Thursday, December 24, 2009

arlo's christmas carol

i'm old. so this is culturally significant for me.
i work on ahimsa, the yogic principle of non-violence.
so this is spiritually significant for me.
plus, it's funny.
arlo guthrie has been, and continues to be, one of the gentler people on the planet. he seems to have escaped the genetic disease, huntington's chorea, to which woody succumbed.
the first couple of lines had been running 'round my brain for a few days. i finally remembered enough to go looking.

short version: (embedding is disabled, here's the link)

if you want to hear the whole thing: (and it's worth it!)

may your holidays, and the year to come, be filled with peace, of heart, mind, and spirit.


  1. How did you find this? Hilarious. Love Arlo's voice.

  2. kass-i've always liked his voice too! it took some doing, but i persevered. i could only remember a few lines, and not the name of the song.

  3. What a classic. Thanks. I have the full version of Alice's on my Ipod but totally forgot this gem. And thank you for affirming the Charter. WV-whenever my daughter gets boisterous at the Christmas dinner table aw all throw our pezater.