Given the cultural war on smoking, I was wondering this morning whether I could find a pipe-smoking santa.
I found lots:
I then wondered if I could find some cigar-smoking and cigarette-smoking santas.
I found quite a few of those too:
But I think there’s a cultural war on santa going on too.
And a cultural war on Christmas.
And of course a cultural war on Christianity.
And a cultural war on merriment.
Everything is under attack.
Merriest merries to you Frank, and all tolerant (except of our sworn enemies the anti smoker prohibitionist bullies) readers of and posters to this blog. I found a military smoking Santa on Pinterest but don’t know how to include the image.
Like Big Arnie, military Santa only kills the bad people (have suggestions on where he should start).
I am now in Launceston TAS before hiking and kayaking Lake Pedder in the SW temperate forest. More inspired comments to follow…
Merry Christmas, Frank :D
Good link. Interesting that Queen Victoria hated the habit.
On the topic of smoking Santa I noticed yesterday that the amimated version of Raymond Briggs’ “Father Christmas” voiced by Mel Smith smokes both a pipe and cigar.
Merry Christmas to Frank and everyone!
See you Friday in the SD bar!!
Thank you Frank. And to you too. Have a good day….
Merry Christmas! Best wishes to everyone for a very happy holiday.
Merry Christmas, everyone!
Merry Christmas, everybody.
Merry Christmas Frank and best wishes to you and all fellow readers of your excellent writing !
Merry Christmas to all…and to all a good night!
Merry Christmas, everyone!
Merry Christmas Frank and to all like-minded people everywhere.
Merrie Christmas to all!
“Peace On Earth To Men Of Good Will” as the original had it. (Luke 2:14)
No peace for the wicked, then…
Contrast with the distorted secularised modern version,
Peace on earth and goodwill to all men (or some such).
I wonder what sort of Xmas the zealot would-be lifestyle controllers are having…
(I’d made a cropped version of that… )
Merry Smoke-Filled Christmas, Frank.
Well, Handel’s Messiah has been all over the radio, and fair enough …
Alternate versions… I grew up with The World Record Club, classical versions.
I’m still fond of Quincy Jones version from 1991, the soulful black American version,
from “Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration”
Or, how it was on the commercially released (Grammy in 1992) album
At least a little bit inspiring? (With headphones, or through a good sound system?)
Of course there are great classical recordings too. Of the original. Fantastic!
But I didn’t like the overdone affected wobbly soprano I heard on the radio, so went to this.
Happy Xmas! (Xmas was once a legitimate early spelling;-)