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December 25, 2009 6:49 AM   Subscribe

It's Christmas, which means the most important tradition of all: the cast of The Venture Bros. changing your memory of a holiday classic forever. Merry Christmas from Alvin, Simon, and Theodore Tim-Tom, Kevin, and Henchman 21.

Previous Venture Christmases:

2004 - "Little Drummer Boy"
2005 - "Hard Candy Christmas"
2006 - "Venture Aid 2006"
2007 - "Fairytale of New York"
2008 - "Wonderful Christmas Time"
posted by XQUZYPHYR (19 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
Creepy, I was just adding The Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend (nee Dr. Mrs. The Monarch) to the 'Fairytale of New York thread down below. Always a great part of any holiday season.
posted by pupdog at 6:58 AM on December 25, 2009


It's just not the same without Henchman 24. At least he was there in "spirit."
posted by drezdn at 7:28 AM on December 25, 2009


I love the murderous moppets so much I do.
posted by The Whelk at 8:21 AM on December 25, 2009


THis was a weird season. I really missed 24 and Brock.
posted by dogwelder at 8:42 AM on December 25, 2009 [5 favorites]


It's weird to think that the Venture Brothers is 5 years old!
posted by vibrotronica at 9:31 AM on December 25, 2009


The best christmas gift of all...
posted by Artw at 9:48 AM on December 25, 2009


I'm at my mom's today and I was trying to play these but she was all "no" and I was all ":(".
posted by Green With You at 10:16 AM on December 25, 2009


Holy crap how did I miss Venture Aid!
posted by cavalier at 10:27 AM on December 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Is it strange that I find their cover of Hard Candy Christmas genuinely moving?

Also: "Thanks, God!"
posted by Parasite Unseen at 10:50 AM on December 25, 2009


I checked MeFi last night to see if anyone posted this, and I checked this site to see if there was a new one for this year.

I was genuinely afraid there would be no Venture Brothers Christmas song this year.
posted by champthom at 12:08 PM on December 25, 2009


FTR, "nee" generally means "born as". It's only used for maiden names. Not for married names, even if divorced.

I'm curious if there is a specific word for similar usage but with married and/or divorced names.
posted by _paegan_ at 1:57 PM on December 25, 2009


Oh, and thanks for the awesome Venture Christmases!
posted by _paegan_ at 1:58 PM on December 25, 2009


THis was a weird season. I really missed 24 and Brock.

It was weird at times, but it all came together in the end. And I think 24 will be back. I think Publick and Hammer like him too much to get rid of him forever.

That said, the last episode and the Revenge episode are exactly why I love this show so much.
posted by spiderskull at 2:00 PM on December 25, 2009


I love the murderous moppets so much I do.

I'm shocked someone likes them. I always thought everyone hated them...
posted by spiderskull at 2:02 PM on December 25, 2009


I too kept checking the various Venture Bros sites, and had begun to fret that there would be no Christmas song! Thanks for this!

("Fairytale of New York" remains my favorite. Not just because it's such an awesome song, and so apt, but also because the gender roles are reversed. The Monarch sings Kirsty McColl's part, and Dr. Mrs. The Monarch sings Shane McGowan's. SO GREAT.)
posted by ErikaB at 2:03 PM on December 25, 2009


Ah, venturey goodness.
posted by Joey Michaels at 6:36 PM on December 25, 2009



I love the murderous moppets so much I do.

I'm shocked someone likes them. I always thought everyone hated them...
posted by spiderskull at 5:02 PM on December 25 [+] [!]


According to the season 3 commentary, not only do Doc and Jackson love the moppets, they use them as a metric to gauge fans. As one of them said (I think it was Doc), "If you don't like the moppets, we don't like you."
posted by Captain Cardanthian! at 11:07 PM on December 25, 2009


FTR, "nee" generally means "born as". It's only used for maiden names. Not for married names, even if divorced.

I'm curious if there is a specific word for similar usage but with married and/or divorced names.


Crud, I actually meant to do it the other way around, after trying to figure out that exact question. This is what working over the holidays gets you I guess...

At least we had new music.
posted by pupdog at 11:10 PM on December 25, 2009


THis was a weird season. I really missed 24 and Brock.

The last episode appeared to bring them both back in some capacity. When the second half of Season 4 starts up in a few months, I have a feeling that we'll be seeing significantly more of them. Then again, Jackson and Doc do love screwing with audience expectations...
posted by Strange Interlude at 10:12 AM on December 26, 2009


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