I'm using the (notional) downtime to catch up on saved articles in Pocket, Medium, Facebook et al. And for the next week, I'm going to share a small selection each day, to give you something interesting to read between the awkward family moments and the period of hedonistic over-indulgence.
But as the frequency goes up, the volume will go down. My friend Stephanie Booth has been doing a weekly newsletter with just three links - less is more, as she says. Well, I can't quite restrict myself to three, but for the next few days, it's just five a day.
And for the next three days at least - it'll all be variations on happy or interesting news - no downers here. We've had quite enough of that in 2016…
Festive link feast…
Interesting video from Vox explaining exactly what makes a song feel like a Christmas song.
If you think about the original lyrics - it's kinda creepy. This new version is just cute - and makes a good point.
A study confirmed that the new vaccine is 100 percent effective. 🍾🍾🍾
I'm really hoping the Wonder Woman movie breaks the dismal streak of recent DC comics movies, because I want my daughters to grow up seeing women leading superhero films, not just men. And this is a great explanation of why Wonder Woman is so important.
I started with a video, so let's end with one. This is a moment of real beauty.