About That Christmas Surprise…

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” — Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas

trainchristmas1The other day I mentioned I had a surprise. I was all ready to announce it, but then I heard some of my friends say stuff like:

“Christmas is better closer to Christmas!”

“Bah, humbug!”

“I’ll get you my pretty, and your little dog too.”

(Ok, they didn’t really say that last one.)

Because of this, I didn’t want to ruin things by giving something Christmasy too early. I intended to wait another week but as it turns out – I just can’t. Waahhh! The suspense is killing me!

The first person I gave a preview to was LordQuantum Velaystar, a quiet fellow who is not likely to give away a secret. He graciously complimented the Christmas tree I put up in The Killing Moon pub, so I thought I’d give him a peek. I did not intend to show anyone else until the official announcement but then thought what the heck, I’ll share it with Timothy Falta the Eggman (John Lennon) because he’s loads of fun and, well, I was dying to see his reaction. Eggman didn’t disappoint, but checked everything out all excited then declared “That gave me an acid flashback!” (That is high praise from Tim.) Finally, I saw Viviana Portland wearing a Christmas dress, and I just couldn’t take it anymore. Yes, I showed her the surprise too!

There’s no point in holding back any longer. The cat’s already out of the bag.

tomI’ve created a tiny winter wonderland in the sky. and put together a Christmas ride. There’s a pond to skate on with a penguin and a bear, places to sit, and a variety of trees and surprises. The main attraction, however, is the Christmas ride. You get on and it takes you through rooms and levels of Christmas stuff. To say more would be giving it away.

I’ve let select friends know about this, but here’s the official announcement: Come ride my Christmas ride! Note: Please go into MOUSELOOK when you ride. You will get the best experience from it that way.

Thanks to Zarniwoop Masala who scripted the original path so I could create this. It used to be a spook house, but Zarni gave me a special copy to modify and change at whim. Also thanks to Fnordian Link who trained Tom the tomato to stop saying “Yumm yumm fresh meat” and say “Yummm yummm Christmas cookies” instead. Tom the killer tomato has been a cult figure at Penny Lane for years, but has agreed to wear a Christmas hat and eat just cookies this December.

Visit Inworld: Christmas Ride @ Penny Lane


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  1. Woooooooohhhhhoooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

    Also, I am so jealous you have Zarniwoop’s Spook House – that is a classic bit of SL history from way back in the days when the Grid was young and way cooler than it is today!

    s. x

  2. Seren, if you recall I used Zarniwoop’s spook house a couple of years ago to make my own scary ride… I just felt this strong desire to do a Christmas one instead and he was kind of enough to let me mod it into something completely different!

    1. I remember it well… Who could forget some of the horrors in there!

      Still dead jealous though! I had the opportunity to visit the original Spook House a couple of years ago, was quite a blast from the past!

      s. x

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