And One More Round of Christmas Reruns

I know, I know, you want new Christmas stuff from me. Hey, maybe in the next couple of weeks. If you’re nice and not naughty. In the meantime, though, why not enjoy my two most popular Christmas reheats? The first, of course, is “The Ten Least Successful Christmas Specials of All Time,” because Christmas isn’t Christmas with Ayn Rand. Second, enjoy once more “An Interview With the Nativity Innkeeper,” in which the man with the manger tells you what really went down when Joe and Mary came to call. Have fun with them, kids.

11 Comments on “And One More Round of Christmas Reruns”

  1. I still don’t know why you’re so obsessed with Ayn Rand. I’m not nearly obsessed with her and I at least recognize she made many cogent points about politics and economics. Made more cogent in light of the horrid Obama depression the President’s fantasy-based ideology and incompetence has landed us in.

  2. John, you crack me up. I’ve read ’em before but I still had to make a point of not drinking anything while I read them again.

  3. How many baby Jesus’s do you need in one painting, anyway? Medieval monks, huh? No quality control.

  4. That other one isn’t baby Jesus. It’s his childhood pal, Biff. And don’t ask me what Joseph is doing with his right hand — I don’t want to think about it.

  5. Scorpius:

    “I’m not nearly obsessed with her and I at least recognize she made many cogent points about politics and economics.”


    Oh, I’m sorry, you were being serious, there.

    (This is, incidentally, not an invitation to begin a discussion of Ms. Rand’s qualities or lack thereof in this thread.)

    As for being “obsessed,” a quick search of the site has Ms. Rand being invoked on the site by me twice in all of 2011, counting the very brief mention here. Considering I’ve written several hundred entries this year, I don’t think this qualifies as obsessive by any realistic use of the word.

    Your other sentence is just more of you being you and trying to inject political screedyness into places it’s not really warranted or interesting. Please learn when not to do that, because it’s tiresome. Hint: It’s any time the entry is not actually about politics.

  6. Here is my favorite, Tim Minchin’s “White wine in the sun”, IMHO the most beautiful (with shades of snarky fun) Christmas song ever written. And remember, Tim is Australian, hence the sun reference.

  7. Interview with the Innkeeper was the very first thing I ever read on whatever – thanks for writing that. Thanks to the person who sent me the link (I don’t remember who that was which is sad because I’d like to thank them specifically for it).

    Its a great bit of writing & should become a festivus tradition :)

  8. Jeff – Its a little knows secret that Jesus was half of a set of twins. Jerry Christ has been forgotten by history despite a brief attempt by the Medieval Church to revive his legacy.

  9. Seriously, that’s probably Mary’s cousin Elizabeth with her six-month-old baby John the Baptist. Doesn’t anyone here know at least the Christmas/Advent readings from the Gospels?

  10. I have read the Bible from front to back, twice (not a thing I would recommend BTW, particularly if you want to remain a believer) and I don’t recall anywhere in the Gospels (that would be the New Testament) where it was suggested that anyone else was in the barn.

  11. Dragoness: HAH! You’re making that up, you nut! Good one.

    Honestly, I’m ashamed of you all for not calling this one for neighbor baby Brian Cohen.

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