|"MERY CRITHMAS," the nightmare said as it seized its nose and conjured a fireball from thin air. "I'LL SEE YOU THOON, KIDTH."|
|Uhhh....? Aw, man, it feels wrong just LOOKING at something like this. If you don't believe me, check out that reindeer, er, reindog.|
|"Billy.... is that you Billy? You've grown so much, Billy. My God, what's it been... 7 years? Does your mother still deliver mail to the North Pole? It's like I'm looking in a mirror...."|
|This is what snowmen look like in the southern hemisphere: sunburned.|
|OR ELSE. GRUMPY SNOWMAN KNOWS WHERE YOU SLEEP.|
|Hm. These girls are "working." I wonder if this was traced...?|
|Good! I'm gla|
|I imagine this Santa as an insane Jack Nicholson, and "it's 'beautiful'" is like "HERE'S JOHNNY" from The Shining. Why else would the snowman be that freaked out?|
|...or, don't. I couldn't care less. Humbug!|
|Yeesh. Santa seems to have harnessed a demon this year instead of reindeer. Maybe he's looking to shave a few hours off his time...?|
(If you're having trouble with the above video, here is a link to this video on my Youtube channel: http://youtu.be/z2M4dzt-HT0)
Finally, this isn't a card (obviously), but it's a 30 second video I took of the snow falling quietly on the mountains as seen from the third floor of my school. I think it's really lovely, and if you're Christmas isn't white, feel free to channel some of this snow and fuel your yuletide joy. Goodness knows we get plenty of snow.
As of this writing (Christmas day), I am on a vacation in Taiwan! Seeing these pictures certainly makes me miss my kids, and seeing some of the festivities here makes me miss all my family and friends back home. With any luck, I'll make it in next Christmas. I'm really enjoying my trip, but nothing beats being with those you love on Christmas. And I mean nothing. So today, even if it is just today, love your family and friends like it's the first time you've seen them in a long time, and when it's time to let them go, let them go like it's the last time you'll see them in a long time. I'm certainly a fool when it comes to many things, but each day I am learning the wonder of home, and the pricelessness of family.