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December 19, 2021 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Seasonal shorts and snorts

Christmas is a-comin’ and the geese aren’t the only ones getting fat.

Oy vey – the holiday parties: the candy bowls, the eggnog, the gingerbread houses and cookies.

Get thee behind me Starbuck holiday offerings and candy canes!

Vintage Christmas card form Norway with odd sled driver of pig pulled sleigh and 2 drunk girls. Wilheim LAarsen pre-1893 (USPD, artist life,

Seriously girls. Hope you let word with someone where you were going and whom you were with. I don’t like the way that sled driver is looking at you two…(Vintage pre 1893 Christmas card from Norway/ Wilheim Laarsen/ USPD/

Elf barber and lucky pigs getting ready for Chrsitmas. Vintage pre-1946 Jenny Nystrom card. (1908 USPD, aartist life,

Prettying up the pig for the holiday festivities. Ignore the apples in that little cart! Some have a whole different view of lucky hogs. (Vintage 1908 Jenny Nystrom Christmas card/USPD/

Christmas Dinner tabale with lucky pigs. Vintage Jenny Nystrom Christmas card pre-1946 (USPD, artist life, oublicaation date/

Not the last supper for these little porkers. (And which ones have poor table  manners?) Christmas Dinner table with lucky pigs. (Vintage pre 1946 Jenny Nystrom Christmas card/ USPD, artist life/

So you just can’t get enough of piggies, can you?

RC Cat’s musings on the Luck of the Holiday Pigs from other lands in So this is Kiss-mess”(Dec. 2019)

Or hog wild over vintage (sort of creepy) Christmas cards? “Curious Greetings” Dec. 2020)

“Pull for pigs” Dec 2014. (Oddly, still relevant. One keeps hoping…)

More about holiday card artist Jenny Nystrom in “Easter hops or nots”

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Jingle on!

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge.

Christmas Elf and lucky pig. Jenny Nystrom vintagae card. before 1946 (USPD artist life,

Take time to pig out during the holiday season….and I don’t mean the cooking seasonings…Savor the Christmas spirit, hopes, and dreams. Who knows what the new year will cook up. Merrily onward! (Jenny Nystrom vintage pre-1946 Christmas card/ USPD/





  1. RAB / Dec 19 2021 2:14 pm

    And all good wishes of the season to you, too, Phil! Those are some pretty fetching porkers….In the midst of this year’s hugger-mugger, I send you a virtual hug and invite you to pass it on. Just a way of holding things together! Ho ho ho. Xo Xo Xo!

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  2. Pied Type / Dec 19 2021 2:46 pm

    I don’t know anything about Norwegian Christmas traditions, but you’d think they’d have a lot more reindeer than pigs. And a boat for a sleigh? Oh well, it’s a holiday celebration regardless. Wishing you a great week full of holiday cheer and whatever floats your boat.

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  3. disperser / Dec 19 2021 2:47 pm

    Thank you for the porcine wishes.

    I’m sending back wishes for a great (if bittersweet) holiday season and new year.

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  4. Kate Crimmins / Dec 19 2021 5:02 pm

    Those old cards were creepy!

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  5. shoreacres / Dec 19 2021 5:36 pm

    Third card down, I thought, “Why aren’t there any women?” Then, I took a better look. They’re included — it’s just that the similar headgear makes them harder to spot. Such cool greetings, especially in this season of pigging out. I’ve already done more than my share, and I’m going to try and tone things down for a few days!

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  6. Littlesundog / Dec 20 2021 6:52 am

    Sometimes I wish I wasn’t so disciplined. We try to eat fairly healthy, so when we eat too much sugar or overindulge in portions, we pay the price. I’m just not that tempted to eat sweets and overindulge in anything. I’m afraid the only pigging out we’ve done lately is head to the river bottom in an attempt to take on those horrible wild hogs.

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  7. marina kanavaki / Dec 20 2021 8:36 am

    Merry Christmas, my dear friend… to you and everyone around you! Love those piggies.

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  8. Ally Bean / Dec 20 2021 10:05 am

    Have an oinking good Christmas! The old cards are delightfully porcine.

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