Jon over at The World Wide Rant shares some of his more… idiosyncratic… memories of Christmases from his youth.
Tis the season of really odd memories. In my own family the Ghost of Christmas Pasts has bullet holes in his clothing and once tried to get a restraining order against us, but he still comes around once and a while albeit with 911 on speed dial.
There are some memories that I’ll never share because they’re too involved, but some of the weirder and more bite-sized are below. And because Christmas is the time of sharing and I’m certainly not the only person to grow up in a “Tennessee Williams Presents a Very Special Episode of MAMA’S FAMILY” household, please feel free to share some of your own.
My favorite is his recollections of one of his Aunts who combined her taxidermy collection with the holiday tradition of a Nativity scene to spectacular result.
If nothing else, it shows me just how normal my childhood actually was when we always thought we were kinda odd ourselves.