Christmas is creeping ever closer. As is Hanukkah. And possibly Kwanzaa. Heck, the grocery store is stocking Valentine’s Day goods. The point is, whatever tradition floats your boat, odds are this time of year is for celebration!
But you know who enjoys the season the most? Children. Primarily because they get lots of loot. This week we look at the children of the Buderus family.
|Die Kinder der Familie Buderus (Source)|
This was apparently on the cover of a book of German Christmas stories. Such happy youth, frolicking with their new toys!
Well, I’m not sure if that’s joyous frolicking so much as trying to kill her sister with her eyes. There is NO WAY Helga is getting her dirty hands all over Gudrun’s new doll.
To be fair, Helga seems quite able to hold her own in a staring contest. Her eyes are like a soul vacuum. No one has looked directly into her gaze and remained sane.
Case in point: young Gunther.
Once he was the brightest star in kindergarten. Then he crossed his sister over the last sweetie. Now he thinks he is a dachshund.
Side note: is that some kind of whip or crop lying around on the ground? That might provide further explanation of the personality disorders which I am making up as I go along here.
Possible bondage equipment aside, these are the actual toys under the tree.
A faceless arm points from above, directing a giant clownish man with a face straight out of nightmares to go Godzilla on a peaceful toy village. Wooden soldiers march to their doom before the puppet menace, bodies littering the ground. While this is the kind of scene I would definitely set up under my own tree, I would not entirely expect it from two young girls and the host of an alien brain parasite. But maybe this is a traditional scene from a typical happy German family. Looking at Helga again, it's actually not very surprising at all. Frohe Weihnachten!