Results tagged “Christmas” from Joe Lavin's Humor Column

Surviving the Bad Times in Style

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This weekend, I received a catalog from Brookstone (Motto: Helping People Waste Time at Malls since 1965.). Given the current economic climate, the catalog seems curiously passé. Yeah, we'd all really love to buy the $200 video glasses, but you know we're thinking of using our money to buy some food instead. I suppose there will always be a clientele for Brookstone, but their customer base has to have taken a hit. Already, this year, The Sharper Image went out of business, and I worry that Brookstone might be next.

Santa's Archives

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With the recent opening of Santa's archives from the 1970s, historians have discovered a wealth of valuable documents, including this one from yours truly.

The Gift That Keeps Being Given

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Once again, 'tis the season for gift giving or in some cases the season for giving a gift again. Apparently, regifting is becoming more and more mainstream. This year, there's even a new web site devoted to the practice. Is regifting tacky or just a pleasant form of recycling? The debate is on at Regiftable.com. The consensus seems to be that as long as you're careful, it's an acceptable practice.


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