100-Year-Old Dear Santa Letter Found Up Chimney

“It may have been slightly scorched over the years but a letter to Santa written 100 years ago, which was later discovered in a Dublin fireplace, has the magic of Christmas written all over it. On Christmas Eve 1911, a brother and sister, who signed their names, ‘A or H Howard’, penned their personally designed letter to Santa with their requests for gifts and a good luck message at their home in Oaklands Terrace, Terenure in Dublin. They placed it in the chimney of the fireplace in the front bedroom so that Santa would see it as he made his way into the Howard household in the early hours of the morning. The letter was discovered by the house’s current occupant, John Byrne, when he was installing central heating in 1992. Since then, he has retained it as a souvenir of another time and place but with the stamp of childhood innocence which still exists today. The message to Santa was warm but explicit.” w/ photo

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Windstorm Vs. Bridge

“Oh, go ahead. Please, for us. Stand on top of the that rail on the left. Do it.” — innismor

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Tiny Chainsaw

“This is not funny. Thousands of Americans die each year because they forget to turn off their chainsaw before putting it back in their pants.” — ThirdClassCitizen

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Croissant Thief On The Loose

Since December 9, the man has robbed five bakeries in the western suburbs of the French capital, police said, each time using the same modus operandi. After placing an order, the man holds up what appears to be a fake revolver, points it at the person behind the cash register and takes his pastries without paying. No one has been injured in the robberies and in each case the value of the goods stolen has been low, at between $10 and $26. Meanwhile in Bordeaux, police arrested Father Christmas. The 53-year-old, who was employed as a Father Christmas at Bordeaux’s Christmas market, was arrested after brandishing a hunting rifle, which was unloaded, at his nephew, who was also his boss. The Sud Ouest newspaper suggested that Father Christmas was angry over unpaid hours and felt swindled.” w/ photo

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Top 12 Ugliest Christmas Sweaters

“If you haven’t snagged your piece of atrocious holiday outerwear yet, we know where you can glory in the gaudy, revel in the revolting, and win that coveted prize: our ugly Christmas sweaters page. In honor of the 12 days of Christmas, we’ve ranked our favorites from best to worst (or is it the other way around?). So pop a dramamine, sit back, and enjoy. Some are still for sale, but hurry: with looks this ugly, these sweaters won’t last.” w/ photos

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