Okay, so barring some fantastic news item that merits an interruption of my holiday (and it'd have to be a good one, because I need and deserve this holiday), this is the last you'll hear from me until shortly after Christmas. But not too shortly after Christmas, because, as I've bitched before, Christmas is going to be mighty short.
I'll keep it short, because I need to get packed, load up my car, and peel on out of here before the traffic starts getting really, really horrible, but: Merry Christmas. Also happy Hanukkah, since there're two more nights of that coming, and joyous Saturnalia (which also lasts, if I'm not mistaked, through the 23rd) and happy holidays to anyone celebrating a holiday not mentioned here. I hope you get to spend time with your family, if that's what you're into, and if you're not into it, I wish you the best and most convincing of excuses for not showing up. And I hope we can all get into the spirit of the season, that being the spirit of generosity and forgiveness and community and not the spirit of rampant commercialism and holiday territorialism.
So this Friday Not-Even-Random Ten, Christmas Edition, is dedicated to y'all. Happy holidays. And whatnot.
1. Billy Mack, "Christmas Is All Around"
2. Mormon Tabernacle Choir, "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"
3. Diana Krall, "Winter Wonderland"
4. Londonderry Boys Choir, "Deck the Halls"
5. Madonna, "Santa Baby"
6. Placido Domingo, "Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night)"
7. Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, "Silver Bells"
8. St. Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, "Ding Dong! Merrily On High"
9. Sammy Davis, Jr., "Silver Bells"
10. Luciano Pavarotti, "Ave Maria"
Your Ten, your list for Santa, and/or your holiday thoughts go below.