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Surely You Jest

I generally listen to The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at the chapel of King’s College, Cambridge every year, but there is no way I would wait 32 hours in line to see it in person.

It is a very nice traditional service that embodies the Christmas season, but I can’t believe someone had 32 hours available at Christmas to wait outside in a Cambridge winter.

3 comments

1 ellroon { 12.23.06 at 2:19 pm }

32 hours?! Well….you’d be in a really damned happy effing Merry Christmas mood when you got in, now would’cha?

2 Mustang Bobby { 12.23.06 at 3:46 pm }

I’ll be listening to it tomorrow morning at 10 as Interlochen Public Radio broadcasts it live. It’s an old tradition with me; I used to live up there and I’d be wrapping presents or making something for Christmas Eve dinner and watching the snow fall.

If you listen to it via the link, be aware that IPR times out the streaming every two hours, ostensibly to save money. Just reclick the start button to reset the timer.

3 Bryan { 12.23.06 at 4:43 pm }

American Public Media, the same people that produce Prairie Home Companion, broadcast it and it’s available at that link.

Ellroon, the military didn’t make me stand in line for 32 hours, so I’m not apt to do for “fun.” It’s silly. You are going to grumpy and grubby, not exactly the best form for a religious service, whether it’s yours or someone else’s.

I will have to use the ‘Net because the local stations have decided not to carry it, which is a shame.