On the 7th day of Christmas Kathy’s Kids gave to me: seven sirs a-sweating, six sway-backed showgirls, FIVE MUTED MAIDENS; four Mad Men Barbies, three levitating lasses, two tip-toe peepers, and a spangled brown-eyed Christmas tree.
Need a cute Thanksgiving Day activity? Xanadu says that when guests arrive, you should take a photo of them in front of some curated, vintage luggage. Later, as pumpkin pie is served, go around the table, asking each guest to share all his/her emotional baggage. Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube the whole thing for maximum entertainment value.
In a modern treatment of the Hansel and Gretel story Ving and Calypso find their way back home by following a trail of mid-century bottles of Coke rather than bread crumbs. When they arrive home, sugared-up and hyper-caffeinated, Dad and Harried Step Mom hire the near-sighted old forest woman to babysit, and then they beat a hasty retreat to the nearest Massage Envy for some relaxing aromatherapy deep tissue massage. And they all lived happily ever after. The end.