It's a Jackalope Christmas!

It's a Jackalope Christmas!

In warmer climes.  As you can see, jackalopes are a hard working bunch.  They deserve a nice gift at Christmas.
In warmer climes. As you can see, jackalopes are a hard working bunch. They deserve a nice gift at Christmas.

Jackalopes are People, too

At Christmastime, people tend to get charitable and mooshy around the heart. Our thoughts become tender and loving more than at any other time of year. It's the most beautiful thing!

All year long, our own beloved jackalope, B.T. Evilpants, entertains us with his shinanigans and puts up with our judgements on his behaviours and addictions. For those reasons, I'm going to step up to the plate here and attempt to give something back to him.

B.T. here is a page of gift ideas just for you and yours. Who knows, maybe a few folks will surprise you by sending you something. I spoke with Santa, gave him the 'heads up' on this hub so he could quickly get some good ideas for your family.

It'll be exciting to hear back from you how many items appeared under your tree. Do jackalopes put up Christmas trees? Perhaps RMR can help you with that.

Without further adieu, I'm pleased to unveil the gift ideas.

It's a Jackalope Christmas

At least it will be if you pitch in and make this Christmas magical for that special jackalope in your life.

What better to pay honour to your jackalope friends than give them a realistic, life-size model of themselves?

The one you see on the right is a collectible, so if you decide to keep it for yourself, who would blame you?

For the Jackalope Kiddies

Yes folks, even jackalope young need a plush toy to hug and drag around. Why not make a jackalope little one's Christmas special by giving them a friend to cuddle with.

The toy comes in a 9" size, so it's perfect for the baby or the toddler. These critters are safe and sturdy, even for rough and tumblers with sharp, budding antlers.

Why not make a little jackalope's eyes light up this year? Can you say, awwwww?

Little Something for the Missus

Every female likes to receive nice jewellery.

B.T., pay attention here, I called your wife and she asked me to put a bug in your ear about this oxidized sterling silver charm. Not sure why but she seems to think it's you. I don't see the resemblance, myself but if it would make her happy, I think you should consider it.


Family Fun

What could possible be more fun than a jackalope bobblehead figure? Well, nothing, that's what!

This little beauty can be all yours from Amazon for the low, low price of only $5.95 plus shipping. And by little, I mean 3" of plastic bobble joy.

You can't resist, can you?

By the way, this is only one of the 72 jackalopes in this collection. I did not know jackalope collections were that big. Huh.

Nice Gift for Coffee Drinking Jackalopes

This is nice, right? A 15 oz. coffee mug with 4 soft coasters, five 2 oz. bags of gourmet flavoured coffee and a Biscotti cookie. Mmmm!

Coffee flavours: French Vanilla, Kenya AA, Decaf Colombian Supremo, Chocolate, Italian Roast Espresso.

Comes in a gift baskety box thing for easy wrapping and nice presentation.

Don't Stop Here!

I was surprised at the variety of Christmas gift ideas for jackalopes. In addition to these items, I came across stuffed jackalope heads, jackalope Christmas tree ornaments, jackalope pewter figurines, jackalope eggs....the list goes on and on.

So, come on people. T'is the season to be giving. If you have a jackalope as a friend, relative, neighbour or employee, take just a bit of effort to get them a gift that makes them feel valued and appreciated. They deserve it.

Merry Christmas to B.T. Evilpants and jackalopes everywhere! :)

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Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Shirley! There are some seriously cool gift ideas here. Those pewter thingy-ma-giggies would make super stocking stuffer for sure.

Sincere thanks for sharing. I was at a loss, not knowing what would be appropriate gifts, if I ever were to have Jackalopes as neighbors, friends or employees. I will be able to sleep tonight with that worry taken off my oh-so- broad shoulders.

Kindest regards Zsuzsy


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William F. Torpey 7 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

I hope it's a White Christmas, Shirley. I'll give you 2-to1 odds that E.T. Evilpants is stirring up trouble with the reindeer at the North Pole, especially Rudolph. Can I get a bobblehead Evilpants?


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hey Zsuzsy! I am so happy that I've been able to ease your mind that way. I agree with you about those pewter thingyma-giggies, they would be great for stocking stuffers.

Thanks for shopping Shirl-Mart!


