We Wish You A Merry Chrismukkah

Posted By on December 24, 2008

For those of you who are new (or newish) here, you have probably been wondering why is it that I send out 140 holiday cards. And not only that I send out that many, but that I complain about it. Because while I am totally awesome, I don’t really think there are that many people out there who even like me. Most days I don’t even like myself, let alone 140 people. But you see, my Christmas cards, well they are stuff of legends. People actually REQUEST to be on the list. And they hope to never be taken off. (I took off like half of the marketing department from my old job because well, I just didn’t like those people.)

See, back in 2003, I ran into Dusty Baker at a 49ers home game (and by run into, I mean stalked and stood nervously in his presence with crazy eyes, waiting for someone, anyone, to take a photo of us together.) After I got my photo with him, I stupidly decided I should make that photo my holiday card. And a tradition was born. (Oh 2003 self. BAD IDEA.)

Click here to see all the past cards. (No, really. They are quite awesome.)

The PRESSURE mounts every year. I feel the need to run into a famous person (or stalk one). I get super stressed starting in September. Because did I mention the PRESSURE? And that 140 people ask me, starting after Labor Day, who will be on my card? It causes some sleepless nights.

But thankfully, someone always comes through. Including this year. Without further ado, the 2008 edition of the KJ Holiday Card Extravaganza.


In case you were wondering, I went extra cheestastic on the text this year.

So to all of you who didn’t receive a hard copy of the card, Helio and I would like to wish you a wonderful holiday season! We hope enjoy celebrating with your friends and family, eat enough to be uncomfortably full and drink enough to embarrass an Irishman (or me).

Oh, and Bacon would like to wish you a Merry Chrismukkah as well! Click here to see his greeting to all of you. And he would like to remind all of you that at any point, if the holiday stress is just too much, remember to “Put the ‘B’ in BLT.” Where B stands for booze. Lots and lots of BOOZE.

Happy Holidays everyone!

About the author

Kristabella, who also answers to “Hey! Drunk Girl!”, is a reformed band geek with an amazing ability to drink most people under the table. You can read her inane ramblings here, where she talks about her exciting life as a spinster with two cats and a fascination for Bacon.


35 Responses to “We Wish You A Merry Chrismukkah”

  1. Amber says:

    Haha, Best! Holiday! Card! Ever! But oh yes, the pressure each year must be intense! Have a great holiday 🙂

    Ambers last blog post..Gone, going

  2. Nancy says:

    Merriment and Mirth to you and your family!

    Your cards are awesome … so are you =)

    Nancys last blog post..Photos With Santa

  3. rialeilani says:

    i love helio 🙂 which race was that at?

    rialeilanis last blog post..something to occupy me

  4. Raven says:

    Dude, I totally should’ve skipped the family card and sent out the pic of me and Ted. What was I thinking?

    Ravens last blog post..the dramz has pulled me under

  5. I continue to be in awe of this tradition. Talk about putting pressure on yourself.

    I think my favorite might be the Jerry Rice one – muy suave, that one is.

    May the holidays bring you much wine and much merriment, assuming you recognize a difference between those two!

    Legallyblondemels last blog post..Christmas Giveaway Winner!

  6. What a freaking awesome idea! Merry Chrismukkah, Kristin!

    Marmite Breaths last blog post..Blue Tooth Stories

  7. Candy says:

    How.Awesome.Is.That? I bow to your greatness.

    Candys last blog post..Ho-Ho-Horror

  8. You have the best Christmas cards ever. Merry Christmas to you! Hope you get your car out!

    ballerinatoess last blog post..Grace in Small Things, Part 12

  9. Jill says:

    And here I thought my cards of my Daisy Dog were way funny. (Well they are in MY head) But this, this. my. friend. is. AWESOME!!!!

    Merry Chrismukkah & Happy Festivus!

    Jills last blog post..Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Happy Festivus! Yada Yada Yada!!

