Merry Christmas From TTAG

Merry Christmas from TTAG


Here’s hoping that that you made the ‘nice’ list this year and ol’ Kris Kringle was good to you. May you spend the day with some of your favorite people, eat lots of your favorite foods and avoid the most annoying of your inlaws.

From all of us to all of you, Merry Christmas.

We’ll be running some vintage content over the holiday week to give our usual contributors some much deserved time off. Enjoy.



  1. avatar Robert Farago says:

    I don’t hate Christmas. M’kay?

    I wish all of our readers, their family and friends a merry Christmas!

    PS. As an African American, I’m looking forward to the start of Kwanza.

  2. avatar former water walker says:

    Happy Christmas to all TTAG guy’s and gal’s!

    1. avatar Full Metal Santa says:

      Housekeeping? Wishing us a Merry Christmas is housekeeping?

    2. avatar Rad Man says:

      Thanks, and Goddamn, my wife’s cousins are boring!

  3. avatar H says:

    You all too!!

  4. avatar Victoria Illinois says:

    Thanks, same to you. Loved that ornament in your picture!
    So far so good. No political conversations… far. 🙂

  5. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    As it turns out, neither Santa nor his elves have their federal firearm license. Fortunately, my local sporting goods store does and jumped into the Christmas spirit with both feet: a few days ago they sold me a new Taurus compact semi-auto pistol in 9mm Luger (model G2S) on sale for $180! I had absolutely no application in mind for it when I bought it. Regardless, I just could not pass it up at that price.

    The way I look at it, a compact pistol with single-stack magazine is thin, relatively light (but not too light), and easy to conceal. And with 7+1 rounds of 9mm Luger goodness, it is a respectable self-defense platform for muggers, car-jackers, coyotes, and feral dogs. What’s not to like, especially for $180?!?!?

    Merry Christmas and happy New Year everyone!

  6. avatar dlj83544 says:

    …from the hinterlands of north Idaho, Merry Christmas to all!

  7. avatar Porridgeweasel says:

    Merry Christmas to all of you.

  8. avatar Wedge259 says:

    Working a 12 hour shift today on top of the 12 hour shift yesterday, and possibly working an overtime shift tomorrow. My fifth year in a row working on Christmas! The first one was the hardest as it was my first Christmas after getting married as well. Now it’s just irritating because it feels like the holiday is wasted and everything is back to normal by the time I get off! The paycheck next week will be nice though, so I guess it isn’t all bad.

    1. avatar Geoff "Bah, Humbug!" PR says:

      I *loved* working major holidays at the chemical factory. No one important around to hassle you, and every hour was at time-an-a-half, OT was double pay!

      1. avatar Wedge259 says:

        I also work at a chemical plant, 24/7 production! It is admittedly quiet so that’s a plus. And the paycheck is nice but it doesn’t do you much good until a week or two later.

        1. avatar jwm says:

          I worked 2 jobs for over 20 years. Lots of Christmas photos of me and the kids where I was wearing my work clothes. I had either just gotten off work or was on my way to. Tough years. But it’s what we do for our families.

        2. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

          Yup. When I started my career, I always got Christmas off. Later, as a veteran, I volunteered to work to let the younger guys with kids stay home.
          Didn’t hurt that Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were double time and a half!
          I too have Christmas photos with me in uniform.

    2. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

      heard that. 16 friday, 16 monday, 8 today. got a chance to stop and see maw for a couple hours. off at ten, back at six.

  9. avatar Cthulhu2020 says:

    Merry Christmas to you all!

    1. avatar Geoff "Bah, Humbug!" PR says:

      Oh, we’re in for it now! Cthulhu was lying sleeping under the ocean, and now he’s awake!!!!

      1. avatar jwm says:

        Cthulhu 2020. Why vote for the lessor of two evils?

        1. avatar SAFEupstateFML says:

          That is not dead can eternal lie
          And with strange aeons even death may die

          So DC swamp monster boss?

  10. avatar jwm says:

    I have had a damn fine and prosperous year. My tribe has increased by more grand kids and my health and finances are bloody good. So, what’s not to like?