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robie2 7 years ago from Central New Jersey

Great idea, Shirley, you've taken care of all the jackalopes on my list. I'm thinking of buying that adorable jackalope bobblehead for myself and setting up a mini-shrine to BT evilpants on the dashboard of my car....ROTFL!!!!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

As do I, William. Oh, I think I'll save my money and not place that bet because I'm sure you're right. Poor Rudolph. Naturally, the Evilpanted one will deny any wrong doing, which may net him a large lump of coal in his stocking.

You sure can get a bobblehead Evilpants! I think that one's going to be a hot-seller this season. I'll have your purchase sent via Jackalope Express. I'm sure you'll get it lickety-split. Just forward your credit card number and we'll both be happy!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Robie, I'm happy that I could help! I think your shrine would be more authentic, shall we say, if B.T. actually sat on your dash. You could make him earn that nice Christmas present that you're going to give him. Besides, it might be highly entertaining. One caution that I can extend you through experience though - put a drop sheet down to catch the droppings.


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B.T. Evilpants 7 years ago from Hell, MI

I am touched by this extremely thoughtful hub! I'm also surprised that robie2 has heard of me, and is considering honoring me with a shrine! I would be more than happy to sit upon her dashboard. I am an excellent co-pilot/navigator.

Shirley, I can't thank you enough for bringing that jewellery to the attention of Mrs. Evilpants. She hasn't stopped talking about it for over an hour! I'd love to stay and chat, but I have to get back to the reindeer...I mean...home. I have to get home...that's the ticket.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Always glad to be of help, B.T. I think a hub of this kind is long overdue. Let's bring Jackalope awareness out into the open and make them a viable retail commodity, just like everybody else.

Aha! I knew I was smart in not betting William on that whole reindeer thing. If Santa is late this year due to transportation probs, we'll know who to send all the little kids to.

Your wife is soooo sweet. The necklace and earrings will really make her happy. Much happier than the nest vacuum that you bought her last year.


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rmr 7 years ago from Livonia, MI

I couldn't agree more! If you're serious about the whole retail commodity thing, I am interested in helping. I happen to have a jackalope that I would be willing to sell you. Hell, you can have him for free! As soon as I find the little bugger, I'll box him up for you!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Umm, thx RMR, but I have had the er, pleasure of his company for a brief visit once.  Not sure I'm strong enough for full-time.  Have you tried the Humane Society or an ad in Kijiji?  Perhaps a sign out front of your house...."Free to good (or any) home?"

Thx for your kind offer of help!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

Great hub, Shirley! I wonder if they sell jackalope antlers (not real ones)? I was thinking about dressing my cat up in a jackalope costume this holiday season.

I'm sure this is the case but I need to ask: Do any of the profits from these enterprises go to the Save The Jackalopes non-profit organization? Just wondering.


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Em Writes 7 years ago from Upstate NY

Fun hub, Shirley!

Ummm, Christoph? Do you think putting a jackalope costume on a cat that is already trying to kill you is wise?


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B.T. Evilpants 7 years ago from Hell, MI

Does rooting for the cat make me evil?


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thx, Christoph.  I'm sure they probably do have jackalope antler headbands for kitties, though I didn't see any.  Re where the profits go, well I'm not real clear on that.  The site that's selling these items is a town called, Douglas, Wyoming.  I saw nowhere on their site that mentioned where the proceeds go, but they do claim to have trademarked the name, "Jackalope."  They even issue hunting licences for the little varmints, but you're I.Q. can't be over 72 to get one.

Perhaps, we should start the non-profit organization....World Wide Federation of Jackalope Lovers?

Thanks for dropping by!

Thanks, Em. I agree with you that Christoph is taking a chance with that one!

B.T. - it's not rooting for the cat that makes you evil. :<


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi Shirley, the wooby and bobblehead looks cute! :) LOL Such a fun hub! Let's jackalope away!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Great Michelle, you're in our organization, welcome! Glad you enjoyed the products. I think the bobblehead is going to remain the most popular. Whoever is running that thing on eBay may be happy. I don't sell eBay products on here, so hopefully it will help them. Thx so much for coming by and reading!


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America

This is all much better for Christmas gifts than those singing fish that were disguised as wall trophies a few years back. You know - they folded themselves in half at you and sang goofy songs.

Yes, this is all much better...


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

Em: Good point. I think maybe I'll be careful, but I want a few laughs before I go. Maybe if he tries anything funny, you can sic your dog on him?

