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Under the Tree

December 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Thin, flat, square: record album. Large, circular, centerless: hula hoop. Envelope: money.

Rectangular and squishy: socks.

Boxy, lap-size, lumpy: Snuggie.

Boxy, lumpy, smaller than Snuggie: sweater. If delivered by lady with hard candies at bottom of purse: embroidered with reindeer.

Cylindrical: candle. Cylindrical with lid: candy jar. Cylindrical, lidded, no sound when shaken: contains bonded ribbon candies.

Colored cello-wrap, loaf-shaped: date nut bread. Weighs over ten pounds: fruitcake.

Same in a box with a cardboard handle: Pannetone. Broken handle: stale Pannetone.

Twisted inside unrippable paper, of ambiguous shape with flat bottom, hard, hollow: scary clown figurine from flea market.

Square, firm with soft cover, 2″ thick, gifted to teenage “writer in the family:” Day planner. Same one as last year.

Letter-sized, flat, with uneven lump on one side: blister-packed action figure from crap franchise.

Gift bag, garnished with colored tissue paper: anything purchased too late to wrap.

Wrapped in comics, torn, festooned with Scotch tape: from grade-schooler or college student.

Encased in black & white newsprint, no “From” designation on package: leftover gift from a Dirty Santa party.

About legal size, firm corners and side, “depress-able” in the middle: Folded dress shirt with tie already on it, in the box. (I get one every year.)

[Written collaboratively with @kmwalsh, @moeskido, @surrealtweets and Brent F.]

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Surrealtweets // Dec 24, 2009 at 4:30 PM

    Gift bag, garnished with colored tissue paper: anything purchased too late to wrap.

  • 2 Kellie // Dec 27, 2009 at 8:05 PM

    Brent F. was kind enough to deliver another gift for under the tree: http://bit.ly/7gT0QO

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