have yourself a…

December 6, 2007

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…Merry Little Chrismahannakwanza!

Whatever holiday you celebrate or choose not to celebrate this winter, I hope it’s the happiest ever!!

Christmas is the holiday Tom and I both grew up with and still enjoy with gusto, although I’d never turn down an invitation or opportunity to participate in a Hannukah, Kwanza or any other holiday celebration. The more opportunities to hang out with friends, eat (food you would never dream of eating the rest of the year due to sheer terror of heart failure,) or light candles, the better!

For us Christmassy types, many towns in the U.S. have what they call Candy Cane Lane, or a Candy Cane Lane-like street, where every blade of grass on every lawn of every house is blinking, strobing or sparkling with copious amounts of holiday lights and decorations. However, in Valencia, CA the entire town is pretty much a Candy Cane Lane.

Yes folks, Christmas threw up on our town.

What we lack in the beauty and wonder of snowfall, we more than make up with a king’s ransom of an and electric bill and Home Depot receipt.

Tom and I bring up the rear with a token strand of red lights tacked lovingly across the front of our house. We tell ourselves we’re trying to be green, but really, we’re just too lazy busy. Why, we’ve got “Daily Show” reruns to watch.

But you know, as excessive as all the lights, giant blow up snowglobes, and creepy animated santas are, there’s nothing Tom and I like better than taking a detour on the way home from work to gawk at the handiwork of our zealous neighbors.

It’s the closest thing to tradition we have in our suburban town, and we’ve grown to love it.

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Above is a an image I drew in Photoshop for my 2002 Christmas card. Thought I’d try to get a little more mileage out of it.
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5 Responses to “have yourself a…”

  1. littlesketches Says:

    I’ve never heard that expression at all: Christmas threw up on our town! 🙂 Your Santa is really agile (given the waistline) and he looks good in red too!

  2. littlesketches Says:

    Oh, I nearly forgot, “Merry Little Chrismahannakwanza!” to you too!

  3. Angela Says:

    I love your skating santa. We’ve got lots of snow here. I’d ship you some if it were logistically possible. 🙂

    The Daily Show rocks!

    And the cat’s pajamas are just divine.

  4. artseafartsea Says:

    Love that santa and your writing is getting better and better. Thanks for the laff.


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