An Immaculate Fix: A Junky’s Christmas

It was Christmas Day and Danny the Car Wiper hit the street junksick and broke after seventy-two hours in the precinct cell. It was a clear bright day, but there was warmth in the sun. Danny shivered with an inner cold. He turned up the collar of his worn, greasy black overcoat. This beat

By |2021-11-29T10:56:06-07:00December 15th, 2021|Thoughts & Notions, What You Reading, Xmas|0 Comments

Fun Facts About Reindeer (with Pictures)

Reindeer are commonly associated with Christmas because of a certain individual that shows up at everyone's house for a little light breaking and entering and cookie theft. But these animals are more than just once-a-year sleigh pullers. Here are 12 fun facts about reindeer you may not know: The name “reindeer” is

By |2021-12-14T10:43:48-07:00December 14th, 2021|Ideas & Opinions, Xmas|0 Comments

Happy Life Day: The Star Wars Holiday Special

Author's note: This was written nearly seven years ago and I must admit my opinion of the Star Wars Holiday Special has softened a bit. Oh, I still think it's awful don't get me wrong, but it has for me fallen into the "so bad it's good" category. Well, sort of. You see while

By |2021-11-29T10:50:14-07:00December 8th, 2021|Features, Ideas & Excuses, Thoughts & Notions, Xmas|Comments Off on Happy Life Day: The Star Wars Holiday Special

Thou Doth Protest Too Much: The Silent Night, Deadly Night Controversy

Picture this: the year is 1984 and you are an impressionable youth watching an episode of Three’s Company or Little House on the Prairie when during a commercial break this comes on the TV: Obviously after this there was no going back. Your childhood was over, years of therapy ensued, and

By |2021-11-29T11:19:52-07:00December 2nd, 2021|Monster Memories, Thoughts & Notions, Xmas|0 Comments

A Very Pagan Christmas: The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus

I’m sure you all know the story of Santa Claus, right? Of course you do. Everyone remembers how when Santa was an infant he was abandoned in the woods in a snow bank till the personification of the forest – the Great Ak - found him and gave him to a lioness to be cared

By |2020-11-28T09:54:30-07:00December 12th, 2020|Features, Quick Thought, Xmas|0 Comments

He Sees You When You’re Sleeping: Krampus the Anti-Claus

We are all familiar with the benevolent nighttime intruder who once a year indulges in mass breaking and entering to deposit gifts under indoor foliage. You know, the omnipotent fat man dressed in red who observes your every waking and sleeping moment to determine if you are “bad” or “good” based on a criteria only

By |2020-10-20T12:30:50-06:00December 1st, 2019|Ideas & Excuses, Thoughts & Notions, Xmas|0 Comments

Technical Night Before Christmas

'Twas the nocturnal segment of the diurnal period preceding the annual Yuletide celebration, and throughout our place of residence, kinetic activity was not in evidence among the possessors of this potential, including that species of domestic rodent known as Mus musculus. Hosiery was meticulously suspended from the forward edge of the wood burning caloric apparatus,

By |2020-10-14T21:00:59-06:00December 8th, 2012|Ideas & Opinions, Xmas|0 Comments
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