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Tell HN: Merry Christmas
226 points by jason_slack on Dec 25, 2018 | hide | past | favorite | 129 comments
Merry Christmas fellow HN'ers.

2018 went so fast. I hope that 2018 was good for everyone and that you all have a prosperous new year.

It's almost midnight on the 25th where I am and this is the first time somebody wished me "Merry Christmas" today. Thank you. Merry Christmas and best wishes to all of you as well.

Merry Christmas! And best wishes for a splendid 2019.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, buddy!

Is there a Murphy's law variation associated with central heating systems failing on Christmas eve? Never mind, Merry Christmas HN!

I think this falls under Finagle's law.

[1] https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finagle%27s_law

મેરી ક્રિસમસ! (Merry Christmas) From Junagadh, Gujarat, India [1]. 1 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junagadh

મેરી ક્રિસમસ! It feels joy to connect with another Gujju on HN.

+1. Merry Christmas!!

Like wise.

Merry Christmas to everybody that continues to makes this community a procrastinator’s paradise!

(And the lurkers too!)

Merry Christmas from Scotland!

Anyone have any Hackernews hacks to get over a cold fast?

I've tried pills, roast potatoes, hot toddies and bad Christmas TV....

A good advice from my late uncle: It'll take 7 days if you do nothing and just a week if you treat it...

It might be too late, but one thing my brother taught me is to demolish a LOT of orange juice the moment you start to feel unwell (drink it as if you are thirsty all the time - I did five litres of it in about twelve hours), crank the heating up to make your bedroom uncomfortably hot and sleep as much as you possibly can.

I don't know the mechanism behind it working for us - my brother and I are a bit of an oddity in that we both have insanely effective immune systems (and like running experiments on ourselves), but it works for me. Might work for you, might not!

Something to search, “Vitamins C megadose”

As much sleep as you can manage, and nourishment such as the classic chicken soup.

A liter of hot water with a pinch of turmeric mixed to it if you mean allergic rhinitis.

You can substitute it with garlic, ginger, or black pepper. All of them should be no more than an a pinch in powdered form.

Doesn't help get over it, but hovering over steamy water with Vicks metholatum, with a towel over your head, provides 10 minutes of not feeling lousy.

Not quite hacky, but a hot lemon-tea with extra honey & holy basil leaves might help.

Boil some coke with slices of ginger and lemon. Then drink it warm, but not hot.

sleep sleep sleep sleep sleep, have some fruit, get some sun, sleep some more

Garlic. Smelly but effective. Best you avoid the mistletoe.


Behavior is implementation dependent

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to fellow HN'rs from the lap of Himalayas :D (Nepal)

मेरी क्रिस्मस |

Merry Christmas from another Nepali on the other side of the world (Bay Area) and missing home.

Merry Christmas from Shanghai! 圣诞节快乐!


I'm sure that you didn't mean to offend but Shèngdàn actually means the birth of Kongzi (Confucius), and using it for Christmas is only due to Western Colonialism, trying to dominate and erase Chinese culture. 耶誕节快乐!

Edit: Yes, your link shows that every year there is this "Western Christmas craze" in China. It is a commercialized, fashionable holiday for young people to have fun - but this also shows how disrespectful it is that they associate this with the traditional title of Kongzi. Kongzi said that through festivals and rituals we learn to become more humane. Is this the spirit by which Western Christmas festival is celebrated today?

Merry Christmas, HN! This community is something I check in on every morning — I’m happy I can always find something new or interesting to learn about each time.

Рождество құтты болсын! Merry Christmas from HN'ers of Kazakhstan!

Kutty bolsyn!

Linksmų Kalėdų from Lithuania!

Merry Christmas to you all from Africa. Its about 4pm here, family napping after all the food.

メリー・クリスマス (Merry Christmas) from Japan!

Vrolijk kerstfeest!

Feliz Navidad from San Juan, Puerto Rico!

Feliz navidad from Caguas!

Feliz Navidad from Atacama - Chile

Merry christmas! The Atacama, one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to.

