Santa’s got some serious pull, and he loves his Christmas colors. Not by coincidence, pick the flag of some random country, and it’ll probably sport lots of holiday hues: 30% red, 30% white, and 10% green, on average. St. Nick isn’t okay with part-way, however – he’s always lobbying for more. To the right, we’ve included his trophy case: the thirty national flags with completely Yule-conformant coloring. Ho ho ho, indeed!
While researching a recent article on flags and utopia, I accidentally overdosed on these holiday colors and contracted a serious case of the Christmas spirit. As if piloted by elves, I gathered needle, thread, scissors, and fabric, ponied up to the work table, and began to frantically cut and sew. The house shook under a raging storm of red, white, and green. Then, my head cleared, leftover scraps of cloth settled to the floor, and…
With some help from cherubs above, I’d channeled the holidays – or rather, a bit of their essence – into three Yule-hued flags of Christmas! I’ve included them below, and you can click on each one to see a larger version suitable for wallpaper display.
First, don your tinted eyewear, and bask in the brilliant glow of the Rising-Sun-inspired Flag of the Over-Electrified Christmas Tree:
Next, sample the strong, Brute!-esque diagonals, somewhat evocative of Soviet propaganda, of the banner of Rooftop, Christmas Morning, 2am: