Saturday, December 6, 2014

K.A.C. 2014 - T - 19 ...

19 days to go --- and we already have a winner for Ornament of the Year 2014! If you haven't put up your tree yet (or even if you have), you need to make room for THIS - half holiday gift giver, half equine (with an impressive set of  abs, BTW) --- this bad boy can fire the reindeer and pull his OWN damn sleigh, thank you very much! It's the Santaur Ornament and it's available NOW at Archie McPhee - here's the link! 

     And speaking of ornaments, you DO have a traditional Christmas Spider ornament for your tree, right? RIGHT? What, you've never heard the legend of the Christmas Spider? Well, that's what we're here for ... there are many variations of this tale from Germany, but the most common one goes like this: 

”A long time ago a mother was busily cleaning for Christmas. The spiders fled upstairs to the attic to escape the broom. When the house became quiet the spiders slowly crept downstairs for a peek. Oh, what a beautiful tree! In their excitement they scurried up the trunk and out along each branch. They were filled with happiness as they climbed amongst the glittering beauty. But, alas! By the time they were through
climbing, the tree was completely shrouded in their dusty gray spider webs. When Santa came with the gifts for the children and saw how happy the spiders were he knew how heartbroken the mother would be if she saw the tree covered with the dusty webs. He turned the webs to silver and gold. The tree sparkled and shimmered and was even more beautiful than before. That’s why we have tinsel on our Christmas tree and every tree should have a Christmas Spider in its’ branches.”

     Just make sure you're not nearsighted and mistake a real spider for that precious ornament - that's not going to end well for anybody!


     More tomorrow!

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