[Literature] The Gift Of The Magi by O. Henry

A holiday classic by American author O. Henry, courtesy of Project Gutenberg: One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one’s cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such […]

[Music] Khruangbin – Christmas Time Is Here (N & S America Edition)

I don’t know if it will ever replace the original performed by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, but indie darlings Khruangbin do an absolutely lovely rendition of Christmas Time Is Here, originally shown on “A Charlie Brown Christmas” in 1965.

[Literature] A Mason & Dixon Christmastide (Thomas Pynchon) — Biblioklept

They discharge the Hands and leave off for the Winter. At Christmastide, the Tavern down the Road from Harlands’ opens its doors, and soon ev’ryone has come inside. Candles beam ev’rywhere. The Surveyors, knowing this year they’ll soon again be heading off in different Directions into America, stand nodding at each other across a Punch-bowl […] […]