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Yule laugh, yule cry…

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Blog Guy, what do you think is the biggest holiday for your blog?

Christmas, for sure. We celebrate it for most of the year. Not only that, we’re able to appreciate BOTH holidays.

You mean the religious Christmas and commercial Christmas?

No, I mean the magical goosebump childhood excitement Christmas, and the darkly absurd, “Look, somebody shot at Santa’s helicopter!” Christmas.

Well, those two aspects do fit together better than most people think, don’t they?

Indeed, it’s almost like “The Gift of the Magi.”

In the midsts of this wonderful season, here are eight of my favorite blog posts from Christmas past. In the words of Tiny Tim, “God bless us, every one!”

The Rhymes they are A-Changin’

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Blog Guy, I read in a Reuters story that some previously unpublished lyrics by legendary songwriter Bob Dylan are going up for auction this month.

Yes, it’s an incredible window into the creative process. The lyrics are heavily annotated, sometimes in crayon, so you can actually see how they evolved.