Best Christmas Card Ever

I just got a chance to go through my email and I found that I’d been sent what is possibly the best Christmas card in the history of the internet.

I’m fairly certain this was not *actually*  sent from Alexander Skarsgård, but according to the email it’s a counterpoint to the time that my cat (Ferris Mewler) tried to out-sexy a vampire.  A reckoning, if you will.

To be clear:

July 2011 ~ Alexander Skarsgård as Eric Northman vs.Ferris Mewler as Eric Northman:

It's sort of uncanny. Plus, Ferris' fangs are real. AND he has six nipples. And one time he got into my rainy-day crafts drawer and was covered in glitter for *weeks*. Conclusion: My cat is totally the next sexy vampire.

Yesterday ~ Alexander Skarsgård in a Bill Cosby sweater, holding an incredibly sensual cat:

I don't know what that bottom part says but I assume it's Swedish for "And now we give them 'the 'smolder', Mr. Puddles. FULL SPEED ON THE SMOLDER!"

Advantage?  Alexander Skarsgård and friend.

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  1. This is just what I needed today, thank you for posting this! Looking at him makes it hard(er) to think. In a good way, of course!

  2. It never ceases to amaze me with the levels of awesome your mail and email must be full of.

  3. Hot! I sort of know Joe, the guy who plays the werewolf. Ok, I hugged him. He’s clean and sober and tall and very funny. He used to work in bars dressed as a pirate, playing Captain Morgan with a barrel of rum, baby.

  4. *falls over laughing*
    I like to imagine mr Skarsgard did write that Christmas card, and is slowly spreading his sexy to inboxes all over the world.

    Evil genius, that Skars 😀

  5. Looked up the words on the bottom, In Swedish they mean Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. almost smolder tho. almost.

  6. You know, when I’m sick the inside of my head is even more fucked up than usual, and the extreme mismatch just makes it frustrating to try to interact with the outside world. But this. This Christmas card. This gives me a sense of peace. Communion. Harmony.

    Fa la la la la, bitches!

    Bad Mama Genny

  7. I must say, that is one sexy cat. My kitten Nietzsche tried that once, but he just contracted kitty-chlamydia. I was mostly mad at him for not contracting syphilis, you know – because I’m a responsible owner. I thought I taught him to be historically consistent and correct, but OH NO.

    Being from Sweden, Alexander is the only thing we are actually proud of. Having a working health care system is kind of meh, who cares.

  8. Google translate says that the literal translation on the card is “Good luck and happy new year”. But your translation is much better. 🙂

  9. It is a traditional Scandinavian holiday greeting meaning Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year =) You can’t get any more sexy than that! :B

  10. Alexander Skarsgard looks tired in this pic. He must be spending too much time being sexy with cats. Wouldn’t it be cool if he were a fan of your blog and actually sent it?

  11. Wow. Just WOW! You are SOOOOO LUCKY!!!! If that is him I mean. If not…I wouldn’t care because its AWESOME! And someone out there took a picture of him and a cat. Which is epic. EPIC!

  12. Super Cres. (Did anyone watch Sifl and Olly or is “super cres” wasted on anyone other than me?)


  13. And damn can he smolder!! You are so awesome that I bet it totally is from him and I’m totally jealous!! 😀

  14. i am imagining the words going through his (the cat’s) brain at the shooting of this photo (acknowledging, of course that there are probably no actual words going through his head). Probably some abbreviation of LMFAO, but in cat.

  15. Love the smoldering look from both the cat and Alexander. Sadly, I did not get any Christmas cards that were as awesome as these.

  16. I dunno, it’s a strong rebuttal, but I still have to give it up to Ferris Mewler based on his 6 nipples. It’s a clear advantage to sexiness. Until Skarrsgarrd (or however TF you spell it) can provide factual evidence that he has a seventh sexier nipple, Ferris Mewler remains king of sexiness.

  17. We got the same card except instead the Nebraska Cornhusker’s head football coach was holding that same cat.

  18. I love that the cat gets the glamour shot in the upper corner. It takes a manly man (vampire) to give the spotlight to the cat…a real man to put the kitty ahead of himself…I should probably stop there.

  19. Haha! That’s great, but considering that Alex was in Zoolander, that’s probably “Le Tigre!”

  20. I never thought someone could redirect my love of Eric… least of all to a cat… but I might start stalking your cat now. Be warned (and try not to get a restraining order until I’ve snipped off some of his fur for my scrapbook).

  21. Ferris Mewler definitely wins the smoldering portion of this beauty pageant. However, the dude that sent the card? Hilarious. I say it’s a tie.

  22. Great, my cat was lounging beside me when I read this blog and now her spayed ass has decided that it’s too much sexy and she must “MEWW”! Your blog is full of kitty porn…lol
    Eh, merry christmas to her, she’s never gotten laid so I guess this is as good as it’ll ever get for her! Sadly for the rest of the house, she’s got a great set of lungs on her.

  23. I need to get on a better list of Christmas card senders. I get nothing that smolders, event though I have a Swedish brother-in-law.

  24. I could not stop laughing. People who don’t follow your blog don’t know what they are missing.

  25. Who gets their cat in the sillouette? Really? I think creatively captioned, this is more like “after Ferris Mewler, this is all the p**** I could get…”


  26. ok this is totally off topic and in response to your tweet yesterday – but you HAVE to read Eva Moves the Furniture by Margot Livesey… seriously, read it, read it right now! go buy it!! Why are you still reading comments, go read that book!!!!! It’s sort of about ghosts, but I think it’s really about the lines that separate the living and the dead.

