Ladies, still worried about those final Christmas preparations? Fr. Z is here to help.

When in doubt about your Christmas gift list, Fr. Z suggests…

  1. stuff on amazon through Fr. Z’s links
  2. stuff from Fr. Z’s store
  3. stuff (=coffee) from the Wyoming Carmelites using Fr. Z’s links (new K-Cups!)
  4. lots of ammo and guns

Not necessarily in that order.

I don’t have an affiliate program with any ammo suppliers yet, otherwise I would suggest you use my link for that, too.

Perhaps this will help.  A tip of the biretta and beretta to Fr. H and Mr. K:


Just to help you get even more into the Christmas buying frenzy, check out this fine piece of classic literature, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, sort of by emerging author Jane Austen.

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  1. Southern Baron says:

    Bless me, Father, for I have consumed coffee from Cafe du Monde. [WHAT?!?]

  2. APX says:

    As has been the trend this semester, I procrastinated on my Christmas shopping, thus can’t order anything online to receive it in time for Christmas. Usually I order everything, have it shipped to my brother who lives in the US, and have him bring everything with him when he comes home for Christmas. That way it takes less time to ship, as it doesn’t have to go through the ever-so-slow CBSA Customs search, and I get free shipping usually. Such is not the case this year. I haven’t even started my Christmas shopping yet. Too many years of working in the customer service industry during Christmas makes me hate stores. [I refer you to my Mystic Monk link and my amazon search box.]

  3. nmoerbeek says:

    I have been pleased with the service from; I know they advertise through a survival show maybe they would not mind adding a Catholic Priest?

  4. Banjo pickin girl says:

    I’m a Cheaper Than Dirt fan.

  5. Art says:


    Only if they start including silver bullets blessed with holy water.

  6. NoraLee9 says:

    Don’t forget to teach the kids gun safety as well.

    As a HUGE zombie-o-phile, and retired English teacher, I highly recommend the Austin/Zombie series.

  7. APX says:

    @Fr Z
    [I refer you to my Mystic Monk link and my amazon search box.]

    That’s where I did my Christmas shopping last year, and tried again this year. When I inquired about shipping times to Canada in time for Christmas, I was told it wouldn’t be possible. Though, the Dominican sister who replied did offer to pray for me.

  8. Urget_nos says:

    The CEO of amazon just contributed $2.5 million dollars toward the legalization of marriage between homosexual persons in the state of Washington. The law passed. amazon also pedals all types of pornography. Perhaps people could buy from a different vendor who isn’t actively working to tear asunder the principles of the natural law… $2,500,000.00.

  9. AnAmericanMother says:

    For that, you’ll have to load your own. You won’t be happy with the ballistics of silver, though.
    Reloading is much, much cheaper than buying ammo by the 20 or 50 round box. Since we shoot Cowboy Action we have to reload or go broke (6 stages w/ about 20 brass cartridge rounds and 4-8 shotgun rounds each, just about every weekend in this area if you’re so inclined. For two people, plus side matches, that adds up to a LOT of ammo.)
    Because of the Hazmat charges on shipping ammo and reloading components (powder & primers), we have a standing arrangement with a regional ammo distributor to meet him at a local gun show and take delivery there.
    A local dealer (they took over a closed supermarket, which has always struck me as funny – they still have the checkout lanes) also has bulk prices on popular rifle & pistol rounds – you can buy a case, or a full pallet if you’re so inclined.

  10. AnAmericanMother says:

    We used the NRA “Eddie Eagle” gun safety course on our kids, with the addition of the old “watermelon execution” that my dad used for our benefit when WE were kids.
    You take a watermelon and place it on an old kitchen stool in the middle of the back yard. You line up the kids on the porch, then take a 12 gauge loaded with #3 or #4 shot and shoot the watermelon, which vaporizes into a red cloud.
    “Children, please observe: that could be your head if you mess around with guns.”
    They STILL mention it from time to time (and the oldest is 24). I knew that they couldn’t get hold of our stuff, since it is all safely locked up, but not everybody is so careful and sometimes kids are at somebody else’s house and run across war trophies or unsecured firearms.
    Even my wild young son (now a U.S. Marine) always came to get one of us if he found something that looked like a firearm (like an old broken air pistol in the garage, or a Japanese Arisaka in his grandfather’s den. Seriously, the latter only LOOKS like a firearm. Especially if manufactured late in the war, they had a tendency to blow up if fired. Strictly wall-hangers.)

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  12. LisaP. says:

    Urgent, thanks for that info. Kind of glad it’s too late this year, not a fan of shopping and so hard to do Santa’s shopping for him with the kids right beside me in the store. Guess this gives me time to plan for next year. Ugh.

  13. Wayward Lamb says:

    Might I also suggest a conceal-and-carry class and permit?

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