Happy Un-Holidays by da-AL

Still from John Water's film, "Female Trouble"

Not feeling holiday cheerful? Don’t despair — holidays are merely dates on the calendar. Before you know it, they’ll be over and done with.

Here’s confirmation that Xmas isn’t always merry — but life can still be funny or at least interesting. The Davenport family holidays, as realized by John Waters, the king cult film-making, with the help of Devine who departed from us far too soon…

Are you feeling holiday-ish?

22 thoughts on “Happy Un-Holidays by da-AL

  1. Sharon Bonin-Pratt December 10, 2018 / 3:22 am

    Oh boy – that clip will make anyone else’s holiday look warm and rich with family joy – no matter what. John Waters managed to poke his finger in the eye of all who felt they were invincible, didn’t he?

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  2. itsmyhusbandandme December 9, 2018 / 4:05 am

    I think I reacted just like that once when my parents failed dismally on the polyester high collar shirt front. I mean obviously I wouldn’t have been seen dead in it.

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    • da-AL December 11, 2018 / 2:30 pm

      lololol – we are constantly humbled, no?


  3. Barbara Grace Lake December 8, 2018 / 11:03 pm

    Craziness I can do without. But I do not equate craziness with the joy of sharing a holiday with friends and/or family.

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  4. petspeopleandlife December 8, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    Yes, well, I do not like Christmas or for that matter any holiday. I do not like how folks go nuts when holidays come around. People dive too fast, spent too much, drink too much, and eat too much and some can not stand to be around their relatives. I did Christmas when my kids were still home and my husband was alive. Time changes many things and actually I do not miss all the craziness.

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    • da-AL December 11, 2018 / 2:23 pm

      these are the blessings, these wisdoms, of getting older 🙂

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  5. Barbara Grace Lake December 8, 2018 / 12:27 pm

    The blues hits at Christmas, seemingly more (or possibly perceived more) than at any other time. Here was my answer the year Christmas blues hit me.


    © Barbara Grace Lake 2017

    I do not feel like Christmas time
    Please let it all pass by
    This year I will not decorate
    Nor roast nor cookies bake

    I’ll not hang tinsel, bulbs or lights
    My creche stays on its shelf
    No tree will grace my living room
    To hide my gifts to friends

    I’d call my elder uncles, aunts
    It always cheered them so
    A friendly voice on Christmas day
    But no, they’re gone. I’m left.

    I’m old, so old, I can’t bring cheer
    And then a welcome call
    Hi, Grandma love, don’t cook again
    I’m doing turkey, ham

    Give us a chance to cosset you
    You always work so hard
    For once, sit back, enjoy the day.
    One simple call of cheer

    A tree, a small one’s going up
    I’ll honor Christmas Day
    No funky blues can hold it back
    As always, Christmas comes

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    • da-AL December 11, 2018 / 2:22 pm

      perfect, perfect, perfect – bitter & sweet & sweet & bitter. just read that in actuality, folks get even more depressed late spring/early summer…

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      • Looking for the Light December 12, 2018 / 7:59 am

        Mine is related to having a bad fall last month and no family. My family bridges were burnt long ago and my husband’s family is in Alabama. What gets me thrilled about the season is the charities we pick this time of year. I support one teacher in the largest underserved 5th graders. Last month I received 50 cards from her students for what my donation allowed the teacher to purchase. I cried, she even sent photos of the kids. The organization is Donors.org, it’s a charity teachers submit their project request and if funded by donations the teacher and kids win. I heard yesterday someone supported over $60,000 to fund all local request. What a blessing for the children.
        I’m rambling, have a great day. 😎

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        • da-AL December 17, 2018 / 2:23 pm

          that sounds marvelous! if you ever decide to post about it, let me know & I’d love to reblog to here 🙂

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  6. Invisibly Me December 8, 2018 / 10:27 am

    So very true, Christmas really is a small blip of time yet it can become such a huge deal with infinite stress.
    I love that video, made me chuckle! If only we adults could get away with such temper tantrums that kids can (minus the language, we’re already allowed as much profanity as we want)! 😉

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  7. Sue Dreamwalker December 8, 2018 / 6:26 am

    I put our tree up today, so more in the holiday Mood 🙂 Happy Holidays and enjoy.. ❤

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  8. Mark Caudill December 8, 2018 / 5:15 am

    So true, for some of us these holidays bring up old memories that are not so good. So we have to focus on getting past the holiday’s.

    Have a super wonderful day.

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    • da-AL December 11, 2018 / 2:18 pm

      there are too many factors at work burdening a few days with so much expectation…

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  9. DutchIl December 8, 2018 / 5:09 am

    The “spirit” of the holidays (the love, the happiness, the wonder, the dreams, etc) lies in the heart… every day is a holiday on the path least traveled… 🙂

    “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Abraham Lincoln

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