WARNING: Don’t take a drink and then hit play on this video…

Merry Christmas! And check out what me and the forum moderators were up to getting ready for the big day…

    163 replies to "Merry Christmas 2014!"

    • regularjoe

      look under recommended resources to the right directly under the BGU add where it says “video surgeon” folks

    • Bruce

      l like the jazz guitar sounds.

    • Michael Dean

      I am SOOOOOO glad I’m normal.

      (Am too.)

    • John-g

      sweet! hope y’all had a merry Christmas and happy new-year !!!

    • LarryT

      Very cool Griff, but I was wondering why you’re portrayed as playing the bass?? Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    • Les

      Hi Griff. Very Cute and entertaining. Thanks for all your lessons over the year. I appreciate your efforts and look forward to more time to practice them next year. ( I know!. I have to make time !. ) You are such a nag! :-).
      All the best to you and your family. Keep up the good work. Les (Australia).

    • Kevin

      The video was very good. What you do for your students is amazing and very kind. Thank you.
      I am retired and I own a brand new strat that I want to learn the blues on. I am a slow learner and new to the guitar.
      (A gift from my wife).
      I read all your e mails and hope they continue.

    • JJ

      Ok why am I getting blanks on all the stuff your sending no way of opening>

    • Art Tibaldi

      Enteraining, enjoyed it, funny….Just one downside comment thought……you could have erased the comment from…Billy”Guitar” …dusting!!!!


      Correction: DISCUSTING!!!!!!!

    • Art Tibaldi

      Enteraining, enjoyed it, funny….Just one downside comment thought……you could have erased the comment from…Billy”Guitar” …dusting!!!!


    • Frank Lombardi

      Cute, Griff MerryChristmas Happy New Year Thanks for everything Frankie L

    • Mark

      Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    • PETE

      merry Christmas to you and your family thanx

    • Ronald Eaton

      Love Jib Jab, You and your family have a very Merry Christmas Griff

    • will

      Complete with the Angus Young Run I love it thanks Griff

    • Gene Wollerton

      That was too cool Griff.
      Wishing you and your family all the best. Enjoy the season and the meaning of Christmas. Take care.

    • Stephen Tolbert

      Cute video!! I really appreciate all you do. Hope you and your family have a Blessed Christmas!

    • Brian

      Merry Christmas to all of you and thank you for everything!!!

    • Larry L

      Pretty Cool. Thought you were taller. Thanks Griff. Keep the good stuff coming. Larry

    • Bill

      This is a great video, fun to watch. Hope you have a great Christmas.

    • Larry

      Hi Griff,

      I’m a lurker but love your stuff. Keep it coming.

      Larry @ I haven’t updated my website in ages.

    • Jim Jones

      Merry Christmas Griff & Family, Thank you for all the effort you put into BGU,& also a Happy & prosperous New Year to all.

    • Helmut Rainer

      Happy Holidays to you and your Famly. Great card.

    • John Bikadi

      Merry Christmas and all the best to you and your family in the new year from My family

    • Brannon Thibeau

      Good job Griff. Merry Christmas.

      • Marvin Battle

        That’s really funny Griff! Thank you, and have a Merry Christmas!!

    • Paul Pisano

      Nicely done…Merry Christmas Griff et al

    • Brannon

      Cheers this christmas very creative

    • Stuart

      Cute! You and your family have a very Merry Christmas Griff.

    • Terry Treadwell

      Fantastic brother

    • DaveyJoe

      Ha Ha! I gotta show this video to the grandkids. Merry Christmas to You and your family Griff.


    • Roland

      See the voice coaching has really paid off for you and the guys. Can’t wait for the album release. Merry Christmas.

    • David Alexander

      GREAT STUFF Griff!!!!. What a rockin’ little band

      I hope that when I have finished my BGU course, I will be able to play and dance as well as you guys.

      Have a great, safe, and Merry XMAS for all of us here in a land downunder

    • Tea

      Merry Christmas Griff.

    • Gaston Collin

      Have a very merry holliday to you and your family and thank you so much for all your doing Gaston

    • Mark Pointer

      Why Griff I’ve never heard you guys sound better! And the choreography!! AWESOME!! Hope you, your family, the Band, your loved ones and friends have a Very Merry Christmas!!!!

