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Chucknuts roasting on an open fire

  • Merry Christmas Heather, Jon, Leta, & Former Congressman Chuckles!

  • cee

    Sweet!! Merry Christmas morning to you guys too!

  • Sheryl

    M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S !
    I know you do this on the holidays with the Senator – but did you umm enjoy making Chuck pose in costume just a little bit more this time? Maybe due to the Emily obsession? Lol


  • Merry Christmas!

  • Leylao

    Merry Christmas to all! And healthy and happy 2005 to the whole family.

  • Good tidings to you, to you and to yours! Thank you so much, Dooce, for sharing your life with us. I appreciate your brutal honesty and feel like you are my best friend that I’ve never met. Have a wonderful Xmas with your kick ass family.

  • Tomomix

    Very Merry Christmas!

  • Ho Ho Hey, Heather.

  • DM

    Merry Christmas to your entire family from Minnesota, including GEORGE!

    Oh, and I must thank you for I now have “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch” going through my head. Chuck looks a lot like Max in this pic.

  • Janie

    I love the dignified look on his face.

    Happy Christmas!

  • jules

    Happy Holidays to you all…

    The stoic gub of the former congressman is precious…

  • More Christmas greetings to the Blurbodoocery from Southern New Jersey!

  • Merry Christmas, Blurbodoocery!

    Hey – at the risk of sounding all grinchy, I noticed that the same “first” thing was going on this morning as every other morning. I ask you, what sane person is on the internet waiting for Dooce to post at 7:30 Christmas morning? Huh? Yowza, Heather, you’ve got a serious grip on the blogosphere!

  • Chuck, I am amazed at your patience. If I were a dog, I’d’ve scratched those antlers off my head two seconds after they were placed there. Not to give you any ideas… ;P

    Merry Christmas, Heather, Jon, Leta, and Chuck!

  • Mary from Sacramento

    Merry Christmahanukwanzakah!!
    (And, Happy Festivus two days late…)
    Dooce, DJ Blurb, Frog Baby and Former Congressman Chuckles, I hope you all have a beautiful holiday and get everything you’ve wanted.
    Dooce, we want pictures of all the loot, and of Leta eating the wrapping paper.

    Lots of Holiday Love,
    Mary, Hubby, Baby James and Caine the Destroyer.

  • Chucknuts? I don’t see no chucknuts.

    I was thinking mebbe you saved them in a jar or something after his surgery and then mebbe were going to roast them over the fire in some kind of ex-Mormon heathen first-born-child’s-first-winter-solstice ceremony. What a letdown.

    He is a magnificent mammal, tho. Fer sher.

  • Heatherly

    From Atlanta, Ga.,- Merry Christmas to the Armstrong family and all of Dooce’s loyal readers!

  • i bet those antlers weigh more than he does!

    merry christmas, armstrongs!

  • carolina

    Merry Christmas from a long time reader. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!

  • Sounds of the Season: “the slap-lapping of an empty nutsack”

    Poor Chucknuts.

  • Merry Christmas to the House of Dooce-o-mat, from a longtime reader/lurker. I think I am in love with your dog and his antler head.

  • i wanna steal your dog 🙁

  • SlowTalker

    dooce is not the only one…
    < a href="" target=_"blank">who does the reindog thing

  • God bless ye merry gentleman.

  • santa could only be so lucky to have a chuckles leading his team.

    merry christmas heather.

    i’ll wait till tomorrow to report you to the aspca.


  • all chuck wants for christmas is a shiny pair of neuticles.

  • Chuck is soooo dreamy. . .
    If I were a dog, I’d be so bummed about Chuck’s nuts-in-a-jar thing.

    Merry Christmas to all who are dodging our families by sneaking onto our computers today.

  • Michelle Brady

    Is it just me, or are the comments no longer numbered? Not that it matters; everyone will still vie for the top position, but I wonder if that’s a result of all the bloodthirsty racing to be #1.

    This doesn’t mean I personally have a problem with it- I think it’s funny. But still, the mind boggles.

  • Tammy

    I don’t understand…. what congressman is chuck named after? I never understood the political implications of the name.

    Adorable photo though! Merry Christmas and lots of love to all of the Armstrongs!

  • MrsDoF

    MichelleBrady–you are #79, so yes, the Comments are numbered.

    Merry Christmas! to all the Armstrong and Boone kindred spirits from a little house on a cold, cold–but no snow, on the Illinois prairie.

  • Jenie

    Merry Christmas Heather, Jon, Leta and Chuck!!

  • veronicaspingola

    Did you get the silly dog shoes to go with?

  • Happy Christmas!

  • Merry Krotzmacher, everyone!

  • Rudolph couldn’t hold a candle to Reindeer Chuck. Who (or what) is he gazing at with such desire in his eyes? A slice of pizza, perhaps?

    Merry Christmas, Armstrong clan!

  • Merry Christmas!!

  • You do realize Chuck is a SAINT for putting up with these photo ops? I hope he was rightfully compensated with extra Christmas treats! Chuck with antlers…ROFLMAO. Merry Christmas Heather Jon Leta and Chuck. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself and for ALWAYS making me laugh.

  • OMG! that is so fuckin’ cute!!!

  • Paula

    Chuck looks so adorable.

    Merry Christmas everyone!

  • Merry Christmas to you too, chuck.

  • Amy

    Merry Christmas from a long time lurker. I love your website and your sense of humor! Hope you are enjoying the day!!

  • I hope Leta’s first Christmas was a joy for all of you. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  • Feyth

    Hey, just hope that Chuck isn’t into eating tinsel from the tree. But then again, nothing says “Merry Christmas” like tinsel hanging out of a dog’s butt. Love your blog, been lurking for a bit.

  • Becky

    I hope your first Christmas with Leta was magical, a fitting start to a lo-o-ong lifetime of happy and blessed Christmases for your sweet family!

  • I bet Chuck *hates* that just as much as mine do. He certainly has more patience than mine…

  • Oh sweet brave Chuck. I hope you got belly scratches for that one.

    Merry Christmas Dooce, Jon and Leta- and to all my homies.


  • Merry Christmas, Heather, Jon, Leta, George, OF FRANCE!!!!!!! and George!

  • Merry Xmas Jon, Heather & Leta! Love, Jen, Steve & Bug.

  • 100th!!

    I just had to be as goofy as those folks who get all excited about posting first.

    Merry Christmas anyway.

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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