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December 23, 2009

Bah Humbug!

Ah, Christmas holidays. The serenity of the season gently falls upon us as the water main out front of the house explodes and the public utilities back hoe begins to crack the pavement in the -8'C weather. The water's turned off, and the diligent and dedicated workmen begin to play a game of 'hide-and-go-seek' with the gas pipes.

I will be perfectly candid with you dear reader. I am not a fan of the Christmas season. I know, I know,... I'm a monster. An evil, cruel miser who is not fit to participate in decent society. I don't want to leave you with the impression that I hate Christmas, because that's not the case. I'm just not a big fan. I genuinely enjoy hanging out with the family, having a few beers, and enjoying good food with good company. I've even reached the point in life where I think I get more fun out of giving than receiving. I just can't put my thumb on it, it's just ..... something. It makes me anxious, I'm on edge the entire time, and it's only this time of year that it happens.

With this in mind, I offer up some links that I've found over the last week or two that I thought had a festive note about them... with a slight twist.

Let's start off with Stoner Santa. I'll admit freely that I grabbed a copy of this pic from the TeaMakers blog:

Creepy eh? Huh? A little right? You ain't seen nothing yet. If you're up for some serious creepiness, I'd suggest you take a gander at "The Winter Stalker" by Stephen Reedy and Alex Pardee. I've embedded a clip below if you think it won't keep you up at night. Fair warning... it is seriously messed up.

That's probably the creepiest I've found so far. There was another one about some Santa hunters up north, but it's got full frontal nudity from a dude that's pushing seventy. It was a very cool clip, well put together and very entertaining. However I didn't give this blog the appropriate parental rating for nude-old-guy-running-in-the-snow, so you'll have make due without.

As a counter point to the uber-creepy Winter Stalker, allow me to offer up what is easily my favourite clip from the 2009 holiday season so far:

I freaking love that clip.

A few extra links thrown in for good measure. How is it that the yanks manage to pull this off in the busiest city in the world, and I've never seen this happen, or even heard of anything nearing such flat-out coolness taking place in the Great White North? Bravo neighbours, bravo. Nicely done. Well,... except for you

Last but not least, I thought I'd pay my respects to the folks that host this site free of charge. A little self serving perhaps, but all the same their gesture was impressive. Best of the season to you.

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