Christmas time is here again. Time to put up the tree, drink eggnog, sing along with Der Bingle….and enter my Ho-Ho Holiday Caption Contest.
+++Spoiler alert for family members and anyone else on my gift-giving list.+++
One of my sacred holiday traditions is going to Big Lots the weekend after Thanksgiving to knock out my Christmas shopping list. (For those of you not familiar with Big Lots, it’s bigger than a Dollar General, smaller than a Walmart, and not as classy as either of those.) Then I head home and re-wrap everything in gift boxes that I’ve been squirreling away all year from Saks 5th Avenue, Nordstrom and Barneys New York. Good times, good times.
I was walking into the store last weekend, when what to my wondering eyes should appear, but…this.
Whatever is Santa doing? My mind boggles with possibilities. I need your help to get it unboggled.
Craft your best caption for this delightful photo and leave it in the comments section. You may submit as many as you’d like in the next couple of days. I’ll select the top five, and then we’ll put it to a vote sometime next week. One lucky winner will receive…drum roll please…wait for it…. bragging rights!
Yeah, I know it’s lame. I was going to try to come up with some useless tchotchke as a prize, but just thinking of the logistics involved with finding one, wrapping it up, and getting it in the mail made me tired. If the loosy-goosy contest rules that came before the prize announcement didn’t clue you that I am totally winging it here, you are stupid and deserve any crushing disappointment you may be feeling.
Remember that my aged parents read this blog, so if you’re going crude, make sure it’s well masked with clever.
Good luck, and may the force be with you!*
(*I mean the “force” of Christmas cheer and goodwill toward all men, not the “force” as in magical Star Wars powers. I’m borrowing the saying because everybody recognizes it. But it would also be cool if the Star Wars “force” was with you, and me, too.)