Regeneration Carol

Via IO9, here’s a Whovian version of “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” [Read more...]

The Grumpy Cat Exception

On Facebook, Steve Caruso shared the above adaptation of an image that I had previously shared on this blog. Be a good human, if you are human. And if you aren't, you probably won't read the chart anyway.   [Read more...]

Christmas Card Cycle

Dave Walker's latest cartoon diagrams the pitfalls of the card-sending season. Does the sending of Christmas and other holiday cards still make sense, in our age of instantaneous digital communication? Is my asking that just an attempt to escape from the cycle Walker illustrates?   [Read more...]

Jedi Jesus and Santa on a Dinosaur

I have no idea what this picture means. But I have the strange sense that it belongs on this blog. HT Judy Stack-Nelson on Facebook   [Read more...]

Blitzkrieg on Grinchitude

The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Video Archive Steven Colbert offers wonderful satirical treatment of the latest coverage of the “War on Christmas” (HT Hemant Mehta).   [Read more...]

Joseph, Who Understood

This is a rather distinctive Christmas song by the band The New Pornographers (HT Anthony LeDonne). Here are the lyrics:   Joseph, Who Understood   Rumors are flying All over Galilee these days And Mary, I’m trying To be cool When my friends walk by them They cannot look at me In the eye Baby, [Read More...]

Time of the Doctor Trailer

The first proper trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas special, “The Time of the Doctor,” has been released. They seriously need to give the “X of the Doctor” titles a rest after this, and leave some for the 100th anniversary specials… [Read more...]

Occupy the Nativity (Feline Edition)

Via Hemant Mehta I learned that cats have occupied creches in Brooklyn. They also seem to have removed Jesus in order to make room for themselves! If refrains of “Put Christ Back In Christmas” were ever appropriate, this might be it. And given that cats are atheists (except for the ones who hold ancient Egyptian [Read More...]

Slap the Heretic

Jeff Carter has composed a more authentic Christmas carol than most, about the historical St. Nicholas and what he was actually famous for. Enjoy!   [Read more...]

Better in 7/8 Time

Many things are better in 7/8 time. Here’s “Sleigh Ride”: And here’s “Good King Wenceslas”: The latter video I’ve shared before – the arrangement and fiddle playing are by Alex de Pue, brother of Zach de Pue, who is the concertmaster of the Indianapolist Symphony Orchestra, as well as a member of Time for Three. [Read more...]

Silent Monks Sing The Hallelujah Chorus

Apparently taking a vow of silence doesn’t need to prevent you from participating in Christmas music. I think I missed this when it first circulated a few years ago, and so I am glad that it came my way on Facebook today. Enjoy! [Read more...]


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