I mean it.

To all of you, whatever you’re celebrating tonight and tomorrow, have a wonderful time with your loved ones, and please, please, please, reach out to those missing theirs.

Merry Christmas, you guys.  I hope you get what you want, and if not, remember what you already have.


  1. LH
    December 24, 2009 2:36 pm

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  2. Sooska
    December 24, 2009 2:44 pm

    Merry Christmas to you and yours and everyone who stops by your blog.

  3. Lisa G.
    December 24, 2009 2:47 pm

    Merry Christmas, everybody!!

  4. Mulrooney
    December 24, 2009 3:04 pm

    Merry Christmas to one and all! May a Keg if Iron guide your future into a new decade, and a sea of sauerkraut fill your gut with fury!

  5. USCMike
    December 24, 2009 3:28 pm

    Ginny, just wanted you to know that you gave us all an excellent present earlier this year when you returned!! And (sorry, prepare yourself) that’s church!!

    God bless you and your entire family and may 2010 be full of wonderful things for all of you!!

  6. USCMike
    December 24, 2009 3:34 pm

    Sorry, but I hit the darn Submit button too soon…

    And my holiday wishes to everyone who participates on this blog too!! You folks rock and if I’m having a bad day, all I have to do is read some of your comments and a smile instantly returns to my face!!

  7. bucdaddy
    December 24, 2009 3:58 pm

    Watterson = genius.

    And you’re not far behind.

    Merry/happy! to everyone and merry hoppy! to spoon.

  8. chrys
    December 24, 2009 3:59 pm

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!! And Merry Christmas to all of you fellow minions!! LOL! Enjoy!! and be safe!!

  9. A Simple Man
    December 24, 2009 4:06 pm

    Merry Christmas all and thanks Ginny for making it interesting.

  10. bluzdude
    December 24, 2009 4:09 pm

    Happy Christmas to you, Ginny. May you find a stocking stuffed with Zima tomorrow morning. My Christmas present was when you came back to us after your “Sabbatical.”

    And Happy Christmas to all who comment here so entertainingly and help make this site the jewel that it is.

  11. JB
    December 24, 2009 4:19 pm

    Merry Christmas all and a very special thank you to Ginny for all the laughs and smiles she provides on a daily basis!

  12. Ginny's Dad
    December 24, 2009 4:24 pm

    Merry Christmas to all and remember the reason for the season. Jesus, the Son of God, became one of us so He could be our Savior. In Him is eternal life.

  13. butcher's dog
    December 24, 2009 5:07 pm

    Remember what we have? We have you, our love Virginia!! What needs else? (as the Bard would say if he were still around).

    I’ll echo what all have said, Our Virginia brings us together, and together we rock our respective worlds. I’ve said this before, but coming here from another local blog (think sports team associated with ice) is like taking a shower. The civility level here is light-years ahead of over there. And the collective IQ…don’t even ask. No chart exists to show that difference.

    Merry Christmas, everyone. Here’s hoping 2010 will be even better all around.

  14. Sheila
    December 24, 2009 5:27 pm

    I live Calvin & Hobbes — Merry Christmas Ginny!

  15. Clair
    December 24, 2009 7:30 pm

    Merry Christmas right back atcha…to you, your family, friends and to everyone else out there reading this awesome blog! Have a WONDERFUL day!

  16. Bojack
    December 24, 2009 8:09 pm

    Besides all of the wondrous blessings I have to be thankful for I came across one heretofore unknown to me:

    Turns out that male goats (“Billy” goats) apparently piss on their beards as a means to project their individual scent. From a man who doesn’t really like having to shave-

    THANK YOU LORD for not making me a billy goat!!!!!

    I MEAN it!!

    Glory to God in the highest,
    and on earth peace,
    good will toward men.

    Merry Christmas and

    A Joyous New Year

  17. facie
    December 24, 2009 8:23 pm

    Yes, Virginia, there is Santa Claus.

    Merry Christmas and pretty much what everyone else said.

  18. Still A, Fan
    December 24, 2009 9:01 pm

    Merry Christmas Everybody!

    Ginny’s Dad….WORD

  19. lilkirbs
    December 24, 2009 9:07 pm

    merry christmas Ginny..thanks for making this year filled with humor and love..

  20. Marietta, Ohio
    December 24, 2009 9:10 pm

    Hi Ginny, Love your blog and hope your Christmas is pigeon-free! Wanted to remind your readers that Callapitter is in need of prayers and vocal support—please post a positive mark on her blog today and tomorrow. Bless you all!!! Marietta, Ohio

  21. Stacey
    December 24, 2009 11:00 pm

    Amen Ginny’s Dad!

    And Merry Christmas to all!

  22. Clementine
    December 24, 2009 11:01 pm

    Merry Christmas, movie house! Merry Christmas, Emporium! Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan!

    Remember, no man is a failure who has friends.

    Wishing everyone a joyful, peaceful, blessed Christmas!

  23. Tony
    December 25, 2009 3:52 am

    Ginny – Merry Chistmas to you and your family. And the same to everyone reading here at That’s Church.

  24. spoon
    December 25, 2009 7:19 am

    Merry Christmas to all yinz!

    Ginny, thanks for all that you’ve done and for keeping the Zima dream alive. In the meantime, don’t forget to drink your Ovaltine.

  25. Jono Adams
    December 25, 2009 8:35 am


    On the topic of reaching out to those who are missing theirs, there’s a family in Maryland who’s 11-year-old little girl was kidnapped earlier this week, and will likely be spending their Christmas in a police command post: http://bit.ly/6vTu7c

    I’m almost certain that there are some burghers who belong to the Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group who are out in Salisbury participating in the search, so please keep the Foxwell family, and all of the searchers in your prayers.

  26. cheld
    December 25, 2009 8:45 am

    ginny, merry christmas to you and family, and thanks for making me laugh at least once a day…

  27. jagoff
    December 25, 2009 9:06 am

    Merry Christmas!

  28. Matt
    December 25, 2009 9:48 am

    My gift came when I found your lifeline back to my hometown. Blessings to you, your family, and all you readers out there.

  29. Cindy T.
    December 25, 2009 2:03 pm

    Merry Christmas Ginny — to you and your entire family. So glad you’re back.

  30. Schuyler
    December 25, 2009 2:55 pm

    Merry Christmas Ginny, to you and your entire family! I hope it was a fun-filled morning!!

  31. PA girl trapped in VA
    December 26, 2009 11:06 am

    I hope you and yours had a great Christmas!!

  32. z
    December 26, 2009 12:12 pm

    To Ginny and Everyone who’s reading this…

    sorry this is sooo late but, hope your Christmas was merry and that your new year will be happy, healthy and prosperous.

  33. Dan (Not Onarato)
    December 26, 2009 9:25 pm

    Merry Christmas everyone and have a great 2010!