Friday, November 21, 2008

It’s beginning to look a lot like... well, you know. We can now look forward to weeks of perfectly dreadful Christmas specials on television, including perfectly dreadful children's specials. Then again, there is A Charlie Brown Christmas, which aired on CBS from its debut in 1965 through 2000, and on ABC from 2001 until the present. "The story touches on the over-commercialization of Christmas, and serves to remind viewers of the true meaning of Christmas: the birth of Jesus Christ, continuing a theme explored by satirists such as Stan Freberg and Tom Lehrer during the 1950s." (Wikipedia)

Also a theme yet untouched by the PC Thought Police -- so far.

For this week's Friday Afternoon Moment of Whimsy, we show a video clip from that story -- with a twist, namely the soundtrack.

"Hey Ya!" was written and produced by André 3000, part of the hip hop duo OutKast, in 2003. The song received praise from contemporary music critics, and it won "Best Urban/Alternative Performance" at the 46th Grammy Awards.

Lend me some sugar. I am your neighbor.

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