Click here to read the first Stalking the Christmas Penguin. It discusses the geographic illiteracy of Americans and answers the question of why God invented wars.
Christmas penguins have appeared in this post, entitled Christmas in October (which includes talk about table grapes). This other post, mostly about Starbucks Christmas music, has a penguin picture too and here's yet another post where you can listen to a MM Christmas 30 Second Spot while looking at Christmas penguins. (Note - MM Christmas music is not recommended for people who actually like Christmas.)
All those posts will explain why my chain is yanked by Christmas penguins. This is especially true when they're shown with polar bears or igloos.
Over just 3 seasons of Christmas penguin watching they've rapidly ascended the ladder of seasonal success. Even Stats, a staid Pasadena holiday decoration store, where I could find no penguins last year, had a beautiful, almost antique penguin sculpture in its main window this year. The penguin has arrived.
Leslie has gotten on the Penguin bandwagon, eagerly pointing them out to me in stores and along residential streets. She seems disappointed if I don't want to bother taking another penguin photo, so I humor her. She wanted me to take this towel shot:
And we have Christmas penguins in our house for the first time. We created this one together. It's made out of refrigerator magnets. (Click here to see past magnet art.)
I also placed a sticker of three penguins next to the Viewsonic logo of three finches on my computer monitor.
Here are a couple more Christmas penguin stickers. Ivy the cat likes to chew on them.
You can see a whole gallery of my Christmas penguin pictures here.
Here's a defunct blog entitled Penguins and Polar Bears Don't Mix.
Here's two paragraphs of a 1999 article about Christmas penguins.
A Penguin duet plays Mixed Meters favorite Christmas tune: