Merry Christmas Everybody

It’s an hour or so before Santa comes. If there’s no set of front shockies under my tree I’ll know I haven’t behaved this year!

I received this from Ivan in Hungary a few days ago. It seems like the perfect image to have on the blog today.

Merry Christmas everyone. Click to enlarge and get your own full size Christmas 900.


I bought a video camera. I may as well use the darn thing.

No funny red hats. Just me saying thank you and Merry Christmas to you all.

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  1. Wanna switch weather? in Trollhattan it’s now about 1-2 degrees C, and totally dull grey. Oh, and in about one hour (3:30pm)it’ll start to get dark…

  2. Merry Christmas to you Swade and to your family. I appreciate and enjoy daily the effort you put in here. Thank your family for their patience with you being “a bit of a compulsive idiot.” 😉

  3. Swade,

    Best to you and yours. This blog is so good, I’m not even a Saab driver anymore (for the time being), yet I still visit daily. Keep up the great work!

    -Jim F.

  4. Hi, Swade.
    Thank you very much for bringing us I am wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Live and drive well! 😉
    Greetings from Norway!

  5. I’d like to chime-in with everyone else in wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas. I’d also like to thank you for your tireless efforts for the SAAB-owning community. TrollhattanSAAB is a site I visit usually more than once a day. I really enjoy your work and look forward to another year of enjoyment. Take care.

  6. Thank you, Swade, and Merry Christmas to you as well. The blog is a tremendous resource — a real touchstone for the Saab community worldwide. A tremendous achievement, indeed.

    Thankfully it looks like we’re going to get about 6″ of snow here in Minneapolis tonight — we’ve all been fearing a snow-less Christmas, a dreadful prospect now avoided.

  7. Merry Christmas Swade. I’ve enjoyed reading the blog everyday, also it was great to have the opportunity to meet and have a chat with you in person.

    I’d also like to wish a Merry Christmas to all those who comment on the board, I enjoy reading your comments jut as much as Swade’s blogs themselves.

    May 2007 be a great year for Saab and Trollhattan Saab.

  8. Hey Swade !

    Thanks for that personal greeting. On behalf of everyone at the Saab Club of Western Canada (SCWC) here in your other hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, we wish you and yours (and the new pup Charli) and most joyous, restful and meaningful Christmas and New Year.

    Keep the faith, and keep spooling, EH !

    Kenneth Kuo
    Saab Club of Western Canada (SCWC)
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  9. Merry Christmas, Swade, and a Happy New Saab Year. Keep up the good work in 2007. It promise to be even more wxciting! But for now, enjoy the holidays!

    Greetings from Skåne (Scania) way down south in Sweden where it’s +7 C and foggy – and that is actually normal Christmas weather for us. 🙂

  10. Swade,
    thank you very much for It’s been great all year to read this interesting and entertaining site.
    Merry Christmas to you & your family,

  11. To reiterate a post I made the other day, from me, and other Pommy saab nuts, thanks for a fantastic year of great reading and info. The photos are fantastic too.

    TS is going places and Swade is the one who puts the effort in. A real achievement mate -one that has not gone un-noticed in the portals of power…apparently!

    All the best, hope to meet up in 07.

  12. Thanks for a great blog. Although a Citroenist I dig Saabs and your blog is just amazing thinking about all the work you must put in.. Grretings from south Sweden, merry Xmas,

    Peter N

  13. Just dropping a line to tell you how much I appreciate you site. I look forward to getting onto it everyday as the passion your share for Saab cars is priceless. Yes, Saabs are different and they are machines that unfortunately breakdown, however, the joy we all uniquely fell every time we turn that key, that silent pause, is everything ok?, yes, and so we go with a HUGE smile on our faces saying, we love our Saab. Thank you so much making the passsion, our passion.
    Keep it up… all the best.

  14. A very big merry christmas from us in Yeovil, England. We love your site, its the best one out there especially for us Saab nuts. All the best to you and your family. Robin, Kerry & Azabeth.

  15. A complete Stanley socket set this year! No more cheap Korean-made wrenches for me! Woo Hoo!

    Additionally, a couple of CDs and a Saab logo wristwatch. All good.

    Merry Christmas!!

  16. I feel a bit unoriginal as I add my praise for this site and the consistently interesting contributions of the entire trollhattansaab community. I feel so much better every day when I read comments from all over the globe who share a mutual enthusiasm for a most-awesome car brand. A “thank you” to all, especially Swade, for all you do.

    Merry Christmas!
    Kraig–New Hampshire, USA

  17. Thanks all for you kind thoughts and sentiments. Time doesn’t allow me to address them individually, but suffice to say that I really appreciate all the interaction that I have with everyone from around here and the Saab community in general.

    Christmas is done, now onwards to 2007!

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