It’s December 23, 2016, it’s two days before Christmas and time for 20 Questions Friday.

This is my pre-holiday edition. I hope your prep is going well. Enjoy.

— How many times have you watched “It’s a Wonderful Life”?

— In which city would you rather spend Christmas – New York or London?

— Do you stop playing holiday music right after Dec. 25, or do you play it through New Year’s Day?

— Why would anyone want a partridge in a pear tree as a gift?

— Have you actually read “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, or do you just know it from its cinematic versions?

— Does anybody still put tinsel on a Christmas tree?

— Who do you tip at the holidays?

— Why don’t I think the people of the upper Midwest are jumping for joy at the prospect of a big honking Christmas Day snowstorm?

— Has anyone ever really gotten a lump of coal in a stocking?

— Why is getting a lump of coal the ultimate in “gifts” for naughty children?

— War on Christmas types, a question: Would your rather have someone say “Happy Holidays!” or “Go to hell”?

— Is it just me, or are people sending out fewer Christmas cards?

— What holiday song would you not mind ever hearing again? (Other than “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer”)

— Did you know it’s been 38 years since Christmas Eve and the first night of Hanukkah both fell on Dec. 24?

— Is “Die Hard” really a holiday movie?

— Shouldn’t people who put Star Shower laser lights up as house decorations be barred from celebrating Christmas?

— Ever wonder what Wall Street looks like at midnight on Christmas Eve?

— Would you threaten bodily harm to someone who rang your doorbell, sang a simple holiday song, and then demanded figgy pudding?

— Do you hear what I hear? (sixteenth in a series of song-title questions)

— Will Santa bring me what I want for Christmas – or is Trump still going to take office on Jan. 20?


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