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that's almost as good as that scene in Gremlins where Phoebe Cates' character talks about her dad dying after getting trapped in the chimmney trying to be Santa Clause.

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Posted by dsk | December 25, 2006 3:44 PM

"Gay Son (Me)" is my unauthorized biography of Christopher Frizzelle. Due in bookstores any minute.

Posted by SEAN NELSON, EMERITUS | December 25, 2006 4:10 PM

Shit, Chris. You can come out for Chinese food next Christmas...

Posted by jonathan | December 25, 2006 5:50 PM

Interesting story. I can't wait for Sean Nelson's biography.

Where did you grow up?

Posted by Sean | December 25, 2006 7:43 PM

Gee, and I thought my getting disowned by my parents for being gay at Christmas time was bad. But then Mom was not welding a knife around.

Posted by Andrew | December 25, 2006 8:06 PM

Wonderful story. It might make me feel better if I wasn't so depressed by my own family already.
Hey, when will we, at last, create a movement to declare christmas nonexistant? when? Every year it gets worse and I don't know anyone who doesn't fight with their family these days. Show me anyone older than 12 that's happy on Christmas and I might just believe in it again...

Posted by tinydoc | December 25, 2006 8:36 PM

that is a heartbreaking story. i'm so sorry.

Posted by gforce | December 25, 2006 9:01 PM

Therapy. The perfect Christmas gift. Get some.

Posted by Boomer | December 25, 2006 10:40 PM

Wow - that was great. But the funny thing is that after my Christmas (and childhood of Christmases) I am sort of jealous of you. My family is so passive aggressive that a knife fight would have been a positive step towards expressing our feelings.

Posted by Jude Fawley | December 26, 2006 12:52 AM

God damn, Elliott Smith -- save that crap for your therapist.

Posted by horati0sanzserif | December 27, 2006 9:44 AM

Great story, Chris. Let me tell you about Thanksgiving 1984 sometime.

Posted by Grant Cogswell | December 27, 2006 3:05 PM

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