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"'''Christmas Is Interesting'''" is one of [[Jonathan Coulton]]'s oldest songs<ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20020925002351/http://jonathancoulton.com/</ref> and appears on his first album, [[Smoking Monkey]].
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== History ==
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== Live Performance ==
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"Christmas Is Interesting" has been performed on occasion live at Jonathan Coulton concerts.
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== Trivia ==
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"Christmas Is Interesting" is a hodgepodge of references to Christmas stories and movies:
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* The "long winter's nap" line alludes to the poem [[Wikipedia:A Visit from St. Nicholas|A Visit from St. Nicholas]]
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* The watch/hairbrush and wig/chain lines are allusions to [[Wikipedia:The Gift of the Magi|The Gift of the Magi]].
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* The elf, train, and squirt gun lines are allusions to [[Wikipedia:Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (television special)|the Rankin/Bass ''Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer'']].
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* The Jimmy Stewart, wonderful life, cracked-up car, and yelled-at wife lines are allusions to [[Wikipedia:It's a Wonderful Life|''It's a Wonderful Life'']].
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* The Jacob Marley and grave lines are references to [[Wikipedia:A Christmas Carol|''A Christmas Carol'']].
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* The Rosebud and cold mansion lines are allusions to [[Wikipedia:Citizen Kane|''Citizen Kane'']].
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== Availability ==
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Available from [http://www.jonathancoulton.com/songdetails/Christmas+Is+Interesting jonathancoulton.com] for purchase in MP3 or FLAC formats, as well as on the [[Smoking Monkey]] CD.
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== Themes ==
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*[[Christmas]]
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== Citations ==
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Revision as of 19:31, 19 September 2011


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Christmas Is Interesting
ReleaseSmoking Monkey
Length3:53
Release date11-05-2003
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"Christmas Is Interesting" is one of Jonathan Coulton's oldest songs[1] and appears on his first album, Smoking Monkey.

History

Live Performance

"Christmas Is Interesting" has been performed on occasion live at Jonathan Coulton concerts.

Trivia

"Christmas Is Interesting" is a hodgepodge of references to Christmas stories and movies:

Availability

Available from jonathancoulton.com for purchase in MP3 or FLAC formats, as well as on the Smoking Monkey CD.

Themes

Citations

  1. http://web.archive.org/web/20020925002351/http://jonathancoulton.com/
Smoking Monkey
1. I'm Having a Party · 2. Bozo's Lament · 3. Kenesaw Mountain Landis · 4. Ikea · 5. I Hate California · 6. Christmas Is Interesting · 7. Over There · 8. Millionaire Girlfriend · 9. First of May · 10. De-Evolving · 11. I'm a Mason Now · 12. Overhead