Christmas, sweet Christmas

(Not about language.)

A day away from Halloween, and already Christmas items arrive in the mail. Some of them are sticky-sweet and earnestly celebratory, and invite subversion. Here are six I tried to collage into submission some years ago in a protest against holiday sentimentality. They range from mildly critical (a composition about “women’s work”), through varying degrees of outrage and menace, to a Father Christmas as a child molester. (You’ve been warned; these are on the dark side.)

Women’s Work.

The Old Geezer.

Blessed Ste. Chaise, give us the gift of memory.

Arbeit macht frei.

Aflame for St. Lucy.

Mementos of Farley.


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