Volume 2, Number 11
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
I always think fondly of Christmas... in June. Any other month is too
close to forget the trauma and terror that was the Christmas before
and to ignore the Christmas ahead.
I start to panic when the first catalogues come out in Ho Ho
Ho-October. My best-friend Susan was born on the 30th of December
which means that I usually splurge on her presents as a result have
little left spend on the other members of my large and extended
I then ponder "Did Auntie Jan give me that vase last year, and if so,
can I give it to Mum without either of them noticing?", "Will anyone
believe me if I say I gave a gift voucher to a starving child in Rwanda
for their present?" and "Is Grandad senile enough to cut me out of the
any inheritance if I donít get him a good present?"
The answers to my questions are usually no, no and yes in that order.
If you haven't gone through your own Christmas Quiz yet, here you go.
- It's time to decorate the Christmas Tree. What do you choose to use?
- Strings of popcorn, fairy lights, tinsel and an angel
on the top
- Whatever the neighbours don't miss off their tree
- Barbed wire and detonators
- The durable plastic stuff that is still left on from
- You really don't like your partner's mother, yet are obliged
to buy her a present. Do you get her:
- Gorgeous lingerie in two sizes too small
- An engraved nasal-hair trimmer
- A mundane bath salts and oil collection
- A mug that says "It's not a bald patch, it's a solar
panel for a sex machine"
- It's the middle of the office party, you're:
- Trying to find your friend who's rumoured to be swimming
naked in the executive pool
- So pissed you can hardly form the words "I think I'm gonna
- In the middle of a large chain of cha cha dancers from
another party - and having much more fun!
- Desperately warding off advances from your works biggest
- Your father and uncle have started their annual "Who should
carve the turkey argument", you:
- Pull up a chair and watch in amusement, calling everyone
over as they start to push each other
- Signal to your favourite cousin and meet in the usual
hiding spot with a good bottle of port
- Grab the carving knife and threaten to start on one of
them unless they shut up
- Really don't care
- You find yourself under the mistletoe with your ancient
great-aunt. Do you:
- Kiss her chastely and wish her a Merry Christmas
- Yank her chin up by the whiskers and kiss her
- Run like the wind
- Ignore her wind
- At Christmas, your family:
- Really embody the spirit of peace and goodwill to all
- Should be placed in a kennel until the holidays are over
- Look forward to the special mock turkey dinner served at
the local penitentiary
- Just seems as crazy as everyone else's for a change.
There's no need to score this quiz, I mean as we all know Santa's gonna
find out who's naughty or nice anyway, but if you recognised yourself
somewhere in between the fighting family, the dog choking on a chicken
bone, the crappy gifts and the recycled decorations... relax,
If you saw yourself with the family, soberly singing carols, decorating
the tree with fresh popcorn strings and lashing out on wanted presents;
what's wrong with you? Don't you have any modern Christmas spirit?!?