Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2016

http://athriftyhomemaker.blogspot.ca/2015/12/finnish-christmas.html

Merry Christmas!

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This week’s work is the song “Brick” (1997), by Ben Folds Five.

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This week’s work is Will Vinton’s Claymation Christmas (IMDB, Wikipedia, Amazon).  Will Vinton (official site, current projects, IMDB) apparently invented the term “claymation”, created the California Raisins, and was a producer of the television series The PJs.

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Chrismahanukwanzakah

December 9, 2011

I just heard a radio ad use the term “holiday elves”.  People have been arguing for years about whether it’s OK reflexively to substitute “happy holidays” for “merry Christmas” everywhere out of some concern for “political correctness”, but when retailers or other big companies do that, at least I think I can understand where they’re coming from.  If they go further and say “holiday elves”, it almost seems to me like unthinking self-parody at that point—what other holiday has any tradition of elves, or what elves are associated with “holidays” generically, outside of the Christmas traditions?   Read the rest of this entry »