December 24th, 2008

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A Travel Guide to Holidayland

Since it's now Christmas Eve (yeah, that really sneaked up on us, didn't it?), I'm going to take a listen to the They Might Be Giants Christmas EP, Holidayland.

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And that's it for our trip to Holidayland, which is probably a good thing, as I hear they're currently involved in a bloody war with West Xylophone.

Since it IS the Christmas season, you might want to check out the Nostalgia's Critics countdown of the greatest Christmas specials. And if you've started reading this journal more recently than last December, or would just like a refresher, here are some of my own thoughts on various holiday specials:

A Charlie Brown Christmas
Koopa Klaus (a Super Mario Bros. Super Show episode)
The Year Without a Santa Claus
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman, and Garfield
A Claymation Christmas, Looney Tunes, and The Flintstones
Home Alone and Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
Jack Frost

I'll probably watch some of those today. I also still need to wrap some Christmas presents.

Incidentally, I've had a lot of weird dreams recently, and not holiday-related ones or anything. Two nights ago, there was one where I was really interested in old-time telephone prefixes for some reason, and I'd somehow gotten them mixed up with area codes. Last night, one dream had me in college and getting angry at a shabby-looking professor who told us we'd have to come to class on weekends. Actually, I'm not sure I was in this guy's class, but I still thought it was unfair. There was also something involving pirate ships, but I think I even realized within the dream that it wasn't real, which takes away a lot of the fun.