(Each month, @U2 puts a spotlight on U2 fans with our "Question of the Month." We pose a question to our readers and invite answers of 200 words or less. If you're interested in taking part, check our home page to see if the current question is still open. If not, check back shortly after the beginning of next month and we'll have another question ready to be answered!)
Angela Poppe: Dear Bono, Larry, Adam and Edge,
Happy Holidays! It was soooo good to see you in concert this year in East Lansing! Your music, in my life over the years - spanning from the 80s through the present--has brought me joy and happiness so I wish you and your families heartfelt joy, peace, and happiness in return. I also pray you each have safe travels and the best of health in the New Year. I hope to see you again in the not too distant future.
Mark Raymond: Do you guys still believe in pride? If you do, what will you do this Christmas to celebrate it?
Erica Seymore: If I were to send a Christmas message to the band it would be:
The true meaning of Christmas cannot be seen on an over decorated tree, in a glossy catalogue or badly designed gift wrap. U2 is the same because it cannot be captured on a t-shirt or flown from a flag. It is a consciousness, which this true fan carries within every fiber of her soul.
Larry, Bono, The Edge and Adam I wish that you may all be blessed this Christmas.
PS. If I lived my whole life just to experience 360 degrees at Soccer City in Johannesburg it was worth it!
Brandon Roy: Merry Christmas! How 'bout a quick cover of a classic tune for the holidays? :)
Katrina Carmichael: Dear Bono, The Edge, Adam & Larry,
Wishing you the peace, joy, and love of the season, good times, good cheer for a happy new year. May your holidays be merry and bright and the season bring you the music of laughter, the warmth of friendship and love, and may the warmth and peace of the holiday season be yours today and always. As we come to the end of 2011, an incredible year for you, touching millions of fans with your incredible tour, we hope that 2012 will be a year filled not only good health, but the creation of yet another great U2 album.
All the best guys, I love you!!
Cindy Moor: What special things do you and your family do at Christmas, Bono?
Sandra Jones: In this season of gratitude for the birth of Christ, I am also grateful for U2.
So, thanks Larry for starting the band and continuing your amazing drumming. Who needs twelve drummers drumming when you have Larry.
Who needs 7 swans a-swimming when you have The Edge playing insanely inspired guitar while wearing the number seven.
Who needs turtledoves when you have Adam holding the space so peacefully with his bass, his smile and his friendship.
Who needs a partridge, or any material thing for that matter, when you have Bono singing like the uncaged bird he is.
This year, my child graduated and left home to join the Air Force. U2 has been with me, musically, encouraging me and reminding me to look up to God for the peace I seek.
(c) @U2/individual contributors above, 2012.