Somewhere between 1991 and 1994, my father went on a business trip to Germany and visited a company called Elsentooling
. For three years afterwards, they sent our family a Christmas card with one of those extra-small compact discs inside. We still listen to the first one because it's just that good.
However, it's all in German, and I know not a stitch of it, though I'm half German. The second-to-last track (uploaded here
) is some sort of story. Is it something an American would be familiar with if you mentioned the title? If not, I'm curious how the story goes. [more inside]
posted by RobotHeart
on Dec 4, 2007 -
I'm trying to find a copy of a favorite Disney Christmas-themed short (B&W, probably from the '20's or '30's, featuring a very jolly Santa and lots of little kiddies) on DVD. Problem is, we don't know the title or anything else about it -- can you help ID this film? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav
on Nov 8, 2007 -
I want to volunteer on Xmas in New York City, instead of sitting on my fat lazy ass. What are some good organizations I should contact to offer my services?
posted by Juggermatt
on Dec 20, 2006 -
Where is the best place(s) to look at christmas lights in and around the Dallas/Ft. Worth area?
posted by flipmiester99
on Dec 20, 2006 -
I'm looking for a recipe for rolled / stuffed turkey breast that was published in (a Christmas edition of?) Australian Better Homes and Gardens magazine some time in the last few years (which I've since lost). Please hope me! [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi
on Dec 15, 2006 -
My family and I will be in New York city for the holidays. My mission: to find great restaurants for Christmas and New Year's Eve dinners. [more inside]
posted by clearlydemon
on Dec 14, 2006 -
After a long day in the company of others, how do you keep conversation fresh during the evening and nite? [more inside]
posted by oxala
on Dec 9, 2006 -
What are some good ideas of DIY gifts I can make and give to family and close friends for Christmas? I'm a poor college student, which means it has to be very cheap, but meaningful. [more inside]
posted by pontouf
on Nov 17, 2006 -
I'd like to get something extravagant as a gift for my (to be) 1 year old nephew. [more inside]
posted by handee
on Sep 6, 2006 -
Okay, I'm stumped. I have no idea what to get my girlfriend for Christmas. I got her some nice jewelry for her birthday in October, and I got her art last Christmas (shortly after we started dating). I'm not ready to be buying any rings, but don't want to trod down the same path giftwise.What do I do?
Any ideas (she has an iPod) would be welcome!
posted by trox
on Dec 15, 2005 -
I'm looking for the name of the funny, slickly-produced, xmas-themed videos that went around like a web meme. They featured a 70s pimpy-looking guy called "[firtstname] Christmas." It was one of the first net memes, probably around the time of "Mahir - I kiss you!" I don't know much else, except that he punched an old lady in the face in one episode. [more inside]
posted by scamper
on Dec 15, 2005 -
Looking for seasonal music. We are not Christian, so we are looking for, in order of preference, Yule music, winter music (OK, I don't know exactly what I mean by that, but maybe you do), secular "Christmas" music. Got favorites you'd care to recommend? I'm mainly looking for CD titles, but would welcome song titles too.
posted by bricoleur
on Dec 6, 2005 -
Alternative, interesting Xmas songs needed for a performance. Must be playable on guitar with one voice accompaniment. [more inside]
posted by spicynuts
on Nov 9, 2005 -
I live in the US and have a niece (about to turn 6) and nephew (a year and a half) in Norway. Every year I have the same dilemma buying Xmas and bday presents for them and I'd love some ideas... [more inside]
posted by widdershins
on Sep 21, 2005 -
Why do I associate Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree with great tragedy?
posted by cillit bang
on Dec 22, 2004 -
More xmas-shopping: Does anyone know of a store in NYC I can buy those swiss army knives with USB hard drives? I know they have them at thinkgeek and amazon etc, but I need it, like, yesterday. Other weird USB devices are also of interest.
posted by edlundart
on Dec 20, 2004 -
When I was in college, I dated a mexican-american girl for a few years and I loved spending christmas at her house because it meant fresh tamales (her dad would set aside special veggie ones for me and her). I know it's a tradition of some sort, and I've googled around but I can't really find the story behind the tradition. Can any members of la raza
clue me in and tell me how it started and why tamales are made on christmas? Does it have anything to do with religion, myth, and/or history, or is it just a thing people do? [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Dec 24, 2003 -