There are twelve days of Christmas. Think the tree's looking a little peaked. May not make it to Little Christmas. Swear to God, though,it won't be one of those poor trees stripped, taken down, tossed out into the gutter like a dead mobster rolled out of a speeding car in front of his boss's doorstep as a warning.
The twelve days of Christmas begin on Dec. 25. This means that any Christmas cards, presents, or company that arrive between then and January 5 are not late. So, if you're on the Mannion family Christmas card list and you're wondering what happened this year, watch your mailboxes next week.
Finally, there's a present under the tree.
Use the comments to explain why Santa made a mistake. Mac users can just write "yadda yadda."
Thanks to all who've contributed to the Mannion Family New Computer Fund, espeically the anonymous donor who left a very generous bit of Hanukkah gelt the other day. Much appreciated.
Donations are still being gratefully accepted. Remember, the very best way to contribute to this blog is by joining the Lance Mannion Tall Tale of the Month Club. This month's installment, Romance of the City Auditor, is a Christmas story and has something unusual for a Lance Mannion original---a happy ending.
Another good way to help is by shopping through my estore. Plenty of time to buy gifts. Don't forget. There are twelve days of Christmas.