This is the year for updates. This one was first published by me in 2005. Back in those bad-old days, people would want to share things and have no place to do it. Frequently these items were placed on their company servers unbeknownst to the all-powerful system administrators (praise them!) and then emailed widely, opening the systems up to inexplicable external traffic and potential hacks. This activity frequently got the individual in trouble with their company as well as getting them in trouble with the author of the work.
For many years the card that inspired me to write this post was incommunicado, taken down when posted on Youtube, because Youtube was where pirates went (and still go) to publish works that aren’t theirs. What authors have discovered recently though, is that it’s also a good place to attract attention to their own work.
Consequently the card that was originally housed on a Reuters server is now on Youtube for everyone to see;
(Courtesy Joshua Held)
The version of White Christmas being used to back up the animation is one that I have liked since I heard it featured on The Santa Clause more than a decade ago. Me being the curious foot chewer that I am, I wrote a reply e-mail;
So who is singing that version of the song? I don’t recognize the singer.
Should have known what response I would get;
not sure who that is????….sounded/looked like santa to me, with a reindeer accompaniment???????? 🙂 but i realize there are a lot of santa impostors out there….nothing is sacred anymore it seems….everyone trying to cash in on holy-days seasons…..aloha
Yeah, really set myself up for that one, didn’t I?
So who is the voice behind the big red guy? Well, I tracked down the singers on my own. It would be The Drifters. Have a Funky Christmas.