War on Christmas Decorations

Arlene Chmelyk who lives in Northern BC, Canada reports that Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is being attacked by the other reindeer in the area. Her husband took a foam deer target and added an electric red light to its nose and put it out front as part of their Christmas decorations. The poor plastic animal has never been the same. They have video showing the plastic Rudolph being circled and stalked by neighborhood deer and the savagely attacked. So in the morning not only is Rudolph laying on the ground, but they have had to glue him back together on several occasions.

You thought the depths of depravity had been reached when a man burned up the Fox News Christmas tree in downtown Manhattan, but it is happening everywhere. In downtown Gavle, Sweden every Christmas they build a giant “Christmas Goat” in the town square. While this goat has a metal frame it is covered with ropes of paper decorations and lit 24 hours per day. Vandals have attacked the goat so many times the city built a steel bar fence around it and lights it all night with video surveillance. This year the goat was torched again through the fence as you can see from the pictures and police are looking for a man in green pointy hat.

What could be worse than attacks by wild animals and crazed fire bugs… Politicians. The city of Bailiff Bridge, West Yorks, England planted a nice-looking evergreen tree on their town square, specifically so they could decorate it every Christmas. Over the years the tree has grown. Not only is the tree greener and fuller, it has gotten taller and taller. This year, the city fathers decided that the tree was too tall to decorate with Christmas lights. They would only pay to have colored lights on the bottom one third of the tree. So you see the picture on the right. The town has gotten the Grinch prize even from its own citizens. The partially-decorated pine was slammed by residents and one councillor as “The worst tree in the North.”

So even if you only have an old aluminum beauty, appreciate it and share the joy of the season with those around you.

Holiday Humor:

Three blondes go into the woods to find the perfect Christmas Tree. After hours of searching one says:
“Maybe we should just take one of these without the ornaments.”

What do you get if you eat Christmas decorations? Tinsilitis!

How does Good King Wenceslas like his pizzas?
One that’s deep pan, crisp and even.

What did the third wise man say after his friends had already presented gold and frankincense? “But wait, there’s myrrh!”

December 20th Birthdays

1992 – Isabel Durant, 1992 – Jillian Rose Reed, 1982 – Melanie Scrofano, 1991 – India Reynolds

1984 – Bob Morely,  1946 – Dick Wolf, 1983 – Jonah Hill, 1982 – David Wright

Morning Motivator:

You have to believe in happiness or happiness never comes.

Christmas Spirit Undefeated:


See Rudolph’s battle