Over at letters from Kamp Krusty the Sage is dispensing tons of great free Christmas adivce

“Oh, but it’s Christmas! It’s a special time of the year! I know, we’re in debt, overall, but it’s Christmas, and that’s only once a year, and — ”

“And…” you’re an idiot. Seriously.

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The Sage says it in love. The Sage also says, in love, that if you spend $150 on your kid for Christmas when you don’t have $150, you’re not only giving your kid a neat-o Nano, you’re giving your kid a gift that keeps on giving: The gift of foolishness, surrounded by beautiful lights, the scent of pine, and fudge. The gift of foolishness, on display, etched in memory.

Read the whole article, it is pretty good.