a Christmas riddle for you

We’re busy here at The Scriblerians. It’s been a productive 2013. Two of our authors, Cynthia T. Toney and Vanessa Morton, both have books that are in the process of publication. Yay! We can’t wait to start an Our Books section at this site. Three of our other authors have short stories that are scheduled for publication: TJ (Tim Akers), Gretchen EK Engel, and, in the immortal words of Miss Piggy, moi. The rest of the group isn’t far behind. Everyone has great stories to tell.

But today, I’d like to riddle you. I saw something on a mug, I believe it was in a Hallmark store, years ago and it has always stuck with me. It’s adapted here in pictures. Here are your clues:

  1. It’s a popular holiday song
  2. The original artwork was by Sandra Boynton
  3. No animals were harmed in the preparation of this blog post

Any guesses?

If you give up or want to see the original inspiration for this riddle, you can find it on my Pinterest board.

Source: http://www.fishbase.org {{FishBase}} Category:Fish drawings

Dwarf pygmy goby

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Gray Arabian broodmare, Wikipedia Author: Little Miss Muffit

Mixed egrets by J.M. Garg, Wikipedia

Ailuropoda melanoleuca, Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Washington, D.C., United States, Fernando Revilla, Wikipedia

Hippopotamus – 04, Kabacchi, Wikipedia

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