Wednesday, December 25, 2013

small arms in the war on christmas

As we do for Wigilia, we went to the Excellent In-Laws' for Christmas Eve dinner, the singing of kolędy* and carols in English, and the distribution of presents among the family members. One of my sisters-in-law found this, probably at a church craft fair, and decided we needed one (another sister-in-law got a similar gift):

The back is no less remarkable:

When I was growing up, we had at least two of these: I remember one for Christmas, and another with a Barbie stuck in it; the crocheted part was a skirt for the doll.  It's a toilet-paper cozy:

We had no end of fun over this. Don't you think you need one? And don't you think it will feel right at home with some of our other decorations?

*I can read music reasonably well, and can hammer my way through Polish pronunciation like any other arrant noob, but the Excellent Parents-In-Law just love hearing their Anglo son-in-law fake his way through "Cuda Ogłasawą"


  1. Professor Jack and I participated in a "white elephant" gift exchange at a lab gang party last night. Jack came home with a bottle of prosecco. I am the proud owner of a pair of wool moose socks.

  2. P.S. If you see extra traffic to your Bad Santa post, it's because I described the Santa-on-chicken.