Sunday, December 19, 2021

Jingle Bells, H.G. Wells

Are you stuck with some clamorous kids
Who demand to watch holiday vids?
They'll go quiet and numb
If you show "Things to Come"
With a Christmas to scar their young ids.

Donald B. Benson

The Shape of Things to Come (William Cameron Menzies; 1936) begins with London being spectacularly bombed at Christmas. You'll never be asked to babysit again.

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