Originally published on 60x365.com on December 12, 2007:
First Day is the first in a series of twelve pieces launching a podcast assault on the holidays. It's not that I dislike Christmas, I just can't stand the Christmas season. The constant barrage of Lexus commercials encouraging me to give the best gift possible (therefore winning...what?), the omnipresence of Santa (buying groceries, chowing down on Honeybaked ham, abandoning his trusty elves to shop at the Verizon store), and the never-ending musical cheer oozing from every orifice of virtually every public space drive me to distraction.
So... I begin this 12 Days celebration with my own version of a song that is the epitome of Christmas Camp: Sleigh Ride as performed by The Ventures.