Saturday, December 29, 2012

Something to rock around

Let's take a look at the 2012 Frost Christmas tree and evaluate its overall appearance together with some selected ornaments.

General treeiness

Shape: even; color: foresty; smell: sprucy; needles: pointy. Well done, mom!

Grade: 5 out of 5 Yule goats

Assault pigeon

I'm sure this bird is supposed to symbolize peace and love for all mankind, but positioned at the top of the tree with wings aggressively raised for impending attack the message it conveys is something quite different. Duck and cover! 

Grade: 4 out of 5 launche missiles

Tangled tinsel

Being environmentally aware (or just plain cheap) we have re-used our garlands over and over for years, but this time I got sick of trying to straighten out the silvery mess yet again. So I simply got a pair of scissors, cut the tinsel into smaller pieces, balled them up and randomly placed them throughout the branches. Next year, I'll probably just spray paint a dozen sea urchins with silver and spread them across the tree; the effect would be exactly the same.

Grade: 2 out of 5 echinoderms

Angel of vengeance

My aunt's favorite: a sombre looking Princess Leia wannabe with ginormous feet waiving a bloody sword (or is it a red lightsaber?). This one always gets a highlighted position, for fear of aggravating it.

Grade: 4 out of 5 fallen angels

The Pianist

Ah! Imagine the merry melodies this adorable bonnet-clad cherub composes on its grand piano, softly caressing the keys and FOR CRYING OUT LOUD WON'T SOMEBODY GIVE THIS GUY A PAIR OF PANTS!?

Grade: 3 out of 5 Donald Ducks

That's all, folks! See you next year.


  1. He's playing this song obviously! :-)

  2. hahaha! ja varför måste den stackars saten sitta och spela utan byxor... tycker echinodermer i granen var en fantastisk idé!

  3. Ok, I totally want the Princess Leia lightsaber ornament! You can keep the naked piano angel. :-)

  4. Haha, bra granrecension! Det konstigaste vi alltid har i granen sen 90-talet är en hemmagjord fingerdocka föreställande Ingvar Carlsson.

    1. Det är sjukt konstigt! Fast även awesome. Hade passat fint hos oss. :)