It’s Chriiiiiiiistmas! From cracker jokes to festive songs; Yuletide readings and actual Christmas cards from the ACTUAL ye olde mail bag; a host of Christmas surveys unpicked and the ultimate question: should a parent ever tell their kid Father Christmas doesn’t exist?
Also today, a ton of recs and a quick-fire festive round of Ask The High Low.
The Pact We Made, by Layla AlAmmar https://www.harpercollins.co.uk/9780008284442/the-pact-we-made/
Hannah Gadsby meets Roxane Gay for The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/dec/08/hannah-gadsby-roxane-gay-in-conversation-body-image-fan-encounters-trolls
Reni Eddo-Lodge on the Blackfishing Phenomenon for British Vogue https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/blackfishing-phenomenon
Aimee Mullins interview in the current issue of PORTER magazine, out now
Christine Amanpour: Sex and Love Around the World, on Netflix
The American Meme on Netflix
Jill Soloway Wants It, TBD by Tina Brown https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/tbd-with-tina-brown/id1441327188?mt=2&i=1000424654080
The psychology power of the toys we keep, by Moya Sarner for The Guardian https://theguardian.com/society/2018/dec/12/still-have-childhood-teddy-psychological-power-toys-we-keep
Conversations On Love, by Natasha Lunn https://tinyletter.com/Conversations_on_Love