The Christmas Kraken.

Have you seen the movie Clash of the Titans?  It tells a mythological story of how a demigod, Perseus, defeated the Kraken,  a monster that was made by the god Hades.

Here’s the Kraken:

Pretty much nothing could stop the Kraken from punishing the sinful mortals until Perseus got Medusa’s gaze to turn the monster into stone.

Fast forward from Greek mythological stories to the present:

So Joey, my little bro, is getting married on Saturday.  Earlier this month I gave him his wedding haircut.


Me, “Joey, is there anything that you didn’t register for that you think would be a nice wedding gift… besides a whoopie cushion?”

Joey, “You know… I can’t wait to decorate my house for Christmas…”

Me, “Wait.  You want Christmas stuff?  Do you KNOW about me and Christmas?!”

(Stay tuned, Square Piece followers, the Christmas saga is coming.)

No, Joey didn’t know about my Christmas decor obsession.  But after I filled him in, I think he might have regretted his wedding gift suggestion.  I informed Brian of this brilliant plan as soon as I could.  Brian’s exact words: “Joey has released the Christmas Kraken.”


Yes, it’s only September, but I have a long night of Christmas wrapping ahead of me.  I mean wedding wrapping.  I mean Christmas wrapping.  It’s so confusing.  Tuesday Morning – that blessed store – already has tons of Christmas goodies out.  I think I bought one of everything.  My guest bedroom is jam packed with red, green and twinkly goodies.  The bad news is that I have to peel the price stickers off of every single item.  The good news is that once I jot down all the original prices, I get to see how much I saved!  (I think Brian will think that my extraordinary purchase is much more reasonable once we’ve calculated the difference.)  Oh, who am I kidding?  I’ve just gotten to combine my two favorite loves: getting a good deal and spreading Christmas cheer!

And if you remind me after Saturday, I’ll post a picture of the enormous amount of Christmas goodness that is presently waiting to be wrapped.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to go put on my Christmas playlist.




  1. September 20, 2011
    Momma @Donna

    Is it just me, or do you start this Christmas fetish earlier and earlier each year?

    • First of all, JOEY started it this year. And maybe this gift-giving will get me to hold off on my own decorating until at least November.

      Second of all, I think that the Christmas season should be at least as long as the major league baseball season. Just sayin’.

      • October 17, 2011

        Yeah it should!

  2. September 20, 2011
    Adele Bernard

    You just put a HUGE smile on my face!!! 🙂

  3. September 21, 2011

    I can’t imagine a more perfect title for this blog! Not to mention how awesome it is that you like Clash of the Titans, Have you seen the original? I like that one best! Even though the Kraken in the remake is much scarier!!!!!The owl is my favorite :o)

  4. September 25, 2011

    I can’t wait to see how Caitlin adorns their place in Christmas decor! 🙂

  5. September 26, 2011

    Oh wow! That is how I am with Fall decorating. For Christmas I like to say right after Thanksgiving that I am setting the house up for a Hallmark christmas!!! I think we should bake cookies together, wear santa hats, with Christmas music playing in the background!

  6. November 14, 2017
    Tamra Mehlberg


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