Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Festivus For The Rest of Us!

Now, Christmas is the headliner in the sweater parade come December...but that doesn't mean that there isn't room for everyone to march! Today, I proudly bring you a veritable festivus of sweaters! First of all, let's wish a Happy Hanukkah to those that light the menorah with these gems that will shine brightly not only for 8 crazy nights, but all year long!

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Mom...she's always the hardest to shop for. I mean, just how many times can you pick up some perfume or another lovely crystal vase? You know she's got to be getting tired of the same ol' same ol' too. A woman only needs so many silver candlesticks or spa gift certificates after all. Well, shop no further! Here's an absolute beauty, one might say the perfect gift! With this by the Menorah, you won't even have to worry about those other 7 nights, this one gem of a sweater is 8 nights worth of A+ number one! Mom will look stunning as the light from the shamash shines on those glittery threads and you know those delicious latkes will taste all the sweeter now.

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Here's guy proudly holding aloft his sweater. I suppose finding an old Hanukkah sweater at the thrift store isn't as easy as finding one for Christmas...what is man to do? Well, according to the original caption, this one is a DYI crafter's creation! Not only has he done a rather good job crafting that menorah, but look at that ingenuity using the Star of David as the shamash candle's flame! (Part of me hopes you've got a pair of festive Hanukkah boardshorts for when you break out that sweet ride in the background.) Mazal Tov dude!

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Speaking of the Star of David, why not just cut to the chase? Wear it loud, wear it proud!


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...or, show off your fun loving side with this dreidle inspired number! Be careful or you may end up spinning in a pile of gelt!

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Even Fido isn't left out! I'm nearly kvell! Would you look at that little guy! I'm glad to know it's not just the gentile pets that get the...er...privilage of being forced to wear "stylish" seasonal clothing!

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"Say Jim, what are you doing for Kwanzaa this year?" "Er, actually Bob, I hadn't planned on observing it at all..." "Well, why not Bob, are you one of those types who goes around knocking down Christmas trees and blowing out the candles on the menorah?" "Well...no Bob, it's just that like you...I'm 60...and white."

Kwanzaa...I found one sweater participant...and that was him. Nice additions there with the chain and hat. Although, I was really hoping to find some excellent Cosbyesque gear for Kwanzaa, but alas...it was not to be.


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Rob, I sure wish there was a holiday for guys like us...you know, folks who probably celebrate some other holiday, but would really like another reason to hang out and party." "Well, Sid, my Uncle Bob was telling me about some other holiday just the other day..."

*suddenly a voice calls out in the wilderness*

"...Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reached for the last one they had, but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way."

"What happened to the doll?"

"It was destroyed. But out of that a new holiday was born: a Festivus for the rest of us!"


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Those sweaters...they're...a Festivus Miracle! From the winter wonderland on the left to the multi-colored argyle on the right, it's absolutely beautiful. I'd love to see you guys standing around the Festivus pole, airing your grievances and reminiscing about past feats of strength...(Serious update! Carrie, has pointed out to me that I have failed to mention the majestic mullet on the owner of sweater number one! I was so distracted by Mr. Argyle that I didn't even notice that hair! Dude, you're making Billy Ray proud.)

Until later...Festivus YES! Bagel NO!

1 comment:

Eric said...

These sweaters are hilarious. Love the crazy holiday sweaters.