xmas tradition

imageholidays on ice (1997) by humorist david sedaris contains “santaLand diaries” \ aired on public radio every year around christmastime, the reading of “santaLand diaries” is like the “twas the night before christmas” tradition of the npr crowd

“santaLand diaries” fictionalizes sedaris’s time working as an elf at macys \ my favorite part is when santa santa asks him to sing “away in a manger” for a little girl / like any helpful elf, he does – unlike other elves, he sings it a la billie holiday 🙂 \ always makes me laugh – just heard it on morning edition

holiday challenge

the holiday erg challenge started on thanksgiving & ends on christmas eve \ row on the erg & the charity of your choice gets $ from concept2 <2 cents per 1k for 100,000 meters which goes up to 4 cents per 1k after 100k>



vincent and the doctor

[Season 501] 10. Vincent and the Doctor  <05 Jun 2010> Terror lurks in the cornfields of Provence, but only a sad and lonely painter can see it, as the time-travelling drama continues with an episode written by Richard Curtis. Amy Pond finds herself shoulder to shoulder with Vincent Van Gogh, in a battle with a deadly alien.


gallifrey falls no more

the day of the doctor <23 nov 2013> the tenth, eleventh and the war doctor, together with the other ten doctors, devise an alternative solution to avert mass destruction during the last day of the time war / “equidistant… so grown up”




doctor who @christmas

[Season 1] 2. The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe <25 dec 2011> Evacuated to a house in Dorset from war-torn London, Madge Arwell and her two children, Lily and Cyril, are greeted by a madcap caretaker whose mysterious Christmas gift leads them into a magical wintry world.