    • Nhoj

      Mahalo Griff, you have given us the gifts if your talents.
      Mele Kaliki Maka
      Me Ka Hau’oli Makahiki Hou.

    • Desmond

      Thanks for the animation!!!!!
      Will toast you all tomorrow, have a great Christmas.

    • jimmy peters


    • Michael

      tooooooo funny, Thanks Teach and Team !! Happy Holidays to everyone out there. πŸ™‚

    • Bob

      Have a very Merry Christmas!

    • Fraser

      Too funny..Merry Christmas all

    • Greg

      Thanks for the gift of music Griff. It really is the the gift that keeps on giving!

    • ozzy

      I always look forward to your emails because I know I’m going to learn something. Wasn’t expecting this one but it was cool though. Glad you’re having a good time during this festive time of year. I can hardly wait to see what you have in store for us in the coming year. Hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas and new year. Thank you for the blessings you have given me on the guitar. I love the blues and it’s great to know someone as talented as you are out there keeping this music alive. Thanks for everything.

    • Pietro Codini

      Greetings from “Down Under” lovely lighthearted greeting, Griff. All the very best to you n yours.

    • Ray Jackson

      Happy Christmas to you and your family and team. And a massive thanks for all the tutoring and guidance in helping me become a much better guitar player over these past few years. From, Ray (UK)

    • Belajaron Couch

      Thanks Griff for the Christmas cheer. I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. I also want to thank you for the many great guitar lessons that you have shared with all of us. I got a late start in life playing the guitar and with your lessons, at least I can get some good sounds from my guitar (the neighbors quit calling the law on me ), thanks to you I am a work in progress.

      • Tom W

        My sentiments exactly! (but the neighbors are still probably keeping the PD # handy) Great work on the video Griff#*!% TW

    • Jonnygstring

      Ha ha griff merry Xmas and a happy new year ps
      Love that mamba rumba groove you sent out a while back you should send it out again mate cause some might of missed it well worth learning love the thrill is gone as well good health to you and yours griff your a real talent in many more ways than one

    • paul stoke.on.trent UK

      Happy Christmas Grif Family and all members , enjoying e.mails and have received begining blues guitar so plenty to work on best regards paul

    • Kevin Butler

      Thanks Griff! That’s pretty cool/funny! Thanks for all the lessons man. You’ve shown me more than I ever expected! You, and your family have a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year Griff! Thanks again! Kev

    • Ian Robins

      Thanks, Griff, for a great year of lessons, tips and talks. May God bless you richly in the coming year and may you and your family have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas.


    • Old George

      Merry Christmas to one and all and best wishes for a healthy and happy year in 2015. May joy come to each of you and yours.

      ps. Will you be sending out the tab notation for that little ditty? ….. Kidding.

    • Ray Stell

      festivus for the rest of us! Thank you, Jesus, for the BGU folks.

    • Paul

      Well first of all I’m glad I’m not one of your forum moderators! LOL! But more than that Thank You for such a happy and uplifting greeting – which totally matches your online personality. I’m a loyal follower and fan! Now if I could only get my bends down!

    • mark pruss

      Thanks. That’ll cheer all us Blues men up!!

    • sylvain

      thanks for every things sorry for my english

    • Thomas

      Merry Christmas griff to you and your family, cheers for all the lessons this year! All the best thomas from Liverpool, England

    • TonyD

      That was fun. Have a very happy Holidays Griff to you and your associates, staff and family.

    • Mike from VA

      Griff you really are a class act so to speak! Many thanks for this wonderful Christmas greeting and from my family across the country to yours and to your associates, our best wishes for a joyful, happy and of course…Merry Christmas!

    • Ronnie Kirkham

      A very merry Christmas and all the very best for 2015 to you and yours.
      Thank you so very much for the courses I received, the online lessons, tips, hints, etc. Forever in your debt.

    • LouisVA

      Griff, you’re the greatest and I wish you and yours the merriest of holidays. You have certainly taught me a lot over the last few months and that is greatly appreciated. I enjoyed meeting you and hearing you play at the ?Black Marlin Restaurant? (not sure of the name) and I hope to see you again on my frequent trips to SoCal. I came away from that gig knowing you are just like you present yourself on video and that’s a huge compliment. See you again and thanks again for your hard work and determination to better us all!!!!!! In my case, that’s a HUGE job.

