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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2012



Christmas & New year have always been our favorite holidays. Many of our relatives & friends visit us around this time. The weather is excellent. This year, it seems even more special. Nakshatra & Nishanth (our twins) are looking forward to this as much as we do. Plus, we are celebrating it in our new home. Feels magical.

We wish you Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2012.

I also want to tell you how thankful I am for your love, support & kindness. Everyday, I feel inspired knowing that I can share my knowledge, mistakes & passion with all of you. Thank you so much for your eagerness to learn from me, we have a home now, we get to spend time with our kids and do things we love & care. Thank you.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2012

About this year’s Holiday Card:

Unlike last year, this year, we got quite a few photos where all 4 of us gave good poses. Now, I can get my kids to focus on something for a few seconds, you see. The above pic was taken during 2nd birthday of our kids.

Holiday Posting Schedule

During this holidays, there will be little action on Chandoo.org. Here is what you will see on our site from now until New year 2012.

  • Dec 23, 24, 25, 26: No posts
  • Dec 27: 2012 Calendar in Excel [Template]
  • Dec 28: People and Websites that helped me in 2011 [Thank you message]
  • Dec 29: Best of Chandoo.org – Awesome Excel Stuff that everyone loved [Compilation]
  • Dec 30, 31, Jan 1: No Posts
  • Jan 2: Risk Management using Excel [Part 2]


Our Excel Forums will operate normally during this holidays. That said, both Hui & I will be away from the site. I guess other regulars like Luke, NarayanK, Vijay, Dan will be away too. So expect some delay when you post an Excel doubt.


Our online store will be open. However, if you are joining Excel School or Financial Modeling classes or Project Management classes during the weekend, your login details will be sent only on Monday.


I will try to clear my mailbox once a day or two during this week. However, if you do not hear back from me by New Year, just resend your mail. Thank you.

Once again, we wish you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. May this holidays and rest of the year fill your life with happiness, wealth & health.

Thank you.


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28 Responses to “Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2012”

  1. rob says:

    Hi Chandoo,

    All the best to you and your family for the holiday season. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm.

    Best regards,

  2. oldchippy says:

    Hi Chandoo,

    I wish you and your lovely family all the very best for Christmas and the New Year.

    Regards from England

  3. gaurav rastogi says:

    Hi Chandoo,
    Wish you and your lovely family a very vey Happy and cheerful Christmas and New Year !!

  4. Dhiraj Budarkatti says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your Family.

  5. ahamed says:

    Hi Chandoo,
    Wish you and your family a happy and cheerful life

    Thank you for all you did so far 🙂 = ( :

  6. F106dart says:

    Three things:
    (1) What a lovely family!
    (2) What a wonderful website you have!
    (3) Have a blessed and Joyful Christmas and Happy New Year!

  7. SomeintPhia says:

    Dear Chandoo,

    thank you very much for your great work during this year and all the best for a successfull 2012, hope to read soon more from you.

    Snowy regards from Switzerland

  8. Dear Chandoo,
    All the best for a successfull 2012.
    Wish you and your family a happy life!


  9. Luke M says:

    Merry Christmas Chandoo!
    Thanks for hosting a wonderful site and providing cool tip & tricks about Excel.

    See you all next year on the 3rd!

  10. Fred says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too, Chandoo! Thank you very much for the great website that I am making it a habit of visiting each day.

    I'd also like to say Merry X'mas to all those who post on the blog helping me out on Excel question. Special thanks (in random orders) to Hui, Luke M, VijaySharma, Narayank991, Michael and countless others. You have made visiting this website like opening up a X'mas gift every day! I'd be so excited exploring new ideas. Thanks for making 2011 awesome. And I look forward to another awesome Excel year in 2012.

  11. Gary says:


    Love the picture. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

    I will continue on with my excel formula crash course.

    No snow in Indiana so far but I am sure it will be coming soon.


  12. Ash says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. Thanks for all the great work you have done on your website and sharing it. Greatly Appreciate it.

  13. Clarity says:


    I hope you and you family have a lovely Christmas a great 2012.


  14. Claes Bengtsson says:

    What a lovely christmas card. All my greetings to you and your family. Keep up the good and really inspiring work you are sharing to us. Regards from "santa claus" 🙂


  15. Gynandra says:

    Thank you so much Chandoo - you and the others have made my work that much more bearable.

    Enjoy the New Year.

  16. andy holaday says:

    Beautiful family photo! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  17. Imran says:

    Hi Chandoo,

    Wish you and your cute family all the very best for the X-mas and the New Year.

    Regards from Sri Lanka

  18. Inbasagaran says:

    Hi Chandoo,
    Wish you and your family a very vey Happy and cheerful Christmas and New Year !!

  19. satish says:

    Happy Christmas and New Year to you and your family. Thanks for sharing your ideas and website.

  20. Asa says:

    Blessings for you and your family, Chandoo! Thanks for the terrific articles and the resources you put out, all with "awesome" personality.

  21. Nandini says:

    Hi Chandoo,
    Wish you and your family a very vey Happy and cheerful Christmas and New Year !!

  22. Mladen says:


    Best wishes for Christmas and Happy and EXCELLENT New Year to you and your beautiful family.


  23. Victor Blaer says:

    Merry Christmas Chandoo (even though you´re not christian, neither am I, hehe. ) Anyways, I wish you and your family all of the best, thank you so much for all of your wonderful lessons and for making excel fun!
    Best wishes from Iceland
    Victor Blaer

  24. Angel Garrido says:

    Hi !!... chandoo thank you very much to expand and show a different world from Excel; your knowledge I have become a better professional in my work ... I wish you many blessings this holiday season !!...

  25. Prajeeth says:

    Chandoo - U r a blessing!. Wish you a rejoicing & blessed Christmas. God Bless - PJ 🙂

  26. Mel says:

    Thanks Chandoo!
    I love the smiles of your wife and children, but also your kindness and happiness shines out of the photo too. Merry Christmas!

  27. Faith says:

    Such a beautiful family. I thank you for sharing your knowledge I have learned so much. It is definitely appreciated.

  28. Brian says:

    I'm a little late, but want to say you have a wonderful family. Thanks for the pic. Also, want to say thank you for the greatest excel webpage ever! You have awesome followers, awesome experts, awesome advice, help and solutions . I come to your site first when looking for help. Thanks again. Brian.

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