Holy Sheet: A Holiday Giveaway!

December 5, 2012


The following is taken from this year’s international broadcast of The Byronic Man Christmas Special…


Okay, calm down people!  Stop yelling at the computer demanding to know how to enter this contest RIGHT NOW.  First thing’s first: you need to take a moment and head over to Go Jules Go and watch her video as well – partly because it’s so damn clever, partly because this contest is too big for just one video, and partly because she did all the ironing and such and deserves a little extra credit.


  1. Your task is to make a holiday greeting card for your real holiday, whatever it looks like.
  2. It can be a video, an e-card, a photo (plain or photoshopped), or even a description.
  3. You can post it, and send us the link; you can email it to us (byronicmanblog@gmail.com or julie.davidoski@yahoo.com); you can leave it in the comments, if it fits.
  4. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, December 19th, 12 MIDNIGHT PST.


  1. will announce the two winners on Friday, December 21st, at 6am, EST.
  2. will, in addition, make a Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund donation in the winner’s name.


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92 Comments on “Holy Sheet: A Holiday Giveaway!”

  1. Go Jules Go Says:


    My head is spinning with awesomeness! Send Mr. Fluffy Bunny to me immediately.

    AND your post has a numbered list. You showed this project manager!

    P.S. – Uncle Jesse called to say that that was his bad side and you’ll be hearing from him. You also might want to be careful where you step this morning.


    • The Byronic Man Says:

      I thought about going with “I’ve got a new baby in the house” to explain Uncle Jesse’s deflated looks (and, by extension, explain why a zombie is playing the guitar and wearing a santa hat in the video), but thought that might cause more problems than it would help things…

      And, please… my project manager skills are strictly bush-league. You had to manage not only your vlog, but keep me on task, too.


  2. becomingcliche Says:

    Oh, how fun! I am off to the zoo to play with tortoises this morning, but I will give the contest my full attention later today! Full attention, I say!


  3. LizForADay Says:

    This looks like a great give away. I wish I was witty enough to come up with something creative. I’m goig to have to put my thinking cap on for this one. 🙂


  4. Tori Nelson Says:

    Hahaha. I don’t know what’s wrong with you two… but I like it. Wonderful and totally weird idea.


  5. renée a. schuls-jacobson Says:

    Fabulous! And Jules, you know a donation has been made in your name to our local food cupboard. I don’t know how to do this one. Seriously, I’ll have to figure out how to X out Hubby and TechSupport with great artistic flair.


  6. speaker7 Says:

    Ah…the holidays. They’re so wonderful, which is why I’m so sad I’ll be recovering from a tonsillectomy and high on painkillers rather than participating in any holiday activities. My recovery would be so much better if I had the right set of sheets to throw over my barcalounger…


  7. Life With The Top Down Says:

    At first I was like What? I ain’t got time for that! But, once I saw those sheets I started channelling Martha Stewart & Steven Spielberg and thought…game on.


  8. thefoodandwinehedonist Says:

    For reasons I prefer not to get into, I need those Byronic sheets.


  9. mistyslaws Says:

    First of all, I need to know where to get the prior 23 years of Byronic Man Christmas Specials. Are they on YouTube? And, I seem to have missed all the special guests prior to the bunny and Uncle Jesse. Where can I see all that wonderfulness?

    Ok, this is a lot of pressure. But I have thoughts. Oh ho, I do have some thoughts. I’ll work on it. Stay tuned . . .

    And might I say that your santa hat is looking quite jaunty.


    • Go Jules Go Says:

      Side Note: B, I fully intend on crashing your comments indefinitely.

      I, too, find his cap’s jauntiness noteworthy. This vlog warms my heart like Hot Pockets and heroin.


      Hot Pockets are gross.


    • The Byronic Man Says:

      Thanks, the Santa hat is custom tailored. Cost $800.

      And Paul McCartney bought the rights to the previous specials – I have no idea what he’s doing with them.


