Here is this week’s list of poems, comic strips, videos, and other stuff from my favourite corners of the web.
Everything in this post is somehow related to Christmas, winter, or the holidays in general. Whatever you’re celebrating at this time of year, I hope it’s a wonderful day for you.
Santa Came. I remember doing this when I was a kid. It’s hard not to when you’re young and excited.
Krampus: The Christmas Devil of Alpine Folklore via DeeDeeChainey. Okay, this was kind of creepy in a good way. I’d heard of the word Krampus before, but I knew basically nothing about Perchtenlauf or what this festival is supposed to do.
A Christmas Carol of Vitamin D Deficiency. There are two reasons why I’m sharing this with you. The first reason is that I loved the conclusion this author made about what might be wrong with a certain character from a famous Christmas story. The second reason is that I want all of you to take good care of yourselves. Vitamin D deficiency is fairly common in the northern hemisphere, especially at this time of year.
Hints on How to Gather Information at That Holiday Gathering via VHughesAuthor. Do any genealogists follow this site? I’d say these tips are equally useful for anyone who wants to ask potentially sensitive or complicated questions this holiday season.
The First Sleigh Ride. Did you know that the technology to make film existed and was being used in the 1890s? I had no idea it had been around for that long until I saw this clip from 1897. It’s incredible to have this moment of history preserved forever like that.