Sunday, December 18, 2016

S&M Santa, Baby

Less then 8 months before I met San Geraldo, he and his roommate hosted a tree-trimming party. All guests were required to bring a Christmas ornament. When San Geraldo and his roommate went their separate ways, they split up the ornaments.

There was one I wished San Geraldo had left behind. The ornament was known as S&M Santa. I made a point of hiding him on the tree every year. (If our tree had had a dungeon, that's where he would have been.)

Recently, I was reminded of S&M Santa when reading a blogpost by Cheapchick. She had, I thought, the same Santa (click here), without the addition of steel and leather. Cheapchick referred to hers as Ugly Santa.

I recollected that we had finally gotten rid of S&M Santa when we downsized six years ago before our move to Spain. But, yesterday, when I unpacked the rest of our Christmas ornaments, I found him at the bottom of the box. Then I remembered telling San Geraldo, "Well, he's survived 29 years. No reason to get rid of him now."

It turns out Cheapchick's Ugly Santa was a beauty queen compared to ours. So, here he is, even less attractive than I remembered him (but a lot tamer).

(Click the images; unfortunately, he'll get bigger.)






Think of all the fun I've missed...

28 comments:

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    1. Spo:
      I thought you might like this. Did you see my 13 December post about Yulenissen? They're under 4 feet.

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  2. OMG behold S&M Santa! That is hilarious - it pays to unpack the Christmas boxes, doesn't it!

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    1. Cheapchick:
      It sure did make me laugh. But your Ugly Santa is much less ugly!

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  3. Botox Lips before their time ~~ huh!?!

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    1. Ron:
      Those lips make him look more like a sex toy than a Santa!

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  4. Mitchell your Santa looks originally so nice.

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    1. Gosia:
      I don't know if he was ever truly nice, but he was at least nicer than that!

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    1. anne marie:
      I used to think it was awful and offensive. Now I just think it's kind of ugly.

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  6. He's just zip lining. They use a lot of straps and slings...

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    1. Elaine:
      And a large safety pin through the head?

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  7. "Well, he's survived 29 years. No reason to get rid of him now." And that's what traditions are made of. I do believe my parents had the same one. But's he's long gone.

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    1. mistress maddie:
      I guess this is now one of those "willable" items...

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  8. Thanks for a little Eartha!
    Wasn't this Santa a member of Cirque du Soleil?

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    1. Jim:
      Only if Cirque de Soleil went belly-up!

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  9. We don't have an ugly Santa, but we have one we call Suicide Santa because he looks like he's about to jump off a cliff.

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    1. Stephen:
      Oh, I'd love to see Suicide Santa!

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  10. Hmmm, looks like he's ready for some Reindeer games.

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Now THAT is really disturbing. This is S&M Santa, not Bestiality Santa!

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  11. This could be the start of a theme tree.

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    1. Travel:
      Just let me know when you put up THAT tree, and I'll send this Santa to you!

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  12. It's adorable! You should have him at the top of your tree.

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    1. Laurent:
      I always hid him around the back of the tree. I'd put him on the top of the tree this year but, sadly (NOT), we don't have a tree!

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  13. The safety word is "Pfeffernusse." :)

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    1. Michelle:
      Well, S&M Santa had better learn it. A neighbor told me today I should "accidentally" drop him off the terrace!

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