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?