It is that time of year again Gentle Readers! Yes! The Giftmas Season is upon us!
There is so much weirdness that goes on around this time of year. I often wonder about who it is that makes the decisions about what “themes” people will want to have on their trees, and in their living rooms.
Some are more traditional than others, and the Winter theme is always a staple. Everyone knows that deer need hats!
Though for me, it never really made any sense in Australia. And houses dressed in fake snow in 40C heat always struck me as odd. So here, have a giraffe in a tutu.
Santa is a great jolly old fellow invented by a soft drink company. Which only really strikes me as odd here, because they still also follow Saint Nicholas who arrives nearly three weeks earlier.
Armies of babies dressed up in furry animal-esque onesies. Where would you put them? Are they a mantlepiece ornament do you think?
This happy polar bear was around last year too. His head swings around as he tells Christmas tales to the wee elfin creature in his arms (and all the kids who then block the aisles).
Owls, along with all manner of woodland creatures and toadstools are back again this year. I may even admit to having a hedgehog and some toadstools myself. Though I’m not sure whose brilliant idea it was to cage the owls up like this!
I’ll never quite get used to the beheaded animals theme which also continued this year. Here are some awesome feathered deer, but there were also, polar bears, moose, and bizarrely, some sari fabric, patchwork elephants.
So here it is. The mad season, the silly season, the Giftmas Season. Wouldn’t be Giftmas without a massive tree in a high class shopping mall …
So let me ask you … hot, or not?
What theme is your house going to take on this season?