25 December 2018

Holiday odds and ends


Always liked this one.  Liz Mitchell of Boney M sings Feliz Navidad.

Check out Christmas cartoons at Plowing through Life, I Should be Laughing, and Hackwhackers.

Pine for these Christmas gifts of decades past.

If your holidays have been like this, you're doing it wrong.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas with Broken Peach, who even eschewed their usual corpse make-up for the occasion.

If you hunger for the political even today, Crooks and Liars is accepting nominations for the 2018 Crookie Awards.  Only one person is ineligible to be nominated.

Finally, a reminder of what Christmas is, and isn't, really about.

14 Comments:

Blogger Rational Nation USA said...

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year to All.

25 December, 2018 09:43  
Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

Boney M's Christmas album is STILL one of the best ones ever made! I've owned it in LP form, in cassette and now in CD.

Oh, those vintage ads! Guns, booze, smokes . . . my sister always called giving cigarettes "Giving Cancer for Christmas."

25 December, 2018 10:02  
Blogger Martha said...

I LOVE this version of Feliz Navidad. Definitely my favourite.

Those vintage ads...ACK!

Fun holiday odds and ends. Thanks for the mention!

25 December, 2018 11:15  
Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Are you still a believer in Trump? Because at adulthood it's marginal, right?

Happy Christmas! War is over if you want it.

25 December, 2018 12:38  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Rational: Thanks -- although to be frank there are people to whom i don't wish a happy anything.

Debra: Boney M did a lot of good stuff. And your sister was definitely right about the cigarettes.

Martha: It's a great version. As for the ads, well, the past is another country, and we don't do things that way any more -- thank goodness.

Dave: Unfortunately there's too much empirical evidence for his existence.

Not sure what war you're referring to?

25 December, 2018 15:04  
Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Riffing on Trump's "still believe in Santa" phone chat with a seven-year-old , and "Happy X-Mas: War Is Over" by John Lennon.



25 December, 2018 20:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I initially commented I seem to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments
are added- checkbox and now whenever a comment is added I get 4 emails with
the same comment. Is there an easy method you can remove me from that service?
Thanks a lot!

26 December, 2018 02:54  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Dave: OK. I knew of those things, just wondered if you had something else in mind.

Anon: Not that I know of, unfortunately. The e-mails should have an "unsubscribe" link in them, though.

26 December, 2018 04:22  
Blogger bluzdude said...

Happy Festivus and thanks for all the help! Cheers!

26 December, 2018 12:05  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Bluzdude: Thanks! Your blog has been one of the more interesting discoveries of the year for me.

27 December, 2018 04:25  
Anonymous NickM said...

I know this is OT but Infidel is an Oregonian and he ought to be proud of his state for this...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6531731/US-man-completes-solo-unaided-trek-Antarctica.html

And I thought I was a hero for getting some milk from the corner shop!

And at this Christmas time that is one Hell of a feat!

27 December, 2018 09:10  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Mr. O'Brady is certainly an atypical Portlander. This place pretty much shuts down when we get any ice at all.

In fairness, of course, in Antarctica Christmastime is mid-summer. Still not particularly warm, though.

30 December, 2018 10:25  
Blogger Pinku-Sensei said...

Thanks for linking to my Christmas entry about Broken Peach. I tweeted a link to Broken Peach and they responded "Oh! Thank U! kisses!" I couldn't (and shouldn't) ask for more.

31 December, 2018 11:10  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

I'm glad they appreciate their fans.

06 January, 2019 06:52  

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