Top Ten Gifts Men Don’t Want for Christmas

Top Ten Gifts Men Don’t Want for Christmas

Ladies, please. If you’re tempted by any of these, men everywhere beg you to reconsider: 10. Anne of Avonlea/Anne of Green Gables Collectors Edition with 74 minutes of extra footage 9. Any knick-knack 8. Tickets to the ballet 7. Another new tie 6. A Bath and Body Works Soap Basket 5. New teddy bear pajamas 4. Vacuum cleaner 3. A weekend seminar on “Getting in Touch With Your Feelings” 2. Pair of fuzzy bunny slippers 1. A nose and ear hair trimmer (OK, well maybe.)

Christmas Greetings from Chuck

Christmas Greetings from Chuck

Who can top this as the most epic Christmas card of all time? By popular request we re-post this just as folks are getting ready to put together their thoughts for sending Christmas cards for the season. We don’t expect anyone, of course, to bee this creative…or dangerous…or flexible, for that matter. Still…. Chuck’s famous Christmas split was, of course, based on this wildly popular commercial by Volvo:

Not Quite Christmas Caroling

Not Quite Christmas Caroling

It is understandable enough to mix up the words now and then — especially if the song you are singing is a 500-year old Christmas carol. But to do it on purpose just to drive people crazy or to get a response — well, that takes talent. The first thing to catch my eye in this video is the fact that this was filmed on the streets of Salt Lake City during Christmastime. Salt Lake is one of the unsung Christmas cities in America with one of the largest light displays available on Temple Square. Located in the heart ofRead more

O Holy Night So Bad It is Good

O Holy Night So Bad It is Good

O Holy Night is a Christmas song much like the national anthem. When someone who knows what they are doing it is quite inspiring. But in the hands of amateurs it can be painful. But this rendition below takes the cake. If you can get through this without laughing or crying you have a spine of steel. Not for the Christmas timid: Ok, so this guy is lip syncing — and he’s doing it poorly. He’s working from a recording dating back to the 1990s from a guy named Steve Mauldin who claims he made the tape while working onRead more

What Men Really Want for Christmas

What Men Really Want for Christmas

The problem with getting gifts for anyone is that there are two levels of gifting: there is what they say they want versus what they really want. Our reasons for saying the things we want have more to do with pride than actual need or even desire for a certain gift. I won’t get into to the psycho-babble of it all. Let’s instead get down to the nitty gritty and just list the 17 simple rules of what to get for men. (I’m a man, this is how we roll): Rule #1: When in doubt – buy him a cordlessRead more

Legend of the Christmas Pants

Legend of the Christmas Pants

By Jeff Westover It began as a simple, thoughtful gift. Back in 1964, Larry Kunkel’s mother thought he’d appreciate a nice new pair of moleskin pants. He didn’t. Living in Minnesota, the pants were prone to stiffness in the freezing weather of the winter months. So Larry pawned the pants off on his brother-in-law, Roy Collett, as a gift the very next Christmas. But Roy didn’t care for them either. So he returned the favor and the pants the following Christmas. And thus the game began. Each year, as Christmas approached, Larry and Roy contemplated those pants. For the giver,Read more

How to Fit the Tree in the Car

How to Fit the Tree in the Car

By Oberon This is a hoot and a real treat for Christmas, made all the better because it is entirely true. It takes a bit of getting through, but stick with it. It’s worth it, I promise. A few Christmases back I was delegated to buy the family Christmas Tree, and, as is my habit, I kept putting it off until it was almost too late. Every day I would pass a little grocery shop on my way to work where the owner had piled a load of Christmas trees on the pavement for sale. One morning a couple ofRead more

Nothing

Nothing

By Jeff Westover The first Christmas for us really wasn’t so hard. After all, we were in love and there was nothing else more important. Sure, being a couple changed the holidays for us but wasn’t everything else different too? It wasn’t until life and routine settled upon us that it got difficult. First came one baby and then another. Living off my meager wages so that my dear wife could be home with the kids made things a little tough. We felt lucky to provide them with socks and underwear for Christmas. There just wouldn’t be anything left overRead more