Monday, December 5, 2011

On the Fifth Day of Christmas...

Happy Fifth Day of BlogFestivus!

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation has to be one of my top two all-time favorite christmas movies. I love everything about it. One of the best lines in that movie has to be "Merry Christmas! Shitter's full." I laugh just thinking about it. Classic.

There is, however, a part that I'm not a big fan of. It's the part where the cat chews through the christmas tree lights. I suffer from ostrich syndrome, so I spent most of my childhood pretending that the cat was absolutely fine, just a little static-y.

How is this relevant? Well, the fifth gift of the BlogFestivus song is Five Golden Rings, and Christmas Vacation provided me with the inspiration. You'll see.

We worked on it for days,
Strung the lights in just the right way
Hung the ornaments evenly spaced
Decorating that was truly aced

How were we to know that it wouldn’t last the season
We were proud, proud, proud, didn’t think of any reason
That by Christmas eve
The tree would leave, the tree would leave

It all happened so suddenly
As we sat back to admire the tree
A snap a pop a yelp, and then a hiss,
Rising smoke a sign something’s amiss

The tree turned into a burning ring of fire
The cat wasn’t the same once he chewed right through that wire
The tinsel burned, burned, burned,
The tree’s on fire, the tree’s on fire

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Festivusers!

Fix it or Deal Shouts from the Abyss Stevil All My Answers Tori Nelson A Few Clowns Short Grouchy Mom Rewind Revise My life: a constant work in progress Becoming Bitter PamBamBam Clan of the Cave Hair Words that Rhyme with Purple


  1. Excellent.  Ari thinks so too, with his, "DANCE!  DANCE!" screaming next to me.

  2. Loved the added touch of the hat...and the cat. ;-)

    As I said in my intro to this writing challenge...the one who makes me laugh the most gets an invite to guest blog on Blogdramedy. You are a contender, baby! That's worth like... at least a partridge. 

  3. Nice use of the prop tree. I did snort out loud (is that SOL?) about the cat and the wire. 

  4. Love that movie. Love this! Awesome!

  5. "tree turned into a burning ring of fire"   that's great.  You could make a PSA for the fire departments.

  6. Hahaha! I kept picturing the scene from the movie during the whole song. Classic!



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