Listen, MetaFilter, 'tis the season and all that, so get yourself over to MetaFilter Music (you know, that subsite you never go to) and check out the absolutely wonderful little Hawaiian Christmas ditty that your fellow Mefier chococat
posted, OK? It's called Mele Kalikimaka
and it's big fun and just all kindsa damn good and full of holiday cheer and slippery guitars.
Episode 87 of the podcast was recorded on December 9th and runs about 1hr 40min long as we recap our favorite posts from the past five weeks. [more inside]
Since the Metafilter cookie swap thread is now over 30 days old and closed to new comments, I have come here today to bring you, by popular request, the 7th sign of the impending Catpocalypse! Inside: the ugliest sugar cookies you have ever seen. [more inside]
Yay for secretquonsar! Got my gift today! Hoping mine wings its way on time.
Secret Quonsar thank-you thread! [more inside]
Secret quonsor wtf?
So, in the Secret Quonsar swap I seem to have drawn someone who turns out to have done their PhD (last year) in my husband's department. Is there something in the algorithm that makes that more likely than the absolutely bizarre unlikelihood I would have thought it had?
It's getting to be time for Secret Quonsar (a gift swap that happens in December among a subset of Mefites. Anyone can join if he or she wants to) again. I'm willing to do it again, having learned a lot from last year's events. If people would rather I not do it, send me an memail (or call me out here!) and if I get a critical mass, I'll step down. I want to talk about the two big issues we had last year. [more inside]
Wherein, Its is written henceforth, we agree said submitter has only been a asshat half the time, we therefore allow him to say
Merry Christmas Metafilter
without prejudice, and with a little extra love and barbeque sauce on the side. It's been a bad year, and you have always been in my corner. I thank about 115,000 people for that.
Christmas spirit... I really didn't think I'd get any this year. [more inside]
Episode 5 of the Metafilter Music Podcast is the second, naughtier half of the two-part holiday series that started last week. It's about 46 minutes long and features 19 songs by 17 different metafilter musicians. [more inside]
This is the (long overdue) 4th episode of the Metafilter Music Podcast, and part one of two in a series of holiday-themed collections. This one is Nice, the next, in a few days, will be Naughty. This episode run just over 41 minutes and features songs by fourteen different mefite musicians. [more inside]
So come on, what did you get?
Happy Christmas Metafilter!
That is all.
MERRY CHRISTMAS to all who celebrate it, and Happy Holidays to everyone. Best wishes for the New Year, and wherever you are, please enjoy the season with your family and friends.
Lots of people seemed interested in my Christmas music question. With your help, I've finished the job
. Thanks so much everyone!
Denver/Boulder/Longmont Mefites: Christmas Meetup? [more inside]
Tis the season...to shop Mefi? In this post,
MadamJuJuJive posits an idea for us to have a Shop Mefi page for the holidays. I like the idea a lot, and not just because she pimped out my soap company. I would love to buy some of the art, music, photography and other goodies that fellow Mefites are making. So, how hard would it be to make a MeFi Mall?
This is too weak for the blue (and many will say for the grey as well), and I'm too close to him for it not to be a "self-link," but I thought that some MeMu users may be interested in Sufjan Stevens' Xmas Song Swap
. [more inside]
At the risk of being a scrooge, is there any way at all to curtail xmas gift askme? I know everyone needs special unique gifts for all the special unique snowflakes in their lives, none of whom resemble in any way the recipients other people need to buy gifts for, but it doesn't add a great deal of value to the site as a whole and we've got another month or so of questions like this ahead of us...
At the risk of offending a number of people:
Hope things are going well where you are at.
Any MeFite Santa Rampages in sight? (link inside)
AskMefiFollowup: I like to sing Jingle Bell Rock, but using only the words "bell", "rock", and "jingle":
bell rock jingle rock
Bell jingle rock
Rock jingle rock
Bell jingle bell
Rock rock bell
Jingle rock, jingle rock
Bell bell bell
Drives my wife nuts. I'd record an MP3 of me doing it if someone could find me a karaoke track.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 10:25 AM PST on December 22
P. S. Tail, Esq, has followed through just in time for Christmas: May I present you with Jingle Rock Bell
christmas greetings !
MATT IS NOT ALLOWED TO VIEW THIS THREAD TILL AFTER CHRISTMAS
: Posted by Hackworth
; Part 2. (Fighting the dreaded Falling Off The Page Syndrome.
Just a follow-up to the now-defunct Christmas song thread...just wanted to thank my fellow MeFi-ers for providing an invaluable service. My husband was assigned the task at work to compile a Christmas song CD to give away at the office party, preferably some "unusual, or out of the ordinary" stuff. When he came home and whined about this assignment, I assured him, no worries! Ran to MeFi, found the Xmas song thread, and was able to provide him with more suggestions than he could fit in a wav format on a CD.
So thanks, all, for your great Christmas song recommendations! And happy holidays to all!