      Louis and Kristen Ogden

    • Mario

      A blessed Christmas to Griff & team. Hope everybody enjoys the fun of this holiday.

    • Alan

      Merry Christmas to all of you.
      You guys looked GOOD.

    • Jim

      Awesome Christmas message!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Thanks for helping making my day[Christmas eve]

    • Eddie

      Hey Griff,

      Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year to you and your family.

      All the best,


    • Gerry

      Merry Christmas. I really enjoy the tips and videos. Cool and polished.

    • Rick

      Dear Grif,

      Wishing You and Family a Very Merry Christmas + Happy New Year !!!

      Thanks for all the good tips and video lessons in 2014 and let’s have
      a Rocking 2015. Keep on keeping it real as you are very kind, polite, and professional and I always look forward to your video lessons and tips via email.

      I hope your wife and kids realize what an awesome guy you are. Keep up the great job as you are appreciated by thousands around the world.

      I would love to see you play in the local area of Riverside County or Orange County sometime and I’d like to meet you in person and tell you what a great person you are all the way around. Keeping you in my prayers and God Bless You and Family and Band and Friends…..

    • Richard

      Thanks griff your festive ditty was much appreciated. All the best to you and your family. Lang Mae yer lum reek

    • Jim

      Merry Xmas to all BGUers! Especially to Griff – the Santa Claus of Blues guitar lessons!

    • Jim Hoff

      Merry Christmas, Thanks for all the help through the year. you have made me a better guitar player for sure….

      • Guitar Mark

        Who needs a Drink after that. I was going to take a quick nap, but too pumped up now…tanx fo nuttin! Thanx to BGU and you Griff for another great year! Looking forward to 2015 and possibly getting out there to California to take in some live blues. Later Bro!

    • john

      First – Merry Christmas second – now for that drink. I look forward to your frequent enlightenment regarding the guitar.

    • James

      Merry Christmas to all and look forward to another great year of BGU

    • cowboy

      loved it but gotta say you guys look a bit different with the hats on…Happy Holidays to you, Laura and the kids…later.


    • Paul

      that was great. lol . merry Christmas….

    • Chas

      Thanks for a GREAT year. Best wishes to you and your family.

    • Roger Chandler

      LOL!!!! Merry Christmas everyone!!! Cheer’s πŸ˜‰

    • Carmine

      I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas. Thank you Griff.

    • gerry

      Merry Christmas to you Griff and your family. Thank you for all your help this past year with the lessons. I pray this Christmas you will come to know Jesus as your savior…we will make wonderful music together with all our friends for eternity in Heaven one day.
      God bless,

    • Alex Mowatt

      Very funny video Griff. I do not know the other dancer/singers you persuaded to do that. I sent you an ecard via the regular website link. I suspect you will possibly not see that or at least until after Christmas. I just wanted to not let the seasonal festivities without showing that I appreciate all you do for us lesser mortals that would like to emulate your level of skill in playing. This Christmas is different for us but, I shall not reiterate all that here again. I sincerely hope you and your family have a great time and that you can get a break. In saying that I have just read that you are at down town disney playing. That is an area we, as a family, are very familiar with. Our son Robin always had it front and centre of his itinerary each year we holidayed over there. This is the first in twenty four we have not got over. Perhaps an early spring time break is on the cards. We have to take Robin to Celebration. Looking forward to hearing from you in the New Year. All the very best ALEX.

    • Peter Leyer

      Very, Very Nice. Everything you do is good. You have given great enjoyment to many! Thanks! Merry Christmas πŸ™‚

    • Cecil

      Hey Griff,
      Very entertaining…lucky you didn’t get any pie on your face.
      Didn’t know you had so many dance moves! LOL!
      Have a very Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year!!

    • robert

      I don’t drink, but kinda wanted to after seeing that! Thanks for morning cheer. Love your site and quickie lessons always challenge me. Merry Christmas to all of you!

    • Steve


      Your videos and lessons are always a bright spot in my day. The very best to you and your family and Merry Christmas and a Happy and safe New Year.

    • Sal Guerrero

      Have a ‘‘Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año Nuevo!! Griff. Thanks for all you help which is helping me enjoy the guitar beyond my expectations!!


      Very nice Griff so you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Cheers.

