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Merry Sithmas

I’ve been down with a respiratory thing for two weeks now, so behind on a lot, but Darth Santa did get his annual excursion to mingle with the little folk, and I’m finally posting some pictures.  This year we went to San Diego’s Natural History Museum, with a stop outside the Globe Theater on the walk over.

All of our Darth Santa goodness, old and new, is over in the photo gallery.  Have a very Merry Sithmas.

Chuck posted this on Thursday, December 24, 2015 at  10:08 am.   Comments Off on Merry Sithmas 

Preparing for the War on Christmas

Decorations are mostly up, and so far (knock on wood), Onofre is not making an issue about having an eight-foot tree littered with shiny objects in the living room.

Started the baking yesterday after I found these:


With the season rapidly approaching, it’s time to ready our special defenders in the War on Christmas. Release the #ninjabreadmen!

A photo posted by Chuck Hartley (@howlingpoint) on

Tasty goodness after the jump. (more…)

Chuck posted this on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at  8:46 am.   Comments Off on Preparing for the War on Christmas 

Deck the Halls!

HOWLING POINT CHRISTMAS 2013 from Chuck Hartley on Vimeo.

Chuck posted this on Monday, December 9, 2013 at  5:50 pm.   Make the second comment. 

Making That List

Just a reminder that Darth Santa is out and about making his annual naughty and not naughty enough list.

Chuck posted this on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at  9:28 am.   Comments Off on Making That List 

Merry Christmas!

Having a great holiday and hope you are too.

Chuck posted this on Monday, December 24, 2012 at  6:57 pm.   Comments Off on Merry Christmas! 

Catching Up

Let’s see…missed Halloween, the election and Thanksgiving here.  Blame Twitter and Facebook (via iPhone) and a dead PC.  Fortunately the Christmas banners went up automatically on the first,so the site didn’t look completely neglected.  Reloading software and setting new defaults on a new HP laptop now, and trying not to get thrown over the rails managing the Windows 8 learning curve.  Not to mention playing with my  new train and scheduling photo ops for the Dark Lord of the Snow.


Chuck posted this on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at  4:13 am.   Comments Off on Catching Up 

The Christmas Story

Just a little multimedia help for the kiddies who never read books.

[via Seduced by the New]

Chuck posted this on Friday, December 23, 2011 at  9:40 am.   Comments Off on The Christmas Story 

Holiday Hosting Duties

The 2010 holidays kinda fizzled around here.  We were in escrow on the new place and never really committed to decorating, and didn’t want to unpack a lot of decorations we’d only have to pack up again a couple weeks later (the escrow was originally scheduled to close on Christmas Eve).

Darth Santa's Howling Point debutHaving a blast decorating the new house though, and out of frustration with work, and just a bit of idlehandedness, I’ve turned to the dark side for Howling Point’s host of the new decor.  Our revered and beloved Darth Santa bobble debuted here in 2009, having been adopted in Vegas earlier that year.  He’s back now, making certain everything is fully operational for the arrival of the Man in Red later this month.  More documentation of his efforts (prequels, sequels, and maybe even an animated Life Day special), not to mention 3-D remasterings scheduled for 2020, will be forthcoming.

Darth Santa reviews the troops Darth Santa senses a presence

Chuck posted this on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at  11:38 am.   Comments Off on Holiday Hosting Duties 

Caroling, Howling Point Style

Taking a break from the last-minute flurry of holiday baking to bring you a little non-traditional Christmas music.

[via someone’s twitter feed – sorry whoever you were]

and [via Kipesquire]

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Chuck posted this on Friday, December 24, 2010 at  3:37 pm.   Comments Off on Caroling, Howling Point Style 

Big Bowl O’ Christmas Eye Candy

Yeah, I know some of you a freezing your bits off under tons of snow that are collapsing your buildings.  Not really my problem, but I do have other issues that I need to take my mind off of, so here’s a bit of Christmas eye candy for ya [via Kenneth in the 212].

Remember, Christmas is only for bundling up if you’re in badly stereotyped movies.  Otherwise the secular aspects of the holiday season are all about Speedo Santa Runs and prepping for the Penguin Plunge.

Chuck posted this on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at  9:07 am.   Comments Off on Big Bowl O’ Christmas Eye Candy 

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