Sunday, December 19, 2010

Stupid Christmas, by Leland Gregory

Stupid ChristmasAre you a bit of a Scrooge this holiday season?  This book will help you fight the festive funk.  Chock full of holiday trivia, stories, and one liners, this book will help you get through Christmas.  Hear about kids calling 911 to try to find Santa, or the mom who pressed charges against her son over his Christmas gift.  This book will make your family holiday get together feel normal.

Once again, Leland Gregory has written a book that had me giggling nonstop.  I love this book full of blustery blunders, mishaps, stupid criminals, and Christmas trivia.  I thought the book was really well organized, even though there were some duplicate stories from the Stupid History book.  This book would make a great Christmas gift for anyone really, but especially for those among us who utter Bah Humbug.

Probably the best parts of the book deal with how Christmas is handled in other countries and cultures.  And of those stories, the one I liked best was about Caga Tio, which I was actually familiar with.  If you are not familiar with it, rather than taking the easy way out and Googling it, why not read about it in this book.

Granted, some of the stories are not in the best of taste, so if you are easily offended, you may want to keep moving.  But if you enjoy colorful humor, I think this book is a good fit for you.