Merry Christmas from Pass it to Bulis

2011 was a pretty good year for us. Last December, we were running this blog at work when nobody was looking. Now we run it for work. It’s pretty grand.

This year has been a dream come true for both Daniel and myself, but it doesn’t happen unless people decide, for whatever reason, that our blog is worth frequenting. Thank you for that. You have no idea what it means to us.

We’ll be taking the weekend off to spend time with our wives and families, but we just wanted to wish everyone who visits PITB on a regular basis a merry Christmas and happy holidays.

As for you casual readers… same to you as well. But only because it’s Christmas.

If you’re bored, why not enjoy Roberto Luongo’s 10 best animated gifs of 2011, or read about the time Daniel Sedin missed six weeks of hockey filling in for Mrs. Clause, only to wind up watching as his brother Henrik used an overdose of Santa magic to win the Art Ross and the Hart? Daniel’s Worst Christmas is the only Canuck-related holiday poem you’ll ever need.

We’ll be back Monday with our usual year-end stuff — the top 50 Canuck goals of 2011 countdown, the year in review — and of course, plenty of ridiculous nonsense that someone will make the mistake of taking much too seriously.

In the meantime, we got you a present:

Hope you like it. I wrapped it myself.

And finally, to quote the words of the philosopher Don Cherry: “ALWAYS REMEMBER: DECEMBER 25TH. BABY JESUS. BORN.

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26 comments

  1. Brosef Stalin
    December 24, 2011

    That was the greatest gift anyone has ever gotten me :’(

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  2. Schneider's Teeth
    December 24, 2011

    I love you guys. <3

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  3. Zach Morris
    December 24, 2011

    Happy birthday, Sir Isaac Newton!

    Merry Christmas, all!

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  4. By-Tor
    December 24, 2011

    Merry Christmas guys! I look forward to another year of witticisms, obscure references, pictures of Canucks players naked/shirtless, and maybe occasionally some hockey-related posts!

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    • Harrison Mooney
      December 24, 2011

      You know how we do.

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  5. whisky jack
    December 24, 2011

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    This very night is Christmas Eve
    A special time if you believe
    In Jesus Christ or Santa Claus
    Or just in giving just because

    Merry Christmas each one of you
    Regardless of religious view
    Embrace this time of peace and love
    And praise whatever God’s above

    Because our years are all too few
    May you each day be born anew
    Accept for life there is a reason
    Exemplified this Christmas season

    This very night is Christmas Eve
    A special time if you’ll believe

    Whisky Jack

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  6. CanuckFanInSF
    December 24, 2011

    Merry Christmas to you guys! :)

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  7. John Fanning
    December 24, 2011

    Merry Chrustmas to you all. (even Thomas, though that guy kinda snuck up on me) xXx

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  8. Errol Feuchuk
    December 24, 2011

    Merry Christmas to the both of you and your families!

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  9. swizzler
    December 24, 2011

    ’twas a very good year of reading PITB. for those of us not fortunate enough to watch every game, I find IWTG is mandatory reading for great insight, analysis and humour. keep up the excellent work.

    Frolik Navidad

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  10. Ice Brain's Mom
    December 24, 2011

    I have to send your posts to my son in Florida daily. Huge Canuck fan and loves your Blog!

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  11. Sarah
    December 24, 2011

    Thank you Santa, thank you PITB, exactly what I wanted!

    Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays etc to everyone!!!

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  12. Nee
    December 24, 2011

    Merry Christmas! To Harrison and Daniel, their families (especially the newest addition!) and all the readers of this blog.

    It’s a great little corner of the interwebs. Enjoy your Nanaimo bar food comas! ; )

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  13. The Bookie
    December 24, 2011

    Merry Christmas!

    The ‘Raffi Torres Is A Bowling Ball’ meme was the nicest hockey gift of the year IMO!

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  14. Rituro
    December 24, 2011

    While Kiss Huggins’ abs are indeed impressive, this blog is truly the best non-tickets, non-jersey present a sane(ish) Canucks fan could ask for. Thanks, PITB crew and have a merry Christmas!

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  15. Andrew
    December 24, 2011

    Merry Christmas guys! Thanks for the daily amusement!

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  16. Andrew
    December 24, 2011

    …and all-around awesomeness…

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  17. Chazz Ranger
    December 24, 2011

    Merry Christmas to all! Thanks Harrison and Daniel for the best hockey blog on teh internets!

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  18. tom selleck's moustache
    December 25, 2011

    Merry Christmas Daniel, Harrison and Company. I’ve only recently discovered this blog this season but have quickly come to appreciate the thought, insight and, most importantly, humour that you all bring to this blog. Keep up the great work and look forward to your future posts in the next year. Hopefully, some that will celebrate a Canuck’s Stanley Cup victory!

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    • Nee
      December 25, 2011

      SCF, Game 7, Win: The greatest ‘I Watched This Game’ ever, I would expect.

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  19. peanutflower
    December 25, 2011

    Merry Christmas to you both — all. I hope to learn the rules better — it’s my New Year’s resolution. I will thusly have to rob you of the opportunity to tell me what the rules are, Harrison. I stumbled upon PITB sometime last year early in the season . I can’t even remember how I got here. It was probably searching for Bulis’ legendary upending of Jack Johnson. But I’m so glad I found this blog. It’s definitely the best thing I read bar none. I recommend it to all my hockey lovin friends — my 79 year old dad even reads it but he doesn’t get many of the references. Actually, he doesn’t get any of the references, but he likes the goal breakdowns anyway, so keep them coming. I especially like the comments because, Cambo aside, they tend to be intelligent, thoughtful, and fairly objective. I, together with all the Bulies I’m sure, are looking forward to a great remainder of the season for our beloved team, and to reading all about it on PITB. Thanks so much! And kudos for being able to live your dream!

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  20. Maplemusketeer
    December 25, 2011

    Merry Christmas my friends. Your success and accolades are heartily deserved for your wit and whimsy, insight and something else that starts with ‘i’ and is awesome, shine a lamp of huzzah and hooray into our days. I’m so stoked that you guys are just hitting your stride and look forward to watching you continue to kick ass and share wonder for years to come :)

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  21. stathead
    December 25, 2011

    You guys are the best – thanks for all your fun and insights, esp play breakdowns and IWTG and your article on bias in sports reporting. After a good game it prolongs the triumph to read your posts; after a bad game, it’s my only consolation. Well, the only one I can drive after partaking of. Merry Christmas – you deserved your great year and the success of your blog!

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  22. BeCanucks
    December 26, 2011

    Thank you so much. And merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, too!

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  23. MelT
    December 28, 2011

    Congratulations on living the dream: making your passion your work! I came to PITB when a friend told me, “It’s got two of your favourite things, T.S.Eliot and the Canucks. Plus the commenters write poems!” And now I’m addicted.
    You guys have humour, a great mix of high-low culture (tumblr, OMG!!!) and wonderful writing. Canucks fans are getting more presents than just seeing Higgy’s abs.

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  24. Grant
    December 28, 2011

    Perhaps those at your work were looking but perhaps also “overlooking” because they knew what was going on :) Merry Christmas you two!

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