It’s my last workday of the year, hooray! I haven’t decided whether I’ll post next week or not–on one hand, I have sewing and knitting to round up for the year, but on the other hand, I could let every routine slip, forget language, and go feral. Hard choice.

1. Need some new Christmas music? I just found out about The 25th Day of December from The Staple Singers. As Rolling Stone tells us:

Recorded in 1962 but then out of print for decades, this is a forgotten classic: Christmas-themed gospel sung by three amazing sisters (the mighty Mavis Staples was only 23), backed with just organ, drums, and “Pops,” their father, playing funky electric guitar.


2. Need the most unhinged Yule log video you’ll ever see? I got you: