4 Muppets from a Christmas Carol looking joyous, but holding guns. The 'Happy Holidays' is scratched out with 'Merry Christmas' written over it.

It has been a few years since I’ve made a holiday card. In 2020, right in the middle of covid, I posted a woodcarving of ancient Greeks celebrating Saturnalia Festivas, all while wearing masks. The one person bowing to the Festivas pole still cracks me up when I look at it. Check out my 2020 Holiday Card.

So what the hell is wrong with me this year, you might be asking? I think it’s pretty straight forward. I’ve seen way too many politicians posting cards with their families holding guns. That’s weird right? It’s not just me?

There’s nothing more wholesome than the Muppets and they have brought me and my kids a lot of joy over the decades. But look how quickly the tone of the image changes with the addition of some assault rifles. This was supposed to be kind of funny, but it’s not. I’m sorry on behalf of the rest of humanity.

For anyone of any religion or those of no religion, I hope that during this time of year we, while a lot of the world is celebrating, can stop with the hatred, killing, suffering, and sadness and be better humans to each other. I’m looking forward to a different 2024.

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