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December 25, 2017

Monday Overnight Open Thread (12/25/17) Merry Christmas & Cleaning Out Christmas Photos Edition

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Quote of The Day


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My guess? Pork tenderloin wasn't served at TFG's dinner today.

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Christmas Carols. A delightful story, told by the one and only Mark Steyn.

What sort of songs did he have in mind? Well, the name of his company should have tipped you off: Other Jewish composers and lyricists have written Christmas hits - Irving Berlin ("White Christmas") and Carl Sigman ("A Marshmallow World") to Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn ("Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!") - but Johnny Marks is the only songwriting Jew to devote his entire career to the production of Christmas songs. (One is mildly surprised that, in his bizarre tirade against "lousy holiday songs by Jewish guys that trash up the malls", Garrison Keillor did not single out for especial scorn the one "Jewish guy" to make "lousy holiday songs" his life's work.) Initially, he stuck with Gene Autry. Although the singing cowboy hadn't cared for "that Rudolph thing" and had regarded it as a one-take afterthought at the end of the session ("Throw it in and let's go"), the phenomenal sales of the record established Autry as a Yuletide warbler second only to Bing in public expectations. So he needed seasonal material, and Marks was the obvious go-to guy. The proprietor of St Nicholas Music obligingly provided the cowboy with "When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter", "An Old-Fashioned Christmas", "Everyone's A Child At Christmas" and "Jingle Jingle Jingle".

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The ONT's guess? Plenty of coal and some jail time for these Genius Award Winners.

Nothing says Christmas spirit like hearing one's Miranda Rights being read.

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Over the past number of years men in general have been getting a bad name told man is a bad gender. Not in Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

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Leave it to the British to take the "fun" out of Santa Claus.

Santa is an overweight binge-drinker at risk of mental health problems, warn doctors


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