Vexed Christmas Spirit

Cartoon of Scrooge and the ghost of Jacob Marley. Marley says, “You will be visited by three spirits: The Ghost of Christmas Past, Ghost of Christmas present, and Ghost of Christmas Mall Music.”

Christmas mall music has been vexing me lately. It’s a lot of cheer without the babe in the manger. Christmas music without Christ is vain, fluffy and nonsensical… much like the rest of the mall.

Sprucing for Christmas

Cartoon of a boy and a dog in its dog house. The boy says, “I don’t expect you to win prizes, but can’t you spruce up your house for Christmas?”

I never could get my dog to spruce up the old house for Christmas either. I even had her watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” It didn’t do a thing to help my unmotivated hound.