My Genea-Blogging friends are itching for mischief this holiday season. They'd better watch out lest they receive only coal in their stockings!
In the first cartoon (shown above) the “Snowball Tossers,” in order of appearance are Terry from Hill Country of Monroe County Mississippi, fM of Footnote Maven, myself, Bill West of West in New England, and our celebrity guest, Bill Gates.
If you don't find the first cartoon amusing enough, then take a look at this. Naughty elves in Santa's Toy Shop include Craig Manson of GeneaBlogie, Apple of Apple's Tree, Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings, Jasia of Creative Gene, and Miriam of Ancestories, The Stories of My Ancestors.
This third cartoon highlights the decorating the official Genealogy Christmas tree, and includes the trouble-making Mike O'Laughlin of Irish Roots Cafe, Becky from kinexxions, Steve Danko of Steve's Genealogy Blog, Chery from Nordic Blue, and Larry Lehmer of Passing It On.
This fourth story is a take on the classic movie, “It's A Wonderful Life,” and stars David Lambert of NEHGS and the David Lambert Blog, T.K. of Before My Time, Blaine Bettinger of The Genetic Genealogist, Tom MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family, and Christina G. of Shaking the Family Tree, and a surprise guest (who plays the chauffeur).
The shenanigans are not over yet. This fifth cartoon is a variation on the first Snowball Fight, but this time the cast includes Bill Ives of Ives Family History Blog, Susan Kitchens of Family Oral History, John Newmark of Transylvanian Dutch, Jennifer of Jacksbox4you, and Colleen of The Oracle of OMcHodoy.
I hope all of you enjoy my bit of fun, as laughter is my holiday gift to you. If you are in these cartoons and you want the coding [that places the actual movie versus just the link to it] to place them on your own blog, let me know soon (see note below when I am away). If you don't find yourself in these cartoons and you wanted to be, I apologize. Possibly I couldn't find a usable photograph of you.
*Away For The Holidays*
Please note that I'm going to be (mostly) away visiting friends and family, celebrating the holidays from Sunday December 23rd through December 26th. I've written articles in advance, that will automatically post to this blog. Feel free to leave comments.
P.S.: Notes on posting the code using Blogger:
1. Click on “Create” to bring up the Create Post screen.
2. Type in your post title, and any message you want before the cartoon.
3. Then click on the “Edit HTML” tab, (if it is not already selected) and paste the code into the form.
4. DO NOT click on “Compose” else your computer may freeze up.
5. Instead click on “Publish Post.” And then you may view the blog.