Wow, what a year! So much bad news but for most of us it ended on a hopeful note.

Now Christmas and Hanukkah are upon us, and it’s the best time to genuinely reflect on all that we have to be grateful for. We think it’s obvious, but after the intensity of the last year we’ve, in part, been distracted and torn away from the things that matter– like friends, family, and a gentle (or at least less frantic) life.

With the trouble our country and the world face after 8 years of deliberate neglect, we know the coming years will not be easy, but they can be better with purpose, determination, those we love and even a bit more love for ourselves.

With that in mind, I’ll repeat a bit of last year’s message, because it’s more relevant than ever: This is the time to remember that faith, principles and values matter; that the future is worth fighting for; that prayer is powerful; that miracles happen; that friends and family are important; that empathy for those with whom we disagree matters; and that something bigger than us is in charge.

Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah everyone! Thank you for your support, for helping to save the world, and for being this orphan’s extended family. May God bless you and may all your dreams come true!

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  1. Rob_W says:

    Merry Christmas Everyone! Wishing you peace, joy and contentment. (And I hope you get some cool stuff, too.)

  2. VelvetHammer says:

    Blessings to you Tammy, and all the very best for you in 2017. Merry Christmas.

  3. lsugirl89 says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah TAMily!! Hope your time with family and friends is wonderful, enjoyable, and fun. Stay safe. God bless you all.

  4. cestory says:

    Merry Christmas Tammy and TAMs!

  5. NancyK says:

    So beautifully written, Tammy! Thank you for your heartfelt sentiments. Wishing you and all the TAMs a beautiful Christmas or Hanukkah. Peace and serenity to all. Proud Forever TAM, Nancy K.

  6. Mickey says:

    Merry Christmas, Tammy! Thank you, for all of your hard work. It’s a happy privilege to be a TAM. Grace and peace to you this season and wishing you a prosperous 2017.

  7. Di Grace says:

    Fun fact: The next time Hanukkah and Christmas overlap will be in 2019. The next time Hanukkah begins on Christmas Day will be 2024. Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah, TAMs.

    Merry Christmas, Tammy, Sydney and Snoopy. 🙂

  8. AlThumbs says:

    Merry Christmas all. God bless and keep us every one. – Thanks for all you do Tammy.

  9. Alain41 says:

    Joyeux Noel Tams!

  10. idaho_karen says:

    Merry Christmas Tammy & TAMS! Have a Blessed Day. 🙂

  11. linmari says:

    Happy Hanukkah & Merry Christmas to my Tamily!!! All the best to you and yours. Thanks Tammy for being a voice of reason amid the chaos.

  12. midget says:

    Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah to Tammy & all Tams,their friends &
    family furry & the like.Its been a long road but hope has always been upon
    us now more than ever.Looking forward to sharing it with y’all.

  13. Shifra says:

    Message from Benjamin Netanyahu:

    And, if he seems very happy, well, it’s because Barack *Hussein* Obamster is (finally!!) leaving the WH 🙂

  14. USApride says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to my dear dear tamily <3 Tammy thank you for all you do and the beautiful tamily !!!! Oh and Merry Christmas to sweet Syd and sweet Snoopy <3

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