Christmas is on the way, and Hanukkah is upon us. I feel now is the best time to encourage the whole world to:
A: consider giving someone the Frank Capra box set. If they don't like it, they don't know what they're talking about.
B: watch santa claus is coming to town and learn all the words to "first toymaker to the king."
C: Wash the rankin bass taste out of your mouth with the version of A Christmas Carol starting George C. Scott. (Or better yet, read it.)
D: Watch santa claus conquers the martians, but only if it's the mst3k version. Learn all the words to 'hooray for santa claus' (which is easy because they put the words on the screen over the odd series of colors and squiggles).
E: wash the terrible flavor of boppo's comic timing out of your mouth by caroling with 'a patrick swayze christmas' and 'father christmas' and 'marley and marley' and any of the sufjan stevens original christmas songs.
F: read this. it's festive in that it makes you smile. or laugh out loud at work and get odd looks from the secretaries.
G: watch at least one special christmas episode of futurama.
H: hear 'christmastime' by the smashing pumpkins and try not to shudder or blush. also, try not to let anyone see you smile.
MUSIC: smashing pumpkins: christmastime