The alledged Christmas season has started, or at least the cultural degradation of it. The original 12 days of Christmas actually start Christmas Day, and end on Epiphany in January, but the religious significance of the season has waned considerably. Now it is more a consumeristic orgy of spending. But I went off on this last year, and will lighten up a bit this year.
I know the scary Santa pictures are a little wierd, but if you have ever raised kids, they are funny :-)