10 Ways to Silly Up Your Christmas
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I know that Christmas is all about traditions but I am finding the familiar traditions to be a bit boring. I mean, does it always have to be the same? Same tree, same lights, same food....yawn!
I want to be able to have fun for the holidays, and to me, doing the same exact thing I did last year is not a lot of fun.
For those who agree with me and want to spice up what you have been doing for years for Christmas, I have collected together 10 Ways to Silly Up Your Christmas:
1. Forget the Santa Claus Outfit, Think "Give Me Some Real Joy" Boxers
Rather than putting on the old Santa suit, hoping to get the missus in the mood, make it clear you want some loving.
Merchant says "Merry Xmas Boxers - Spread some holiday cheer. Back reads "Happy New Year" (See it here.)
2. Forget the Santa Hat, Think Huge Christmas Tree Hat
Rather than wearing the stupid, little, flappy, red Santa cap with the little fur ball at the end that everyone else is wearing, put something with a bit more sparkle on your head.
Merchant says "You'll be the star this holiday with this CRAZY CHRISTMAS TREE HAT! Fully-decorated hat is 18" high! Stars and Ornaments blink on & off just like a real tree." (See it here.)
3. Forget Frosty the Snowman, Think Kiss My Ass Elf
Instead of having all those blow up Christmas decorations of Frosty and Santa that on everyone's lawns, try putting this elf on your front lawn. Give the neighbors and people that drive by something to really talk about.
Merchant says "Half Mooning Elf -Santa's naughtier elf takes a break from the hustle and bustle at the North Pole to have a little fun at your house. Sculpted in plastic and finished with cute details for a whimsical holiday touch." (See it here.)
4. Forget the Pretty Dishes of Candy, Think Santa Doing the Poopy Dance
Rather than putting out pretty crystal dishes of stale candy or nuts for your guest, do something different and let Santa poop out the candy this year.
Merchant says "Poo Poo Novelty Santa Candy Dispenser - With our Poo Pooing Santa Claus, press down on the candy dispenser's head and watch Santa "poo-poo" the candies from his bottom!" (Santa is sold out but the reindeer is still available here.
5. Forget a Full, Lush Christmas Tree, Think Pitiful Loser Tree
Rather than spending hours trying to pick out a perfect well-balanced tree and spending tons of money for it, just negotiate with the tree guy to give you a great deal on a half dead looking tree. If you don't have many branches on your tree, you can save yourself hours decorating the tree. This way, one ornament will be enough.
Merchant says " Good Grief. Learn the true meaning of Christmas with Charlie Brown's classic pathetic Christmas tree. Leave it bare or dress it up all fancy. The tree is an exact replica of the tree from the famous cartoon, made of wire branches and plastic needles with a criss cross wooden base. The bendable branches allow you to make it look just how you want, super pathetic or just kind of pathetic. The tree comes with one red Christmas ball ornament." (See it here.)
6. Forget a Wreath for the Car, Think Reindeer Antlers
Rather than attaching a wreath to the front grill of your car, think about antlers for your ride. It's really how "Santa" gets all the gift to your house, so why deny it?
Merchant says "Reindeer Car Antlers - Dash through the snow in pure holiday style as you haul that sleigh-load around in your red-nosed vehicle. Over-sized 16" jingle-bell plush antlers clip over your closed windows, while the bright red 6" nose attaches with sturdy wire."
7. Forget the Red Velvet Stockings, Put Out Monster Stockings
Instead of the same old red stocking with the white fur trim that no one can actually wear, try stockings that are perfect for the little monsters that really live in your house.
Merchant says "Dragon: round toes can be filled with tiny treats and are tipped with fierce satin claws!"
8. Forget Coal in the Stockings, Think Poop for the Stockings
Why give coal to those who have been bad? Make your gift giving a bit more interesting by giving them sh*t... Snowman Sh*t.
Merchant says "Snowman Poop Soap - The words on the bag say: You've been naughty so here's the scoop. All you get for Christmas is Snowman POOP! Lovely coconut fragrance.
9. Forget Pretty Icicle Garland, Think Barbed Wire Tree Garland
Why decorate your tree and then have someone topple it. If you use this distinctive tree garland made from barbed wire, I am certain no one will accidentally touch the Christmas tree and knock it over.
Merchant says "A black shoe string is realistically painted to appear like an old rusted barbed wire fence. For a touch of the Old West or just some real cowboy country charm, this 6' garland will make your tree the coolest rootin' tootin' tree your friends have ever seen! And because this garland is so versatile, the earthy tones also make it possible to be displayed as a crown of thorns when twisted into a circle for a truly unique spin that is sure to make a conversation piece on your tree."
10. Forget the Real Live Tree Altogether, Think Christmas Tree Poster
Why, oh why, get a real tree when its creates a ton of work for yourself? You have to spend hours and hours setting up the tree and decorating it. And, then, only a few days later, your going to have spend more time taking the tree down. Avoid the hassle with a picture...a picture worth a thousand hours of free TV time.
Merchant says "The heart-warming image of a family decorating a Christmas tree is a festive classic: stockings hanging above the fireplace as mom and dad arrange the tinsel; faces lighting up as twinkling lights are draped across branches; holiday tunes playing on the radio as cockney street urchins throw snowballs outside...hang on, we're confusing our eras here....The point is this cozy clich? is a load of movie malarkey. Put simply, Christmas trees are a freakin' nightmare. It's a miracle if the lights work, there are needles and smashed balls all over the floor and you can never quite reach the fairy (insert your own joke here). And that's after you've nearly broken your back carrying the thing home."
Oh, I forgot to mention, for anyone wanting the Reindeer Car Outfit, you can find it pretty much everywhere including at Amazon here. Well, I hope you like some of my ideas for turning your humdrum Christmas to something a bit more entertaining.
Happy Holidays Everyone!
(EDITOR'S UPDATE: Links to items that are sold out and no longer available have been removed. Updated December 2014.)