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How To Get Rid Of A Christmas Tree

Posted by on January 10th, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

A couple nights ago I fought against the angry porcupine that is my Christmas tree. It started when I told my tree, “Hey, Tree. I’m gonna take the lights off your branches now, cool?” It was not cool. Two strands of lights and millions of dagger quills in my body, I finished up. But that […]

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What If ‘Santa Clause’ Was A Horror/Thriller?

Posted by on December 23rd, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

I do enjoy the holidays so very much. But there comes a time when people need to ease up on the throttle just a bit. The holiday spirit is a little overwhelming, honestly. So many people to think of and consumerism. Finding joy is important but it has be an authentic experience that’s self-determined, not […]

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Grandpa Vader & Kylo, A Christmas Story

Posted by on December 22nd, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

This is amaaaaaazing. Even if you’re not a stark raving Star Wars fan like me, you’ll still appreciate a lot of the relatabale moments shown here, when grandparents look after their grandkid. Sure, regular grandparents might not be spoiling your kid quite like Santa Vader, and when they break your rules, it’s necessarily your “no […]

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Twas The Night Before Rogue One

Posted by on December 15th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

Twas The Night Before Rogue One Twas the night before Rogue One and all through my shack, Not a wampa was stirring not even a sarlacc. The lightsabers were hung by the moisture vaporator with care, In hopes that the Deathstar plans soon would be here. The fans were nestled all snug in their beds, […]

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10 Christmas Comics from a Parent’s Perspective

Posted by on December 2nd, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

Let’s face it. Christmas is mostly for the kids. It certainly is if you judge it by the utter hell parents put themselves through to make it special for the little, giggling present-shakers. Let’s enjoy these 10 Fowl Language Comics by Brian Gordon for a cartooned view of some of the things parents go through. […]

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My Wife Just Said… #245

Posted by on December 28th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

[Whispering] “I’m so sorry. He said he reeeeeally wanted Monopoly.” –Elizabeth   She said this after he tore off the wrapping paper and gasped with joy. I mouthed, “You owe me.” We both totally knew that I was the one who was going to be playing it with him. And by playing it with him, […]

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Crazy Christmas Toy Crazes

Posted by on December 25th, 2015, under VIDEOTAPE

Now that most of us have unwrapped some gifts, I thought it might be nice to take a walk down memory lane. I’m always fascinated by which toy becomes THE thing to have during the holidays. What makes a toy so undeniably cool that everyone’s parents are scrambling (not unlike Arnold Schwarzenegger in Jingle All […]

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Merry Squeeeeeeeemas Eve!

Posted by on December 24th, 2015, under VIDEOTAPE

It’s Christmas Eve. Every year, on the day before the big day, I like to take a moment to open up my mind, in some pretend telepathy of sorts, and think about the hundreds of millions of kids out there who are positively vibrating with excitement and anticipation. Whether they still believe in Santa or […]

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A Little Boy’s Very Cute First Time as Santa

Posted by on December 17th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK, VIDEOTAPE

I partnered up with Target to share this adorable new chapter in my son’s Christmas experiences.   My little son is 6 and a half now, and he’s really starting to get how the whole gift giving thing works. Beyond receiving as many of them as he possibly can. He’s in that vague place between […]

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Christmas Before, During & After (3 Comics)

Posted by on December 8th, 2015, under SNAPSHOTS

When we found out the truth about Santa as kids, we could never have imagined how much work it would be to become jolly ol’ St. Nick once we had kids of our own. Christmas changes for parents. It becomes about other people, little ones and loved ones. For ourselves, we come to happily settle […]

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