The Many Faces of Christmas

First off, I want to show you how dedicated we are to our loyal readers:

Nothing's going to stop the shopping!Here’s Deb, in her wheelchair, with her giant boots, just ten days after her (elective) foot surgery.  She made a great shopping cart, and we still had a blast.  We decided that if anyone got in our way, she was going to stick out those boots and become a battering ram.  The Britney Spears poster was really not going home with us, but it made for a funny photo, and we do have to admit that the rest of the stuff on her lap did make the trip to our respective abodes.

Now that the personal stuff is out of the way, on to the post.  Christmas shows many faces to the world, and not all of them are pretty.  In this post, we have a few real losers that made it onto our lists, and shouldn’t deck anyone’s halls.

Santa has been very naughty this year, and left all the work to his elves and Mrs. Claus:

Spray Tan SantaWe are pretty sure he has been hitting the beach to get that color.  Either that, or there is a salon in town with a very big order going in for a restock on spray tan.

We know this Santa has had to spend some time in the chair to get this “do”:

Macrame SantaThere is enough facial hair there for a couple of cockapoos with some left over.  He actually does look a little doggie-like.  I am beginning to think we need a whole category for macrame fantasies, as you name it, I guess someone, somewhere, macrame-ed it.

Now this felt Santa is actually tipping over the edge into cute:

Fancy Felt Santa KitWhat really got us here is the packaging.  We don’t know why, but you leave some old decoration in its original packaging, and we go crazy over it.  Must have something to do with that romancing of “better” days.  Anyone who has read our blog for a while, knows we don’t really buy it, but the ads sure do a fine job selling that bill of goods.

Here is some more fun packaging:

Christmas salt and pepperWe loved that it was all still there, even down to the alternative “flames” for use at Christmas.  I don’t know why the red and green ones were not considered Christmasy.  Do you use those for Thanksgiving, or maybe Easter?

Here is another terrifying face of Christmas:

Sparkly potato headWhat is this?  A moldy Mr. Potato Head?  A snowman who survived a massive sand storm?  Whatever it is, festive is just not a word I would use to describe it.  Maybe if you hid it behind the tree you could stand to have it around.  And it had better be a really big tree, so not even a glimpse could be seen.  It could make Santa reconsider that coal.

Could be worse; could be the Merry Christmas Pig:

Sideways Santa PigBecause nothing says Christmas like a porker with fur.  If the side view wouldn’t scare Ebenezer Scrooge into buying a Christmas Goose for Tiny Tim, the front would have him trembling in his nighty:

Santa pigHe probably could have cured Marly, Scrooge, and all the executives of W*lmart in one night.  He’s one scary Christmas ham

After the porcine phantasm, you deserve to be left with something cute.  How about this fold-out Christmas card holder?

Vintage Christmas card holderThis was a cute wooden box that folded flat for storage, and popped up to keep those cards organized.  It’s all that says Christmas and a fitting face to leave you with.

Even more Christmas coming next week.  Head over to our Facebook page this week for a fun Christmas giveaway.

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12 Responses to The Many Faces of Christmas

  1. I like the photo of Spray-tan-Santa because he got photo-bombed by a stuffed bear.

  2. Judy Rae Jackson says:

    We had that EXACT same card holder when I was a child. I think my youngest sister might actually still have it. It was one of our FAVORITE things.

  3. Karen says:

    Glad to hear Deb’s not staying while your out see’n the goodies! Thanks for the memories! Karen

    • kathy & deb says:

      You’re welcome–we’re glad you joined in on the fun! It’s more fun to shop together, even if it means pushing a wheelchair!

  4. Gracious! A Christmas pig! Now I have seen it all! I’ve had such a cackle reading this post – thanks for sharing your amazing finds – and wishing a speedy recovery to Deb!

    • kathy & deb says:

      Thank you Dani for you kind wishes and nice note. The Christmas pig made us laugh too; if our summer intern had been there, I’m sure he would have said, “cackle”. Cheers, Deb

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