Curse the fool who invented wrapping paper. Or is that just me and my inability to wrap properly??
» Spike the eggnog, and drink about five cups. Stare quizzically at people and complain of too many blinking lights.
» Holler every hour or so, “I hear reindeer on the roof!”
» Marvel at the brightness of the color red.
» Tell carolers, “You people are so off-key, my cat is enjoying this.”
» Threaten to wear mistletoe on your head for one week, while you attack people.
» Demand to know the nutritional value of fried oysters (Southern traditional Christmas food).
» Tell the little drummer boy/girl to “Play me some Metellica.”
» Pretend you are a shepherd and tell people, “I must attend to my flock.”
Happy Holidays! from Torifan
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