It’s beginning to look a lot like the Jurassic Period

December 25, 2013
Merry Christmas, you guys!

I made you this:


Because I don’t really know what says “Happy Holidays!” more than a T-Rex carrying a Christmas tree, do you?

I’ve been home in Buffalo this past week, helping my mom gear up for the family festivities.

Well, actually I’ve been catching up on cat-petting and Long-Island-Medium-watching. But when I’m not doing that, I attempt to be helpful and productive. This is a new thing I’m trying. I’m not really sure how long it will stick.

How I REALLY spend my time at home

How I REALLY spend my time at home

This year is the first year in a super duper long time that all my brothers and sisters and their partners and families are able to celebrate the holidays together. Which means there’s going to be something like eleventy-jillion people crammed into one house.

Stuff is about to get real around here, yo.

(And by “real” I mean “drunk.” And by “stuff” I mean “me.”)

In preparation, I’ve been to-do-list-making and holiday-baking and last-minute-Christmas shopping.

I even decorated my parent’s tree all by myself this weekend, which was definitely not an easy feat, as the tree is easily three feet taller than me and ladders give me the heebie-jeebies. Luckily, I had booze and unicorn ornaments on my side.


Last night my mom put me in charge of setting up the Christmas village. She told me I should “be creative.”

She probably regrets that now.

I bet Santa probably regrets that, too.


But, hey, what’s a girl to do when she just so happens to have a bin full of plastic dinosaurs at her disposal?

(What? Don’t you have a bin full of plastic dinosaurs at your disposal? I thought everyone did!)

The Christmas villagers don’t seem all that perturbed by the presence of dinosaurs in their tiny table-top town. They are still going about their daily Christmas village lives.

Rolling huge snowballs.


Wearing ridiculously large bonnets.


Decorating Christmas trees.


Riding around in their little buggies.


And exchanging presents.


It’s all about the Christmas spirit, you guys.

It’s a stressful time, for sure. Even when imminent destruction by dinosaurs isn’t looming on the horizon.

But you just got to keep on rolling those snowballs and rocking your large bonnet and handing out presents even if there is a hungry Plesiosaurus ready to chomp down on your head. (By the way, I totally expect this to be the lyrics of next year’s hit holiday song, don’t you?)

I’d like to think that I’ve started a new family holiday tradition.

Like my family won’t be able to properly celebrate Christmas each year until someone has carefully placed an Allosaurus on top of the village schoolhouse.


Or until there’s a Brontosaurus eating the top of the church.


Speaking of family, all eleventy-jillion of them are due to descend upon the house. So I should probably get busy getting ready.

Or go hide in my room with the cat and some Christmas ale and my Netflix while my mom gets busy getting ready.

Either way, really.

May your day be filled with joy, peace and not too many marauding Stegosauruses.


And if you’re traveling, may your travels be safe and pleasant. And if you’re staying in a hotel, may you check the chimney for claws.


And always pull the curtains for fear of Peeping Brachiosauruses.


But that’s kind of a given.

Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate and Happy Wednesday to everyone! How will you be spending the day? With family? With friends? With your neighborhood Triceratops?

I've blathered on long enough! Now it's your turn!

  1. On December 25, 2013 at 1:31 pm Tom @ Waegook Tom said:

    This is sheer brilliance. I may well try to incorporate dinosaurs into Christmas 2014. Here’s hoping that plastic dinosaurs are available in Taipei.

    Also, MERRY CHRISTMAS. I hope that you’re reading this comment through a jovial, seasonal, drunken haze.
    Tom @ Waegook Tom recently posted..Christmas In England: FFFabulous, Dahling!

  2. On December 25, 2013 at 4:45 pm Priya said:

    Nothing says Festive than some plastic dinosaurs.
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  3. On December 25, 2013 at 4:55 pm Sine said:

    I love it!
    Our Christmas is very boring in comparison. I”m trying hard to do absolutely nothing to make up for the fact that I’ve run around like crazy for 30 days prior to this. But that plan was foiled when people got sick at my house (i.e. my kids) the night before Christmas (or, as I put it another way: ‘Twas the night before Christmas when all though the house, everyone vomited, even onto the plush mouse) and I had to run a few loads of laundry which couldn’t be postponed. Other than that, a very nice Christmas, thank you very much. Hope you’re enjoying yours with the ale and the Netflix…
    Sine recently posted..The Spirit of Christmas

  4. On December 26, 2013 at 6:46 pm Christy@SweetandSavoring said:

    I love it. Only you could make a whole post about plastic dinosaurs attacking a Christmas village!
    This year was the first Christmas my husband and I decorated, exchanged presents with family, and participated in the big family dinner. Weird but fun! Plus, you know, presents 🙂
    Christy@SweetandSavoring recently posted..Friday Gratitude After a Three Month Hiatus

  5. On December 27, 2013 at 4:51 pm Colleen Brynn said:

    The rum nog helped me decorate my Christmas tree too.
    Colleen Brynn recently posted..The Year That Was

  6. On January 4, 2014 at 5:45 am Ceri said:

    This is genius. I just LOVE what you’ve done with the little village. Please come to mine next year and set up something similar. 😀
    Ceri recently posted..2013: The Year That Got Away


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