December 24th, 2003


Lonely Christmas Eve

First, a special bonus comic strip for Christmas Eve:

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And now, today's poem:

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I was originally planning to feature "A Visit From St. Nicholas" today, but I decided that would be trite. So instead I dug up this relatively obscure Ben Folds song, which appears on the How the Grinch Stole Christmas Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. On paper, it has a melancholy tone that is completely absent in the recorded version.

And while we're on the subject of revisionist takes on How the Grinch Stole Christmas, take a listen to this recent commentary from NPR's All Things Considered, in which John Moe reveals the true ending to that holiday classic.