I would second Kurdanak’s nomination for Best Holiday Flag belonging to The Immortals.
Look at it! Look at it! In the history of vexillology I do not think there has been a flag as awe inspiring as this. We throw around the word “awesome” too frequently, to denote a good thing like a tasty cheeseburger. But this flag, this thing, is awesome in the traditional sense: it is to behold the face of an uncaring diety as we watch the Earth crumble under the weight of a ravenous Sun. If one were to imagine a contemporary take on Shelley’s poem “Ozymandias,” we would not behold the decaying monument to a forgotten Pharaoh. No, it would be The Immortals Holiday Flag.
Pablo Picasso is to have once said: "The chief enemy of creativity is 'good' sense.” Is this not true with the Immortal’s Holiday Flag? A cretin, on first blush, will remark that the Immortal Holiday Flag has no good sense, no redeeming quality. Is the field supposed to be a pixelated simulacrum of wrapping paper? Are we supposed to see the Santa jumping out of the ankh as a friend, ushering in the bacchanalian merriment of the holidays, or a threat about our transient place in the universe? And why the unnaturally large snowflakes?
But these incongruities, the inherent heterogeneities found within the Immortals Holiday Flag are the literal embodiment of the adage: "The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.” Individually, each aspect is a betrayal to all good sense. But as Picasso knew full well, the Immortals Holiday flag, in bravely subverting the good senses of existence, has made the most creative of creative endeavors. When I first witnessed this flag, I knew I was looking at a work of sublime genius. If there is any evidence for the existence of a benevolent God, is this not it? Thomas Aquinas had nothing on the Immortals Holiday Flag.
Indeed, one wonders if art is at an end. Once the summit of the highest peak has been surmounted, what else is there to do? Indeed, once perfection has been reached, why bother? Was Fukuyama right that the end of history is at hand? Maybe not with regards to the fall of Soviet communism, but certainly with the Immortals Holiday Flag. I feel a melancholy that we will never see anything like this ever again. I grieve for us as this flag is both a culmination of human achievement, but also a clarion call that there is no better future out there.
But yeah, totally best holiday flag for 2020 👌