Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Bizzaro Christmas?

On Monday night, the Christmas tree went out to the curb to prepare for its date with fate. As soon as she realized I was actually pushing the tree out the front door – removing the decorations and taking it off the stand hadn’t registered, it seems – Ann started crying.

Only a passing squall. But it took a while to figure out that she wasn’t upset so much for the tree, or the end of the Christmas season at last and for certain, or anything like that. She thought she was going to lose her Christmas presents as well.

There’s a certain logic to that, but would it be part of a Bizzaro way to celebrate Christmas? The question occurred to me while washing dishes later – it helps to have important things to think about while doing such chores. Maybe it would be, since the rules for Bizzaro have always been a bit loose. I’d imagine, though, that on Bizzaro Christmas, a Bizzaro Santa Claus would come to your house and steal things. “This year, Santa took my stereo!”


At 2:04 PM, Blogger e. readicker-henderson said...

In Iceland, they have assorted bad spirits at Christmas who must be appeased, including the Christmas Cat, who eats you if you're not wearing new clothes on Christmas day. The worst of them, though, is probably the troll who steals your candles--a frightening thought in an arctic winter.

At 2:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sounds like Ann was having a Cindy-Lou Who moment; have you been watching (or reading) too much of "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas"?

The Grinch indiscriminately removed trees & presents...


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