Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Have a lovely Christmas

This is my Christmas card to all of you 82 loyal (but quiet) followers - plus anyone else who happens to stumble upon me.

For me (and I suspect many others of my generation!) Rupert Bear sums up a magical childhood Christmas perfectly, but there again, he also sums up the perfect summer holiday too. He is a bear for all seasons and, along with all his chums, leads a charmed, cosmopolitan but reassuringly provincial life style, somewhere in the back of our adult psyches. We have a lot to thank him for.

For an early introduction to philosophy, see Winnie the Pooh. For everything else, see Rupert.

26 comments:

  1. Oh and by the way, avoid all imitations (that means you, Disney!)

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  2. Thank you Tom. Rupert has always been a favorite.

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  3. Thanks! From an unconditional Rupert fan.

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  4. Merry Christmas Tom.
    Until you mentioned him just now, I've never heard of this bear. Apparently, I've been living under a rock for 43 years.
    m.

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  5. Happy Christmas Tom! Thank you for the beautiful card...Rupert is magic.

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  6. Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas xx

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  7. Merry Christmas Thomas
    Johnxxxx ( no 77)

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  8. Merry Christmas Tom! That's a lovely card--wish we had more of the original Rupert around here. I think we get a Canadian series. It's good but probably not as good as the original.

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  9. Merry Christmas Tom. I may be silent, but I follow you everyday.

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  10. And a Merry Christmas from another silent follower.
    Peter

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  11. I won't wish you a Merry Christmas Tom because I know it will be very, very merry indeed! (hic)

    Instead I'll say Happy Christmas and thanks for all your great posts to date - they have been informative and entertaining (even when you are shouting at me). Although I don't always comment I do always read them (especially if I need to get some sleep, lol.)

    All the very best mate, to you and your family. God bless.x

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  12. Happy Christmas to you too Tom and to H.I. as well

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  13. Yes - I loved him too Tom. He was always so very well cared for by his mum - wrapped up warm in winter and yet she let him do such risky things - the kind of things we could only dream about.
    My favourite was the time Mrs Bear was hanging out the washing and Rupert floated over in a hot air balloon. The caption under the picture (I loved those rhyming couplets) was
    'I do declare said Mrs Bear
    If that's not our Rupert flying up there.

    How cool is that for a Mum?

    Happy Christmas to your and your family too.

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  14. Happy Christmas from the Antipodes - no Christmas was complete without a Rupert book in the "stocking". Unfortunately, I don't have any of them now. Cro must have them!!!

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  15. Like Susan, I used to get a Rupert annual every year in my Christmas stocking. I used to read them with great interest even though the way of life depicted therein was completely baffling to a kid growing up in rural NZ. I loved them anyway.

    Have a very happy Christmas, Tom. (Proudly one of the faithful 82)

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  16. A tear runs down my cheek now, as I scream "DARLINGS!" at all of you, looking like Dame Edna. X

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  17. Bette Davies in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane more like!!

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  18. Actually, that's a bit more accurate John. Maybe Vincent Price in 'The Masque of the Red Death' - "Look at them - my friends!"

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  19. Frohe Weihnachten, Tom! (And to all of you out there who quietly hover in blogspace, you better make a bit of a showing next year! Just sayin'.)

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  20. Well said, Iris, even if it was in Hun-speak.

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  21. or perhaps
    "fly my pretties fly!!!!"

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  22. Dear Tom,
    Wishing you, H.I. and all of your family a wonderful Christmas.
    Many thanks for the laughs that I've had from your posts and comments this year. I look forward to more of the same next year.
    Drink, drink and be merry and have a good one !!
    With much love and best wishes.
    Jackie. XXXX

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  23. I'm one of the faithful followers too, Tom...of Rupert!! Ha!
    Merry Christmas and the happiest of holidays!!

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  24. Christmas Greetings from Bombo Beach NSW. I'm spending first Christmas in 3 years with my daughter and will be throwing shrimps on the barbie and getting very merry indeed. x

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