I’ve been known, during the holiday season, to write up a holiday-themed piece or two for the amusement of those who visit the site. This year I’m officially giving these pieces a permanent home of their own. Henceforth, this page will house links to the various holiday bits I’ve written over the years. When I write new ones, they’ll be linked to from here as well. It’s all your Scalzi holiday festiveness, in one place! It’s a veritable holiday fruitcake of fun.
Here are the pieces by the year they were originally written.
The Ten Least Successful Holiday Specials of All Time: From the Algonquin Round Table Christmas to Christmas With the Nuge, these are the specials that weren’t so special.
Sarah’s Sister: A holiday story written for the expressed purpose of making my mother-in-law cry. It worked. You have been warned.
Jackie Jones and Melrose Mandy: A long holiday poem that asks whether getting what we think we want for Christmas is really what we want after all.
Interview With the Nativity Innkeeper: The man behind the manger speaks.
Interview With the Christmas Bunny: Santa’s got some competition.
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Favorite Holiday Music: The “true” secrets behind such seasonal hits as “The Little Drummer Boy” and “Feliz Navidad,” among several others. You’ll learn things here you can’t learn anywhere else!
Enjoy, and happy holidays.