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…Kramp Your Style

Happy Krampusnacht! Although, to be honest there’s nothing happy about it.

For those unfamiliar with the Krampusnacht, or Krampus Night, tradition, you’re in for a terrifying treat.

If you’re anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Feast of St. Nicholas tomorrow, let’s just say it’s no coincidence that Krampus arrives the day before Jolly, Old St. Nick. Read the rest of this entry


…Shop On

Happy Sunday! With only 21(ish) days shopping days till Christmas, lazy Sundays will be a fond memory from now until 2018.

To those who have had their holiday shopping done for months, good for you. Some of us enjoy shopping surrounded by twinkling lights, holiday tunes, Christmas trees, and hundreds of stressed out shoppers, but you do you. Read the rest of this entry

…send mixed signals

This is not a drill, crusaders, we are one week out from Thanksgiving 2017, and it is officially crunch time.

There are sides to be selected, turkeys to be dressed, but before we get to any of that, first things first, there’s driving etiquette to be reviewed.

Yes, folks, we’re coming up on one of the biggest travel days of the year and for the occasion, I’m going to take a moment to tip my hat to the 2WC origin story and perhaps contribute a bit to the “One Man Crusade to Restore Civility to Modern Driving – Thanksgiving Edition.” Read the rest of this entry


 jack the nightmare before christmas nightmare before christmas jack skellington GIFWelcome to the beginning of the holiday season! I realize your Halloween candy stash is still intact, and your jack-o’-lantern hasn’t made it to the compost heap yet. It’s cute that you think that will stop the holiday season from starting today.

Before you roll your eyes (again), just know that some of us have held back on our holiday season enthusiasm until today. So, be thankful you haven’t been listening to “Silver Bells” and “Holly, Jolly Christmas” for the past month already.

Now before you get on your “we still have Thanksgiving,” soapbox, let me ask you—why can’t we have our pumpkin pie, and eat our Christmas cookies too?

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…step back

Happy weekend, crusaders!

I hope everyone this Saturday finds everyone in full-on fall mode. Per tradition, now that it’s an acceptable time to break out the pumpkins, the retailers have moved on to Christmas. Don’t get me wrong. I’m as big a fan of Christmas as the next guy, but let’s give Halloween it’s day (night) in the sun (dark) first, shall we?

So in honor of the still yet-to-arrive day of spooks, here’s a Halloween warm-up for this autumn weekend. Read the rest of this entry