Published on December 24th, 2018 | by Alan Cross


I Helpfully Deconstruct “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” [VIDEO]

Re-posting this video is turning out to be something of a Christmas tradition. Sorry if I ruin it for everyone (it does generate some serious hate mail, but I don’t care. C’mon! It’s all done in fun…)

Apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, of course.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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5 Responses to I Helpfully Deconstruct “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” [VIDEO]

  1. iamsuperdan says:

    That was excellent!

    Immediately forwarded to everyone on my list.

  2. mgerster says:

    Well done sir….a good laugh and OH SO YOU…
    I hadn't heard this before. Thanks for the quality material as always.

  3. zach says:

    An alan cross Christmas classic. Enjoyed it again this year as I have the past few 🙂

  4. Old Yeller says:

    WHY? Do you think your funny? It makes no sense to use science to explain “magic”, or to insist that there wouldn’t have been a “full moon” on that Christmas Eve. It’s supposed to be a fantasy. I love humour as much as anyone else, but this just wasn’t funny. Really, you come across as a bitter, angry old man. Are you upset because Santa didn’t bring you tickets to the Monty Python Reunion Show in London? By the way, the history of Saint Nicholas goes way back to Finnish folklore, and many other similar stories such as Icelandic folklore, where 13 pranksters, known as the Yule Lads, come down from the mountains to cause mischief for the 13 days preceding Christmas. All of this predates any Coca-Cola ad campaign. My 16 year old wants to know why you are so butthurt. Who are you to be making fun of anyone else’s weight? And as for the two first “responders”…a couple of “Scrooges”!

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