February 07, 2019
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And think of all the discount Christmas candy you can use at Easter.
I once heard a (supposedly true) story about some people who brought home a Christmas tree, only to discover a baby owl living in it.
I wonder if the tree they’ll pick up will have an animal or two living there as well.
As Mom pointed out in another Christmas tree joke made by Dad, she knows who’s getting a lot of coal in his stocking. (Oh, Calvin, you’re so gullible to your paternal pranks.)
Or save your own from previous years.
Be glad you’re getting a tree at all, Calvin.
Just think Calvin, with a pre-owned Christmas tree you will get pre-owned gifts and Dad will say it builds character. BTW Calvin, your parents are pre-owned too.
Ha ha….this one is so funny…..dad’s answers r always so amusing….
Defiantly my kind of Dad without a doubt.
Dad’s got the most logical approach. It really appeals to my cheapiosity.
One of my all-time favorite C & H’s.
Calvin’s Dad has an attitude similar to mine. It’s a humbug kind of thing. In my case I’m already tired of the season – All the retail stores started pushing at Halloween.
Dad deserves Calvin.
Did you know that Christmas trees are probably a legacy of pagan Germany’s tree-worship? (Oh, you did.)
My father making fun of me like Calvin’s , i.e. he spoke to me of when he was a General in the Army .
Celebrate orthodox Christmas.
Love how dad jacks with Calvin …
I had to live with a husband (and his dad) who did this to our boys. It wasn’t as funny as it looks. However, if I didn’t join in, the kids figured that it was just a scam, eventually.
Messing with Calvin’s mind again, eh Dad?
This sounds like something my Dad would have said. Mom would add her jabs, as well.
Since I live alone in an apartment, I don’t feel the need to find space for a tree or put any decorations up.
Way to go, Dad!!!
I’ve told my kids lots of tall stories but this one and the K Mart blue light special can’t be beat!
Calvin’s dad reminds me of the father who, on Xmas Eve, went outside with his shotgun, fired two blasts, & told his children, “No Xmas this year, kids. Santa just blew his brains out in our backyard!”
Complete with squirrels and a birds nest or three, and for extra money ya get a snarling dog chained to the tree trunk. Don’t forget to mention that Santa whips the elves who don’t make the toys fast enough and that the tinsel is really the permanently frozen tears of orphans peeled off their faces, sometimes with extra skin. Those child psychologists have mouths to feed too ya know.
Dad’s facial expressions are always SO perfect.
Is putting fear in a child before Christmas a character builder?
With that kind of reaction from Calvin, definitely worth it.
The Twelve Days of Christmas begin on Christmas. They are not Advent. Therefore, you could start decorating then! I reminded people of this one year when I was late sending out my Christmas cards.
Dad is responding to Calvin being on Santa’s naughty list.
LOL! I remember that one! Poor kid.
Christmas has been canceled this year due to lack of interest.
The Late and Unlamented was the perfect Scrooge – or Grinch. One particular year I asked him if he was going to go buy a Christmas tree, and he said he was going to cut down a tree. Standing in our yard and turning 360 there was nothing but grey, leafless deciduous trees. He took his ax and set out. When the girls and I left for midnight Mass, there was still no tree. When we got home, there was a tree in the living room, which he expected ME to decorate. He’d gone out and taken a leftover tree from a Boy Scout lot!
Just remember, he died a natural death. Nat-you-ral. Got that?
Well.. that certainly explains a lot about Calvin’s personality!
so are the days of the week….Thorsday/Thursday…etc…
I just love the way Calvin’s Dad jokes around. Brings back fond and funny memories. :-)
This does explain some of Calvin’s problems.
No wonder Calvin has personal gravity and size hiccups…
His dad is an evil genius. And we wonder why Calvin is the way he is.
I love it!! If you dish it out, you have to be wiling to take it, too!
who cares what was, what matters is what you believe and what you do about it. If I put up a tree to celebrate the birth of my savior Jesus Christ, that is what it represents to me not what it may have meant to a pagan germanic tribe 2000 years ago.
Perfect expression of a six year old upon hearing the idea of xmas tree after new year. Dad is too harsh on this sweetie.
A friend of mine’s father said he was going to “shoot Santa”. He told them "I don’t care who it is, anyone comes sneaking into my house is going to get shot. My friend woke up, emptied his gun case and buried them in the backyard. I do love Cal’s Dad and I love Calvin’s rapid insanity. I a puddle of goo by the 4th panel
My dad always went to the tree lot just as it was closing and got a tree, usually for free, but one time the guy made him pay $0.25. Dad wasn’t mean; we were just poor. And truth to tell, I think believing that Santa brought the tree Christmas Eve was more magical and fun than waking up to a dusty old tree that’s been standing there for a month.
His Dad sure likes to rattle his cage!!
Didn’t we tell you? We converted to Eastern Orthodox & we won’t have Christmas until January 6th.
The Yggdrasil, is represented in the fir tree. The lights and ornaments represent the cosmos the planets and stars.
A Top Ten strip.
I had a scheme to ship “slightly used” U.S. Christmas trees to Russia in time for Father Christmas on January 6th. Unfortunately, everyone expected free shipping, so the deal fell through. :)
Just put a Christmas tree skirt on Calvin, along with a few ornaments and lights. That way Calvin can be close to the tree all season long.
Your supposed to take it down?
That sounds like something my dad would say. He never helps to put up our tree, and I don’t honestly think that he likes seeing it up for some weird reason.
This Druid volunteered to sing in the community choir. He was asked, “don’t druids worship trees.” he replied that he was a Reformed Druid. He said We worship plywood.
I’m telling you, Calvin is just like his dad.
When Calvin’s putting you in the scary nursing home, Dad, remember this moment.
Maybe they’re Eastern Orthodox.
And we wonder why Calvin is the way he is…..
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