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Simpsons animator and cute animal comicker Liz Climo (previously here) is currently doing her own version of "The 12 Days of Christmas" featuring her bear and bunny characters: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8 (and more to come),

Meanwhile, those always wacky and seldom subtle folks at Cards Against Humanity (also previously here) are doing "12 Days of Holiday Bullshit", as 100,000 people reportedly sent them $12 to get 12 daily gifts, also being made available online (including a special Day 8 package for comics lovers!) posted by oneswellfoop (18 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Cool post. It's neat that people are doing stuff like this.

I do want to mention, however, that the 12 days of Christmas are actually the days between Dec 25 and Jan 6, which is Epiphany, the day traditionally held to be when the Wise Men From The East finally arrived at Bethlehem. They don't lead up to Christmas. They follow it.
posted by hippybear at 4:33 AM on December 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Damn you, oneswellfoop! I was waiting until Liz Climo had finished all 12 days before posting!
posted by alby at 6:04 AM on December 20, 2013


So far I've received four out of the eight mailings (out of order as well). I guess the krampus has been intercepting my mail or something.
posted by Dr-Baa at 6:06 AM on December 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


They don't lead up to Christmas. They follow it.

Yeah, if you want to do something before Christmas, it's more of an Advent calendar. But then you need 25 gifts.
posted by smackfu at 6:18 AM on December 20, 2013


Also, I'm confused about the Cards Against Humanity gifts. What are they actually mailing, since they aren't mailing Youtube videos?
posted by smackfu at 6:23 AM on December 20, 2013


Also, I'm confused about the Cards Against Humanity gifts. What are they actually mailing, since they aren't mailing Youtube videos?

One was a tiny lump of coal, one was the posters (artist renderings of their favorite cards), one was the Clusterfuck game (printed instructions and cards), and the rest have been a small pack of (generally holiday themed) cards apiece (one black and 5 or so white, per package).

There's also some kind of hidden riddle or something across the cards; one of them came with an encrypted code.
posted by inigo2 at 6:33 AM on December 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


I signed up for this and it's been a lot of fun so far. I'm hoping to have some time to look at the puzzles this weekend. For those of you who want to play along, there is a pack of redditors who are working on the puzzle over at /r/holidaybullshit.
posted by cmfletcher at 6:49 AM on December 20, 2013


I have only gotten a small handful of my packages, but it's still been nice.
posted by absalom at 7:09 AM on December 20, 2013


I know some people who have received Day 12, and it is SO completely awesome:

Vg'f na bssvpvny Pneqf Ntnvafg Uhznavgl pneq jvgu lbhe svefg naq ynfg anzr ba vg.
posted by Lucinda at 7:26 AM on December 20, 2013


Also, some people who put actual items in the "What do you want for Christmas" section are getting them from the CaH people.

(I put "I want to decide who lives and who dies", so I don't think I'll be getting that.)
posted by Lucinda at 7:27 AM on December 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


I've received Days 1-3 and 6 so far. We're supposed to have received everything by 12/24, so I'm expecting a mailbox STUFFED with the rest of them any day now.
posted by KingEdRa at 7:46 AM on December 20, 2013


Ah, the subreddit that cmfletcher pointed to has images of the mailings too. I'm sorry I missed out, was just too slow and it was sold out before I saw the page.
posted by smackfu at 7:51 AM on December 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh man, so cool to hear, Lucinda. I wish I could remember what I asked for. It was probably "to have my youthful enthusiasm back."
posted by trunk muffins at 7:53 AM on December 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


WTF Spoilers. Not all of us have received all of our bullshit.
posted by Big_B at 8:03 AM on December 20, 2013


Ha ha, cool!
posted by carsonb at 8:12 AM on December 20, 2013


Also, some people who put actual items in the "What do you want for Christmas" section are getting them from the CaH people.

!! I don't remember what I wrote. Please let me have been smart and put "40 inch LED 1080px HDTV"

The mail to me has been really screwy. I've gotten days 1-6, then yesterday I got days 8 and 11. So I'm missing 7, 9, 10, and 12.
posted by dnash at 8:17 AM on December 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


Okay, I just got the personalized card with my name on it. I take back my earlier grumbling- that was worth the price alone.
posted by Dr-Baa at 10:44 AM on December 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


THAT CARD IS SO NOT GOING IN THE BOX.
posted by trunk muffins at 6:47 PM on December 22, 2013 [2 favorites]


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