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  • … natus ex Maria virgine …

    Posted by Chicago Boyz Archive on December 25th, 2013 (All posts by )

    And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”

    Luke, 2:8-12.

    Merry Christmas to all of our Chicago Boyz contributors, readers, friends and families.


    17 Responses to “… natus ex Maria virgine …”

    1. Jonathan Says:

      And the same to you.

    2. ErisGuy Says:

      Merry Christmas.

    3. VXXC Says:

      Merry Christmas

    4. Robert Schwartz Says:

      Feliz navidad, prospero año y felicidad.

    5. Sgt. Mom Says:

      Merry Christmas to all – wherever you are!

    6. Jason in LA Says:

      Merry Christmas to all my Chicagoboyz friends from Los Angeles, Ca. Where today we’ll have a high of 83 degrees and a low of 51. The only white I’ll see this Christmas will be the sun tan lotion as I squirt it out of the bottle.

    7. Michael Kennedy Says:

      “Where today we’ll have a high of 83 degrees and a low of 51.”

      I used to worry that saying those things around cold weather types would start a stampede to LA but the Democrats have taken care of that.

    8. Jason in LA Says:


      That was one of the original purposes of the Rose Parade. With the help of The Chandler’s LA Times, a family that also speculated aggressively in real estate development. Promote the heck out of Southern California’s mild winter climate to the Midwest folks who traveled to Pasadena to watch their Big 10 team in the Rose Bowl. While they’re here enjoy the parade and the game, then hopefully buy a tract house in Van Nuys and subscribe to the newspaper.

    9. James Bennett Says:

      Nowdays, high of 83, low of 51 sounds like the combined California and federal income tax rates…

    10. Lexington Green Says:

      27F, gray, cloudy in Chicago. Typical.

      The Church in its wisdom chose to celebrate Christmas near the darkest night of the year, in a cold season, to remind that the light has come into the world and must increase, and to sustain us with hope through the cold months ahead.

      The early church could not have known this symbolism would be confounded by the discovery of California!

    11. Dan from Madison Says:

      I used to complain and grouse about winter. But now I get out and enjoy it with cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and other activities. The SO will be training Jameson for skijoring so that will be a hoot. It makes the time pass faster between now and the thaw.

    12. Jonathan Says:

      Remember to keep at least 100 ft of rope attached to one of your ankles at all times in case you fall into a crevasse. Also, don’t forget the cask of brandy for the dog. Or you could use Jameson’s.

    13. Dan from Madison Says:

      Oh Jonathan I am 100% not involved in the skijoring besides documentation. Much laughter shall ensue, however we are attempting zero emergency room visits during the process.

    14. Jonathan Says:

      The brandy is for afterwards, not before.

      Also, don’t be this guy:

    15. Dan from Madison Says:

      I think that is skitching.

    16. Jonathan Says:

      No, it’s schlozzing.

    17. Jeff the Bobcat Says:

      Merry Christmas to all of the Chicago Boyz! I want to thank each of you for the entertaining and enlightening posts and comments this year and I always look forward to the lively debate of ideas and opinions.

      I wish you all a very safe and Happy New Year!