Merry Christmas to all!!!


Santa and Rudy,  12"x9", colored pencil on Bienfang 70-lb white paper

Santa and Rudy, 12"x9", colored pencil on Bienfang 70-lb white paper

Because of the prevailing economic condition, my friend Santa (shown above with his top reindeer, Rudy, who looks just so happy to work with his boss), has gone down to only about 200 pounds in weight! He did not disclose how much he initially weighed before the winter of our economic discontent started, which forced him to cut down on his calorie intake. But he added that despite all this, the show must go on! He further said that if you’ve been nice the whole year through, then you’ll definitely get a knock on your door (if you don’t have a chimney) to receive the gifts you so most deserved! I asked Santa why he skimped on his food and not on the copiousness of his gifts. He replied that this is the season for giving, that it is his calling and that “it is better to give than to receive”! Plus, he said he received some bailout money from undisclosed sources to aid his gift-giving mission. So don’t be surprised if you get a knock on your door– or a guest through your chimney– and revealed a much thinner Santa! Just remember, children, that Jesus is the reason for the season and that when it comes to receiving gifts, it’s always the thought that counts! (To track Santa’s location this holiday season, click here.)