A Topical 2011 Season’s Greeting from Lady, That’s My Skull

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.

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"Close enough" is loser talk

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!

I’m gonna be your Santa Claus even if my whiskers ain’t white

Christmas Eve Blues
performed by Blind Lemon Jefferson (1928)

Oh Mama! This is goin’ to be a hard winter.
Look at how it snowin’. Baby won’t you hear me moan.

Now it’s the day before Christmas
Mama won’t you hear me moan

Now it’s the day before Christmas
Mama won’t you hear me moan

If you take me back, baby
I’ll get you anything you need

I had a good chance,
Baby give me just one more

I had a good chance
Baby give me just one more

I will change the way I’m loving, like you never have been before

I know I did do wrong, I’m just as sorry as I can be
Sorry as I can be

It’s the day before Christmas,
Mama please come back to me

Mama don’t turn me down on this Christmas Eve
Mama don’t turn me down on this Christmas Eve
I cried about you so hard done wetted my whole coat sleeve

It’s the day before Christmas, Let me bring your present tonight
It’s the day before Christmas, Let me bring me your present tonight

I’m going to be your Santa Claus even if my whiskers ain’t white

Christmas Eve Blues, fool

Five Great Christmas Movies

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
(“MRRR-OW!”)


4) Emmett Otter’s Jug-band Christmas
(“No one oils their snakes anymore!”)


5) How the Grinch Stole Christmas
(Pooh-pooh to the Whos!)