Morning GIF: Partridge in a pear tree

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: a GIF. 


Lorraine Murphy


Published Dec 3, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 6:20 am CDT

Here at the Daily Dot, we swap GIF images every morning. Now we’re looping you in. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.

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On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: a GIF. 

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I’m not really sure how I feel about that.

This holiday season has begun early on Tumblr, beginning the Twelve Days of GIFmas—and this GIF from Melaphantastic—approximately 20 days early. An ongoing project that aims to present images from different artists, Twelve Days is a creative use of holiday mindspace and cyberspace.

As for the cliched partridge in the proverbial pear tree: The waving tentacles are Cthulhu-tastic. The mellow, goggling fowl is a marvelous counterpoint to those smug goddamn owls you see everywhere this year. He can roll with it, whatever “it” may be. It’s a partridge in a pear tree that is uniquely 21st century. 599 Tumblr notes concur.

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*First Published: Dec 3, 2012, 9:20 am CST