Happy Christmas, your arse

My favourite thing about Giftmas is the presents. I like giving them, and I love getting them. For me, it’s all about the loot. And sharing. Something in there about sharing, too.

To celebrate the holidays, I’ve decided to share…linkage! Delicious linkage filled with Giftmas, Christmas and atheistic capitalist rants of joy!

To open, I present you with my favourite Christmas song: “Fairytale of New York”, by the Pogues.

It has, hands down, the best lyrics of any Christmas ditty.

You’re a bum, you’re a punk

You’re an old slut on junk
Lying there almost dead
On a drip in that bed

You scumbag, you maggot
You cheap lousy faggot
Happy Christmas, your arse
I pray God it’s our last

Beautiful.

Allie, of the Internet’s best non-comic, Hyperbole and a Half, tells us about “The Year Kenny Loggins Ruined Christmas“. I love her triangle of yellow hair, her boxy pink dress and the curly stick arms. You will too. You’re welcome.

In Ryan North’s Dinosaur Comics (a comic that really is a comic) Christmas is saved on Christmas Eve Eve, and now I kinda want a Batman train.1

If you’re in Toronto you may want to check out these outlandish and awesome Christmas lights that Derek Flack rounded up for BlogTO. A good portion of these are in or very near my neighbourhood.

Though none of those really compares to the work that went into creating the Slayer Christmas Lights Lightorama that this fellow did in 2009. Now that’s dedication.

Finally, Zinnia Jones has a wonderful video titled “How to Kill Christmas” which encourages us give in to the Christians, and embrace the secularization of Christmas. It makes some kind of sense.

Merry Christmas, fellow atheists!

  1. I may even get one! Who knows what Capitalism will bring me this year? []