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Phyllis Diller sends a Christmas card to Christopher Hitchens

Sunday, 15 December, 2013

“I had never before been a special fan of that great comedian Phyllis Diller, but she utterly won my heart this week by sending me an envelope that, when opened, contained a torn-off square of brown-bag paper of the kind suitable for latrine duty in an ill-run correctional facility. Duly unfurled, it carried a handwritten salutation reading as follows:

‘Money’s scarce
Times are hard
Here’s your fucking
Xmas card’

I could not possibly improve on the sentiment, but I don’t think it ought to depend on the current austerities. Isn’t Christmas a moral and aesthetic nightmare whether or not the days are prosperous?” Christopher Hitchens (1949 — 2011)

Commercial Xmas


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