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Holiday special! A YouTube Christmas, especially for you
Holiday special! A YouTube Christmas, especially for you

The holidays are a special time — that is to say, a time for specials. All over the television, the seasonal signifiers, the holly and the mistletoe, trees and lights, snowflakes and fake furs are dragged out of storage and gaily appended to sitcoms, serials, talk shows, game shows and come-but-once-a-year simulacrums of this or that person's old-fashioned, down-home-in-the-holler, up-on-the-mountain Christmas. Thus has it been since time immemorial, relatively speaking. There are two Christmases of course — the religious one that gives the holiday its name and Nativity tale, and the one that encompasses everything else: the pagan roots, the Dickensian trimmings, the...

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