Season’s Greetings

Yule find us on the piste today.

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I know what you’re thinking. This is a somewhat tenuous looking festive scene, more of an excuse for a gratuitous Fitz and Van illustration if honest. Still, there is sufficient quantities of the white stuff on display here to provide ample seasonal cover, so if you’re prepared to gaze as myopically at the image as I have been at the words, I think we’ll probably get away with it.

Anyway, it’s Christmas Day[1] and you’re busy  – doing creative and interesting things involving a large bird, some vegetables and assorted family members no doubt – so there really isn’t time for deep consideration. But whether you’re celebrating today, tomorrow or have elected to spend the duration under your duvet with a jumbo pack of crisps and a soothing beverage until this whole giddy business is over, I wish you a peaceful, warm, and enjoyable festive day.

I would also like to take a moment to extend my continued gratitude to our band of writers, readers and commentators. Without you all, DTW would be a rather barren space.

But if an image of a Firebird on the piste appears a little incongruent, let us instead enjoy the artwork, and maybe focus for a brief moment upon one of GM’s better pieces of mid-century design. After that, you can get back to your abliguritions[2], from which I hope you don’t feel too crapulent[3].

A very Merry Christmas from Driven to Write.


[1] Well, not all of you – some have celebrated yesterday. Belated greetings if so.

[2] An 18th century term for spending too much money on food and drink.

[3] Defined by Samuel Johnson as ‘sickness brought about by intemperance’.

Author: Eóin Doyle

Co-Founder. Editor. Content Provider.

25 thoughts on “Season’s Greetings”

  1. Merry Christmas from New Zealand, where we are in another hot summer. Our Christmas Tree, the Pohutukawa has just started blossoming, here’s one near one of our crowded beaches nearby.

  2. Merry Christmas from Spain! My automotive life would be rather dull without your incredibly interesting web site. Thank you!

  3. Thanks to Eóin and all the other contributors, including the commentariat, for not only bringing us insights into the most far-off corners of the automotive realm, but also because of bringing at least one completely forgotten or unknown word everyday, and the fabulous conversations ensuing from this. Truly pleasurable and really quite unique. Merry Christmas all!

    1. I second that, Joost – this site is probably the internet’s best feature. Always educational and entertaining but never, ever, a trace of altiloquence….. (sorry, I couldn’t resist. And I haven’t touched the sherry. Or the whisky. Yet). Thank you everybody and Merry Christmas.

  4. Merry Christmas to all, and many thanks to DTW for a wonderful year of interesting reading.

  5. Happy Christmas from Spain, and thanks once more for this amazing source of automotive knowledge.

  6. Best to all from Evanston, Illinois, USA. I just recently discovered this splendid site, and I relish all the articles and comments – this is truly a “civilised” milieu!

  7. Best wishes to my fellow contributors, and especially to our lovely readers and commentators. Merry Christmas all.

  8. Happy Christmas to all at DTW. Special thanks to Eòin, Daniel, Andrew and Brrruno & co for the daily entertainment and generally curating the site so tastefully and thoughtfully.

    Best wishes to everyone.

  9. A very happy christmas to all at DTW! Contributors, commenters and particularly dictionaries included. Long may it remain a wholesome corner of the internet.

  10. Merry Christmas everyone. Thank you all for widening my horizons and providing so much enjoyment.

  11. All of the above and ‘noflike krystdagen’. Unfortunately I have fallen ill which is why I’m late to the party, but hopefully I’m in time for all contributors to read this in time. Thank you one and all.

    1. Hello Freerk. Sorry to hear you’re unwell, but hope you will be returned to full health before long. Best wishes.

  12. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to the best little site on the internet, and to all who sail in her!

  13. Merry Christmas from Spain too! I see we’re a more populous contingent than I realized 😊. Many thanks to the wonderful people who make this oasis of automotive quirkiness possible and also to all the fellow DTW followers!

  14. Many Wishes and Merry Christmas to all, writers and commentators!
    Καλά Χριστούγεννα φίλοι!

  15. Merry Christmas to all from rural southern Australia – not the super-hot outback, but we’re going for 37C today. Like Freerk I’ve also fallen ill (Covid) which is putting a bit of a damper on things. I might only post sporadically, but I really appreciate the effort you guys put in here.

    1. Hi Peter. Sorry to hear you have succumbed and hope you make a quick recovery. Best wishes for the holidays.

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