- Happy holidays from Houdini
- “I do not recall lobbying for anything, as a boy,” writes Neil Gaiman, “as hard as I lobbied, with my sisters, for a Christmas tree.
- xkcd lists the 20 most-played Christmas Songs in terms of radio airplay. He notes, not wrongly, that “An ‘American tradition’ is anything that happened to a baby boomer twice.” (See also: Community‘s terrific “Baby Boomer Santa”.)
- And finally, Godzilla Christmas Tree Breathes Christmas Fire! (Although, when I posted this to Twitter, the Rockerfeller Center tree wrote back that the Godzilla one was a poser.)