Yule laugh, yule cry…

December 12, 2011

Blog Guy, what do you think is the biggest holiday for your blog?

Christmas, for sure. We celebrate it for most of the year. Not only that, we’re able to appreciate BOTH holidays.

You mean the religious Christmas and commercial Christmas?

No, I mean the magical goosebump childhood excitement Christmas, and the darkly absurd, “Look, somebody shot at Santa’s helicopter!” Christmas.

Well, those two aspects do fit together better than most people think, don’t they?

Indeed, it’s almost like “The Gift of the Magi.”

In the midsts of this wonderful season, here are eight of my favorite blog posts from Christmas past. In the words of Tiny Tim, “God bless us, every one!”

8. “I’m Santa! HO HO hold your fire!”

7. Heartwarming holiday story restores my faith in man…

6.The Steamy Lingerie Models who Saved Christmas!

5. Have yourself a creepy little Christmas?

4. Eleven pipers piping, ten snipers sniping…

3. Dogs and their Christmas Decorations

2. How Blog Guy made the naughty list

1. You must be Round John Virgin?

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Top: A dog sits beside Christmas decorations displayed along a busy street in Manila December 11, 2010. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Left: Model Marisa Miller presents a creation during the 2009 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York November 19, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Right: Participants in SantaCon Boston 2010, a gathering of people dressed as Santa going from bar to bar, drink at the Asgard Pub in Cambridge, Massachusetts December 18, 2010.     REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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Yule just have to wonder which is more inflated: the “skirt” on the model’s, um, “creation” or her…
…Nevermind. It’s Christmas time. They could well be real.

I do like the wings!

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Well, I’ll just have to come back tonight to read the rest of the blogs.

Have fun today BG and Bloggers!

And remember, if All ia calm and All is bright, All will make your shepard robes white!

I’d have said angel costumes; but, the angel in the photo isn’t wearing the kind of angel costume we wore in grade school. Eureka! That’s where my love of aluminum foil came from! It was used to cover our cardboard wings!

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@Onedoor: As long as it’s not a white hat, we’re OK.

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

The Blog Guy writes a Christmas-themed post
Almost like he’s giving Chritmas a roast
But he should be proud
Because we laugh really loud
And he doesn’t resort to jokes of Mary on some toast

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

By golly, I did laugh. I did cry. It was better than Cats.

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My adopted son George did mention helicopters and Santa, on his FB page!


Posted by uncarastus | Report as abusive

Yule laugh
Yule cry
Beware of those
who are sly

They might take your log
they might take your cake
You have to stop them,
Do it quietly, for Xmas’s sake.

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Gosh, these were great – and brought back some good OEB memories.(Parson me while I break into song….)

Thanks for the memory
of sentimental verse and some was quite perverse.
And chuckles when the bloggers said, “To tasing we’re averse”
How lovely it was….

So, thanks for the memory
of news we could not ignore…
BG, how are you?
You might have been obtuse at times,
but you never were a bore.
I’m awfully glad I met you,
cheerio and toodle-oo
And thank you so much….

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I especially loved the Round John Virgin post. It reminded me of a friend’s 3-year-old who asked her to read “that Christmas story” to her again. “Which one?” said Mom. “You know,” said her little daughter. “The one about Mary, Joseph and Bob.”

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Hey Reuters!
“Bring us some bloggy pudding,
bring us some bloggy pudding,
bring us some bloggy pudding,
and bring it out here!

We won’t go until we get some,
we won’t go until we get some,
we won’t go until we get some…”

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Crabs! I want Crabs on this post!

Shut up, George! Please, for the sake of me still having friends, please, shut up!

Posted by uncarastus | Report as abusive

Oh the weather outside is frightful
But this blog is so delightful
And since it’s soon to go
Let’s say good-bye to ifly, JustK, Doc, and Crow

The blog sadly will soon be stopping,
So much for laughter ’til we’re popping,
We say good-bye to Moonshine and Shra
And Georgia, Jclimacus, and that Crab Daddy in Warsaw

When we finally say goodnight,
I’ll be in such a fix
But if we keep each other in FB sight,
We won’t have to say ‘bye to Onedoor and Slick.

The blog is slowly dying,
And, Commenters, we’re still good-bying,
But as long as we remember each other so,
Good-bye for now to JustCAM, Jazz, and Frisco

(Apologies to the Blog Guy and to the many other Commenters out there. The carol isn’t long enough to get everyone’s name in.)

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

Deck the halls with blogs of holly,
Fa la la la la, Good-bye Ladylala
Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa la la la la, we’ll miss every “Ha ha!”

Don we now our gay apparel,
Fa la la, la la la Lamar it’s good to know ya’.
Troll the ancient Yule tide carol,
KWest, Imma let you finish — nah.

See the blazing Yule before us,
Fa la la la la, Dave’s goat is now bourgois
Strike the harp and join the chorus.
Bart King, we’ll miss your funny patois.

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Angels fair we’ve seen on OE!

Who is this Beth LeHem anyway? and what does she and her little town have to do with this holiday?

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@Frisco: I think it’s related to all this talk about violins on TV…

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Mr. Moonshine took one look at No. 6 and those Steamy Lingerie Models and said, Tell BG, “Thanks for the Mammaries….”

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Aw, thanks Spin.

“I am the king from the north, and I bring gold”
“I am the king from the south, and I bring myrrh”
“I am the king from the west, and Frank sent this…”

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Also, Number 5 is one of the first stories I commented on. I feel all sad now.

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@CrowGirl, there there, don’t be sad. Here, would you like to take another shot at Santa’s helicopter?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Well, holy roasted chestnuts! What great comments to read. The thing is, I took myself off FB when my sister asked me how to delete an account. On account of the fact FB was making her crazy. Several of the bloggers have my email, and I am happy to share it with the OE Blog family if it is wanted.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Christmas is the time of year I reflect on the past and admit my age to myself. Just the other day,I was having a quiet drink in a bar with my friend Merv. I pointed out two old drunks and said, “Merv, that’s us in 10 years.” Merv said: “That’s a mirror, you idiot!”

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

I’m so grateful to my fellow OEB fans for their stalwart good cheer in these trying days. Spin, thanks for pointing out that “Deck the Halls” is essentially about me–very comforting, that. I was trying to do something clever with “The Twelve Days of Christmas” but just the idea of (gasp) a countdown had me weeping.

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@Spin: I was given a white knit hat for winter, along with a matching white jacket. At first, I thought it had string mittens attached. Then, I realized it ties in the back. Must go before anyone tries to get me into that coat!

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Spinny!!! Thanks for getting me into a carol..
Unca, see how me and Warsaw rhyme!

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Why can’t a fallen angel like that fall in my room? 😀

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