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Threadless’s U F Ho Ho Ho

U F Ho Ho Ho by obinsun is my favorite Threadless print this week. Just in time for the holidays, it makes a great Christmas joke by revealing that Santa is really an alien hiding behind a bearded mask. Part of why it works is that Santa’s sleigh is pretty much the ultimate unidentified flying object, and the “U F Ho Ho Ho” lettering helps highlight that point. But I also enjoy that while Santa is an alien, as far as this design is concerned, the reindeer is just… an ordinary flying reindeer? Hey, why not! The strangeness and absurdity is all part of the fun, and the artist’s friendly, curved illustration style helps keep the mood silly and upbeat. Good stuff!

Threadless prints new shirts every week, chosen from the designs submitted by and voted on by site members. Most winners earn $1 to $7 per item sold.

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