It’s a holiday e-card! I usually don’t put in attribution of anything I make just for the joy of sharing but this year to heck with it because screw those guys. If anyone is going to gank this image then they will have to do a little bit of work to claim it as their own.
Hope this year finds everybody doing great.
I really want an on-model Parade Hater Horace sweater for Christmas. Sadly, I can’t trust anyone in my family to have one made and to do it right. Invariably they would get something wrong. Something about the sweater, probably more than one element, would be off and ruin everything. The color, style, size, material or the all important typography of the garment would be “close enough” or sub-par. I want to squeal with joy and pump my fist in the air, not look disappointingly at my clan, lip curling with barely concealed distaste, and mutter a halfhearted thanks. Since my stated gift-giving goal every Christmas is to absolutely crush the giving abilities of others it is obvious I’ll have to do it myself if I want it done right.
Operation Awesome Christmas has begun!
Santa and San Diego’s KGB Chicken circa 1978.
Photo by Barry Fitzsimmons, post title by Arlo Guthrie.
While most sites are posting the same old Christmas song videos here is my humble video entry which I can pretty much guarantee no one else has ever posted before because…Well, listen for yourself.
Cowboy Santa from the cult classic Girl In Gold Boots (1968). Words and music by Nick Busillo, sung by Larry Cartell.
Here’s my personal list of the five best Christmas movies ever! These films are not presented in any order of preference but it has been a long-standing mandatory tradition in my house that the Christmas movie we all watch together is the 1988 holiday opus Die Hard, possibly the greatest Christmas-themed film ever made.
1) Hogfather (Have you been naughty…Or nice?)
2) Die Hard
(“Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho”)
3) Christmas Vacation
4) Emmett Otter’s Jug-band Christmas (“No one oils their snakes anymore!”)
5) How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Pooh-pooh to the Whos!)