Morning Links: December 25
It's snowing so hard that it looks like it's 4:30 in the afternoon, not 9am, so we started the morning off with our annual re-watch of Treevenge, which I've embedded below for your viewing pleasure. NSFW due to... pretty much everything, trigger warnings for human-on-tree violence, tree-on-human violence, and gratuitous gore.
Seriously, I'm not kidding about the gore.
Or the violence.
Oh, also! Note to fans of the Trailer Park Boys: there's a lot of cast/crew crossover—including J-Roc and Sarah as the primary couple—so if you haven't seen this, you'll definitely want to:
And here are a few more Christmas-themed links for your perusal:
- At Open Culture: Hear the Christmas Carols Made by Alan Turing’s Computer: Cutting-Edge Versions of “Jingle Bells” and “Good King Wenceslas” (1951)
- Also at Open Culture: Eudora Welty’s Handwritten Eggnog Recipe, and Charles Dickens’ Recipe for Holiday Punch
- At Book Riot: 3 Krampus Tales to Creep You Out This Holiday
- At Smithsonian: Why Iceland’s Christmas Witch Is Much Cooler (and Scarier) Than Krampus
- At the Guardian: From the north pole to Middle-earth: Tolkien's Christmas letters to his children
- At NPR: The 25th Anniversary Of David Sedaris Reading 'Santaland Diaries'