    Also, this is the best christmas card ever! gives me ideas for next year…

  27. I was loving his picture until I realized that’s probably his cat he’s holding. And he has a portrait of it. That makes it totally made of creepy.

  28. Ferris Mueller looks 100 times smarter than that other cat. Plus, I’m a little afraid of him. Those eyes… THOSE EYES!!!

  29. I have completely seen that picture on the web in a meme on what was allegedly a nerdy guy. I imaging photoshop was somehow involved in SEXY Eric Northman (drool) holding a kitty. Just goes to show, if the average public can do that, imagine what the professionals that print our magazines can do? food for thought…

  30. OMG…He could wear mesh, polyester, worsted wool, or a 1981 moth-eaten and pilled reindeer sweater and I would still drool like I am right now. His face on anything makes it the best Christmas card EVER. I wanna do bad things to him.

  31. I assume it’s a rethorical question, but anyway: God jul & gott nytt år = Merry Christmas and a happy new year… but you’ve probably figured that out already.

  32. I may want to do Skarsgard….but I want to spend time with Mewler.
    Photoshopped or not, that is fantastic. And it’s not just the gallon of wine speaking.

  33. Whoever sent you that card deserves some kind of award or a hug or something to indicate recognition of genius. They are the BEST kind of f****d up.

  34. Rule of the Internet, right – if it exists…then it has a porn accompaniment?
    Vampiric cat porn ft. Eric Northman. It exists.

  35. OMG! I am so freaking jealous! I’m a lesbian but that man could maybe change my mind. At least for a couple of hours. God! Smolder is right!

  36. I am checking with my Swedish cook friend (who sent me a red straw pig for Christmas one year), so I will get back to you….

  37. The bottom of the card is in Swedish and it just says “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”
    Kitty Smolders FTW!

    They must’ve been working on that look for 5 years.. .seriously… I can’t reproduce it with my dog… It took practice 🙂

  38. Epic. Totally epic. Team Ferris forever. I can’t wait for the “Kitty Smoulder Off” that I’m sure is going to result from this card.

  39. This just made my morning. Day. Week. I really want to believe that Alexander Skarsgard actually sent that card, so I’m going to. It’s like believing in Santa, but better. Way, way better.

  40. Of course, now you can ask: “Would you like a picture of Wil Wheaton collating papers? No? How about a picture of Alexander Skarsgård wearing a Cosby sweater and holding a Christmas cat?”

  41. That really is the coolest card ever. I’m so jealous. I didn’t get any cards this holiday season. In fact, a good portion of my family forgot me all together. Sniffle!

    But hey, at least Ferris Mewler isn’t cross-eyed like that cat.

    Hell, at least Alexander Skarsgard isn’t cross-eyed.

  42. Please tell me someone has tracked down Alexander and he has confirmed the card was from him.
    Cause that would be spectacular!

  43. Purrrr- Girl Look at that body,
    Purrrr- Girl look at that body,
    Purrrr- Girl look at that body,
    I, I work out!

  44. My cat Gracie has been swooning for Ferris for months.

    Her swooning meter hit a new peak with this post.

    She is swooning for both Ferris and Smolder…

    It was difficult enough getting her off of my chair before- now its really a challenge!


  45. ‘Tis smoldering…and would be scary-ing, but for the sweater…

    To inifinity and BEYOND!

    Prevail~Tattoo Girl (sending Goddess blessings, Magic, and Light flowing strongly your way)

  46. The eyes may be sexy smoldering but I cannot get past that sweater! Ferris does sexy and smoldering much better and is not sweaterladen.

  47. I would love for this to be real. It looks completely photoshopped but if he could be funny as well as incredibly sexy that would be awesome.

  48. LOL I found the original pic a week before Xmas and photoshoped my brother’s pic into it for his present!!!! The cat looks like his cat and we always tell him he’s going to turn into that cat guy LMAO!!!! I see someone else had the same idea 🙂

  49. Greetings Bloggess!!

    A fantastic picture to be sure, however a challenger has appeared at Clever By Accident! Perhaps cat sexiness is being taken too far, but in this case, I’d like to give Ferris Mewler a chance to defend his title..

    I do love your blog, in fact you have directly inspired Clever By Accident, for that and so much more: Thank You

  50. I don’t even know what to say. With fans like this, really, what else could you ask for from Santa? (Except the real Alexander S. holding a real cat without wearing anything of course)

  51. Jenny, I’ve never envied you your fame, your fortune, your amazing comic genius, or your personally built bathroom at BlogHer that was erected next to the dance floor, but this is just too much.

    Consider yourself properly envied by me. I wish I’d get something this funny in my email. All I get are letters from my long lost Uncles in Nigeria who keep trying to send me money.

  52. You totally need a Team Ferris shirt in your shop. And then you need to send me one, since I thought of it. XL, please. 🙂

  53. I am experienced with the phenomenon of foreign languages sounding much, much more interesting when you don’t understanding what they are saying. Once understanding kicked in, I realized how banal the conversation was. It was a lot more fun imagining what they were saying.

    All that to say I like your version of the translation ever so much better!

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