Merry Christmas from Habs Inside/Out

Best of the season to everyone … yes, even you, Timo.

Gifts of the Magi:

• David Stubbs sold two Terry Sawchuk corn plasters for gold

• Mike Boone scored a dime bag of myrrh

• Patrick V. Hickey brought a case of frank incense-flavoured Diet Cokes.

• Kevin Mio was a healthy scratch because who ever heard of four wise men?

Listen up, peeps:

Forget hockey for a couple days and spend some quality time with your families and friends.

Count your blessings … including a pretty darn good team that has exceeded the expectations of all but the most delusional among us.

And spare a thought for people whose preoccupation is their next meal, not the next game. Jesus loved them, and so should we.

Thus endeth the HIO sermon.

Health, happiness and confusion to our enemies in 2011.

See below for three pieces of Canadiens history from Christmases well past:

From top: a 1924 Canadiens Christmas team photo; a 1940s Christmas card from Canadiens GM Frank Selke to Maurice (Rociet) Richard; and a 1947-48 pre-Canadiens Christmas card featuring Quebec Citadelles goalie Jacques Plante.



  1. Say Ash says:

    yeah, I couldn’t decide on a real or fake aluminium pole

  2. Chuck says:

    My grievance is that you’re late. Festivus is celebrated on the 23rd.   🙂

    Centre Hice: Top-10 worst Hab nicknames

  3. Say Ash says:

    Festivus for the rest of us! Got my grievances all lined up.

  4. smiler2729 says:

    Merry Christmas to a bunch of us, Happy Hanukah to some of us and Happy Holidays to all of us!

  5. habsfan_61 says:

    safe and happy holidays to one and all

  6. WestHab says:

    Peace, Love, Habbiness.

    – Who will be at the Heritage Classic?

  7. Julie H says:

    Merry Christmas everyone!!!

    ♪Your cares and troubles are gone. There’ll be no more from now on. From now on happy days are here again, the skies above are so clear again. So let’s sing a song of cheer again. Happy times, happy nights, happy days are here again♪

  8. Castor says:

    Happy Holidays and many many thanks to you guys at this site. Going on my third year visiting here every single day. I’m not sure if I could live without it!


    Here’s to a HABBY new year.

    Couldn’t resist.

  9. drivefor25 says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all at this terrific site and special thanks to the HIO staff for bringing us together. Merry Christmas/Joyeux Noel to the Montreal Canadiens!

    Fan since ’71

  10. Habnofear says:

    Joyeux Noel tout monde,tabernouche…………

  11. SeriousFan09 says:

    Happy Holidays folks and for my fellow night owls, TSN 2 is presenting Episodes 1 & 2 of the Meet Your Canadiens series put together by Bell at Midnight.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  12. habfan01 says:

    Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night

  13. N.B.habs fan says:

    Merry Christmas to one and all.

  14. arcosenate says:

    Merry Christmas all, Good Health and Good Cheer!


  15. Greg says:

    Merry Christmas to the HIO bloggers and all of the members! I don’t post that often, but I always enjoy our discussions! Here’s to another great year.


    “I lined up next to him at a faceoff, looked over and said “Hi Rocket”. All he did was growl.”

    -Gordie Howe

  16. HABdriven says:

    Happy holidays to all at HIO. Enjoy!

  17. Bill says:

    Merry Christmas to all and especially to the HIO/Gazette staff who run this site, which has become such a big part of our hockey-watching lives! Many thanks.

  18. StevieRay says:

    Thanks for all your great work boys !!! Have a Happy !

  19. Graves says:

    Just a dime, Boone? Haha, Merry Christmas everyone.

  20. dancevon says:

    Merry Christmas to Mike Boone, Pat Hickey, Kevin Mio, Dave Stubbs and crew. Merry Christmas to the Habs Inside/Out Community!

  21. Somethingwithhabsinit says:

    Cheers to all! Never forget the reason for the season: the angle of the Earth’s axis which causes our hemisphere to tilt away from the Sun, resulting in less daylight and colder temperatures. Make sure to keep the ember in December, and get those fireplaces burning!

  22. cautiousoptimist says:
    Happy Christmas everyone!  And thanks to Boone, Mio, Hickey and Stubbs for bringing our ragtag little band together.
    1. – not a hockey site, but still kinda neat
    2. Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”
  23. showey47 says:

    Just heading out to the inlaws in north bay for a couple of days. Just wishing everybody a merry christmas and happy holidays.

  24. punkster says:

    Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and a Subbangin’ new year!


  25. Hoegarden says:

    Joyeux Noël to all Habs fans and may Santa spoil every single one of you.


  26. Rainrocket16 says:

    Merry Christmas fellow Habs Fans!!!

  27. Klondike Habs Fan says:

    Merry Christmas All. Easy on the myrrh Boone.

  28. adam76 says:

    Have a great Christmas everyone.

  29. JF says:

    The last ten days have been so stressful that it’s actually a relief to have a couple of days away from hockey, and a greater relief to head into the break on a positive note.  Happy holidays to everyone on HIO, and enjoy the World Juniors, which always have some great games.

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