Sunday, December 24, 2006

BARCEPUNDIT wishes all readers a very Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah, where appropriate, with a great version of a classic: White Christmas, by The Drifters. They show how it's possible to do a superb version of a quite tacky song, acceptable because it was created by one of the world's greatest composers: Irving Berlin.

Here it is: enjoy and be happy.

UPDATE. And here's a delightfully-PC wishes (via the blog in Catalan of my friend Josep Maria Fàbregas)
I want you to please accept with no obligation,
implied or implicit,
my best wishes for an environmentally conscious,
socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive,
gender neutral, celebration of
the winter solstice holiday,
practiced within the most enjoyable
traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice,
or secular practices of your choice,
with respect for the religious/secular
persuasions and/or traditions of others,
or their choice not to practice
religious or secular traditions at all...
...and a fiscally successful,
personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated
recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2007,
but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures
whose contributions to society have helped make this planet great,
[not to imply that this
planet is necessarily greater than any other planet
or is the only planet in the known or unknown universe],
and without regard to the race, creed,
color, age, physical ability, religious faith, choice of computer
platform, or sexual preference of the wishee.

UPDATE II. More wishes (and take the word in any meaning you wish...)