Christmas is coming!
I know, this is only July. But the fine folks who peddle merchandise to us on cable TV don’t want us to be caught unprepared five months from now. Perhaps right now you are sipping your iced tea and casting an appraising eye on your front lawn, just imagining the wonder and joy of all the new holiday displays you can install there to light up the night and hyperinflate your electric bill between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.
Never fear, you have friends in the Christmas business. Today’s Special Value at QVC is an EIGHT FOOT HIGH by EIGHT FOOT WIDE “Inflatable Animated Musical Carousel w/2 Spot Lights” and I’ll let them describe it:
Bring the holidays to life with this animated inflatable carousel lawn ornament. This very merry display spins just like a real carousel and features four prancing reindeer carrying Santa Claus, a snowman, a polar bear, and a penguin.
For an extra touch of cheer, the decoration plays four favorite Christmas carols–”Deck the Halls,” “Jingle Bells,” Up on the Housetop,” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” Play the songs on a continuous loop or set them to motion sensors as a festive welcome to passers by. Tethers, stakes, and two spotlights are included for setup. The music box requires 4 AA batteries, not included. Using the built-in fan blower, setup takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
Measures approximately 8′Diam x 8′H.
Made in China.
All for only $129.54 plus tax and S&H. And if you buy more than one at the same time you can save on S&H!
Bah humbug. This kind of crap reminds me of maybe the best line ever written in a popular song. In Kinky Friedman’s immortal They Ain’t Making Jews Like Jesus Anymore (“they don’t turn the other cheek the way they did before”), a Jewish guy talks back to a redneck bigot who’d spewed verbal abuse at him, ending with ” . . . and you [Jews] killed God’s only son.” Our hero’s retort: “We Jews believe it was Santa Claus who killed Jesus Christ.”
(The Kinkster wrote that song almost 40 years ago, I think inspired by Israel’s stunning “upset” victory in that six-day war back in 1967 or so. I still have fond memories of seeing Kinky and his band the Texas Jewboys perform in Houston back in the early 70′s. Hell, if I still lived in Texas I’d vote for him.)
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