Thursday, December 1, 2016

Welcome to the Kitschmas Advent Calendar 2016 !!! T - 24 Days ... and Counting !!!

     Good morning and welcome to the 2016 edition of the K.A.C. !!! This is the Eighth Year of our annual online tradition of showcasing the odd, the bizarre, the downright strange aspects of the holiday season ... everyday from now until Christmas Eve I will have a new post with an item of interest to amuse, amaze and entertain you. Our theme this year is Vintage Christmas Card Creepiness, with an all-new collection of the strangest cards that your parents, grandparents and great-grandparents were sending back in the day and ALL of them making you wonder just WHAT was in the eggnog! Day 1 begins and you've gotta hand it to the Claus-meister - always a gentleman and willing to lend a hand when the holiday cheer gets a bit TOO out of control (as seen in today's card) ... which leads us to our trendy topic on the K.A.C.

      Let's start with a serious (well, as serious as we get around here) question - are you ALREADY dreading the holiday season, perhaps more this year than in years past? Not to worry, we're here to help! Introducing the one thing you need, nay, MUST HAVE this time of year ... the SANTA FLASK! Just put this bad boy (or two!) up on your mantel and spread that holiday cheer a cup at a time! Ever wonder where ol' Saint Nick's ruddy cheek glow came from? The WINTER, you say? Heck NO, buddy - the S-Man's got a TON of these hanging up at the North Pole! Now you can brighten up the holidays with your very own - just follow the link below! 

      So - you have the flask, you have the wine (or spirit of your choice) and you can just feel yourself slipping closer and closer to the edge, like a certain not-so-jolly Green Giant seen below. What to do, what to do? Well, we've got the answer to that, as well, and it involves our Grinchy cohort! Have you heard of the Grinch Drinking Game? NO? Allow us (courtesy of the website):


How The Grinch Stole Christmas Drinking Game

What you will need to play this Xmas Drinking Game:
1. Alcohol (Beer or a mixed drinks usually)
2. The original cartoon movie (How the Grinch Stole Christmas

How to play:
Divide everyone that is playing into two teams
Team 1 – The Whos From Whoville
Team 2 – The Grinch

Every time the narrator says the name of your team, you drink. It's that easy! But be ready to drink a lot; you might want to have a second drink handy at all times.
There is no real way to say who wins or loses this game. Unless someone on one of the teams can't finish the game, then that team loses. This is a great way to get feeling good before the night begins!!
Enjoy and be safe this Christmas!

     Speaking of the Grimacing Green One, this year marks his 50th anniversary! Not only that, but did you know today (December 1st) is actually known as National Grinch Day? It's true! By the way, have you ever wondered where Dr. Seuss came up with the name "The Grinch" and what it meant? Here's the answer - he took the name from the French word 'Grincheux', which means ... GRUMPY!


     Coming Tomorrow: Pucker up - we're going under the mistletoe to explore some long-forgotten traditions regarding this ode to osculation! Plus - how the French see the nativity and a Christmas carol you won't soon forget!

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