Posts tagged Merry Christmas
Posts tagged Merry Christmas
My parents decided a Christmas tree was unnecessary this year and decorated their cacti, Spike and Laverne. Previous incarnations of my parents chosen Christmas trees have included tumbleweed spray-painted silver:
My husband, Andrew, helped my dad with the important job of tinseling the cacti.
I’m thrilled to report they looked fantastic.
Happy Holidays folks!
April Winchell of Regretsy.com started a secret santa fundraiser for 200 families who are currently in circumstances that have left them just scraping by and unable to provide even the simplest of joys for their kids during this holiday season.
The members of regretsy not only met the donation goal, they surpassed it by several thousand dollars in mere hours, making it so April would not only be able to make the gift drive happen, she would be able to give a small monetary donation to each family that they could use for bills, groceries, etc.
Unfortunately, PayPal decided to freeze April’s account and hold the rest of her funds due to their claim that the “donate” button is for non-profit use only, despite it not saying anywhere that it was a non-profit only button.
While a good majority of the donations were already processed, PayPal is requiring April to manually refund the remaining donations, all while PayPal takes a chunk of each as a transaction fee. April unable to give the monetary donation to the individual families as well due to this.
Sign on change.org to tell paypal to unfreeze April’s account.
Flood PayPal’s facebook page with lovely messages.
Spread this everywhere. Twitter, facebook, news stations, everything.
I know I have precisely one follower, but it’s worth a shot that this will get on people’s dashboard via tags and it will continue to spread. Paypal is ruining Christmas for 200 families and their children and the hard efforts of a community of people. That isn’t what the holiday spirit is about.
Not totally political but we’re big fans of Regretsy around here. Spread the word and sign the petition.
So it’s a day late, but Merry, Happy, Joyous whatever you celebrate or not this time of year to all of my followers!
I;m glad I live in a country where I can tell you to STFU.
I love how this person, clearly a Christian, says “I don’t find it offensive!” Good, I was SO worried that you Christians would find some other bullshit reason to be all offended and victimized.
I keep seeing similar shit popping up in my news feed too. Yeah, we’re so lucky you “allow” us to bah humbug your savior. It’s like you expect us to be gracious or something…
I’m an atheist. Christmas, Hanukkah, Solstice, whatever. It’s all the same. If you are honestly, openly wishing me a happy time, I like you, and I will smile and wish you the same.
However, if I say, “happy holidays,” and you respond with a snappy “merry Christmas” as if you are correcting me, then I’m going to look at you as if you kicked a puppy. Most likely, you are a judgmental asshole who needs to get over him/herself.
I went to Wal-Mart earlier, and wished the elderly cashier a Happy Holidays. She narrowed her eyes at me and nearly growled, “Merry CHRIST-mas!” Just like that, Christmas as two words. I told her I was Jewish and left her stuttering. I was already irritated after driving across town in a foot of snow to buy cat food. That just made my day, right there.
I’m not really Jewish, but this supposed War on Christmas is really getting on my nerves like it does every year. It doesn’t exist. Suggestions from my friends included telling her I celebrate Kwanzaa, preaching about the FSM, and wishing her a Happy Boxing Day. I like this one from my buddy Josh: “I probably would have ended up saying something like ‘Yes, Christmas. Because that hippie Jesus stole the spotlight from Mithras.’”
So spread the joy this holiday season. I will.
‘Fuck off Harrods’ done by a disgruntled employee, fired by Harrods from his job as the toy department’s Father Christmas, took revenge last night in spectacular style.
Gaining access to a maintenance control room, Lloyd Hudson, 35, from Ilford, Essex, was able to locate the chart and corresponding switches for Harrods’ 10,000 external lights.
Barracading himself in, Hudson disabled the correct lights until he could spell out his feelings to Harrods bosses and Christmas shoppers alike. He was removed by security guards after an hour-long stand-off, then handed over to police.
“He had drunk the best part of two bottles of whisky,” said a spokesperson for the iconic London store, “and it’s that kind of behaviour that got him the sack in the first place.” Hudson has since been released on police bail.
Knightsbridge visitors were stunned.
“Honestly, I am disgusted, ” said Irene Rider, 59, from Gary, Indiana. “I was with my grandchildren. We had just gotten off the bus. I said ‘look everybody’ and pointed up to the lights – but you know what the lights said? They said f**k off. And that is not an appropriate message for a child. At least not at Christmas time.”
This makes me (kind of) wish I had Über Conservative relatives to send this card to, so I’m embedding the link. I’ll live vicariously through you all.