I love the idea of a snake being the hero of Christmas.Â Yes, there is a sort of in-your-face Bible quality to it, but that isn’t the charm for me.Â Snakes are so feared and hated in most of society that I love the concept of them being the most integral part to the most beloved holiday.Â There’s a certain poetic beauty to it.
Lizards, on the other hand, are best relegated to very brief mentions in “Holiday” specials.
MEGAN: With what?
RICK: You know, hanging tinsel, distracting mongooses, and stuff.
MEGAN: I might have to celebrate Hanukkah this year.
RICK: Then you'll love its companion book, The Hanukkah Lizard! He loses his head to a mole, but don't worry it grows back.