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A Gemma Correll Christmas

merry happy by Gemma Correll

Cynthia:  Gemma Correll has been on a roll this month, with her witty Christmas puns and terribly truthful/funny Christmas illustrations.

Marcy:  Why would she sit on a roll? Her name is Gemma, not Miss Muffet.

Cynthia:  Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet.

Marcy:  She sat on a muffin. Same difference.

Cynthia:  A tuffet is a footstool, Marcy.

Marcy:  No, only toads sit on those. Miss Muffet is a girl. You’re thinking of the Frog Prince.

Cynthia decides to start over again.

Cynthia:  I mean that Gemma Correll has been hitting it out of the ballpark this month with her clever Christmas cartoons. They are so on the nose. They’re perfect.

Marcy:  She really shouldn’t hit herself on the nose. That hurts and wait – IS THAT A MOUSE?

Marcy violently lunges towards the computer monitor and attacks it until it crashes to the ground.

Marcy and Cynthia stare at the demolished computer.

Marcy:  Yeah so that wasn’t a real mouse.

Cynthia:  Nope.

Marcy:  So I guess you’ll be asking Santa for a new computer for Christmas tomorrow.

Cynthia:  Looks like it.

Marcy:  I hear they’re giving 10% off at Target.

Cynthia:  You don’t say.

Marcy:  Oh, I do say. Pick me up some Friskies while you’re there.

it’s beginning to smell a lot like christmas by Gemma Correll



*Gemma Correll is the author of A Cat’s Life, a book of humorous cat illustrations. Her whimsical designs can also be found at Urban Outfitters. And, of course, you can always check out her newest work at her blog Gemma Correll And Her Merry Band Of Misfits.



Marcy’s Christmas Wish List

Cynthia finds Marcy at the kitchen table greedily making out her Christmas list.

Marcy:  Cindy, you didn’t tell me that Anthropologie carries gifts for cats!

Cynthia:  It doesn’t.

Marcy:  You are wrong because I found lot of fun stuff to add to my Christmas Wish List. For example, these mouse chew toys.

Brava Mouse Ornament

Cynthia:  Those are tree ornaments.

Marcy:  Same difference. And look at this pretty red kitty string. I could chase this for hours.

Etoile Velvet Ribbon

Cynthia:  That’s for wrapping presents.

Marcy:  They also have kitty dishes. This one reminds me of home.

Francophile Dinner Plate

Cynthia:  You mean Texas?

Marcy (ignoring her):  I will need this French bag for when we go home to Paris to find my real family.

Baudelaire Weekender

Cynthia:  Marcy –

Marcy:  I will fit in it perfectly for the plane ride. Also, we will need a map to find our way there.


Marcy:  And, this is for you so you don’t look like a fashion wreck when we are in The City Of Lights for Christmas. The ladies in Paris are extremely chic and I don’t want you to embarrass me.

Paris Street Style

Cynthia:  Oh, Marcy, we’re not –

Marcy:  You wouldn’t deprive a sweet little bitty kitty of her most fervently sought after Christmas wishes? Would you? And this is my gift to you.

Love Note Cuff

Cynthia (shaking her head): Little Furry Manipulator.

Marcy purrs in agreement.

Marcy:  Merci from Marcy.