANNY AND ALL MY TOD FAMILY AND LURKING VISTITORS.

    I also wish for a more peaceful 2015.

  40. 100 sherijr
    December 25, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Merry Christmas TOD, wishing everyone a lovely day. Merry Christmas Chips, Danny & Chip’s Mom~ hope it’s perfecto πŸ™‚ !

  41. December 25, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Merry Christmas Everyone πŸ™‚

  42. December 25, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Merry Christmas to the First family. President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Malia, Sasha, Mrs. Robinson, Bo and Sunny.

  43. December 25, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Merry Christmas TOD family! Wishing you all a Joyous Day!!!

  44. 109 lockewasright
    December 25, 2014 at 11:11 am

    What if Scorsese directed a Christmas movie:

  45. December 25, 2014 at 11:17 am

    • 111 MightyPamela
      December 25, 2014 at 12:33 pm

      As I am no sports fan, I thought PBO was referring to an economic 4th quarter. Am I wrong in thinking the 4th quarter and adjustments, often put the economic year (and all the whinging) into a balanced perspective? BTW – it’s okay to laugh at me, I like it! πŸ™‚ And it is very courageous of me to admit how I heard that part of the news conference, doncha’ think? πŸ˜‰

      • 112 GGail
        December 25, 2014 at 12:39 pm

        MP, you’re so cute πŸ™‚
        He’s not just talking about an economic 4th quarter, but all that he has in store for us in the last 2 years of his Administration. The GOP should be having sleepless nights wondering what PBO has in store for his 4th quarter. LOL!

        • 113 MightyPamela
          December 25, 2014 at 1:19 pm

          Yes, I felt that too. All along I have been certain PBO knew exactly what he was taking on, the Long View. He knew quite well he might not win at all. He knew quite well he could lose the majority house in his first term, and that he might not be re-elected. He also knew he could lose both houses in his 4th quarter, and so I believe he has had a number of alternative pathways he could activate, depending on how the cards were dealt. Those idjits in the GOP are clueless compared to this exquisitely intelligent Constitutional Scholar, not a single one of them knows a fraction of what he has made it his goal to study and be well-versed in. So, he takes it all in stride, and with the love and support of his amazing wife and family, what seems like miracles are happening. It is hard work, focus, and the ability to keep his mind clear and his Heart Center open, that is what miracles are made of. God works through humans, but humans must be open to allowing God to show us how, what, when, where. Timing is what it’s all about, and being open to timing, even when we want to push. There is order in the Universe, and all things are unfolding as they should. Well, we could do with a lot less hatred and violence, that is NOT part of God’s Plan for us. Enough from me, breakfast and a truly restful day today, that is my gift from Heaven Above! ❀

          • 114 HZ
            December 25, 2014 at 5:17 pm

            So beautiful stated, MightyPamela. You speak what so many have missed. Thanks for reminding all us how brilliant, open and upfront, and focused our president is and always will be. I am so excited each day I rise and see that he is carrying out his duties with such faith, grace, and determination. Can’t wait to see what 2015 blessings we all will see and be a part of in this presidency.

            Have a beautiful day, MightyPamela with your daughter and family and friends. {{{{{{{{{{{{{ Love you beautiful MP.}}}}}}}}}}}}HZ

  46. 116 Dakota
    December 25, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Merry Christmas to my TOD Family from somewhat sunny California. Be Blessed Everyone!

  47. 117 JER
    December 25, 2014 at 11:36 am


    Merry Christmas Chips and TOD.

