Monday, December 22, 2014

A "Death Angel" Christmas

Since Lisa and I got married there has been a melding of family "traditions". One of the ones she brought to our house was the invasion of little elves.

You may know them as the recent incarnation of "The Elf on a Shelf". Apparently, her father gave them the name "Malakh ha-mavet".

Please understand, Malakh ha-mavet is the Hebrew word for Angel of Death, so calling these cute little elves this, adds a whole new dimension to our holiday festivities.

With my in-laws living in Florida, we alternate Christmases between Florida and Ohio. On the years we are home, we deck out the place with the tree, wreaths, flowers, statues, lights, and of course, the malakh ha-mavets. On those years we are not home, we don't put out all of the decorations; only a few things, and of course that means the malakh ha-mavets.

We think our cat, Harley, lets them in.

From there they take over the place.

There's even one in my Jeep.

As with the Elf on a Shelf, they will move around the house.

And with a name like malkh ha-mavet, we don't think they are spying and sending reports back to Santa of whether we've been naughty or nice. We think THEY are the naughty ones!

May you and your families have a wonderful Christmas!

You and the pink flamingo you rode in on!!

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