Ask Me Another for Tuesday, December 17, 2013

John Hodgman: 'Twas The Night Before This Day

Why should Christmas get all the attention? Host Ophira Eisenberg teams up with comedian John Hodgman for a spirited reading of the famous poem popularly known as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," with the lines rewritten to be about some less popular holidays and days of observance.

Don't Forget The Lah-Rics

Fa-la-la-la-la la-la-la-lox! House musician Jonathan Coulton performs a rendition of the Christmas carol "Deck the Halls" with the lyrics rewritten to describe words or names that begin with a "la" sound.

Lizz Winstead: What's That Sound?

Host Ophira Eisenberg pits comedian and The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead against a contestant in a game in which they must reproduce sound effects and music, like Tarzan's yell or the Jaws theme.

The Chris In Christmas

Instead of "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," how about "Rockin' Around the Big Blue Sea"? House musician Jonathan Coulton plays holiday tunes with the lyrics rewritten to be about famous people and fictional characters named Chris.

Are We There Yet?

If you've driven across the country during the holidays, this game will be a breeze. We give you a starting point in the U.S. and a list of three destination cities. Put the cities in order of driving distance from the starting point, from shortest to longest.

A Holiday Story From Ophira Eisenberg

The host of Ask Me Another grew up Jewish, but maintained an obsession with Santa Claus. Hear Eisenberg share a story about her first childhood encounter with Father Christmas, at a shopping mall in Canada.

A.J. Jacobs: Traditional Holiday Traditions

What tradition do you think really exists: "the burning of the devil" in Guatemala or leatherback turtle races in Barbados? Hear writer A.J. Jacobs figure out which quirky holiday traditions from around the world are real, and which are fake.

Cinema Synonyms, Holiday Edition

Looking for a fun holiday movie? How about The Section of a Contract About the Spanish Word for Saint? In this final round, name the original titles of famous holiday films which have been passed through our trusty thesaurus.
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