Andif, you crack me up! For the uninformed, those creatures in the stockings are marmots/groundhogs. A marmot was an unofficial mascot of the Booman Tribune political blog, back in the day. Andif introduced him to the masses, and then provided endless entertainment by placing him in compromising positions like the ones above. (You should see him with the hookah pipe.) As for the stocking, it says "kansas," because that's how I was known in those days.
And now I've gone on to a blog of my own. But more important by far is the fact that an entire family of real-life marmots populates our back yard every spring and summer. And to think I didn't even know what a marmot was until Andif became possessed by their spirit. The constant presence of them in my life since then must be, I dunno, fate.
So from the stuffed marmot and me---and thanks entirely to Ms. Marmot, herself, Andif--here is a wish for a happy Christmas, if that's your flavor. If it isn't, I wish you a happy whatever you have, with bells.