With Christmas a mere three days away, it’s time for my annual Christmas post. (Shamelessly borrowed from the weird Christmas cards and letters I create for family and friends— plus past posts.)
Have you heard? There are some glitches in the Christmas present supply chain this year!
They started with us. Our kids are coming to join us for the holidays, which means we have been pressed for time. We decided to send Old Tom the Cat out to buy presents. What could possibly go wrong?
Meanwhile, more serious trouble is brewing at the North Pole. Blitzen was plying his red-nosed friend with eggnog and rum to make his red nose shine brighter when suddenly Rudolph had a coughing fit. Blitzen leapt six-feet away, donned his face mask and whipped out his vaccination card, waving it around like people use crosses to scare away vampires. (Does that work?) Millions of children were depending on his flying companions and him to deliver Santa and his bag of gifts to their roofs. This was no time for risks!
Santa was even more worried. He might lose his guide. The last time that happened on a foggy night, he had depended on GPS and ended up on Mars. He decided on a back-up plan…
Even that didn’t resolve Santa’s concerns. Rudette and Rudolph are quite close. They even share the same stall and who knows what else. When one gets sick; the other is likely to as well. Santa decided to be 100% safe. He would recruit a back up to the back up. He searched the Northlands far and wide for someone to guide his sleigh. And got lucky…
So rest assured kids, Santa and his eight reindeer plus someone with a shiny nose will deliver your presents this year. In Santa’s immortal words:
HO! HO! HO!
Oh yeah, and Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night… Plus a Happy and Healthy 2022!
CURT and PEGGY
26 thoughts on “T’is the Season… for Glitches :)”
Have a beautiful and happy Christmas with your family.
By the way, don’t worry, Reindeers are really the most beautiful and clever
beings. They will find the way – always. 🤗🌲.
Thanks, Miriam. And you were right, the reindeer had no problem finding our house. We even had snow for them. Happy New Year. I am looking forward to your poems in 2022! –Curt
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and a restorative 2022.
Restorative. Yes! 🙂
I laughed at that throwaway line about landing on Mars. I have a friend who constantly has to tell Uber drivers to ignore Google maps; they have her located two blocks away from her actual home.
Here’s to easier traveling through the next year! Merry Christmas to you and Peggy, and of course to Bone. Be sure and let him rest up a bit, too!
We have to tell everyone to turn left at the 13 mile marker instead of driving on to our 4-wheel drive road, where GPS takes them. 🙂 A few people have had quite the experience! –Curt
PS: Bone was busy on Christmas Day. He was one of the stops on the grandkid’s annual Treasure Hunt. I give them a clue and then they have to find the object. Here was Bone’s clue: “I hold the world record for being submerged in a pitcher of Margaritas in Mexico while holding my breath. Occasionally, a beautiful woman would pull me out, kiss me, pledge her love, and put me back in the tequila. I was one happy camper. At another time, I blessed by the Pope. My clothing is made for me by a 90-plus year-old Kansas woman and a 70-plus year-old Montana bowman. “
Thank the good lord for backups!
Wishing you and your family a very happy celebration… and hoping Santa knows where to find everyone!
I can report that Santa found us. He even found our daughter and her family who are visiting from Virginia. Pretty amazing old man. 🙂 –Curt
Love this! Merry Christmas Tomothy! 🎅🎄👼🛐
Thanks, Cyndy. 🙂 Tomothy?
Christmas Quiz – No Googling
Which of Santa’s reindeer are the lead reindeer?
No Googling this time, I asked my experts, my nephews and my Son-in-law.. They told me Dasher and Dancer. So I didn’t cheat. 🙂 Well, maybe. My Son-in-law works for Google and he uses Bing. My hands are clean. –Curt
What could possibly go wrong?! Happy Christmas Peggy & Curt — dodge those bullets.
Bullets dodged, AC. 🙂
A Moose is a perfect back-up, in my way of thinking!
Merry Christmas and all the best in 2022!
Give your moose visitors, I can see where you might feel that, Margy. 🙂 –Curt
Ha! I hope Monty doesn’t have to step up, though moose are my favorite…
A very Merry Christmas to you and Peggy, Curt!
Can you imagine a moose tromping on your roof, Ann? Merry Christmas
Ha! I suppose not- The raccoons are loud enough.
Are you saying you have raccoons in your attic, Anne. 🙂 Happy New Year!
I sincerely hope not, Curt, though with the number of house issues we’ve had in the last couple of months it wouldn’t shock me!
We have one portion of our roof that is flat. We hear lots of sounds above, like the rain pattering or a pine cone falling, and on occasion definitely SOME kind of feet…
Happy New Year to you!
Happy Christmas Curt. And hopefully bone will continue showing up all over the world.
Curt, you are a never-ending source of joy and hilarity. Thanks for this update on the goings-on at the North Pole. I hope that Rudolph, Rudette, or Monty managed to find you and Peggy this year. And I see you woke up to a white Christmas. How lovely. Wishing you and yours all the very best in the new year. 🙂 ~Terri
All preparations seem to have worked perfectly! 😀 Hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you and Peggy a very happy and exciting New Year! PS. Love the Bones clue! Did they find him?