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Thursday, December 24, 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS (REDUX)




This post is a compilation of stuff from my Christmas posts of 2012-2014 with an extra helping of brand new cartoons!!

We no longer Christmas shop for our family.  I got old & tired of fighting my way through department store crowds to get that “perfect” gift, only to be told that it was the wrong size or asked if it came in another color.  Now everyone gets something personal—a personal check!  It’s never too small, although I’m sure they wouldn’t mind something larger.  It can be cashed for everyone’s favorite color—money green!  We do try to be inventive, though—one year we put them inside balloons, which we used to decorate the house.

In 1979, when I wrote this, it was meant to be a joke just for Bud because I was tired of getting Xmas newsletters that said my husband was just elected God or my child just turned 6 & he's already Phi Beta Kappa. It's based on truth, as most humor is. Nameless was studying in Europe, Matt was at Northridge & worked for a sewer company. The “chunnel” (the tunnel across the English Channel) had not yet been built--I don’t know if it had even been planned at the time. Blake had just gotten his driver's license. General Motors was doing a lot better than they are now & we did buy a treadmill--also, we had a dog, Pepi. Bud liked it so much we sent it out with our cards. After receiving it, a friend told me that her husband asked her how I could brag like that. I liked her simple explanation: “It’s satire, stupid!”

















Here's a very different Christmas dance:

And some different Christmas songs
from Richard & Sandy Riccardi:




And the Drifters:


Hey, check out the sweater!!

















A last minute gift suggestion for the friend who truly has everything--a broad-spectrum antibiotic----B. C. (& fishducky)

 




15 comments:

  1. The Holiday Dinner Party is scarily true.
    And I am still thinking about Sara X's muscular control. She could probably crack nuts with those babes.
    Love the cartoons.
    Pretty certain that one of my sisters-in-law would do her best to top your Christmas letter. She is a stranger to the truth.
    Happy Christmas - and all other holidays - to you and yours.

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    1. Sara X scares me. Re your sister-in-law: My letter was meant to be funny--I don't know about her newsletters!! Happy Christmas to you!!

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    2. Said sister-in-law is also funny. By accident.

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  2. Love the Dear Santa letter. I'll watch the videos later, right now I have my Christmas playlist singing at me.
    Merry Christmas from Adelaide, Australia

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    1. Watch them when you get a chance--they're funny whenever!! Merry Christmas to Adelaide from Los Angeles!!

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  3. Only you would come up with that letter, Fran. Such a fun post with entertaining videos and cartoons. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

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    1. I'm still sort of proud of that letter!! Merry Christmas to you!!

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  4. Good stuff! I hate those holiday letters, they always make me feel like such a failure. I too have moved to the send them a check phase of my life. No one has returned one yet.

    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and I guess I missed a Hanukkah wish. You are welcome to leave a dreidel by my front door.

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    1. I'm too old & decrepit to do the shopping thing any more--Happy Everything to you!!

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  5. Thanks for the Christmas chuckles.....Merry Christmas.

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  6. Can't pick out what made me laugh most. Thanks for a year filled with chuckles. Merry Christmas.

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    1. You're one of my favorite followers, you chubby chuckler, you--Merry Christmas!!

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  7. I love that version of White Christmas, that's a very groovy Santa!
    Merry Christmas everyone who reads here!

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    1. I liked him more than Sara X--Merry Christmas to you!!

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