Happy Hybrid Holidays!

Just in case you find explaining to your small children such contentious (and lengthy!) topics as Christmas Mania and Holidays With Presents vs. Holidays Without Presents and Mythical Figures that Some People Believe in But Others Don’t just a bit too easy, I present, courtesy of the SkyMall Catalogue (which is courtesy of SA’s trip on an airplane a month ago): “Kneeling Santa By Jesus* in Manger Lawn Display That Lights Up, Of Course.” (possibly not its real title)


Because, and I quote from the catalogue, “…it expresses the true focus of Christmas.”

I’ll say! I mean, yes, there is some argument about what the true focus of Christmas is, but I guess if you put the competing arguments in the same lawn ornament, that’s it. You’re done.

The only thing that would make this better is if the Baby Jesus could say, possibly in a grown up voice, “Santa! What’d you bring me?”

That’s pretty much it. I have the SkyMall Catalogue on my kitchen counter, open to this picture and every time I walk by, I chuckle a little and so I get through my day, one chuckle at a time.

* note that the description in the catalogue does not name the baby in the lawn ornament as Jesus. So it might not be Baby Jesus. It might be some random baby that Santa is bringing a toy for. An organic teether, perhaps. Dunno. My own baby is getting gin from Santa.

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