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December 20, 2012

A New Holiday Song for Modern Times. {Video}

Ummmm…. “Chestnuts roasting on a Kindle Fire?”

Ingenious parody of Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.

Sure it’s funny. But it’s frighteningly close to reality. Do we—and our kids—really need the latest version of the XYZ electronic whatchamacallit? Can we (more importantly, I) step away from Facebook and Twitter for a moment of Silent Night?

If, like me, you feel like the holidays revolve around high tech gadgets—and are downright downtrodden by it all—this video puts a humorous mirror to our modern gadgetarian world… holiday style.

Sing along to Mark Fiore’s brilliant animated video.

Chestnuts roasting on a Kindle Fire

Jack Frost app on your iPhone

Download carols being sung by a choir

And Jingle Bells is your ring tone.

Nintendo Wii You, XBox Kinnect, and a Playstation Three

Deprive your kids of all sunlight

Nook Simple Touch, with a screen all aglow

We’ll find it hard to charge tonight…

If this video doesn’t make even the Grinchiest of you laugh, I’ll eat Santa’s hat.

All laughter aside, this is actually kinda sad.

Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mark Fiore delivers hard-hitting and fun political animation to millions of viewers worldwide. Called “the undisputed guru of the form,” by the Wall Street Journal, Fiore’s work has appeared everywhere from CNN to Al Jazeera to the San Francisco Chronicle and Mother Jones.

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