B.T. I'm surprised to hear you are rooting for the cat. I did say specifically "not real" Jackalope antlers, so, that brings me to...

Shirley: Do you think I can find REAL Jackalope antlers?


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Patty, it's funny that you should mention the singing fish. I published a Christmas gag gift hub today and one of the products was a slightly different variation of that - Jiggly Jugs. When someone walks by it, it plays music and the boobies bounce. This is better than those, too. Glad you like the jackalope items!

Christoph, we can contact the town of Douglas, Wyoming. One of those hunters with an I.Q. of 72 has probably bagged a jacklope. Bet they'd be happy to sell you a set of antlers for your cat.


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robie2 7 years ago from Central New Jersey

Gosh Shirley-- the real BT Evilpants on my dashboard-- I can barely contain myself. I've got the sheet for the droppings, but just how big is a jackalope anyway-- I mean am I apt to get stopped by the cops? How will I explain that he is there on my dashboard to bring me good fortune??? Maybe I better stick with the bobblehead:-)

oh yes and B.T.-- not only have I heard of you, I voted for you for president......it was a tough choice between you and Obama I must say:-)


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B.T. Evilpants 7 years ago from Hell, MI

Sorry, Christoph. This dang bronchitis still has me a little cranky. Of course I'm rooting for you. What kind of friend would I be, if I was rooting for the cat? *winks at cat*

robie, I am doubly honored!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Gee, Robie, I hadn't thought of that. Maybe a seat belt installed on the dash? I'm not sure if they all get as big as the one that lady is riding, but B.T. is small for his size, shall we say. We wouldn't want to say runt, because that might hurt his jackalope feelings.

You know what? I voted for him for Prime Minister too, but sadly he didn't win.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

B.T., glad to hear that you're coming round to your senses! The cat cannot write NEARLY as well as Christoph - he dies and your entertainment is gone.


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Em Writes 7 years ago from Upstate NY

Sure, Christoph, Diane would be happy to help you with your cat problem. She's learned that she will not be allowed to eat OUR cats, but I know she'd love to eat yours.

After a quick consultation, she's indicated that she'd also like to meet B.T.


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B.T. Evilpants 7 years ago from Hell, MI

I assure you that she would be biting off more than she could chew, so to speak. As a matter of fact, I had a very large dog for breakfast this morning!


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Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Robie if you were to use crazyglue when placing the evil one on your dash he would look quite authentic-ly (is that a word I wonder?) like a bobblehead

(I hope he's not going to read this) zs


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rmr 7 years ago from Livonia, MI

Actually Zsuzsy, to make him an authentic bobblehead usually requires a bottle of tequila!


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Em Writes 7 years ago from Upstate NY

Hey, now! I said she wanted to MEET you, not EAT you. She's curious. She's met other dogs, cats, bunnies, skunks, horses and cows, but never a jackalope. She just wants to sniff your butt and find out what you're all about.


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B.T. Evilpants 7 years ago from Hell, MI

Oh. Well alright, then. A little butt sniffing never hurt anyone.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Never thought butt sniffing would be discussed in one of my hubs, but hey I'm pretty open-minded. 

Zsuzsy, I think that's a wonderful idea!  About the crazy glue, I mean.  If RMR gets B.T. all drunked up on tequila first, it'll make application easier as well as being really authentic!

Em, is Diane the name of your dog, or do know a person that wants to sniff B.T.'s butt?


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia

ROFL at Em and BT!

Shirley, this is such a funny hub! I love that first picture of the jackalope. I never knew they were so darned big. Put me down for a bobblehead please. I would like to suck up to Mr. Evilpants now that I know more about his, er, antler size. ;)


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Em Writes 7 years ago from Upstate NY

Diane is the dog. I don't think I know any people that are into butt sniffing, but I guess you never really know what kind of crazy fetishes that people may have...


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Pam, I've got you down for a bobblehead jackalope! They really are going to be a big seller this year. Thanks for your order!

Em....I'm glad Diane is a dog.


SirDent 7 years ago

Personally I believe BT deserves a auto applying self destruct button.


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Madison Parker 7 years ago from California

LOL!! I've never heard of a Jackalope, but these are really unique, cool gift ideas!

