December 14th, 2005

Christmas, Advent

Advent 2005: Primeval Image

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Last year I suggested that anything could be made into a Christmas-themed work of art simply by adding the words "Merry Christmas" to it. Proving that point once again is this card from the James Mullen Christmas Card Collection at the Smithsonian Archive of American Art, which features an attractive though not particularly seasonal silkscreen print by Hale Woodruff. Nevertheless, it's undeniably a Christmas card; it says so, right there on the back. Q.E.D.
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    Coulton, Jonathan - Ikea

War report

Today's aggressor in the War on Christmas: Family Christian Stores of Sterling, which has a large sign in its front window advertising "expanded holiday hours." What, "Christmas hours" aren't good enough for you?
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    Dandy Warhols, The - You Come In Burned