I've often been accused by close family members of being slooooow to catch the holiday spirit. They've even associated me with the phrase Bah, Humbug!!! Well, in my defense, I simply don't want to peak too early. Starting holiday shopping in early July would have me peaking in July instead of late December. Hence, just to PROVE I am not a Scrooge in 2011, I present this hide to you as a holiday gift in the form of a little fun (the puzzle shouldn't prove too difficult) and an easy smiley (pretty straightforward hide). Have a Happy Holiday, everybody!!!
|Cumulative Swans-a-Swimming over the 12 days (i.e. add 'em up for each day given)
||Cumulative over the 12 days of (French hens) + Cumulative (Maids-a-milking) + Cumulative (Pipers piping) - 1
|(Simulated alligator wallet) - (Shotgun shells) - (A partrige in a pear tree)
||(Table dancers) - (A statue of a lady with a clock where her stomach ought to be)
|(Hangovers) - (Beer... in a tree)
||(Some parts to a Mustang GT) + (Golden toques)
|(Stale TV specials) - (A pink satin pillow that said "San Diego" with fringe all around it)
||(A hammered aluminum nutcracker) - (Sending Christmas cards)
|(Years probation) - (French toast)
||(Finding parking spaces) - (Mud tires)
|(Turtlenecks) x (A calendar book with the name of my insurance man)
||(Japanese transistor radio) + (Cans of Spam)
You can check your answers for this puzzle on Geochecker.com.