“I’m sorry you saw me, Timmy. Now I’ll have to kill you.” Surely this is one of the most inspirational messages from Santa Claus ever.
I’m a sucker for Rudolph, Yukon Cornelius, spotted elephants, birds that float, and pretty much the entire island of misfit toys. Cindy-Lou Who, who was no more than two, is my gal. I get weepy anytime I see Fred and Doris drive up to six-year-old Susan’s Cape Cod-style dream house, which just so happens to be for sale. (High five, and thanks for the heads up, Kris Kringle!) I’ve seen It’s a Wonderful Life at least a dozen times, and I can’t bear to hit pause or drift off before seeing everyone in Bedford Falls storm the Baileys’ castle loaded with cash and gifts and love overflowing. For the fourth year running, I have a Charlie Brown Christmas tree.
I’m a sucker for all things Christmas. At the same time, the Christmas season drives me absolutely nuts.
My favorite coffee mug in the world is imprinted with the Nick Downes cartoon above and the words, “I’m sorry you saw me, Timmy. Now I’ll have to kill you.” I drink from this mug all year long, and sipping from it can make a terrible day ever so slightly better.
That mug has been in high rotation all month.
Kids are told they had better watch out, better not cry, and better not pout because Santa knows if they’ve been bad or good. Here’s a guy who sees you when you’re sleeping and knows when you’re awake. It’s pretty terrifying if you think about it. Why is Timmy going around testing a guy like this? The situation can only end poorly.
I am looking over at my Charlie Brown Christmas tree right this very minute. I’m also sipping from my Timmy mug. It’s off-the-charts festive at my house this time of year, no question.
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