Madison


SirDent 7 years ago

Who has never heard of a jackalope? They have practically taken over the western part of the USA.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Kind Sir, no long time no talk to! SirDent, you don't think B.T. should have a self-destruct button? Maybe Mighty Hunter would rather do the honours. I didn't realize that the jackalopes have grown in population to the point that they've become a major problem. Are they putting up fences in the west, like the Aussies did for the rabbits?

Madison, don't feel bad, I had never heard of a jackalope before RMR told me about them, either. B.T. is the first one I've known. I'm glad you like the gift ideas. Thanks for having a look.


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Mr. Blobby 7 years ago

I love chocolate pie. Does B.T. like it to?


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

I don't know how BT feels about chocolate, Mr. Blobby, but he certainly has a penchant for butter tarts!


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B.T. Evilpants 7 years ago from Hell, MI

You got THAT right!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Maybe Santa will bring you a case, B.T.


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Uninvited Writer 7 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

What a great hub :)


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thx, Susan! B.T. gets such flack the rest of the year. Since Christmas makes my heart go all soft, I thought I'd show him some Jackalope love.


SirDent 7 years ago

Mighty Hunter is a coward. I wouldn't even call him a man. He is an insult to all men everywhere.


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America

SirDent - I think The Old Firm has challeneged Mighty Hunter and me against one another for Jackalope Pie recipes in the old duel format "let's you and him fight." Or is that "The Games People Play" by a 70s pop psychologist...


SirDent 7 years ago

Patty, I hired Hunter and he is nowhere to be found. He disappeared not long after BT wrote the hub and killing with words. He is still a coward and wouldn't win any duels anyway.

I don't think he could take down one of the toy Jackalopes that Shirley has shwopn on this hub.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Ya know, I haven't met Mighty Hunter personally, but I sure haven't heard anything good about him. Guess that huge gun was a psychological cover for deep-seated insecurities. Or he's a coward.


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Eric Graudins 7 years ago from Australia

Shirley, I Think that B.T. has other things on his mind besides Christmas. He's presently in a shower at the apartment of one ChiChi Chamois, waiting for her to come home and check out his antlers. Amongst other things.

ChiChi is stocked up with Butter Tarts for a long session. Sorry to bring this aspect of BT's life to your attention.

If you want to find out more: http://hubpages.com/entertainment/ChiChi-Chamois-a...

See Also the absolutely amazing story that develops from the stream of comments at :

http://hubpages.com/relationships/Party-Time-Is-On...

Fair dinkum, these are 2 of the funniest hubs you'll ever read.

Cheers, Eric G.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hey Eric, thanks for the heads up on B.T.'s activities. Sounds like he's being a naughty boy. Santa will likely leave him lumps of coal in his stocking.

Those hubs sound like tons o' fun, I'll be checking them out before I sign off, thanks for that, too.

Fair dinkum?? Ag says that too, but what does it mean?? I don't speak Aussie, does it translate into Canadian? Perhaps, something along the lines of, By golly?


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Eric Graudins 7 years ago from Australia

Hi Shirley,

Yes, B.T. has been playing up a bit, and has just been discovered in the shower by Shadesbreath's Ex Wife. (I'ts a long story - you'll have to read it)

Fair Dinkum is an Aussie expression that means approximately "This is absolutely true".

Not to be confused with the expression "Kenoath", which has a similar meaning. I'll leave you to research the full version of the word. :-)


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Oh, my! I'm going to have to read that. Dirty Jackalope!

Thanks for the language clarification, Eric. Ag kept promising to tell me what that and something about, horse head...I can't remember the other two things. He left me to guess and just kept issuing teasing clues. Apparently, whatever the three things were had to do with food or beverage.

I've always wanted to visit Australia. Think if I ever make it, I'll have to get a Canadian/Aussie dictionary. :)


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B.T. Evilpants 7 years ago from Hell, MI

I think my old friend Eric is telling tales out of school! I deny everything!! I was out of town! I was at a funeral! I was visiting a sick friend!


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B.T. Evilpants 7 years ago from Hell, MI

Aw hell, who am I kiddin'? Guess I'll just go to bed, while I'm ahead.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Well, BT, make sure your fur is dry....I heard you were showering with a woman.  Hmm, wonder if Mrs. Evilpants knows.  Mrs. Evilpants should probably get the bracelet that goes with that necklance and earrings for Christmas.

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