The Christ­mas hol­i­day saw the con­tin­u­a­tion of the lov­ing gift exchange between me and my younger brother, Dale.

Over the years, we have exchanged taxi­dermy frogs, poo-themed gifts, con­crete nose-picking trolls, bowls of coal, straight jack­ets and human-figure knife hold­ers. This year, I lamely returned the bowl of coal Dale sent a few years ago, prompt­ing him to ask if I had given up or if this meant he was sup­posed to return the coal to me again next year.

Dale’s gift had me in tears. Here it is…

Yes, that’s what you think it is. A horse head, as in The God­fa­ther.

This gift got a lot of mileage. Aside from mak­ing my sides hurt from laugh­ing, I got to sneak it into my brother-in-law’s bed over the Christ­mas hol­i­day. Some­how, he knew who did it.

Dale wins…this year. But I haven’t thrown in the towel. Just wait, lit­tle bro.


Your Sis

A num­ber of peo­ple have asked where my brother got the horse head. It’s avail­able sev­eral places on the inter­net, includ­ing here.

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14 Responses to “A horse head in the bed…Merry Christmas”

  1. Lisa at Greenbow Says:

    Too funny.

  2. Kate Says:

    Oh, this is just awful. You have got to get him but good next year.

  3. Dale Says:

    Heh heh heh.. Love you sis ;-)

  4. Lori Says:

    That is an awe­some gift. And what does it say about me that I was seri­ously con­tem­plat­ing get­ting that human knife holder for my kitchen in chrome before my room­mates talked me out of it.

  5. nichole Says:

    That’s hys­ter­i­cal. My cousin and I have a sim­i­lar tra­di­tion. He usu­ally buys me the most annoy­ing and tacky musi­cal santa and I always find him some­thing that poos

  6. lulula Says:

    I want one.

  7. Susan Says:

    Oh, he’s bril­liant! How­ever will you top that one? What a great tradition.

  8. Gail Says:

    I must find out where he got it! My spouse will love it! gail

  9. Annie in Austin Says:

    How hilar­i­ous, Robin — you and your brother must be a dan­ger­ous pair when you get together!

    My youngest son is a total God­fa­ther geek — another vote for your sib to reveal the source of the horsehead!

    Annie at the Trans­plantable Rose

  10. jodi Says:

    I love it! One of my best friends got a cow-shaped flash­light, as he and another friend have been exchang­ing bovine-themed gifts for many many years. But this cracks me up the best. Happy New Year to you, Robin!

  11. rosemarie Says:

    I was laugh­ing so hard at this — and at the other post with all those gifts! You’re very lucky to have this “spe­cial” relationship!!

  12. Dee/reddirtramblings Says:

    Hilar­i­ous! Glad you’re keep­ing up the fam­ily traditions.~~Dee

  13. philip Says:

    yeah thats excel­lent, clearly you and your brother have a really good rela­tion­ship. nice to hear that.

  14. 徵信社 Says:

    yeah thats excel­lent, clearly you and your brother have a really good rela­tion­ship. nice to hear that.