Of Mooning Santas and Penis Lights (2016 Advent Calendar – Bah Humbug)

Of Mooning Santas and Penis Lights
Title: Of Mooning Santas and Penis Lights (2016 Advent Calendar – Bah Humbug)
Author: Thianna Durston
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1st 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 39
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 0.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Former US Marine John Ving hates everything about holiday displays: they’re tacky, they waste energy, and they’re an eyesore. So what does his new neighbor do? He sets up the holiday spectacle from hell, and he doesn’t seem to care which holiday—he has a menorah, a baby Jesus, a Santa, and everything in between. Not to mention it’s swathed in enough lights his house is probably visible from space.

High-school teacher Kaden loves the holidays, and huge light displays on his lawn make his heart glow. He’d love to share some cheer—and maybe some kinky fun—with his smoking hot neighbor John. Odd things start to happen to his displays and just as he begins to think life is going his way, with the holidays and with John, a Grinch destroys everything.

It’s gonna take the display-hating John to set things right—and what he has planned might blow Kaden’s mind.

This was an ok Christmas story that I feel I could have liked more.

I loved Kaden. He stole the show here. I liked his uplifting and happy go lucky personality, his humor, and his own BDSM version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” song! That was damn funny. I also loved what he tried to do with the Christmas decorations. It might seem too much, but the reason behind his insistence on turning his house into the Christmas Miracle was pretty understandable.

His reaction when things fell apart was a little too much, though. John’s reasons for hating Christmas decorations were pretty OTT and unreasonable as well, IMHO. Actually, there was a lot of exaggeration in this story, but hey…it’s Christmas so…

There’s a lot of slow burn which was great, but when they finally come together….BAM. Fade to black. I hate that, especially when I ‘ve liked the characters. The whole scene was actually pretty weird. One minute it was “I like your smile” and the next “I want to see it around my dick”. Wait, what?

Anyway, this was pleasant enough, and pretty damn funny. There are also penis shaped Christmas lights. How cool!

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