How a little girl's Christmas pageant with punch was ruined by Kenny Loggins

From the always insanely funny Hyperbole and a Half, a touching story of a little girl's demented attempt to produce a homebrew Christmas pageant with punch, ruined by unhelpful relatives and Kenny Loggins.

My mom, always wanting to nurture my creative side, agreed on behalf of everyone that we should go forward with the production. I would be playing the part of Mary and my dad would be Joseph. My aunt and my grandma would play the wise men. My mom would be filming. The dogs were slated to play the animals in the manger, but they kept trying to chew the eyes off of the doll I'd chosen to play Jesus, so their parts were cut and they were relegated to the bedroom for the duration of the production.

Once I had assigned everyone their parts, we set about the task of gathering costumes and props. Joseph was outfitted in a brown bath robe and Mary wore a blue blanket over her head like a cloak. The wise men, who were heavily intoxicated at that point in the evening, decided to dress themselves like gypsies.

I felt that the struggles of my character, Mary, needed to be emphasized. The audience really needed to understand that she was suffering. I constructed my costume accordingly.

The Year Kenny Loggins Ruined Christmas (Thanks, Marilyn, via Submitterator)



  1. I have NO IDEA who Kenny Loggins is, and this still made me laugh out loud. Plus, it’s great she’s posting again, I was afraid she’d quit.

  2. She is soooooo funny. I always love her post and the pictures are hysterical.

    Don’t feel bad not know who Kenny Loggins is, pKp… I knew some undergrads this semester who didn’t know who Phil Collins was. The one guy who knew only knew the Tarzan song. Damn kids.

    BB — Wouldn’t Danger Zone be his best known song? I seem to remember that being everywhere, too.

  3. Yes! I was in tears, laughing at that the other day!

    Allie Brosh is just amazing–hardcore talent. I can’t believe she doesn’t have a book out yet.

    So cool of Cory/BoingBoing to send her some attention.

  4. I have never seen this comic before but it was pretty hilarious. I like how the badly drawn boxy-stick people can emote so well. One of the best part is where her mom is on the floor laughing and about to tell her to go to her room. She seems to be laughing and biting her butt or something. Its just amusing.

  5. If I had been drinking milk while reading this, it would have spewed out of my nose from convulsive laughter. thanks for sharing Cory.

  6. I’m no comedy snob and I’m not offended by it, but I just didn’t find that post to be even remotely funny. I think it’s cuz it was trying too hard to be wacky instead of simply allowing wackiness to happen.

  7. I LOVE ALLIE BROSH!!! This is hilarious, but certainly not her BEST work. However, she can bring me to tears of laughter faster than anyone!!

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