Foote to Percy – Merry Christmas!

“Man, Christmas really hit me wrong…A hell of a Christmas; I don’t care if it never comes again.” – 26 Dec 1952

“Christmas, humbug.  It broke up a long stretch of work.” – 30 Dec 1957

“There went Christmas; good riddance.” – 19 Jan 1970

“Lord God, here comes Christmas.  Rackafrax, from start to finish except for the turkey and stuffing and giblet gravy; that I like.  There used to be some sort of movement for putting Christ back in Christmas.  Absurd.  It couldn’t be done.  He wouldn’t fit.” – 11 Dec. 1973

SPECIAL BONUS CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM UNCLE WILL – “God, Christmas was awful as usual.”

“Merry Christmas; or rather, by the time you get this, congratulations for having got through it.  Bah, humbug, I always say, and I say it more fervently with every year that passes.” – 24 Dec 1977



  1. Southern Expat says

    I’m so tickled by this, and not only because I now know the canonical spelling of “rackafrax.” I have always gone with “rassafrassa” but that was just a stab in the dark.

    Happy Christmas, Shelby, wherever you are, and God bless us every one!

  2. …he took the words right outta my mouth!


  3. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

    ‘Rackafrax’ is my new favorite etc.

  4. If that’s what he says about Jesus’ boitday, just imagine his view of Our Federal Government.

  5. I think the SPECIAL BONUS is my favorite—it’s like he couldn’t even be bothered to do his own bah humbugging. Thanks, Matthew, for all these.

  6. Satirical.

  7. Jonathan Potter says

    He looks a bit like Bad Santa in the picture. You should have one of your kids photoshop it.

  8. Jonathan Webb says

    Those quotes are wonderful. Made my day, thanks.

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