Thursday, November 19, 2009
Oh, I know, I know...it's not even Thanksgiving yet and I'm already doing a Christmas post.
Editor's note: For those reading this outside the USA, Thanksgiving is an American holiday where we celebrate white guys in funny hats and knickers bringing disease and pestilence to the New World and stealing the land from the Native Americans. Some of us were raised to believe that this holiday was about being grateful to God for our blessings, but we stand corrected.
I also realize that there are some of you who will read this from atop your high horse because you're already finished with your Christmas shopping and will spend Black Friday sipping eggnog and stringing lights from your eaves. You people are annoying...
But for the rest of you slackers, I thought I'd give you a heads up in what seems to be the hottest trend in holiday decor at places that buy stuff the major retailers couldn't sell. It seems that since many retailers start putting up Christmas decorations before Halloween, someone got the crazy idea to combine the two holidays:
For today's post, I will focus on decorations (even though I got some great gift ideas before I was given the stink eye by the store manager and thought it best to leave the store with my camera phone in hand.)
Question: What do you get when you cross Jolly Old St. Nick and the Bride of Chuckie?
That poor deer is a goner for sure!
But wait...there's more! Maniacal Mice!
and Sluggo the Snowman ("You talking to me?")
But it's not ALL evil, some of it is just...well...
What is this? Seriously...I know it's supposed to be a Christmas tree, but who makes something like this, stands back and says, "This is really good. Let's make a million of them."? #FAIL
On a brighter note, I did find a lovely "Holiday tree skirt". But just between you and me, I'm going to need to let it out in the waist a bit. Must be all the Halloween candy...