The 12 Days of Christmas, Irish Style

If you, like me, have always suspected that being on the receiving end of a dozen days of incrementally compounding seasonal gifting would turn into a horror story, then “The 12 Days of Christmas, Irish Style” will have you nodding your head and mumbling “totally”.

It features the narrative stylings of Frank Kelly who played Father Jack Hackett on the mid-90s British TV Show Father Ted.

I found it via a tweet from Graham Linehan (aka @Glinner) who not coincidentally created, wrote and directed Father Ted, and more recently brought us The IT Crowd (not to mention Black Books which I blogged about earlier).


Actor, nerd, poet, producer, writer mikl-em made his name short so you wouldn't have to. In addition to his blog you can find his writing in "Hi Fructose" magazine and witness him almost life-sized in various plays at The Dark Room Theater in SF's Mission district.

He tends to write about theater, humor, San Francisco culture and history, and stuff that's just plain weird. He thanks Scott for sharing the keys to the Laughing Squid virtual HQ and promises to uphold whatever it is that the mirthful cephalopod would prefer to be uplifted.