    • Bob

      I didn’t know you played the stand-up bass fiddle!

      Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    • Dan Scharf

      Hey Griff,
      Merry Christmas and thanks for all the excellent instuctional work that you do!

    • Paul Martin

      Hi Griff here’s wishing you a very merry Xmas and a prosperous new year thanks for all your tutoring in 2014

    • maxwell

      Thanks Griff & gang that was so good, could not stop grinning, will show it to my friends. A very merry Xmas to you all.

    • Mike Iris


      Thanks for all you do! Have a very Merry Christmas and a great New Year!

    • Bill333

      Merry Christmas Griff, & Best wishes to your family as well. Thank for the cool video & all the help & encouragement you’ve given me these last 8 months since I first picked up a guitar. Merry Christmas to ALL !!!

    • Sal

      Rainy day in NYC…needed that to make me laugh. Great job by you and the group, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family and look forward to more lessons and advice in 2015.

    • Larry

      Merry xmas and thank you for all you do!

    • Charles Griffin

      Thanks for the laugh,that was great I needed that.Merry Christmas to all and the best for 2015.

    • Dr Ed Moloney

      Very cute video -and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you! Dr Ed

    • Murray Lacey

      That was awesome. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    • Terrie

      Thank you for the laugh this morning. Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas.

    • Gary Hylton


      The video must become a Christmas tradition!
      Thanks so much and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

      Old School and Still Rockin’…Gary

    • John

      Merry Xmas to you and yours Griff.I have some of your DVD’s and the information on them is really superb.So thorough..Kind Regards..John (UK)

    • Ed

      Thanks for the Christmas Cheer, brightened up my morning.
      Merry Christmas to you and yours

    • bruce-a

      LMAO, Griff, have a relaxing and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for you and your family – give your fingers a break for a day

    • tim

      HaHaHa jibjabs always make me laugh ! Merry Christmas to the BGU family ! Griff you’re the best.

    • Allan Halstead

      Ho ho ho…I notice you played the bass there griff haha
      Very good!thanks for all the lessons you send me and hope y’all haves great xmas and a prosperous 2015!

    • Gary

      Awesome! Merry Christmas!

    • Douglas

      Thanks for the lift. Merry Christmas and God bless every one and a rocking good year.

      • Sherry

        Awesome, thanks Griff. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Have a rockin’ new year!

    • Eforb

      Hi Griff
      Thanks for your lessons and videos during the past year. A Merry Christmas to you your family and Best Wishes for 2015.

    • 02KnowBetter

      Merry Christmas Griff to you and the family. And a best to all for the New Year to the greater BGU family – may the callouses on your fingers grow and prosper!

    • Richard

      I had to play it a few times to pick up on the new riffs and licks, but well worth it! Thanks for all Griff! and Happy Holidays to all!

    • Dennis

      LOVE IT !!!

      • Bill

        Thanks! for all you do MERRY CHRISTMAS!! I look forward to your emails and videos you send I have learned alot really love BLUES GUITAR UNLEASHED had it for several years continue go back and watch it over and over

    • Susan

      LOVE it!! Glad I didn’t take a drink! πŸ˜‰ Merry Christmas to you all and blessings on your 2015!!

    • Rob

      Good one Merry Christmas Griff to you and your family. & Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all BGU members, Have a safe & Happy Holiday.

    • Lane

      Thank God for Jesus Christ….We are the reason He was born !…Merry Christmas everyone, I hope you have a great one……

    • BobbyP

      Merry Christmas Griff to you and your family wishing you all the best for New Year

    • Jeffrey

      Merry Christmas every one!

    • RJ

      Merry Christmas Griff! I’d just like to say I am very impressed with your teacher style and I have pretty much convinced myself it may be time to join the the Bluesguitarunleashed family this new year and start to try and satisfy the urge I have to learn the guitar πŸ™‚

    • Wayne Richard

      Hope you have a blessed holiday season.

    • Drew

      Thanks for everything, Griff.
      Hope you have a safe and happy holiday.

      Seasons Greetings !!!!

    • John

      Best way to start the day is a belly laugh- thanks, guys..Merry Christmas to all!!