  10. Your cards are awesome! You should frame one from each year and use them as decorations every year. Merry Christmas!

    sensibly sassys last blog post..Keeping My Feet And My Heart Warm

  11. Jess says:

    That is so freakin’ cool! Have a merry one!

  12. ali says:

    merry christmas, love.

    (love the cards, of course)

    alis last blog post..it says frah-gee-lay. it must be italian.

  13. Rhi says:

    OMG, that is fantastic.

    Rhis last blog post..Things that are not funny

  14. Vanessa says:

    Merry Christmas! I love the card with Jerry Rice the best!

    Vanessas last blog post..Last Minute Shopping?

  15. How cute! I ran into Jerry Rice at an event back in March–such a nice guy!

  16. Darcey says:

    I’m counting on the fact we’re similar in height (and haircolor/bangs now!) that my buddies with mad photoshop skills can swap me in every single one of those photos. And then I’m going to give them to my bf for Christmas. 😉

  17. -R- says:

    You crack me up.

    Merry Christmas!

    -R-s last blog post..Happy Holidays!

  18. Melissa says:

    I love that card…totally awesome! And I think just enough cheesy…and Bacon….rawrr, sexy! 🙂

    Melissas last blog post..Looks Innocent, No?

  19. I just want it known on the Official Record that, when I sent you our Christmas card this year, I had NO FREAKING IDEA that getting on your list was such a BIG DEAL.

    Therefore, I am honored to have received one of the coveted cards this year and will treasure it forever. It will be included among my possessions mentioned in my will and, one day, Grace and Ellie are going to have to go into mediation over who inherits their mother’s priceless Kristabella Christmas card.

    Merry Christmas to you and Bacon.

  20. Angella says:

    Proof that you truly are awesome.

    Merry Chrismukkah!

  21. Giggle Pixie says:

    Happy Holidays to you!!!!

  22. Ree says:

    Isn’t that also TWO Dancing With the Stars alum in a row??? Wow. 😉

    Love ya! Merry Merry.

    Rees last blog post..Christmas ‘71? – Past in Polaroids 18

  23. Lela says:

    So…Bacon is pretty famous….when does Bacon get to be on a card….

    Lelas last blog post..Ice Cold Cheeky

  24. Kerri Anne says:

    Um, and why was I not on the card sending list this year? I hereby request to be on the list next year (I love sending cards, too! Reciprocal!), and that you run into Shia LaBeouf. Or Kevin Bacon.

    Kerri Annes last blog post..It’s Just Nice To Meet Another Human Who Shares My Affinity For Elf Culture

  25. Merry Christmas Kristabella! Great Holiday card.

    Jenny from Chicagos last blog post..Wishing for Peace

  26. deidre says:

    Happy Holidays, What an awesome idea for a holiday card (particularly last years – AWESOME)…i can imagine its stressful 😉

    deidres last blog post..Let us virtually light the Menorah

  27. Sheri says:

    Your cards rock. All people get from me is a lame card signed by me (I include the dogs too) and pictures of my kids.

    I met Mike Ditka once, really nice man…..

    Merry Christmas to you and Bacon.

    Sheris last blog post..Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas

  28. Scarlet says:

    I was actually wondering who you got this year! One year you can take one withme.

  29. marty says:

    That. Is. Awesome! Merry Chrismukkah!

    martys last blog post..Vacation, all I ever wanted

  30. aka Alice says:

    hahahahahahah…Best. Holiday. Card. EVAH! And Merry Chrismukkah to you. Thanks for making me laugh this year! I’ve really appreciated it!

    aka Alices last blog post..Ho Ho Ho – Merry Christmas!

  31. Are you sure Helio didn’t send out the same Xmas cards???

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  32. pseudostoops says:

    New resolution for 2009: meet someone famous so I can send out a cheesetastic Christmas card of my own next year.

    pseudostoopss last blog post..Feeling at least somewhat shiny and new

  33. Kristie says:

    Dude, that’s the coolest set of christmas cards I’ve ever seen. I totally want to steal your idea! Or at least be on the list. 😉

    Kristies last blog post..Kristie + New Years Resolutions = FAIL