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Since this blog has been around for going on five years now, a lot of the posts from Christmases past have broken links therein, as folks out there on the internet move stuff around, or forget to renew their domains, etc. YouTube video links, in particular, are vulnerable – you tube is like some insane carnival of the indigent, people coming and going, opening and closing accounts, various entities contesting copyright and having material removed, etc….
Anyway, I’m working to get as many of those bad links repaired and redirected to other sources of the same material, or at least redirect you to something of comparable interest. It’s a labor of love, to be sure, with nearly 340 posts.
Here’s a start: Every single link to online christmas karaoke videos in this post was broken. I’ve gone through and redirected every one that I could; those that I couldn’t find substitutions for are gone.
I’ve fixed some other stuff as well, this evening: Bing Crosby and Marjorie Reynolds are back singing “White Christmas,” while Cheech is telling Chong the Story of Santa and His Old Lady in yet another Christmas season.
On Donner, on Blitzen, on Chewy, on Tavo….
- What: “The Magic of Christmas” – Tens of thousands of coloured lights combine with evergreen swags and wreaths of holly and winter berries to line walkways and festoon lamp posts. The ever popular Twelve Days of Christmas displays are tucked away about The Gardens…. [Website]
- When: December 1, 2011 — January 6, 2012
- Where: 800 Benvenuto Ave., Brentwood Bay, Vancouver Island, BC [map]
- Getting there: BC Ferries | Washington State Ferries (select ‘Sidney BC’ as destination) | Washington State D.O.T. “Traveling to Victoria” FAQ
- What: In terms of what you get for your money (barring border delays and travel distance to Vancouver B.C.), Bright Nights is about the best regional bargain in the “Christmas lights/train ride” department. Often called “the most spectacular lighting display in Canada,” the Christmas train winds through a display of two-million Christmas lights, animated displays, and the amazing creations of the Mortal Coil Performance Society. New this year: North Pole featuring Santa and the Parade of Trees.
- Where: Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC [map]
- When: December 2, 2011 to January 2, 2012, Sunday to Thursday, 3:00pm – 10:00pm ; Friday and Saturday, 3:00pm – 11:00pm. Closed Christmas Day.
- Admission: Adult – $9.00 | Discount – $6.00 [Children & Youth (2-18), Seniors (65+)]
- For ticket information and further details, see the official website.