Merry Christmas From The Daily Turismo

(Christmas Special By Kaibeezy) There’s a lake-effect deep drift of Xmas and Santa themed car art out
there. Much of it, shall we say, not to be an art snob (but, really, who
am I kidding), somewhere along the spectrum from bad to cheezy to goofy
to dopey to really really bad.

 

Further research reveals a rough
taxonomy, among both photos and drawings, in diminishing representation,
as follows:

– vaguely Xmas-y cars, almost always red, but with no overtly Xmas elements

– ladies and gentlemen in skimpy elf outfits draped over red cars

– cars completely covered with Xmas lights

– expressly Xmas themed cars, but not specifically sleigh-related

– sleigh-cars with wheels

… and the highest, most rarefied expression of Xmas/Santa car art:

– sleigh cars without wheels

It
is that last bunch I present today. Everything I could find (excluding
stuff with watermarks plastered over, srsly). If you can find any more,
post in comments.

What do we see? A couple of
car manufacturers (or their arty fanboys/girls) taking things very very
seriously; a couple of surprisingly nice cars and one clunker with ski
runners slapped on; Mater; Fords… and that’s about it. 

Why,
among the vast plethora (or is it plethora) of the larger genre are
there only this tiny number with skis? I have a theory, a snobby snobby
theory: It’s hard to make or draw such a thing, and even if you get
started, it takes a bit of work and creativity to get it done to the
point you’d want to post it on the internets. 

Who
was it that said something like “99% of success is just showing up”?
Wait, why am I asking you? Google says… Woody Allen: “80 percent of
success is showing up.” So I’m more cynical than Woody, who expects you
to still have to make a bit of extra effort and that the creativity is
important. 

In my grumpy-around-Xmas way, what
I’m getting at is this: We’re all busy, and indulging our interest in
cars is probably not the most productive thing any of us do. So, thanks
for showing up! I wish you all a wonderful holiday season.  – DT Logo Guru and Secret Santa — Kaibeezy

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Editor Vince: I’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and end with this Christmas song/poem from noted Christian apologist Hilaire Belloc’s 1912 story called The Four Men.

I pray good beef and I pray good beer
This holy night of all the year,
But I pay detestable drink for them
That give no honour to Bethlehem.

May all good fellows that here agree
Drink Audit Ale in heaven with me
And may all my enemies go to hell!
Noël! Noël! Noël! Noël!
May all my enemies go to hell!
Noël! Noël!