Do You Smell What I Smell?

by gillis

Here’s a Christmas carol that needs to be written. It centers around a mouse, deceased, and located under a child’s bed. Let’s say she’s an 11 year old girl with allergies. As the days wear on, the family members circle around one another, sniffing with accusation. Suggestions for flushing the toilet, using room spray, and yes, even changing undergarments are exchanged. Eventually all parties move on with their daily business, so to speak, until one fine day when the youngest family member drops a rolling toy precariously close to the rodent corpse and the source of rotting-sweet smell is discovered. The mystery is solved. There is much rejoicing, followed a small amount of shoveling.

What holiday classic will your family rewrite this year?