Getting into the Spirit of Christmas

I used to hate Christmas. I made no secret of it, either. I used to be an angry young man who resented Christmas for imposing itself on him. There are a few reasons why I felt like that, but I’d rather not go into them here, thank you very much.

The good news is that a couple of years ago, when I was having a tough old time over the Christmas period, an ex-colleague of mine brought me out of it by basically forcing me to feel Christmassy. I guess it worked because I’m quite looking forward to Christmas, this year.

Still, I didn’t let that stop me from revisiting a couple of old songs and poems, and I even thought it’d be a good idea to buy a cheap Santa costume and to stand in front of a green screen. The result? Well, you can see for yourself:



It was actually a lot of fun to make these, and I still like the idea of subverting Christmas. Malcolm Middleton did it in his music video for We’re All Going to Die when he tried to land a Christmas number one, so it’s not like there isn’t precedent. And besides, I’m just having a lot of fun on YouTube.

All rambling aside, big thanks for stopping by and for your support throughout 2017. Here’s hoping you have a happy holidays wherever you are and whatever you believe in. Bring on 2018.

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