Merry Christmas from Israel :o

Merry Christmas from my family currently in beautiful snow covered Western NY. ️

Feliz Navidad from Barcelona!

From Madrid too

Frohe Weihnachten!

नाताळचा हार्दिक शुभेच्छा! (Merry Christmas!) From Pune, India.

среќен Божиќ (Merry Christmas) all from Macedonia (E. Europe)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Romania :)!

This is such a random, yet wholesome post and thread. I love it!

2018 has been quite a year for me and HN has definitely helped by being a great community for fascinating discussions and interesting reads. To anyone else going through a shit time, reach out, talk to a friend, try to make 2019 a happier year. Stay strong.

Belated Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year everyone!

Merry Christmas & Best wishes to everyone.

Joyeux Noël, depuis la Suisse romande :)

Bonnes fêtes (de Nyon)

Fröhliche Weihnachten!

gelukkig nieuwjaar from mountain view!

Hey Tim! Een heel gelukkig nieuw jaar voor jou en je naasten. Groetjes ook aan Mark, Jacques

Fijne feestdagen from The Hague :)

Fijne feestdagen van België! Happy holidays from Belgium!

Fijne feestdagen from Amsterdam!

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

срећан Божић

Maayong Pasko from Philippines!

Feliz Natal from Portugal!


Merry Christmas!

2018 was kind of mixed bag for me, but the good parts were really good, so I am not going to complain, but look forward to a new year full of the usual surprises and craziness.

Not christian but still Happy Christmas to all who are celebrating.

Merry Christmas HN! Feliz natal from Recife, Brazil!

Merry Christmas to you too, fellow citizen.

Merry Christmas and God bless us everyone!

Merry Christmas from the warm heart of Africa, Malawi! Mulungu akudalitseni nonse! (God bless you all!)

Maligayang Pasko from the Philippines!

Laudate omnes gentes, laudate Domine!

Feliz Navidad from New Mexico, USA!

Feliz Navidad from Asturias, Spain!

Merry Christmas, Happy Hannakuh, Happy Kwanza, and a great 2019 to all my Hacker News friends.

C рождеством!

Il-Milied it-tajjeb from Malta! :)

It really did! Well, it felt pretty fast anyway.

Merry Christmas to all celebrating and happy holidays :~)

Merry Christmas from Tel Aviv!

Merry Christmas to all! And best wishes for a good 2019 everywhere in the world.

Feliz Navidad desde Hangzhou

З Різдвом!

Merry Christmas to the whole of HN, you freaking amazing community! :)

God jul, en dag för sent

Feliz Natal from Brazil

Feliz Natal from Brazil

Feliz Navidad! Merry Christmas from Bucaramanga, Colombia =)

圣诞快乐 from Guangzhou!


krismas kee badhaee! Merry Christmas from India.

Merry Christmas from Johannesburg, South Africa

Merry Christmas from Slovakia. Veselé Vianoce!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday everyone!

Merry Gravmass from Long Island New York!

Scheene Weihnachtn from Munich, Germany!

Joyeux Noël , from Québec City, Canada!

Merry Chrismas from the mid-south US!

Merry Christmas Everyone! From India

Merry Christmas from San Francisco.

Merry Christmas from San Francisco!

Glædelig jul!

Merry Christmas from the Odenwald.

Buon Natale!

Nollaig Shona Daoibh ó h’Eireann

Frohe Weihnachten from Austria!

Jubilous Yuletide from Finland!

Merry Christmas from Pakistan!

Merry Christmas from Maryland!

Merry Christmas from Seattle.

Merry Christmas from New York

Happy Christmas from Bermuda!

Merry Christmas from Canada!

Joyeux Noël, from Burgundy.

Fijne kerstfeest allemaal!

Merry Christmas, Fellas!

Merry Christmas friends!

Boldog karácsonyt!

Merry Christmas!

Crãciun fericit!

Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Весела Коледа!

Hyvää joulua!

Merry Xmas

Merry Christmas to all of you!

Merry Christmas from Ottawa.

Merry Christmas!

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