Merry Christmas!

Now it’s the Christmas time of year again! No matter what situation you’re in and what’s going on in your life, just take some most likely well-deserved time off now and just relax and embrace the holiday spirit!

I have always loved Christmas and winter, and I hope my daughter will feel the same. I also hope that I and Fredrika manage to convey the nice warm fuzzy feeling of Christmas and love to Emilia too, and that she will regard this holiday as the highlight of the year. Luckily she isn’t old enough for me to reach the point in life every parent does, when we get to pass on our words of winter wisdom:

Don’t eat yellow snow…

This is Emilia’s second Christmas and this year our Christmas tree is even bigger than last year’s. The thing is, our living room has a very high ceiling so even before we moved in, my plans were to always have a gargantuan tree and this year it’s reaches 4 meters! πŸ˜€

A picture of Emilia

Now I’m going to have time off until January 9th unless something goes fundamentally wrong. I really look forward to just spending time with the family, relaxing and taking control over my life again. No computers, just quality time.

A very Merry Christmas to all of you and Happy New Year!


PS. I will write one more post this year, probably around the day before New Year’s Eve, summing up 2005 and what it meant to me. DS.

PS 2. Make me real happy and write how to say Merry Christmas in your language (and what language it is :-))! DS.


  • Merry christmas to you and your family, my friend!

    Brilliant photo of your daughter and you know I am waiting for some nice photos of that huge tree πŸ˜‰

  • Ã&Acirc says:

    Gleðileg jól πŸ™‚ (icelandic)

  • Jorkas says:

    Merry Christmas Robert!

    or in swedish God Jul πŸ˜‰

  • Martin S. says:

    Yeah, merry christmas to you too, Robert!

  • Alexander says:

    Merry Christmas, Robert!

    In Russia we say:


    It sounds: Schastlivogo Rozhdestva!

    We celebrate Orthodox Christmas 7 January, but russian like holidays and we celebrate also and Catholic one and Chanukah and so on.

  • Karl Dawson says:

    Her Britannic Majesty the Queen's English:

    I do hope that you and your family have a truly wonderful festive season and a happy and successful new year.




  • Chris says:

    Un joyeux Noël à Emilia, Fredrika et Robert ! Un sapin de 4 mètres… ça c'est du sérieux πŸ˜‰

    Joyeux Noël aussi à tous ceux qui liront ce message ! (French)

    I said "Merry Christmas to Emilia, Fredrika et Robert! A 4-meter Christmas tree… wow that's real business!

    Merry Chrismas to all the people who will read this message!"

  • jordan says:

    Have a merry Chrismas and a lovely holiday season!

  • Quinn says:

    I just learned "Mele Kalikimaka" is said in Hawaii yesterday. I used to like listening "Feliz Navidad", a good song saying "Merry Christmas" in Spanish and English, on radio while I was in California. That was so peaceful. Anyway..


  • Merry Christmas, Robert, enjoy the holiday and especially the time with your family.

    Here in Switzerland (hehe … I'm glad you know that Switzerland and Sweden is not the same ;)), we say "Fröhlichi Wienachte" for "Merry Christmas" and "Es guets neus" for "A happy new year". But as this is not really a language, here are the German translations ;):

    Merry Christmas: Fröhliche Weihnachten!

    Happy New Year: Ein frohes neues Jahr!

    Actually, I'm a little confused … am I the only German-speaking reader of your blog? Can't imagine that.

  • A Merry Christmas to you and your family. First Christmas for my newborn son, so I am understanding your excitement. Post a picture of your giant tree, as we have a small apartment and only a tiny tree.

    Merry Christmas! — English

    Feliz Navidad! — Spanish (my wife's native language)

  • Jules says:

    Merry Christmas eh! (Canuckism)

    4 metres!!! Ours is nice but only about 2 metres.

    Strange, that Quinn's message appears only as a series of blocks in Opera 9TP.

  • Beautiful photo of your daughter Emilia, Robert. We have a similar photo taken just recently of our two boys. And wow, a 4m tall Christmas tree πŸ˜€

    Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! (in Welsh [Cymraeg])

  • Jonathan says:

    Merry Christmas, Robert!

  • Quinn says:


    It's in Japanese. It probably does something with your machine not having any Japanese fonts. I checked with Opera8.5 on MacOSX and it was fine.

  • Antonio S. Ando says:

    Feliz Natal e próspero Ano Novo a você e sua família πŸ™‚

    Nessa terra distante e fria em que você mora, descobri que há muita bondade e calor humano.

    Obrigado por tudo e felicidades!

    (translate from Brazilian Portuguese)

    For all the people visiting this site I wish a Merry Christmas and a Peacefull 2006.

  • Kalle says:

    Godjul! Hoppas det nya året blir fint!

  • Vrolijk Kerstfeest from the Dutchies πŸ˜‰

  • Robert Nyman says:

    Thanks everyone!

    Merry Christmas!

  • ramin says:

    Hyvää Joulua from your eastern neighbor Finland.

    Yes, a bit late I know but I was staying away from my computer for the holidays. Very refreshing.

  • Robert Nyman says:



    No problem, I've been doing that as well. And I will continue doing that right now! πŸ™‚

  • Aschlasch! says:


    God Jul och god fortsättning.

    I hope you'll get a well deserved rest, from yeah you know what I mean.

    Next time you use my computer please logout… not for my sake but for yours, if it wasn't for Christmas (I really love presents)… I would have made some major configuring…

    /Aschlasch Senior

  • Robert Nyman says:


    Thank you, and the same to you!

    And yes, that's exactly the way I thought your name was spelled! πŸ˜€

    All the best!

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