Thor’s Day Alert #13: Yule
Happy Thor’s Day! Merry Christmas! God jul!
That last one is Swedish for “Good yule”. I may not get any more Norse — er, Scandinavian — than that today.
Regardless of how or what you’re celebrating this yuletide season, we probably all share in some sense of the utter madness that marks it. And I’m not talking about the tired subject of commercialism — I’m talking about too much socializing, too much noise; in short, I’m talking about over-stimulation while daydreaming of serenity.
Actually, I’m gonna let someone else talk about it. That someone? One of my all-time favorite singers and songwriters, Elvis Costello, crooning in a guest-gig with the Chieftains on one of my all-time favorite yuletide songs: St. Stephen’s Day Murders.
[St. Stephen’s Day is celebrated in the UK on December 26. As if Christmas the day before isn’t enough! Silly me, thinking we Americans are the only ones who overdo stuff.]
Enjoy — but please don’t try this at home!
Thanks for stopping by. See ya next week!