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’tis the season

November 16, 2007

Yup, it’s that time again. Halloween masks had hardly come off when stores in my neighborhood started filling their windows with cotton balls, tinsel and snowmen. An avalanche of holiday catalogs have drifted through my mail slot, to say nothing of the myriad emails touting the latest decorations, gadgets and toys we all need to run out and buy – or sit on our asses and purchase online. Don’t get me wrong, I like to complain but I do love the holidays.

The following, however, are a couple things I question as being a necessary part of the upcoming festivities:

I got an email from the wonderful cooking supply store, Sur La Table thiscupcake.jpg

morning with one of the new “must haves” for the holiday season – a giant cupcake pan. Now maybe I’m crazy, but isn’t the whole point of a cupcake to be small in scale? If it’s giant, wouldn’t it then be a regular cake? Oh well, if it makes the kids happy, far be it from me to judge.

But then they also suggested this ceramic rooster as a gift: rooster.jpg

No, there’s nothing wrong with is per se, but does anyone really need more objects that simply take up room and have absolutely no function? More to the point, this one costs $250! I challenge anyone to convince me of the necessity of this over-priced tchotchke.

OK, that’s it for now but stay tuned for more outrageous holiday gifts and gadgets!

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One comment

  1. Who wants a ceramic rooster? Seriously! that is redonkulous.
    And the cupcake. I don’t get that either. Although, cupcakes rise, and cake doesn’t–right? Is that the difference? I’m not sure.
    I LOVE xmas!!!! We saw an awesome Xmas display in a store window last night on Bleeker. So cool.



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