Tag - 13 Days of Xmas

Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus

13 Days of Xmas 2010, Day 6: Yes...

The story’s fairly well known: little girl writes into a newspaper to ask if there’s a Santa Claus–response from the paper becomes legendary. That’s where the line comes from: “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa...

Glass Wax Santa

13 Days of Xmas 2010, Day 5: And Now, Fun...

It’s 13 Days of Xmas, kids. And Day 5 is when we’ve usually been involved in advertising madness. Like last year. Or the year before that. Or what we first started with, our Top 10 Christmas Commercials. So first up, we’d...

Whose Line Is It Anyway? Xmas

13 Days of Xmas 2010, Day 4: A Whose Line...

On this day in 13 Days of Xmas history, the theme has been all over the map, but considering last year we went with Mr. Bean, it made sense to look at television specials with a UK bent. So we immediately found ourselves drawn to television...

Santa Wile E. Coyote

13 Days of Xmas 2010 – Day 3: Even...

Day 3 of 13 Days of Xmas has been about cartoons. In 2009, we had the original Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer plus Donald Duck. In 2008, we enjoyed the company of Pluto, Tom and Jerry and Max Fleischer. And in Year One we were enjoying the...

Snow Man (1932)

13 Days of Xmas 2010 – Day 2: The...

For Day 2 of 13 Days of Xmas, we return to the huge archive of retro goodness that is the XmasFlix YouTube channel. Who was it that said the whole thing about Frosty the Snowman was wrong? Because if a snowman actually did start to dance...

Gonzo from Muppet Christmas Carol

13 Days of Xmas 2010 Begins Here…

That’s right–another year is about over, so we console ourselves with both Xmas and the inevitable return of 13 Days of Xmas. Just like 32 Days of Halloween, we consider ourselves overachievers. So between now and December 25th...

Spunky the Snowman

Your Monday Morning Holiday Sorbet: The Cult...

As it’s a Monday morning, we take this opportunity not only to prep you for the work week at hand, but also to preface this year’s 13 Days of Xmas, which begins today. True, every week we like to kick you off properly with...

13 Days of Xmas Audio, Day 13: Merry...

13 Days of Xmas Audio concludes, and we go back to Stephen Leacock for the last word. Thanks to everybody for listening–I appreciate any and all feedback. These audio experiments are leading up to more things and these are my tryout...

13 Days of Xmas, Day 13: The Big One

Well, as is our tradition on Christmas Day, we post the yuletide equivalent of our putting up Night of the Living Dead every single Halloween. And yes, the speech at the end gets a bit shakier as time goes by, but if you had to pick a single...

13 Days of Xmas Audio, Day 12: A Visit From...

13 Days of Xmas Audio continues, with the poem that now goes by “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” But it also goes by “A Visit From St. Nicholas,” and some words are slightly different. I tried to go with the...