    Merry Christmas to all and to all a happy new year.

  11. avatar Aaron says:

    Merry Christmas POTG

  12. avatar klaus Von Schmitto says:

    Merry Christmas to all!

  13. avatar Geoff "Bah, Humbug!" PR says:

    “How The Soviets Replaced Christmas With A Socialist Winter Holiday”

    “Once the communists took control of the Russian state, the usual calendar of religious holidays was naturally abolished. Easter was outlawed, and during the years when weekends were removed, Easter was especially difficult to celebrate, even privately.

    But perhaps the most difficult religious holiday to suppress was Christmas, and much of this is evidenced in the fact that Christmas wasn’t so much abolished as replaced by a secular version with similar rituals.”

    And the Leftists want to do this to us… 🙁

  14. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a prosperous new year!

  15. avatar PROUD chicano says:

    Merry Christmas from TTAG’s favorite (only) cholo.

    1. avatar klaus Von Schmitto says:

      Feliz Navidad !

      1. avatar PROUD chicano says:

        Thx you pal.

    2. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      Feliz Navidad y prospero año!

    3. avatar Geoff "Bah, Humbug!" PR says:

      Mr. Proud, there’s at least one other TTAG regular like yourself, and maybe others, who don’t feel the need to broadcast it so loudly 🙂

  16. avatar SouthAl says:

    Merry Christmas to all.

  17. avatar moreadventuresonotherplanets says:

    Happy Holidays (for all Americans) Muslims, Buddhist, Sikhs, Atheists, Agnostics, Zoroastrians, Taoist, Shinto, Jews, Falun Gong,Confucianism,Korean shamanism,Caodaism,Jainism ,Cheondoism to name just a few religions in the U.S.

    Damn did I leave any one out. Probably but you get the picture on why we should say Happy Holidays or Seasons Greetings. Its called being polite.

    1. avatar klaus Von Schmitto says:


      Let’s smoke the tree.

    2. avatar PROUD chicano says:

      Hell to the nah. I merry Christmas everybody “b/c merica”
      I’ve always wanted to say that lol.

    3. avatar uncommon_sense says:


      Saying “Happy Holidays” to people who observe other religions doesn’t even make sense since they don’t have anything remotely similar to the Christmas celebration at the same time of year. And “Season’s Greetings” is even more meaningless.

      What is so “impolite” about saying Merry Christmas to someone if they do not observe Christmas? If someone who observes a different religion than me says “Happy [religious holiday]”, I could care less and see nothing impolite about it.

      Do you want to know what is impolite? Telling someone that they cannot publicly celebrate their religious holiday and express associated joyous well-wishes.

      Next time, save some electrons and just type, “Bah humbug!”

      1. avatar moreadventuresonotherplanets says:

        Spoken like a true Un-American and Blasphemer of Christianity.

        No one said you could not wish a Merry Christmas to a person whom you know is another Christian. Saying it to strangers is rude, racist, and being a religious bigot. You passed the test.

        1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

          Merry Christmas, Vlad the Crisco Impaler from Other Planets.

          Now that it’s Christmas Day, we take out the Three Wise Kings and place them on the far end of the house. Each day for the next twelve days (hence the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”) until Epiphany, we move the three figurines closer to the Nativity scene, signifying their journey to see him. All the other ornaments and decorations slowly get put away, but the Nativity stays out until last, when the Wise Kings finally reach the scene on Jan 6 and join up with Joseph, Mary, and little baby Jesus.

          It’s not Festivus Day, it’s not Kwanzaa season, and it’s definitely not Santa’s Advent. It’s Christmas.

          So Merry Christmas, Vlad. Today you get a pass, but tomorrow’s a new day. 🙂

        2. avatar STAT88 says:

          You’re a full blown, f’in idiot. The President of the company where I work is Jewish and if he wished me Happy Hanukkah I wouldn’t be offended and would just say thank you, same to you . But then again, I don’t create problems where none exist.

