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Christmas, 2012


Again the Ghost sped on, above the black and heaving sea–on, on–until, being far away, as he told Scrooge, from any shore, they lighted on a ship. They stood beside the helmsman at the wheel, the look-out in the bow, the officers who had the watch; dark, ghostly figures in their several stations; but every man among them hummed a Christmas tune, or had a Christmas thought, or spoke below his breath to his companion of some bygone Christmas Day, with homeward hopes belonging to it. And every man on board, waking or sleeping, good or bad, had had a kinder word for another on that day than on any day in the year; and had shared to some extent in its festivities; and had remembered those he cared for at a distance, and had known that they delighted to remember him.”

– A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens

Merry Christmas, to our members, readers, contributors, editors, and backstage crew. It’s the third Ricochet Christmas — of many, many more, I hope — and if you’re a member, we thank you.

If you’re a reader, we thank you (and hope you’ll become a member this year! — remember: you get a year’s worth of National Review on PDF when you do).

There’s more to come in 2013. We’ve all got a country to win back. But while we do that, we thank you for joining us, we hope to see more of you next year, and in the meantime, we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas.

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Members have made 15 comments.

  1. Profile photo of smp16 Inactive

    Merry Christmas, Rob!

    • #1
    • December 25, 2012 at 1:31 am
  2. Profile photo of Jeff Petraska Member

    Merry Christmas to all of you! And may 2013 be better than we expect.

    • #2
    • December 25, 2012 at 7:56 am
  3. Profile photo of MRK Member

    Nice segue Mr. Long.

    Merry Christmas everyone.

    • #3
    • December 25, 2012 at 8:05 am
  4. Profile photo of The King Prawn Member

    Merry Christmas to you, Rob.

    A technical note: the NR digital subscription is not just pdf. The login is good for the online html and flash version, and also for the iphone and android apps as well. It’s all of NR in whatever format you want so long as no trees died in the process.

    • #4
    • December 25, 2012 at 9:07 am
  5. Profile photo of Tom Lindholtz Inactive

    Merry Christmas, Rob, and may you enjoy a warm and love-filled celebration with family and friends. Thanks for your part in Ricochet. And thanks for your part in contributing to the enjoyment of so many through your work in Hollywood.

    • #5
    • December 25, 2012 at 9:20 am
  6. Profile photo of Pseudodionysius Member

    Merry Christmas Mr. Long

    • #6
    • December 25, 2012 at 9:25 am
  7. Profile photo of Keith Inactive

    Merry Christmas, Sir!

    • #7
    • December 25, 2012 at 9:27 am
  8. Profile photo of GLDIII Reagan

    Merry Christmas, and thanks to Rob and Peter for their vision

    • #8
    • December 25, 2012 at 9:50 am
  9. Profile photo of TJ Member

    God bless us, every one.

    • #9
    • December 25, 2012 at 9:57 am
  10. Profile photo of Crow's Nest Member

    Merry Christmas, Rob.

    • #10
    • December 25, 2012 at 10:21 am
  11. Profile photo of Susan in Seattle Member

    A very Merry Christmas to you, Mr. Long.

    • #11
    • December 25, 2012 at 10:27 am
  12. Profile photo of Nick Stuart Thatcher

    Merry Christmas Ricochet


    • #12
    • December 25, 2012 at 10:42 am
  13. Profile photo of Nanda Panjandrum Inactive
    Nanda Panjandrum

    Merriest of Christmases, Mr. Long!

    • #13
    • December 25, 2012 at 10:46 am
  14. Profile photo of PJS Reagan

    Rob, thanks for creating Ricochet (you too, Peter). Looking forward to seeing you all in 2013 (I hope!)

    Love to all the Ricoteers from the S family.

    • #14
    • December 25, 2012 at 11:08 am
  15. Profile photo of Cunctator Inactive

    Merry Christmas and thanks for the site, and especially the podcasts! By the way – I’ve noticed the term “Happy Holidays” seems to be disappearing as a greeting……

    • #15
    • December 25, 2012 at 11:45 am