Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Not usually aversion therapy, it is supposed to be relaxing and joy inducing therapy.

  2. jnik23260

    jnik23260 said, over 2 years ago

    Actually, Trick – or – Treat and caroling have the common ancestor of “Wassailing”.

  3. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 2 years ago

    Well, if nothing else, you can always take along your own “eggnog”….

  4. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 2 years ago

    One time when I was teaching GED students, we went around the town singing Christmas carols…..It was fun….People looked at us like we were crazy at first, but then smiled…..

  5. Leslie Barks

    Leslie Barks said, over 2 years ago

    My girlfriend and I used dress up in “spirit of Christmas Past” costumes to play medieval and traditional Christmas carols on our recorders at our local Barnes and Noble 3-4 times during the season. We were nice and warm, and they treated us to lattes not eggnog, which was okay because I don’t like eggnog. Acoustics were great and the customers loved the way the music wafted through the store. But then B&N stopped letting us play—something about copyrights I think, although our playlist didn’t have anything later than 1850. Go figure.

  6. curmudgeon68

    curmudgeon68 said, over 2 years ago

    @jnik23260

    I never found any connection to Halloween. Please elaborate.

  7. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @curmudgeon68

    Pretty much all the feast days that occur near the end of the year are based on the idea that you had to slauter your excess livestock before serious bad weather set in, so you didn’t have to feed them over the winter. The idea of “serious bad weather”, of course, varied with latitude, so some feasting occurred earlier in the year in northerly climes, later in southerly. Thus, yes, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Xmas all share aspects in common with their predecessors such as Yule and Saturnalia.

  8. Yukoneric

    Yukoneric said, over 2 years ago

    @Varnes

    We rang Salvation Army bells, but I never took mine singing………… That would have been, well, disastrous!

  9. QuiteDragon

    QuiteDragon said, over 2 years ago

    @Leslie Barks

    Wasn’t the “spirit of Christmas Past” the one with his head on fire??? Ouch. Maybe that’s why B&N didn’t want you there anymore; imagine all that paper and open flames!

  10. Jerry Carlson

    Jerry Carlson said, over 2 years ago

    @curmudgeon68

    It’s the festive begging aspect – carolers were originally supposed to get treats, such as wassail punch and figgy pudding. We gave some homemade peanut brittle last year. Another similar custom, among Cajuns for Mardi Gras, is to ride from farm to farm collecting gumbo ingredients (and inviting the donors to share in the gumbo and a dance that night).

  11. curmudgeon68

    curmudgeon68 said, over 2 years ago

    @Jerry Carlson

    Thanks. I just failed to see that particular association. I like the Cajun tradition! :-)

  12. hamcg

    hamcg said, over 2 years ago

    @curmudgeon68 / @Jerry Carlson
    This is where “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” comes from…second verse “No bring us some figgy pudding…And we won’t go until we got some”

  13. T_Lexi

    T_Lexi said, over 2 years ago

    My Minnesota high school had The Carolers – 8 boys and 8 girls chosen from the choir, who dressed up in Dickensian costumes and sang carols downtown. I always envied them, but now I realize how cold they must have gotten…

  14. Melekalikimaka

    Melekalikimaka said, over 2 years ago

    Homemade old fashioned egg nog isn’t punishment unless you drink too much, lots of dark rum, not that nasty thick stuff you buy at the store.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Eggnog is only a ‘punishment’ if it has alcohol in it. Otherwise it is a dessert!

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