Christmas Greetings From PA Pundits International – 2022

Posted on Sun 12/25/2022 by


Christmas 2022

Again, this has been another of those momentous years, and it seems that I say that every year, and it is really quite true. Each year sees new things that change the way we live, some good, and some not so good. This is probably the first year when the Coronavirus restrictions have not been in place, so families actually can gather together in numbers again. There has been political upheaval, conflict, and a lot of things we would wish we didn’t have to put up with. All of this, on this one day especially, we can put to the back of our minds and share some real joy with our family. That might be a little difficult right at the moment as for those who live in the U.S. well they are in the middle of a huge weather event, perhaps one of the coldest periods in recent memory, so our thoughts are with those who are having the worst of this weather, and we all hope it passes sooner rather than later.

So now, at Christmas time, let us take the time to be thankful for all the good things that we do have. Especially at Christmas, let us think of just our own family, our close family, and our extended family, and also be thankful that we have that family to be with.


The regular contributors at PA Pundits International would like to take this special time to wish you all a wonderful and a peaceful Christmas, and we hope that you can share that day with your own family, because after all, Christmas started out with a family, and it is a time when we should remember this with our own families.

We all hope that all our readers have a wonderful time on this Christmas Day. Stay close to your children, or, if you are older, be close to your grandchildren if they are with you, and you’ll see the happiness in their faces. That happiness that they experience at this time is what makes us happy, and while there is so much turmoil around us in our own Countries, and also in the wider World, our family, our children, and our grandchildren are what keeps us grounded. Most of you have mobile telephones and these have the facility to take images, so if you are in a position to see the faces of your children and grandchildren as they unwrap their presents, take the time to take some images of them to have a permanent reminder of the joy that all children experience at Christmas.

There is so much in the wider World which gives us cause for concern, so on this day, let’s just forget about that stuff and concentrate on our families, and by doing just that, those wider concerns will fade away, even if just for one day.

Take the time to give thanks for what we have.

Also, remember, this is not The Holidays. This is Christmas.

Have a Blessed Christmas!

The King has come!

Message from TonyfromOz in Australia

Because of the fifteen hour time difference between our home site here at PA Pundits, and me here in Australia, Christmas Day is already half over by the time this gets posted at our site. My good lady wife and I will be having a quiet Christmas this year, with just the two of us. She is a little frail now, and even being in a small family crowd is a little too much for her, and I can understand that. Our Son and his daughter will be calling by in the early afternoon to wish us both happiness, and then they will both head off for their own Christmas Day meal at our granddaughter’s new home with her partner. As for my wife and I, I am now the designated preparer of food, and I will be keeping it simple this year, so it will be just a salad with some chicken and ham, and we will be having this in the mid afternoon, the usual time of the Christmas meal here in Australia.

As is the case here in Australia, in the Southern Hemisphere, we are almost in the middle of Summer. Today will be marginally cooler than usual, under full overcast with the possibility of some showers later in the afternoon, well, maybe, as the forecast states. The maximum temperature predicted for the day is 29C, and that translates to 84F, and in fact, that is not particularly hot for Christmas Day here in Australia, as in some parts of Victoria in the South, they will be expecting temperatures in the low 40s, and that’s 40C, so that’s 104F.

In the main, seafood is a huge part of Christmas meals all across Australia, and many many Millions of dollars will be spent on seafood in the few days leading up to Christmas Day. Our local fish and chip outlet is also a major seafood outlet, and when I visited on Friday, they were preparing for the rush, and there was seafood of all sorts waiting to be sold, and foremost among that was the huge Christmas staple of prawns, perhaps the largest of the food groups consumed at this time of year.

So, on this most special of days, I wish you all a happy and more importantly, a Peaceful Christmas, a day when we can all just relax and be with the most important people in our lives, our family.