Friday, December 24, 2010

In Which It's Almost Over

Today is Christmas Eve.

Say it with me now: Thank God.

Don't get me wrong: I'm no Scrooge. It just seems like there has been too many Deck The Halls and Silent Nights and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen for my liking this year. And the Christmas parties! Oh, there have been way too many Christmas parties. I lost count of exactly how many have been held at work, but my waistline is keeping tabs I'm sure.

This is about the time of year that I realize I forgot to send out the Christmas cards. I don't think I've ever remembered to get them out in the mail on time. In fact, there's been a few times where we didn't send them out at all, late or not. They just went into the trash, addressed and signed but missing stamps. It's the thought that counts, right? I'll just think real hard and send my Christmastime well wishes telepathically instead.

For those who have procrastinated like me, I do have a solution. Send an e-mail to the people you'd normally send a card to, with a cheery, Christmas-themed graphic in the body of the message. For example:

Simple enough, right? You've got snow, you've got a reindeer, and you've got a festively colored Christmas sentiment. Brief and to the point. Let the rest of your e-mail do the talking.

If you're sending an e-mail message to someone you don't really care for or someone you think would appreciate a bit of off-color language, you could always send them something like this:

What else really needs to be said?

In all seriousness, from my family to yours, I do hope you all have a safe and happy holiday and a Merry (Fucking) Christmas. If you don't celebrate Christmas, well, I hope your Saturday is safe and happy, too.

Have a good weekend, everyone.


Chuck said...

Bless you geek!

kristina said...

Merry (no Fucking) Christmas to you and your family too!!

P.S. Maybe next time you get the cards all addressed and signed, but no time to send, don't throw them in the garbage - save them for the next year as they will already be done!

Jade Carver said...

Aaaaaaaa-men to that.

Teacup said...

Helping you out here. That was extremely disrespectful.

Lessons in Life and Light said...

Merry (fucking) Christmas, my friend! Have a wonderful weekend!

Didactic Pirate said...

Yea, I'm ready to put this holiday in my rearview mirror too.
Still, Merry Christmas to you, Sir Badass.

Moonspun said...

Here is what I put on my Facebook account the other day about eating around the holidays: "baked goods abound this time of year. My philosophy is to eat all I can to keep warm and then in January when I stop being a glutton, I won't be hungry and I'll be nourished. So I won't need to eat until spring and the pounds will just melt off. That will work, right???"
Merry F'in Christmas to you and yours, too!

Jennifer said...

Haha, I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought Christmas lasted forever this year... But I do love Christmas, too, and I hope you and your family have a safe and merry one. :)

Writer Ninja said...

Merry Christmas to you dude, and your family! :)

Nyx said...

Merry Christmas BAG!!

The Lissst! said...

Christmas E-mails ey
I usually just light a bag of shit on fire and place it on whoevers doorstep. Oh, with a Christmas bow on the bag of course...but....I think you might be on to something here.

Badass Geek said...

Chuck: Thankee, sai.

Kristina: I'll have to stop writing the year on them, then.

Jade Carver: Right?

Teacup: Sarcasm?

Lessons in Life and Light: Thanks, hope yours went smoothly!

Didactic Pirate: Thanks, dude!

Moonspun: Hibernation sounds good to me!

Jennifer: Thank you!

Writer Ninja: Merry Belated Christmas!

Nyx: Thanks, Nyx!

The Lissst: Maybe... just maybe.

Nej said...

If you ever send anything like the second card out, let me know, and I'll send you my address. :-)

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