Merry Christmas Everyone!

That about wraps up another year. A Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Mele Kalikimaka, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa and standards-compliant Winterval to one and all.

I’ll be taking a break and I’ll be back on the 22nd January (except for a post aimed at people who find a uke under their Christmas tree). Hopefully, with a spanking new look to the site.

I don’t like to talk about it, but I do next to nothing for charity. One charity I do regularly support is Kiva and that’s only because they force the poverty stricken recipients of the cash to give the money back – it’s only fair. If you’re a Kiva regular, join the Ukulele Players group on there.

Have a good one! See you in the magic future-land of 2010.

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  1. J-Hob December 20th, 2009 4:21 pm

    And a very merry Ukemas to you! Wishing you a relaxing extended break. I’m looking forward to seeing the new design at the end of January.

  2. moocher December 20th, 2009 4:49 pm

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thanks for your hard work and inspiration. Enjoy your winterval, look forward to your return.

  3. Armelle December 20th, 2009 4:59 pm

    Wow, that’s a REALLY long break, Al !

    Where will I get my daily dose of Ukulele & British sense of humour for the month to come !

    You’ll be missed !

    Have a great Christmas and good luck with your new design project !

  4. byjimini December 20th, 2009 5:15 pm

    Merry Christmas Al!

  5. cardboardfrog December 20th, 2009 5:41 pm

    happy christmas woodshed, have fun!

  6. Chris December 20th, 2009 6:21 pm

    Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year! Thanks for your hard work with Uke Hunt – it’s an amazing resource and you do a fantastic job.

  7. Nick B-C. December 20th, 2009 7:16 pm

    …Have a cool crimbo Al…22nd of January!…F**k me!…I might even be able to play the uke by then!…Take care all…a peaceful new year to everyone…see you all on the 22nd of January 2010…

  8. Dylan December 20th, 2009 7:18 pm

    You forgot Festivus (for the rest of us!)

  9. sam December 20th, 2009 7:46 pm

    merry christmas, hope you have a nice break! and merry christmas to everyone else too

  10. PaulC December 20th, 2009 9:12 pm

    Thanks for all your work, and tab requests, throughout the year, Al!

    And a Merry Winterval to all:

  11. Tamster December 21st, 2009 1:11 am

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.
    Enjoy your break!

  12. Braden December 21st, 2009 5:33 am

    Have a fun break, Al!

  13. Brian Harris December 21st, 2009 9:49 am

    A Merry “Bester” Yuletide to you and all the Uke Hunters out there.
    Al-keep up the good work in the year to come-we all look forward to the “new look” you.

    Brian Harris (hon Chair B.A.S.E.)

  14. Jeff / HumbleUker December 21st, 2009 3:42 pm

    New words learned on Ukulele Hunt”

    Winterval and the Diwali (Indian Festival of Lights)

    “Fortunate is the one who has learned to Admire, but not to envy. Good wishes for a joyous Diwali with a plenty of peace and prosperity.”

  15. melissa December 21st, 2009 11:44 pm

    Merry Xmas and Happy nUKE year!!

    Thank you for the updated version of 101 Things. Wow, is it ever full of great stuff!

  16. SadToots December 22nd, 2009 3:30 am


  17. alec December 22nd, 2009 6:59 am

    Merry Chirstmas, Al Woodshed. Thanks for the great site!

  18. Mcnilly December 22nd, 2009 12:34 pm

    Merry Christmas Al, have a good one, thanks for answering all my questions and posting such great articles, i have thoroughly enjoyed reading.

  19. Marcelo December 22nd, 2009 1:27 pm

    Feliz Natal from Brazil!

  20. alec December 22nd, 2009 1:36 pm

    Wait, January 22nd? What will we do till then? Find stuff for ourselves?

    I love the look of the site, tasteful. Don’t change it too much!

  21. Will December 22nd, 2009 1:56 pm

    Don’t often write as my sadly undernourished uke skills make me feel out of place (sigh); but love the blog and have appreciated alot of the tab. Just wanted to say merry christmas Al and ukers one and all.

  22. cardboardfrog December 22nd, 2009 2:24 pm

    Alec, i for one will be under the stairs crying hysterically for a month, you’re welcome to join me.

  23. Nick B-C. December 22nd, 2009 6:12 pm

    …Alec & Cardboardfrog…I’ll be repeatedly logging onto this thread, just in case Al was “only joking”…

    …Will like yours my uke skills are in their infancy, only just turned 1 year this week…But I bet we won’t find any better nourishment for the next month…BOO…HOO…

  24. Narciso Lobo December 23rd, 2009 12:41 pm

    Merry Christmas.

  25. Ukulelezo December 23rd, 2009 3:10 pm

    Merry Christmas, Al.

  26. Hello Jodi December 24th, 2009 3:46 am

    Enjoy your time off and Merry Christmas.

  27. andy December 25th, 2009 6:16 am

    Compliments of the Season, and thanks for everything. All the best for 2010.

  28. Woodshed December 30th, 2009 11:38 am

    @Everyone: Thanks for all the Christmas wishes. I hope everyone had a good time.

  29. todd January 14th, 2010 2:25 pm

    my gosh, i’m super glad that you get a break….
    but with some of the others, i’ve found myself checking back to see if there’s anything new…. :)

  30. isabell November 11th, 2014 8:56 pm

    you dont tell me how to play this stupid song

  31. isabell November 11th, 2014 8:56 pm

    tell me how to play this song

  32. Woodshed November 11th, 2014 10:03 pm

    isabell: I have no idea which song you’re referring to.

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