Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas to all my readers. Today I have a turkey to cook and a family Christmas to enjoy.

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32 Comments

  1. Brian Taylor
    Posted December 25, 2014 at 6:22 am | Permalink

    Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.

  2. Cheshire Girl
    Posted December 25, 2014 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    A blessing indeed! Success with the Turkey and all the very best to you and your family.

  3. matthu
    Posted December 25, 2014 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    Happy Christmas to you and your family, John!

    Thank you too for all your hard work during the year and for finding time to manage this blog.

    All the best for 2015.

  4. Mark B
    Posted December 25, 2014 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    Good morning, and Merry Christmas to our kind host and all the readers and contributors to his Diary.

  5. Old Albion
    Posted December 25, 2014 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    Have a great day JR.

  6. JoolsB
    Posted December 25, 2014 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    MERRY CHRISTMAS John!
    Keep up the good work in 2015 when hopefully we will see some justice for England!

  7. rick hamilton
    Posted December 25, 2014 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    A Merry Christmas to Dr Redwood and his family.

    This is one of the few sites where sensible discussion seems to be the order of the day and it is remarkable that JR can find time to maintain it on almost a daily basis. Many thanks.

    Reply Than ks to you and the others for the good wishes. I do write a piece for every day on this site.

  8. Ex-expat Colin
    Posted December 25, 2014 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    Don’t moan about being overworked today then ?

    Happy Xmas Mr Redwood…… and to all others here

  9. Horatio McSherry
    Posted December 25, 2014 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    John,

    Merry Christmas to you and your family 🙂

  10. Ian wragg
    Posted December 25, 2014 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    Make sure you do. All the best

  11. forthurst
    Posted December 25, 2014 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    A Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thank you for providing informative and lively debate throughout the year.

  12. Peter L
    Posted December 25, 2014 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    A Happy Christmas to you and many thanks for your work again this year, always interesting and thoughtful, even though I’m 170 miles from Wokingham it’sone of the first blogs I turn to

  13. Tad Davison
    Posted December 25, 2014 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    Merry Christmas everyone.

  14. Jon
    Posted December 25, 2014 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    Nice one, enjoy your Christmas day. Regards

  15. E Justice
    Posted December 25, 2014 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    A Very Merry Christmas to you and your Family Mr Redwood.
    And God Bless England! keep on fighting for her.

  16. Gordon Blear
    Posted December 25, 2014 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    Thank you Mr Redwood and a Happy Christmas to you and all of your family and friends, Gordon

  17. M Davis
    Posted December 25, 2014 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    I know you won’t be reading this today, JR, but some of us saddo’s need our fix! I wish you a very Happy Christmas and good health in 2015. Thank you for all of your hard work, this is an excellent Blog, thank you!

  18. Bert Young
    Posted December 25, 2014 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    I know you will enjoy your turkey dinner with your family . Good cheer to you and the very best of festivities . Your blogs have always been extremely interesting and thought provoking ; they have added much enjoyment to my daily existence – keep them going ! . My best wishes also to your responders .

  19. bigneil
    Posted December 25, 2014 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    merry xmas to you and your family, even though you disagree with my comments and disallow most of them. my xmas meal will be a “cheese and chutney” crisp sandwich. I am sure the (migrants ed) getting £20k a yr in benefits are having a lot better time than me. Its just a pity they didn’t pay in for 45 yr to be given nothing back. happy new year to you.

    • Margaret Brandreth-J
      Posted December 26, 2014 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

      If you would have said a little earlier you could have joined in with my brood. All would have been welcome.I have just had the second Christmas lunch which was,better than the first , I have been there though and asI 20 years ago ,was serving out food , my knuckles were rapped for taking left over food which would otherwise have been given to the pigs.

  20. Max Dunbar
    Posted December 25, 2014 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    Merry Christmas Dr Redwood and have a Happy New Year.

  21. Robert Taggart
    Posted December 25, 2014 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Turkey ? – whatever happened to austerity ?? !

  22. ian
    Posted December 25, 2014 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    Greetings to you and your family.

  23. Richard Hobbs
    Posted December 25, 2014 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you to. You deserve a break. Many thanks for all your work.
    Richard

  24. WillH
    Posted December 25, 2014 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    All the best to you & your family, Mr Redwood & thanks for a year of very interesting and enlightening posts.

  25. Margaret Brandreth-J
    Posted December 25, 2014 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    Have a good day . I hope your turkey turned out better than mine.Luckily my son in law brought a beautifully cooked crown which complemented my chestnut stuffing very well.
    Children and grandchildren now home and can settle down to finishing very expensive champagne which helps engender all the warmth I can summon, to wish all readers and especially you John,a fulfilling time with your nearest and dearest.Lots of love to all.
    Margaret .xx

  26. fedupsouthener
    Posted December 25, 2014 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    Have a great Christmas John with the family and come back fighting in the new year. There is a lot to fight for!!

    No cooking for me today as we are with friends. All the best for 2015.

  27. Rods
    Posted December 25, 2014 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. I hope you have had a good day.

  28. Narrow Shoulders
    Posted December 26, 2014 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    I hope your day was a fine one Mr Redwood and your efforts in the kitchen worthwhile. Mine certainly were.

    A Happy Christmas to you and yours and hearty thanks for this well informed outlet.

  29. Aatif Ahmad
    Posted December 26, 2014 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    Merry Christmas. May the humanistic teachings of Jesus Christ, the source of modern democracy, humanitarianism and capitalism, continue to inform your political activities and shape them in the direction of compassionate conservatism.

  30. stred
    Posted December 27, 2014 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    How many turkeys will be left shortly after Easter? The goose we bought by mistake has been frozen and we will cook it then. Happy New Year and keep up the good work.

  31. petermartin2001
    Posted December 28, 2014 at 2:17 am | Permalink

    A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

    A word of thanks also to John Redwood for allowing my somewhat alternative comments to this site.

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