Alternative Christmas Message BlogSwap
A few weeks ago Jack Pickard came up with a fun and interesting idea: an Alternative Christmas Message BlogSwap. You can read a fuller explanation on Jack's site, but in short the participants each post an alternative Christmas message on another participant's blog. This year I will be posting Mike Cherim's message here (keep reading), mine will go on Stephen Lang's blog , Jack's will be posted on Mike's blog , and Stephen's message will be posted on Jack's . Should be fun and interesting. Over to Mike:
Mike Cherim's Alternative Christmas Message
A Christmas message should be a simple thing to write, but not if one has writer's block. With writer's block the simplest written works can be challenging. Sure I could tell a related story, describe a childhood Christmas, or even tell you, dear reader, that I would like to see the spirit of the holiday last all year long resulting in world peace. But I'm not. I decided instead to share with you a few little known quotes from some of history's greatest people.
"Ask not what you'll get from Santa; ask if Santa really wants cookies and milk." -- Kennedy to his kids
"I will gladly repay you Tuesday for a Humbug today." -- Wimpy to Popeye
"You just drank the most egg-nog I have ever seen anyone drink, man" -- Chong to Cheech
"Who left the Christmas tree candles on? The wax bill is killing me!" -- Edison grumbling to himself
"One small gift for her, one giant credit card bill for me." -- Armstrong about diamond for Missus
"If I had only known, I would have been an elf." -- Einstein during frustrated moment
"You're gonna need a bigger sled." -- Brody to Santa, looking at bag of toys
"What the hell is Christmas anyway?" -- Overheard from Kwanzaa partygoer
"I'm dreaming of a green Christmas..." -- Eskimo song
"The evidence has spoken: there is no Santa Claus." -- Grissom from CSI
"You think you can catch Santa Claus?" -- Verbal from Usual Suspects
"I am not a reindeer" -- Nixon to the press
"All we are saying is give fruit cake a chance." -- John Lennon sings
"The cookies were eaten, in the library, with a spoon." -- Clue player to friends
"It's beginning to look a lot like profits..." -- Large retailer singing to shareholders
And last but not least...
"The power of Christmas is in its universality. Presents for everyone regardless of income is an essential aspect.â€?" -- Tim Ho-Ho-Ho Berners-Lee
I have to stop with this else my mind will explode and that'll make a mess, do feel free to add a few quotes of your own.