A Seussian Christmas

A SEUSSIAN CHRISTMASBy Tim McLaughlin If you saddled your six-legged droozle and rodeToward the north, at a gallop, until you hit snow,(And we all know a six-legged droozle can scootAt one hundred and twenty when you give it the boot)Anyway, on your droozle, you’d finally arriveAt a hamlet called Nazareth–this town has survivedSince the time […]

The REAL 12 Days of Christmas

Miss Agnes McHolstein69 Cash AvenueBeaver Valley, Colorado December 14, 1994 Dearest John:I went to the door today and the postman delivered a partridge in a pear tree. What a thoroughly delightful gift and such a lovely surprise!With deepest love and devotion,Agnes _______________________________________ Miss Agnes McHolstein69 Cash AvenueBeaver Valley, Colorado December 15, 1994 Dearest John:Today the […]

Some Mother’s Day Pfunnies

An exasperated mother, whose son was always getting into mischief, finally asked him, “How do you expect to get into Heaven?” The boy thought it over and said, “Well, I’ll just run in and out and in and out and keep slamming the door until St. Peter says, ‘For Heaven’s sake, Jimmy, come in or […]

Interview with the Easter Bunny

With the possible exception of Santa Claus himself, there is not abusier mammal on the face of the earth than the Easter Bunny. Once ayear, the Easter Bunny hops into the home of hundreds of millions ofboys and girls all over the globe, dropping off chocolates, candy andeggs as part of the celebration of Easter. […]

A Politically Correct Christmas

by Harvey Ehrlich, 1992 ‘Twas the night before Christmas and Santa’s a wreck…How to live in a world that’s politically correct?His workers no longer would answer to “Elves”.“Vertically Challenged” they were calling themselves.And labor conditions at the North PoleWere alleged by the union to stifle the soul. Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety,Released to […]

Christmas Riddles

What do they call Santa’s helpers?Subordinate Clauses What do you call Santa Claus after he’s fallen into a fireplace?Krisp Kringle Who sings “Love Me Tender” and makes Christmas toys?Santa’s little Elvis Which of Santa’s reindeers needs to mind his manners the most?“Rude”olph What did the Gingerbread Man put on his bed?A cookie sheet What reindeer […]

Twas the Night before Christmas – Scientifically

SCIENTIFICALLY EXPLAINED NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS ‘Twas the nocturnal segment of the diurnal period preceding theannual yuletide celebration, and throughout our place of residence,kinetic activity was not in evidence among the possessors of thispotential, including that species of domestic rodent known as Musmusculus. Hosiery was meticulously suspended from the forward edgeof the wood-burning caloric apparatus, pursuant […]

The X(mas) Files

Mulder: We’re too late. It’s already been here. Scully: Mulder, I hope you know what you are doing. Mulder: Look, Scully, just like the other homes: Douglas fir, truncated, mounted, transformed into some sort of shrine; halls decked with boughs of holly; stockings hung by the chimney, with care. Scully: You really think someone’s been […]

Twas the Night Before Christmas – Redneck Style

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the trailerNot a creature was stirrin’ ‘cept a redneck named Taylor.His first name was Bubba, Joe was his middle,And a-runnin’ down his chin was a trickle of spittle.His socks, they were hung by the chimney with care,And therefore there was a foul stench in the air. That […]