On a day that will eventually become a National Holiday in Canada – we celebrate Gretzmas as invented by Citizen Charlie F of Lethbridge and his crew of Oilers Fans.
For three years running, Charlie has been kind enough to send pictures of his outdoor hockey game celebrating the Birth of #99.
As he explained:
"Gretzmas is right around the corner (Jan. 26th), and as usual me and the crew in Lethbridge are gonna get bombed, play hockey, and exchange Gretzky related gifts afterwards. Last year I got "Hockey My Way" starring Wayne & Brent Gretzky with Defensive drills by Kevin Lowe, circa 1984."
Everyone wearing Gretzky jerseys and drinking Hot 100 while playing outdoor hockey in Southern Alberta. Could there be anything finer?
Answer: Yes there could be. Sexy chicks could be involved too as seen above.
So while TSN and SportsNet and the "corporate fat cats" are celebrating Gretzky’s 50th Birthday with the pomp and circumstance befitting the Great One passing a milestone – our thoughts are in Lethbridge today with the inventors of Gretzmas.
Have a great day Charlie from all of us at the Nation.