The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain routinely gives little gifts to their fans at Christmastime in the form of particularly generous postings on their (already very generous) website; this year they’ve posted a series of videos under the title “Christmas Playalong.” Here’s one of them:
Also, our old friend Al Wood has posted his usual excellent Christmas things at Ukulele Hunt, including the Christmas UkeToob.
I remember Mystery Science Theatre 3000 fondly, or perhaps I should say I am of the age of people who remember that show fondly. I didn’t have a TV when it was on. Anyway, I don’t think I’d ever heard this one before.
Here‘s a holiday favorite:
And a great classic from the 1980s:
Thanks to theologian Alastair Roberts, I found a new favorite Christmas song just this morning, as I said on Twitter:
This has been making the rounds today:
Psychologist James Thompson engages in one of the most venerable of all Anglican religious traditions, publicly declaring that Anglicanism is doomed and wondering whether it deserves to die. I can’t explain why we do that, I can only say that it’s our way.
I allowed myself a little scholarly musing on Twitter this morning, in response to a remark by Tom Holland:
As to who should do what with which holiday at this many-festivalled time of the year, here‘s a view from Mya Gosling:
Asked on tumblr whether it’s okay for Gentiles to celebrate Hanukkah, Scott Alexander writes:
To stick with stuff on tumblr for a minute, here’s a cartoon in which Gahan Wilson expresses irritation that various holidays, including Christmas and Halloween, run together in the USA:
This is kind of neat:
Ross Pearsall has put together a nice concept cover for a Christmas comic book that ought to exist: