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…And Checking It Twice

So it’s time to get everything in line so that there will be smooth sailing tomorrow.

Obviously you need the text of A Visit from St. Nicholas [AKA Twas the night before Christmas] or one of the variations.

But now that you’ve finished putting up enough lights to match the total electrical consumption of a third world nation, you can sit back and watch the North American Air Defense Command’s annual attempt to take out that red-suited commie’s attack on the capitalist system by giving stuff away. [Don’t worry kids, they are using the anti-missile defense system, so there’s no danger to anyone but taxpayers.]

As of 6:30AM local time on Christmas Eve, the Gävlebocken is still standing.


1 cookie jill { 12.24.10 at 1:04 am }

Red suited commie! LOL! So glad I wasn’t sipping my tea when I read that, Bryan! 🙂

2 Kryten42 { 12.24.10 at 3:22 am }

😆 Careful Bryan… people might start thinking you are da Grinch! 😉 😀

No lights here. Have you seen the cost of electricity here??! (Yeah, rhetorical) 😉

But we have a tree with gaudy baubles and tinsel. No snow either. 😉

I just finished cleaning and servicing the BBQ for tomorrow, and mowed the lawn! Just going to prepare a couple of the salads now. *sigh* and they say a *woman’s* work is never done! Hmmph! 😉 😀 Also got some Christmas tarts baking, and my housemate is making a Pavlova! Yummm! Gonna be a very overweight Christmas! 😆

Merry Christmas, and Best Wishes to all! (whether you celebrate or not). 🙂

3 Steve Bates { 12.24.10 at 7:58 am }

jill, you must not be familiar with Arlo Guthrie’s “The Pause of Mr. Claus”: “Santa Claus wears a Red Suit, He must be a communist. And a beard and long hair, Must be a pacifist. What’s in that pipe that he’s smoking?” Ah, the Christmas humor of Bryan’s and my generation…

Meretricious, one and all!

4 Anya { 12.24.10 at 8:03 am }

Hope you all had a peaceful Solstice, and will have a Merry Christmas, and an enlightening New Year!


5 Bryan { 12.24.10 at 4:09 pm }

You do realize, Jill that the first town Santa visits is Anadyr on the Chukotka Peninsula of Russia, and the last is Attu on the Western tip of the Aleutians and he uses reindeer, probably from the Chukchi of Siberia, not caribou from Alaska? By the time he gets to Attu all that’s left in the bag is lint, cookie crumbs, candy cane splinters, and fruit cakes. A coincidence?

Sure, Kryten, no cold and damp to interfere with stringing lights, so you don’t bother.

Yes, Steve, you had to be there to understand where the “attitude” comes from.

We had clouds for the Solstice, so we couldn’t see the eclipse, and are scheduled for rain and then bitter cold for Christmas, Anya, but things could always be worst. It’s all the same celebration, whether people want to admit it or not.

6 cookie jill { 12.24.10 at 7:04 pm }

Wait a minute. Santa’s from Finland. What’s he doing going to Russia first? I think he would venture there LAST … If at all.

7 Bryan { 12.24.10 at 7:27 pm }

No doubt it was part of the Trilateral Commission plot to sow unease among the lower classes that gave Russia the advantage when the International Date Line was drawn which results in this grossly unfair calendar advantage of Russia. The Freemasons are probably involved, as well as Glenn Beck and Rupert Murdock. 😈

8 cookiejill { 12.24.10 at 11:23 pm }

You forgot the Bilderbergers.

9 Bryan { 12.25.10 at 12:32 am }

Rupert Murdock [nudge, nudge … wink, wink]

I also didn’t it was necessary to point out the association of Davos and Davros …