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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2016 [Holiday Greeting]



A big, warm & pleasant hello to you.

I wish you a merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2016. May your holidays be filled with joy, togetherness, celebrations and fulfillment. May your new year be filled with hope, energy and awesomeness.

I want to tell you how thankful I am for all your support in this year. Every time you visit our website, read an article, leave a comment, enroll in a course, purchase a product, read one of my books, listen to a podcast episode, watch a video or tell your friends about Chandoo.org, I feel nothing but gratitude, thankfulness and amazement. 2015 is the most successful year since starting Chandoo.org, all thanks to you. Heartfelt thanks to you, from my family, staff and volunteers.

Happy Holidays from Chandoo.org

About this year’s holiday card

We took this picture recently from the terrace of our house. Don’t freak out, the twins are not yet shoulder height (they are 6years old). But they are fairly tall for their age. Click on the picture to enlarge.

Holiday schedule of Chandoo.org


This year, I will be extra lazy during the holiday season. So no more Excel tips until first week of January 2016.

Of course, there will be some usual suspects around this time of year. Here is what you can expect.

  • 28 December (Monday) – People & websites that helped me in 2015, thank you message
  • 31 December (Thursday) – Best of Chandoo.org in 2015
  • 1 January (Friday) – Free 2016 Excel calendar & daily planner template
  • 4 January (Monday) – Regular broadcasting of Excel awesomeness

Our forum:

Our Excel forum will be up and running during the holiday season. That said, I would not expect quick help for any problems as most of our regular members would be away on holiday break. You have higher chance of getting TRUE for RAND()-RAND()=0 than finding someone to answer your Excel question during next few days. So be patient and enjoy the holidays.

Online store:

Our online store will be open. Any purchase you make for training programs, templates or eBooks will be delivered as promised. If you join our course on Christmas eve or day or on new year day, please expect to receive your password by the end of next working day. If you have any support query, please expect to hear a resolution by 7th of January.


If you are sending me an email, please expect a reply only after 7th of Jan. If you have something urgent to say, you can call me (find my number on the site).

Once again…,

On behalf of my family, our staff, volunteers and well wishers, let me wish you a very pleasant holiday season and an awesome start to 2016.

PS: Here is a snow flake made in Excel to cheer you up during the holidays.


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12 Responses to “Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2016 [Holiday Greeting]”

  1. Krishna says:

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Chandoo and my 'excel'lent kin.

  2. Petros says:

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to Chandoo, his family, friends and readers!

    Excel Advent Calendar 2015 FREE Template

  3. Vishwamitra says:

    Dear Chandoo

    Wish you and your family Merry Christmas 🙂
    After getting inspired from you, I too have tried preparing a Christmas tree lights using Graphs and VBA. Though its not as awesome you build but I am learning from you.


  4. Nikki says:

    A very happy Christmas and New Year to you and your family, Chandoo! Wishing you even more awesomeness in 2016!

    Thanks so much as always for all your help and inspiration throughout the year. I was on course the other day, and we were discussing which websites we use for help, and yours is the first one that comes up every time - you are much loved here in South Africa. 🙂

  5. Puneet Gogia says:

    Wish you a bright new year.

  6. Chris says:

    Merry Christmas to you too Chandoo and to all of the people who help make your truly awesome site what it is. May we all have a spectacularly great 2016!

  7. David Hager says:

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. God Bless Your Family. Hope to have the chance to meet you again in 2016.

  8. Cathy says:

    Hi Chandoo,

    Thanks very much for the posting on this website. I saw it by chance when I prepared the Excel training for my colleagues and then I found sooooo many useful tips in this website.
    Wish you and your family a happy new year : )


  9. Stephen says:

    Hi Chandoo,

    This is not a belated Happy New Year coz' the Chinese new year is just coming! I want to thank you for the fantastic skill i learned in Excel just by visiting your site, i started way back years ago and get your regular post in my mail. Since then, i made my own interactive dashboard that everyone thinks awesome, but i'm sure needs a lot of work by your standards. I've also gotten people to be interested and learn Excel and create their own dashboards. I use it 24/7 for work!

    You are awesome! SYHH (Shaking your hand here)

  10. LisaAnn says:

    We all love you (and your AWESOME family), Chandoo.
    We're all a small part of your 'extended' family - around the globe!

  11. New Year says:

    As the new year renews all the happiness and good tidings, hope the joyful spirit keeps glowing in your heart forever! Happy New Year!

  12. Edwin says:

    May the Almighty God Bless with all things., I am a teacher, using your excel formats for stock market etc., it is worthful for all time. even i can refer some math's calculation with your tips in excel, sometimes i suggest my students to go through your pages, you tube, facebook etc.,
    Thank you!

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