Well the Christmas video has made its long awaited appearance – no bloopers yet though! Some cute moments – The Baby sitting so he won’t tower over Karim & Lass,Karim getting poked in the eye by an overenthusiastic Lass (Homage D’ Mou?), El Pirata biting his lip adorably, Arbeloa making faces at/gazing adoringly at Albiol, Marcelo and Pepe being…Marcelo and Pepe, Sami & Mesut coordinating their outfits… Scary moments? Kaka staring at Pipita’s neck like he’s trying to figure out where to carve him up first – Shiggers is gonna LOVE that one! Speaking of Kaka, he shows up twice – probably in replacement for Angel Di Maria who I believe was home with his family at the time (his father in law passed away in the past couple of weeks) of filming. Also missing? Mou. But he got to be in the Flo P/captains video, so that was probably enough for him. Onward for some still shots!
Just in case you’re wondering about what they’re saying, RealMadrid.com offered some translated quotes. Handy, that!
Realmadrid.com / Translation by Michael J. O’Donnell
The Real Madrid squad wished its millions of supporters a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
“I wish you all a Happy Christmas and that we keep up the good work to bring success to the club,” said Cristiano Ronaldo, while Pepe added he wants “good health and happiness for all Madridistas in the New Year.” Coentrao concurred: “I wish all Madridistas to have a happy holiday season. I wish the coming year to be very successful.”
Xabi Alonso, Arbeloa, Albiol, Granero and Callejon manifested their wish for “all Madridistas to have good health and enjoy their time with their families. We wish 2012 to be a very successful year.”
Higuain, who recovered from a serious injury this summer, hopes “we all avoid injuries to keep up the good work and give Madridismo as many titles as possible.”
“I hope you all have a happy holiday season and New Year,” said Kaka, while Marcelo wished all “a Merry Christmas and Happy 2012.”
Khedira hopes “2012 is even better than 2011” and Ozil wishes a “happy New Year to all Real Madrid supporters.”
“I want to wish all fans a Happy Christmas,” said Benzema, “I want them to have a great holiday season.” Lass and Varane agreed: “Merry Christmas to all; we wish you good health.”
“We hope to offer a lot of success to our fans next year,” added Sahin, while Altintop wished them “to enjoy a successful 2012.”
Carvalho wants Madridistas “to have a great holiday season and a happy 2012.” “I want you all to have a Happy New Year and that all your wishes come true,” added Adan.
Finally, assistant coaches Aitor Karanka and Jose Morais, fitness trainer Rui Faria and goalkeeping coach Silvino Louro also wished all fans “a happy holiday season and New Year.”
Happiest of holidays everyone! I’ve got to get my turkey in the oven and start the whole crazy cooking process. Have a wonderful day.