Saturday Surprise — Holiday Humour

Since most of my recent posts have been a walk on the dark side, I decided perhaps you would enjoy a bit of holiday-themed humour.Β  I came across a few short poems and ‘toons that brought a smile to my face, as I hope they will to yours.

~ Shel Silverstein

I made myself a snowball,
As perfect as could be,
I thought I’d keep it as a pet,
And let it sleep with me.

I made it some pajamas,
And a pillow for its head,
Then last night it ran away,
But first – it wet the bed!


snowmanOnce There Was a Snowman
~ Anonymous

Once there was a snowman,
Who stood outside the door,
He wished that he could come inside,
And run about the floor.
He wished that he could warm himself,
Beside the fire, so red,
He wished that he could climb
Upon the big white bed.

So he called to the North Wind,
β€œCome and help me, pray,
For I’m completely frozen,
Standing here all day.”
So the North Wind came along,
And blew him in the door,
And now there nothing left,
But a puddle on the floor!








Xmas-toon-8And my very favourite one of all …


31 thoughts on “Saturday Surprise — Holiday Humour

  1. My two favorites — the “ice hole” πŸ˜€ … and the first one (the snowball poem).

    Thanks for helping to take our minds off the “news of the day” (which seems to get “worser and worser” … 😐)

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  2. Holiday Humor at my house would have been watching an old lady in her 7th decade and a boy halfway through his 1st decade, stringing lights on a 7 1/2 foot Christmas tree. It has been my lifelong tradition to not decorate the tree until Christmas Eve, as my Mother would say : “It just isn’t done”! Since living in Rhode Island for the last 4 decades, where trees go up the day after Thanksgiving and hit the curb the day after Christmas, it has been a dying tradition with my children as they have moved into their own homes…but I have persevered, until this year. Benjamin has pestered me about the empty tree that was placed in the living room on Tuesday evening, as his has been up for weeks. Yesterday, I succumbed to his sad little face and pleading. The end result was less than stellar, but the smile on Benjamin’s face far outshone the tree and I realized that this is what Christmas should be about…those tiny moments of joy, both given and received! I love your Holiday Humor in today’s post, perhaps it is this humor that we must focus on to light these darkest moments, as Aristotle suggests. I adore Shel Silverstein’s book “Falling Up” that I have had since it was released back in the mid 90’s, it contains the Snowball poem. Thank-you and forgive my propensity for loquacity!

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    • Oh, how I would have loved to see that! And you just made a most wonderful memory with Benjamin that he will treasure long after you are gone. 😊 He will tell his own grandchildren about the year he and Gem decorated the tree together! Hats off to you, Gem!

      Nothing to forgive, Ellen … you know I adore your propensity for loquacity! Holiday Hugs!!!


  3. I still insist, everyday is a day for joy and merriment, assigning one day or one week per year to express the xmas feelings is a crime against humanity. Calvin could be a pain, but deep down he knew how to treat a friend…

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    • I agree with you, but sometimes people just need to be reminded. This year, I’m not sure any of us are feeling much joy or merriment, but we try for the sake of others. I always rather thought that Calvin was modeled after me as a child. πŸ€“ Yes, I was quite a pain when I was a child but my parents deserved it! πŸ˜€


      • I was too poor to have a Hobbes.
        But don’t most parents deserve a Calvin? He is just paying his parents back for what they did to their parents. Hopefully Miss Goose is paying your daughter back for what she did to you. And on it goes…

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  4. Good selection Jill, I always did like the Calvin & Hobbes Christmas Cartoons, just the right spirit.
    Best Christmas Wishes to you and yours Jill
    (You guys included 😺😺😺😺😺😺)

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    • Thank you so much, Roger. Christmas joy and love to both you and Sheila … I hope you guys have a wonderful one! ❀

      Thanks Uncle Woger! We is bein' good so Santa gonna bwing us lots of toy mousies and catnip! We luffs you! 😻😻😻😻😻😻

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  5. They are cute… Yeah some funny, but I like that last one too. Hugs Jill. I think the world needs a group hug… Although wouldn’t want to include any of your politicians or ours… They are really not hug-worthy.

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