It was a banner year at the old Bender family. Smoke up, Johnny.
But there’s something about St. Nick smoking a butt that makes me laugh. I think it’s because no matter how happy he may look, that cancer stick pinched between his fingers screams, “Look at me. I’m wearing red velvet and giving away all of my inventory. I have made a serious vocational error.”
Mr. Kringle isn’t the only one who used to plug holiday coffin nails. Check out this small gallery of holiday cigarette ads: