Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Santa, You Dropped Something

A 100 year old letter to Santa which proves his existence (more on that in a moment) looks extra-vintage because it was found in a chimney in Dublin. Aside from a few drawings and a large "GOOD LUCK" at the top — which is like what? You do know who this guy is, right? — the letter contains this wish list: "I want a baby doll and a waterproof with a hood and a pair of gloves and a toffee apple and a gold penny and a silver sixpence and a long toffee.” Sounds delicious, all that toffee. Santa must've dropped it on his way in or out because who leaves the list for him on Christmas Eve? You mail the list ahead of time, you leave cookies that night. Everyone knows that. And now everyone knows Santa is real. [via]


kids, christmas, santa

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I commonly leave Santa a note on Christmas Eve just to say "Hey boy, wassup?"


@QuiteAimable Me too! He writes back!

Patrick M

Be careful. Krampus mixes his lies with the truth


Ah, didn't people used to throw their letters to Santa into the fire, so they'd shoot up the chimney to him? I'm not imagining that, am I?


@laserbeams I thought that was Mary Poppins?


@laserbeams That's what we did. He caught the ashes as they whooshed up the chimney (?) and reassembled them.


@laserbeams I did this as a kid. I think this practice became less common when parents realized it didn't give them a good opportunity to read the letters to Santa first. Maybe it was an Irish thing? My Irish grandma definitely taught me this.


@laserbeams Yeah, I did this as a kid! Never thought about the logistics of it cause he's Santy, he doesn't need logistics.


Off-topic, but at first I thought the baby's hand in the HP banner ad over to the right was giving me the finger. Fuck you too, you tiny computer-shilling jerk.


I think I'll have to start using 'long toffee' as a euphemism for...something.


Lynda Barry is 100 years old: who knew?


"warm but explicit" will be on my tombstone.

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