  48. 118 GGail
    December 25, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Merry Christmas/Happy Holiday to everyone – especially those who’s came out of lurkingdom to send greetings ❀

  49. 122 MightyPamela
    December 25, 2014 at 11:56 am

    ❀ 🐻 πŸ™‚ Happy Christmas, Blessed day ~ everyone shine as you always do! Blessings and all happiness to our First Family, and to our TOD Family. You folks here are becoming masters at doing the mental plane connected work which will move life forward on this planet. When Heart motivated people contact on a mental level, miracles happen. They do. Because we remember is it never about any single one of us, it is about all of us, together, making a contribution towards a Greater Good, bringing the mass of our energy force combined to share Good Will towards all living beings. With my heartfelt thanks, love to all. MP ❀

  50. 128 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    December 25, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    SO MANY THOUGHTS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BIRTH F JESUS CHRIST…THAT IS PRETTY MUCH WHERE MY MIND HAS BEEN…I HOPE ALL OF YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFULLY BLESSED CHRISTMAS AND I WISH THE PRESIDENT A VERY PEACEFUL AND RELAXING CHRISTMAS…I MYSELF AM SO ENERGY CONSCIOUS…I HAVE FOUND ALTERNATIVE USES FOR COAL….PRESSING ON!!!!!

  51. 130 mtmarilyn
    December 25, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Merry Christmas to all of TODville, all of the lurkers, participates and our Chips and all the BT’s. Hope you have a wonderful Holiday how ever you celebrate. If you are alone, know that all your TOD family with sending you love and support.

  52. 131 sjterrid
    December 25, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays to the TOD family.

  53. 133 GGail
    December 25, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    This thread has gotten so long that the snowflakes are melting before they reach down here. Is anyone minding TOD or has the BTs too full of eggnog???

    Knock, knock?

    • 134 0388jojothecat
      December 25, 2014 at 1:06 pm

      Merry Christmas my fellow SoCallies….what a beautiful sunny CA Christmas morning. The wind is starting to kick up here.

      • 135 GGail
        December 25, 2014 at 1:17 pm

        Merry Christmas to you too jojo. The winds woke me up at 4:30 this morning and I’ve been awake ever since. I’m gonna need a nap before Christmas dinner πŸ™‚

        The sun is shinning up here in Monrovia, but a little brisk. I’ll do the layer look today πŸ™‚

      • 136 Betsy
        December 25, 2014 at 4:51 pm

        Merry Christmas to you all too. I wish all of you a wonderful holiday with your families, friends and or pets!

  54. 137 idon
    December 25, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Happy Holidays to my TOD family. Thank you chips and Nerdy for making this the best news source in the universe.

  55. 138 HZ
    December 25, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    A beautiful blessed and glorious Christmas day and celebrations to my Chips, and all of my TOD family. My thoughts of beautiful blessings to our First Family and VP Biden’s family. May our thoughts and prayers continue to be with each Cabinet Member of the Administration and their families as well.

    A most beautiful and thankful prayer for our service men and women and their families for all that they give to us each and every day. I pray for a complete and safe homecoming for each of them.

    Everyone, enjoy each moment with your families, friends and maybe a stranger who just need a smile or hug. Give of the love that is full within, and truly know that it comes back when you least expect it. May this be a wonderful day of celebration in your lives, TOD family. We surely have much to be joyful for within our TOD family. We have a President and First Lady and VP and Dr. Biden who keep our backs each and every day.

    May the love of the God keep us close together and close to our President as we move into 2015. I am so grateful to be a part of this beautiful family and to be grace with another Christmas. Share your space with lots of prayers of thanksgiving, lots of laughter, lots of delicious foods, lots of hugs, and lots of faith in knowing that we have a wonderful and brilliant man leading us as our President of these United States.

    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ To My Handsome Danny.}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} Be a gentleman today, my Danny. Lots of loving hugs to All of my TOD family from all over the world. May grace be at your tables today, mercy gentle touch your hearts, and love be your shining lights to those you know and greet on this Christmas Day. I love you all so dearly. Thank you for having me in this beautiful family. HZ

  56. December 25, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Merry Christmas to Chips, Danni, and the TOD team! Merry Christmas to the entire TOD family! Thank you everyone for making this a safe place of inspiration and support. Let’s all keep sharin’ the Light. Wifey and I are going to have dinner later today with my very very pregnant daughter (twins), her husband, daughter, and husband’s parents, and friends. First the wife and I are going to have a Christmas walk together in the neighborhood.


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