When one declares oneself to be a conservative, one is not, unfortunately, thereupon visited by tongues of fire that leave one omniscient. The acceptance of a series of premises is just the beginning. After that, we need constantly to inform ourselves, to analyze and to think through our premises and their ramifications. We need to ponder, in the light of the evidence, the strengths and the weaknesses, the consistencies and the inconsistencies, the glory and the frailty of our position, week in and week out. Otherwise, we will not hold our own in a world where informed dedication, not just dedication, is necessary for survival and growth.

William F. Buckley Jr., Feb 8, 1956, NR

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Eve!

Despite what has been an unusual Christmas season for me, and a heavy heart/mind this year, a friend reminded me late last night of love and joy! Christmas is here!

If you find yourself wanting Christmas stories that don't involve red-nosed reindeer, longhaired yaks, yams for dinner, or the bustle of crowds with every discussion about Christmas, take a trip over to Cathouse Chat and enjoy Kat's "Carnival of Christmas!" You can probably find yam recipes and there are stories about the Christmas rush, but there is some good reading there.

Our own Gayle was selected as "Pride of Place" this year for her Christmas posting, and given top billing. Congrats to you, Gayle, for a touching and remarkable story.

Jennifer and I are both humbled by the selection of our Christmas pieces to be included in the Carnival as well. Those pieces are here, of course, but they can be found under "Christmas Meditations" at Cathouse Chat. Jennifer, thank you for your posting and I hope your travels remain safe!

This time of year brings about rushing around shopping, baking, stress, love, joy, happiness, some grinchiness, and about every emotion one can experience. Take a few minutes and enjoy the work Kat did this year in continuing a Christmas tradition on her blog.

To all who may wander in here today and tomorrow, please accept the wishes from everyone here at Conservative Convictions for a safe, happy, warm, amazing, perfect, and fascinating Christmas!

15 comments:

Gayle said...

And a "a safe, happy, warm, amazing, perfect, and fascinating Christmas" to you as well, Robert, and also one that is extremely blessed.

MERRY CHRISTMAS! :)

Jennifer said...

I love this post for many reasons. Not sure if it was the longhaired yaks........LOL

Robert said...

Jennifer, I thought the yaks were the best part of it!

(O)CT(O)PUS said...

Wishing y' all above the waves a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ... from your friends at the Zone.

nanc said...

merry CHRISTmas to ALL of you!

may we all find true joy - joy everlasting just loving the Lord for all He did for us.

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

His birth is a miracle. His love is our gift. His day is a time to rejoice!

Let us rejoice in all He has given us and love one another as He loves us.

Merry Christmas.

AI said...

To all at Conservative Convictions, Merry Christmas ...

Conservative said...

Merry Christmas to you all

Donald Douglas said...

Have a Merry Christmas!

Christopher Hamilton said...

Robert and Jenn,

I am sorry I haven't been around lately, I have had to work a lot more because of the holiday season. I would like to thank the both of you as well as everyone at Conservative Convictions for serving the American people and keeping the liberals in check. Have a Merry Christmas!

Christopher Hamilton
The Right Opinion, for the Right Wing

Jennifer said...

Thank you all for your Christmas wishes. Please know that we all wish the same for you! We are thankful for all of our friends here at C! We are who we are, because of you! God Bless You!

Robert said...

Thanks to everyone for dropping by, and for all of your wishes! It has been a busy season, and I promise CC will ramp up to a new year and a new administration very soon. I think next week will do jsut fine!

Enjoy the weekend, don't eat too much, and keep coming back!

Always On Watch said...

Christmas is a Time to put aside politics and meditate upon eternity.

Anyway, that's what I'm doing.

Merry Christmas!

Robert said...

AOW, I think you have hit the mark with this one. I am sure many of us are doing thinking for the long ter this time of year.

Have a great Christmas night!

WomanHonorThyself said...

blessed holiday wishes to u all!:)