Tuesday Night Open Thread

So, how was your Christmas? Tell us all about it. Or talk about something else. You get to choose. It’s Monday Night Open Thread.

Who wants to start?

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Yes, Virginia It Is a Christmas Movie

[Die Hard | The Greatest Christmas Story | 20th Century FOX] (Viewer #358,826)

20th Century Fox says so. They’re the New York Sun, as far as I’m concerned.

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Link of the Day: Victory Will Soon Be Ours!

[High Praise! to The Babylon Bee]

Infographic: How To Win The War On Christmas

[Think you have a link that’s IMAO-worthy? Send it to harvolson@gmail.com. If I use your link, you will receive High Praise! (assuming you remember to put your name in the email)]

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[STAN FREBERG – Green Christmas (1958) – A Classic!] (Viewer #142,160)

60 years later, there’s no cigarette advertising at all anymore, and stores start doing Christmas right after Halloween. I think I’d rather have the cigarette ads.

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Technically I Guess It’d Be a “Winter Holiday Song”, or Possibly “Three-Month Temperature-Based Calendar-Division Rhythmic Tonal Structure Arrangement”

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[PC Christmas Carol 2 | FreedomToons] (Viewer #201,723)

I like the execution on this one. He managed to nail every liberal buzzword while staying true to the song’s original form.

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Making Your Christmas a Little Manlier

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[Christmas Songs on Steel with Black Rifle Coffee Company] (Viewer #849,167)

It’s just goofing off, bloopers, and outtakes after 1:09

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It’s No “Die Hard”, But It’s Still Technically a Christmas Movie

[Home Alone 2: Lost In New York Pitch Meeting] (Viewer #227,600)

I’m less of a fan of bricks-to-the-face when it’s not something drawn by Chuck Jones.

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Do They Even Celebrate Christmas in Rivendell?

[Christmas Elves vs. Fantasy Elves] (Viewer #515,272)

Now I’m curious as to how it would play out if the elf-tribes were switched in the premise.

Heck, throw in the Keebler Elves while you’re at it.

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I’ve Never Seen a Nativity Like This Before, But I Find Myself Strangely Drawn to It

[High Praise! to MTBR]

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Christmas 2018

The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 2

  1. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David
  2. To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
  3. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
  4. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
  5. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
  6. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
  7. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
  8. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
  9. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
  10. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
  11. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
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