      • mistyslaws Says:

        I emailed my submission to you yesterday. Hopefully you received it and it’s not sitting in your spam folder. So . . . if you are keeping count at home, that = 1 for Jules and 1 for you. Consider me retired from photoshopping for the year! Cheers.


  10. Blogdramedy Says:

    My gift to you…I won’t short-sheet your bed. Just because this is such a great fricking idea. 🙂


  11. Eagle-Eyed Editor Says:

    Poor Mr. Fluffy Bunny — with all of those kids, I can only imagine what he does for all their birthdays!

    Great video!


  12. Don't Quote Lily Says:

    You guys are just too awesome.
    (LOVE this video.)


  13. keepingitreal Says:

    The challenge sounds tempting. But I am such a newbie at blogging. The competition looks stiff. Though I got admit, it might be worth taking a shot to win a set of those fantastic sheets. What’s the cotton count by the way?


  14. She's a Maineiac Says:

    Just a fair warning: I have used PowerPoint today. I made a pretty kickass card for this contest. Sprinkled it with holiday cheer and just a smidgen of seasonal affective disorder, so I am GOOD to go, baby!


  15. Love and Lunchmeat Says:

    Dammit! I was hoping for an acoustic version of “I’m Getting Nothin’ for Christmas”. Sigh. Well, luckily my family is so deranged that I already have this contest in the bag…


  16. becca3416 Says:

    Y’all did a famazing (fucking amazing) job on this contest. Mad props. Now, both of you come to my house and give me a lesson in vlogging and I will give you all of my Christmas presents.


  17. sj Says:

    I just made mine. Sending it to you both RIGHT MEOW.


  18. pegoleg Says:

    Wha?? Huh??? What the??? (etc, etc expressions of dumbfoundedness) This contest is da bomb! Great video, Mr. B-Man. I especially love how you got Tim Conway to hang around and do his Mr. Tudball voice for Mr. Fluffy Bunny. Comedy genius.


  19. Lisha @ The Lucky Mom Says:

    I couldn’t stop staring at the creepy lions on the fireplace. You should seriously consider covering those up before they give the baby nightmares.


    • The Byronic Man Says:

      I hate them. When we were looking at the house before we bought it I thought, “Well, THOSE will go…” My wife loves them, though. In fact, we had a fire a couple years ago and that entire half of the house burned – everything was destroyed but those lions.


  20. thesinglecell Says:

    Um… exactly where is Mr. Fuzzy Bunny from?


  21. Snebs Says:

    Oh. This is happening.


  22. spilledinkguy Says:

    It’s just doesn’t feel like the holidays until Tony Soprano shows up at your door.


  23. spilledinkguy Says:

    It just doesn’t feel like the holidays until Tony Soprano shows up at your door.


  24. The Bumble Files Says:

    The REAL holiday…oh, I don’t know about that 🙂 I love the contest! It would be refreshing, wouldn’t it, to see everyone’s REAL holiday!


  25. susielindau Says:

    We are buying a new bed this weekend, so I would really like to win brand new sheets… 🙂 I make my Christmas card each year and blog about how the process, so I am IN!


  26. aliceatwonderland Says:

    “It’s a pain in my fuzzy ass!” Hahaha! I love your bunny. Also that you talk to puppets. I don’t feel so bad with my imaginary animals. A greeting card contest, huh? I can only imagine the results you are going to get.


  27. Wilma Says:

    I’m still trying to place Fluffy Bunny’s accent.


  28. UndercoverL Says:

    Wasn’t gonna do this. Just didn’t have it in me to enter another giveaway. But I re-read the rules just now and I am thinking that maybe my poem featured here might be an ample contribution to the prize drawing? I will gussy ‘er up and send it via email if necessary…


    If I sent out cards, this is what they might say.


  29. Lily Says:

    Wow! Steve Martin did the voice characterizations. Did he do that for free, being Christmas and all?


  30. Angie Z. Says:

    I love holiday variety shows! If you could’ve also brought back John Denver for the taping, I would’ve been even more moved by nostalgia. You even have the old style puppeteering down!



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