      2. avatar Warlocc says:

        Way to take the troll bait.

        1. avatar Philthegardner says:

          Merry Christmas to all at TTAG! Gotta hand it to that alien troll. He is a pro. Instead of being alone and bitter in his mommy’s basement, he now has a “conversation” with real people. I guess as decent folk, one has to feed them once in a while.

      3. avatar moreadventuresonotherplanets says:

        I should have stated that saying Happy Holidays shows respect for all religions especially religions other than your own. Again its called being polite.

        Say Merry Christmas to your own group but don’t push it on everyone else. The last time I checked the U.S. is not a Christian Caliphate.

        1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

          “To your own group”. Now who is the racist.

        2. avatar Chicken Wing says:

          Merry Christmas!

    4. avatar Scratch a liberal, find a klansman says:

      As a non-Christian, always amusing to watch the klans party get outraged on behalf of those who couldn’t care less.

    5. avatar Communism is Your New God says:

      You must be out of the leftist loop. You certainly don’t have the most up to date and with it information from your liberal gods. Happy holidays is now offensive once again too because the new leftist teachings dictate *no religions* what so ever. Religions are now childish backwater belief systems we cannot accept ANY of them. Beliefs are not to be tolerated unless the belief lies in Perfection of the state.

      1. avatar moreadventuresonotherplanets says:

        No the real truth is that guys like you want a Christian Caliphate and most will come right out and say it. A Republican Matt Shea got caught supporting a Right Wing Supremacist group that wanted to murder all men who were not Christians. And theses guys have room to criticize Isis. There is no difference between them. None.

        1. avatar Void says:

          Aloha snackbar, try to take it easy on the Christmas cheer.

      2. avatar Friedrich Engels says:

        Karl Marx said religion was the opiate of the people, so they tried to replace religion with real opiates, and see where that got us.

    6. avatar SAFEupstateFML says:

      Merry Christmas.

  18. avatar Chris T in KY says:

    Merry Christmas to everyone. I will be watching a great Christmas movie today. Die Hard!!

    1. avatar Gunfan says:

      Watched it with the wife last night while wrapping the last few presents! Merry Christmas!

      1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

        We did, too! Karl got “shooted real good” by Al at the end. Good ‘ol Al.

        So many lines to choose from:

        “Guess we’ll need some more FBI guys…”

        “Welcome to the party, pal!”


        “Doh! And the quarterback is toast!”

        “Yippy kai yay, mother !”

    2. avatar Geoff "Bah, Humbug!" PR says:

      “I will be watching a great Christmas movie today. Die Hard!!

      Watching it right now, on WGN…

      1. avatar Peegeetoo says:

        You should watched vaxxed and vaxxed 2, maybe even someone as ignorant as yourself will learn something.

        1. avatar John in AK says:

          Monomania (n):
          1-Pathological obsession with one idea or subject.
          2-Intent concentration on or exaggerated enthusiasm for a single subject or idea.
          3-Insanity in which there is a more or less complete limitation of the perverted mental action to a particular field, as a specific delusion, or an impulse to do some particular thing. The other mental functions may show some signs of degeneration.

  19. avatar Chicken Wing says:

    Just want to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone here especially those in the comments from the past few days that said it to me. Hope everyone’s family and friends are enjoying themselves and a prayer for those having a hard time.

    Anyone else waiting for the New Year’s Eve mag dumps?

    1. avatar SAFEupstateFML says:

      Need to drop some weight for the immediately following running of the deputies.

      1. avatar Chicken Wing says:

        Some guys in their yard or on their farm have been shooting since lunch. Love my red state. Country living. Have a few deputies and troopers as neighbors.

  20. avatar The Rookie says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to my fellow TTAG’ers!

  21. avatar Jim Bullock says:

    Day late, sorry about that.

    So, thank you for the gift — 5 years+, hanging out, reading and commenting on TTAG has legit been part of rebuilding post my stroke. (Not gun-related; haters.) Thanks for the sandbox, the brain-ups, and putting up with my rambles, bad edits, and unfiltered typos.

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