Perhaps the greatest revelation in the post-Dad world is that, late at night on Christmas Eve, I get to *be*


Santa Claus. When The Little Girl leaves out cookies for Santa tonight, I get to be the one who eats most of them – leaving only trace crumbs to suggest that Santa had been there in her very house, breaking any number of property laws, in the name of bringing joy. It’s pretty awesome. Ditto watching ‘A Christmas Story’ tonight, and reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ just before she goes to bed. And then spreading out the gifts, stuffing the stocking, curling up with The Wife by the lighted tree … I’m excited.

And, with that in mind, you’re going to see limited posting from now through tomorrow (Christmas Day), resuming regular-ish posting on Wednesday (with a fresh podcast on Thursday). Christmas Day has become my informal/formal only day off of the year, so I’m going to take it with vigor. For the story on why taking the day off is special to me, here’s last year’s version of this post.

If news breaks, or if there’s an exceedingly juicy rumor that simply can’t wait, I suppose I’ll drag myself out of a long Winter’s nap to cover it. Otherwise, I’ll see you on Wednesday.

A very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours. The holiday season is also the unofficial birthday of BN, having been formed over a few day period after Christmas back in 2008. So, happy fourth birthday, BN. Thanks to all of you for making this such a great place.

  • OlderStyle

    Merry Christmas all.

  • Curt

    merry Christmas all please enjoy yrselves and your family and get home safely so that all of us cubs fans will be here to celebrate an eventual cubs World Series win.

  • Tom

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all from an avid reader of the site ! Thanks to all for your interesting commentary.

  • Brett

    Thanks to everyone for the kind words. We had a very Merry Christmas, and I hope you all did as well.

  • Matty V

    Merry Christmas to everyone. To you as well, Brett. Thanks for all your hard work on BN!

  • Kat 22

    Merry X-Mas Brett, Thanks for all your hard work all year long. I discovered Bleacher Nation about 6 months ago and honestly don’t know how I could have got through this rebuilding year without it.This will be my 26th season behind the visitors dugout. I look forward to meeting my new teammates this spring. I think we have a lot to look forward to in the near future.
    sec30 row 3 seats 5-6

    thank god college is paid for