Sunday, December 21, 2008

...for the rest of us (updated)

Yeah, I know that most people in the U.S. celebrate the end of December holiday as Christmas rather than Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Mithrasmas, the solstice, Yalda, or...I'm sure I'm missing some. Hmong New Year?

But while Chanukah comes close with its celebration of fried foods and lighting things on fire, nothing really beats this finest of holiday traditions:

Ain't Christmas wonderful?

[Thank you to Peter Hartlaub at the San Francisco Chronicle for running a contest! You can see the entries and winners here, and it is well worth the click.]


Wayne said...

I really shouldn't laugh as hard as I do at those photos... I just can't help myself.

Bones said...

I'm with you, Wayne. I remember as a child, though, my revulsion at grown-ups dressed in costume. Probably also why I do not like clowns.

lizziebarf said...

Great photos! I always hated the big-headed costumes at Disneyland as well.

Kym said...

You have a cruel streak apparently;>

Sandy Claws can be a bit overwhelming up close.