'Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas

December 17, 2018

 

 Dear Great Aunt Matilda,

 

Thanks for the invitation to spend Christmas vacation at your house. Since Mom and Dad will be vacationing in Bahamas while I’m on break, it will give me a place to call home. I’m not sure why they chose to leave at Christmas, though.

 

Well, I can’t believe I haven’t seen you since I was ten years old.  Mom says there are a few things I should tell you before I come. I’m bringing my pet boa constrictor, since the dorm will be closed. But don’t worry, he lives in a glass aquarium and only escaped once, when I forgot to put the lid back on.

 

Also, hope you don’t mind if I bring my drum set. Our garage rock band practices pretty often, and I don’t want to get rusty.

 

Is it okay if I bring my weight bench and weights? I figure they’ll fit in the back seat of my car.

 

Oh, by the way, there is a convention of sumo wrestlers in your city the week after Christmas and I took the liberty of telling them they can stay at your place to save a little money. But don’t worry, they won’t break anything if we tell them to be careful.  We became friends when we all spent the night in jail together. They’re a bunch of fun guys and I think you’ll like them.

 

My girlfriend may be stopping to visit the day before Christmas.  That is, if she can get someone to post bond for her.  You’ll really like her. Please act like you don’t notice the Lion King tattoo on her leg. The guy who did it was an amateur and it looks like a hyena with leprosy instead of the Lion King.

 

Well, I’m looking forward to being with you and enjoying your home cooking.  Too bad Mom and Dad decided to go south. But maybe the warm weather will cure those migraines Mom gets at Christmas time.

 

Love,

Ryan

 

Had any unusual visitors at Christmas?  We would enjoy reading about them in the comment section below.

 

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