    • Jacob

      First it took me by surprise to work out who was who, then I quit that and sat back and just enjoyed it. Happy Holidays to everyone

    • Tango

      Happy Holidays guys…. πŸ™‚
      P.S. I couldn’t find the tab for this…. πŸ˜‰

    • Chuck

      Loved it! That was hilarious! Helps when you know everyone! πŸ™‚

    • jim pyron

      What a bunch of Christmas Knuckleheads! Merry Christmas!

    • Nathaniel McNeill

      Great video

    • Alexander Scott Twaddle

      Thanks for all your skilled teaching methods ,merry Christmas to you and yours,I’ll be 69 on January the 3rd and still trying to play the guitar.

      • Gary Hylton


        I like your modesty, but I am reminded of a Keith Richards interview in which he said while holding his hollow body guitar, “Six strings and twelve frets. Every time I pick it up I learn something.” That’s how I like to look at it. I’ve been learning since I was 15, and will be 70 on January 15th. By the way Keith Richards just turned 71. I’m certain you play quite well!

        Old School and Still Rockin’

      • mark pruss

        Just Great! Sometimes during the Holidays we’re away from family and friends and certainly will cheer any axe man up. Thanks!

    • JOHN


    • JOHN

      First Class ! ! ! Best Guitar teacher ever,, SMILE and a KOOOOL GUY.

    • Ron

      Hey Griff, That was awesome, brought some real cheer to me. Thanx!!

    • Bob JK

      Had to have a drink after watching it. All the best from us to yours.
      Merry Christmas.

    • david knowles

      great video . best wishes to you all

    • mike z.

      Griff,thanks for the great Christmas jingle. You and your band are so talented. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Mike Z.

      • ricky-byrd

        Thanks for the gift of laughter on Christmas eve.

    • Mike

      Be careful. Your faces may freeze that way.

    • Billy"guitar"

      That was fuckin pissa u guys must have had a blast makin it thx have a wonderful holiday

    • lew

      With great talent, comes great insanity!

    • Rod

      Thanks, Griff for that and for all the brilliant emails over the last few months since I purchased Bluesguitarunleashed – one of the best things I ever did. A very merry Christmas to you and yours.

    • Glenn47

      How about if I just hit the “delete” button?

    • Rolf Buchmann

      Thanks, Griff, for sharing your God-given guitar and teaching skills via the videos. A Blessed Christmas!

    • Greg

      Thanks Griff, that was great. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family and everyone in the BGU family.

    • Bryan Merry

      Thanks for this Griff. Really put a big smile on my face.
      All the best for Christmas to you and your family.

    • Chas Brogan

      Cheered me up no end, thanks Griff. Happy Holiday to you and yours.

      Your friend (Feel as if I know you that well. hope you don’t mind)


    • Jack

      Thanks and Merrry Christmas All

    • kenny

      Great stuff Griff you don’t disappoint,
      Merry Xmas and have a happy new year.

    • Roland

      Cheers Griff,and Happy Holidays to you all.

    • Chris

      Merry Christmas

    • Ray Bacon

      Thanks for everything this year Grif. Have a happy Xmas and New Year from us in England.

    • chris jankow (cj)

      so nice all the best to you guys & the kids

    • Bill Oremus

      Merry Christmas,

      Could it be a preview of BGU Live 2015? Griff, thanks again for always sharing your knowledge with us. You bring us a step closer everyday!
      CJ and I wish you and the family a Happy Holiday!! Also a Happy Holidays to all of your singing Elfs.


    • Andy

      Cheers Griff. Merry Christmas

    • Bob Ieva

      Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year
      Great Video

    • Jay

      nice job Griff! May you and yours have a blessed Christmas.

    • David H

      Great stuff Griff, as usual I dont disappoint!
      A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS. Thanks for all your inspiration through the year. God bless

    • John James Fenwick

      All the best for the festive season.

      Have a happy Christmas and a bountiful New Year.

    • Alan Mills

      .. and a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year to you and your family Griff. Many thanks for all your help.
      Kind Regards
      Alan Mills, N Yorkshire, England

    • Farley shaw

      Cute.we wish you a merry Christmas and a joyful new year.thanks griff and crew

    • Larry

      You all are STUPID……….that was great…..what a great way to start off xmas mourning, thank you all very much and have a Merry Christmas!!!!

    • ed

      I need a drink…

    • geoff

      Cheers griff, all the best to you and yours, spoil the kids. Kind regards Geoff.

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