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.

  1. smp16

    Merry Christmas, Rob!

  2. Jeff Petraska

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

  3. MRK

    Nice segue Mr. Long.

    Merry Christmas everyone.

  4. The King Prawn

    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.

  5. Tom Lindholtz

    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.

  6. Pseudodionysius

    Merry Christmas Mr. Long

  7. Keith

    Merry Christmas, Sir!


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

  9. TJ

    God bless us, every one.

  10. Crow

    Merry Christmas, Rob.

  11. Susan in Seattle

    A very Merry Christmas to you, Mr. Long.

  12. Nick Stuart

    Merry Christmas Ricochet


  13. Nanda Panjandrum

    Merriest of Christmases, Mr. Long!

  14. PJS

    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.

  15. Cunctator

    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……

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