When I was little, I was totally entralled with the book "Perfect the Pig"--the story of a sweet little pig who was granted his wish to fly. And what's better than a flying pig? A festive flying pig of course! :)
I designed this little guy without a pattern, and his tail is curled using an old trick my mom taught me : wet your snippet of yarn, wrap it around an alluminum crochet hook, then bake it in a preheated oven at 350 for 5 minutes--and volia!--you get a piece of bouncy corkscrew yarn.