Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Free Holiday Music at Amazon.com

Amazon.com is offering 25 Days of Free - Every day through December 25th, they will unveil a new song available to download free for a limited time.

All of the songs unveiled so far are still available for free downloading!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Frosty Meets Liberace

Why is Frosty wearing Santa's Vegas suit?

Someone needs to tell him that snowmen and sequins just don't mix.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Need a Way to Hide Your Cheap Booze?

Buy a set of holiday-themed "Novelty Bottle Labels"!

With names like "Reindeer Fuel", "mistle-tonic" and "Elf Nog", your friends will never know it's not the good stuff!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Island of Misfit Decorations

These are just a few of the festive items available in the holiday decor section of my local Deal$ store. It looks more like the Island of Misfit Decorations, as more people pick through items and leave stuff broken and tossed around on the shelves.

It looks like the aftermath of a Harrow's "Day After Christmas Sale". Remember those? My sister and I went to our local Harrow's (which, coincidentally, is located almost right next-door to our favorite Big Lots) to look at their holiday items. We had one word for it - scary! It didn't look anything like this.

Not sure who would want a blue metal tabletop tree. I'm sure there's someone, though. I wasn't sure who'd want all the 18 inch tabletop foil trees, either, until I saw a woman walking out with a shopping cart full of the things. Glad I'm not on her Christmas list!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Manger in a Box

Actually, it's an "8 pc Mini Nativity Set", yours for only ONE whole dollar! It's really mini, too. It would be perfect if you wanted a Manger on the front lawn of your Barbie's Dream House, but that's about it.

This may be cute, but in my house, "8 pc Mini Nativity Set" = "8 New Cat TOYS!". Somehow, I don't think the mini Holy Family would appreciate being covered in cat spit.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

And for the Latest in Holiday Door Decor...

To go with your "Frosty Does the Holidays" collection, we have these gorgeous new snowman doorknob covers!

I'm guessing that these are not for doorknobs that you actually plan on turning, as Frosty's nose might get in the way of such efforts. Definitely not for the bathroom door, that's for sure!

Monday, December 15, 2008

If You Thought Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree Was Sad...

These "ornaments" are even sadder! Crocheted Christmas trees to put on your Christmas tree. I wonder who thought of that?

After the holidays, you can use them as doilies.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Holy Polar Bear on a Harley!

You thought I was kidding! It's a "Motorcycle Bear"!

Aside from the it being in a box decorated with snowflakes, and the gold snowflake emblem on the side of the bike, I'm not sure what this has to do with the holidays. It doesn't even play a holiday song! It plays "Born to be Wild" - which is definitely not in any holiday tune repetoire that I'm aware of.

(As for what bears have to do with Harleys, I am so not touching that one!)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Someone's Idea of Winter Wall Art

It's a patchwork snowman with his Christmas tree and a bunch of birds.

Why anyone would put this up on their wall is beyond me.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

For the Fishermen Among Us...

It's "Santa's Gone Fishin'" with "Reel 'em in action"!

Apparently, there are some toy fish inside, in addition to the choking hazard-sized candies. Great for a holiday trip to the E.R.!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Geographically Incorrect

It's the John Deere holiday gift set! For the low Big Lots price of $6.00, you get a John Deere mug, some Nestle hot chocolate and a John Deere 2009 Desk Calendar! WOW!!!

Now, I could understand seeing this in a Big Lots someplace a bit more "agricultural", but in New York??? I doubt half the people who shop in this particular Big Lots even know who/what John Deere is! They probably think he's the "Bob the Builder" of the older kid set.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

If Charlie Brown Shopped at Big Lots

He'd probably buy this tree. Someone's taking the whole "Blue Christmas" thing a bit too seriously, don't ya think?

Don't worry, the $40 price tag is for the hideous full-size "pre-lit tree in urn with clear lights" next to it.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Don't Buy Yellow Snow

An animated dog, peeing on an animated, musical snowman. Just what you wanted, right?

You can see a more detailed picture of this on the Big Lots website here. One has to seriously wonder about the type of minds that came up with this idea.

Friday, December 05, 2008

But Wait...

It's another Elvis sighting!

This time it's a musical Elvis in a Santa suit! He plays "Here Comes Santa Claus" and "Santa Claus Is Back In Town", and it features real Elvis recordings!

Not only that, he also
stands on his little stage, then begins to shake his famous hips! WOW!!!