The Peppermint Family Christmas Balloon Ride


The Peppermint Family Christmas Balloon Ride, oil on canvas, 12″x16″.  For sale on etsy.

This is what happens when you let the Peppermint family run amok. There is so much that is wrong with this picture (and possibly wrong with the Peppermint family) but they always seem to get away with it, likely because it’s considered to be only a little harmless festive fun. But is it really? Once again, we find them littering.  And this time, they are littering big time.  No longer are they tossing candy canes out of car windows, but they are dropping candy canes and other heavy objects from quite a height.  Imagine that you live in this pretty miscellaneous European town and you are just sitting in the park enjoying a hot beverage when you get clunked in the head by a gingerbread man.  That would put me off Christmas, and possibly parks, for quite a while.  I think the Peppermint family needs to rethink their gift giving strategy and take it down a notch.

Also, does Mr. Peppermint have two wives? No, that redhead is just his sister, Miss Moon (no, she’s not really Miss Moon).