Winter Solstice


Adam talks about the winter solstice, reflects on the Project for Awesome and his birthday, and does some Christmas caroling.

Some thoughts and caroling on the shortest day of the year. I apologize for the sickliness of the caroling, for I am getting over The Sick™.



Happy Yule, Earthlings! It’s December 21st, 2013, and you are watching Adam the Alien!


So today is the Winter Solstice, for those of us here in the Northern Hemisphere, at least. That’s means it’s the shortest day of the year, the longest night of the year, and the official beginning of winter. Which is honestly kind of strange to me. I’ve never really gotten that, because to me it seems like this day should be the middle. The middle of winter.

For some reason we’ve always been taught that the solstices and equinoxes are the beginning of a season when, to me, they come, like, smack! In! The middle!

I certainly prefer to take a more meteorological approach, in that when this pond froze over, we were in winter. We were well into winter. It’s not frozen, now, but it wasn’t long ago that I could walk out onto it.


[SINGING] The iiiiice is melting, but it’s still walkable! I don’t know whyyyy I’m singing…because I [BLEEP]ing want to.

I have to say, December is my absolute favorite month. It has all kinds of things. It has holidays, it has my birthday…

I have put 2.9 candles on there to represent 29. You’re too young to have a bonfire on your cake, yet.

[SINGING] …to yooooouuu!

…it has the Project for Awesome, and WOW! This month has just gone by way, way, WAY too fast!

I am not ready for Christmas, I am not ready for this month to be over. I am not ready to give up my lovely, lovely December. I wait all year for it.

That being said, it has, so far, been a splendid December. Especially the Project for Awesome, which just finished. It’s been going on for seven years now, and I have to say, every year it is like YouTube Christmas.

It’s probably my favorite YouTube event all year, up and above Vidcon. But that may be just my bias towards December and all the wonderful feelings of all the myriad of holidays. Whether you celebrate something religiously, or if you just celebrate secularly, I mean, even if you don’t celebrate secular Christmas (which is different from religious Christmas), there is also New Year’s! And New Year’s is coming up and I frickin’ LOVE IT!

Basically, I love this month and there’s really not much more to say than that, that I am just ready for it to be over.

And with that, everyone who does not like Christmas carols, just stop watching now, ’cause that’s all the rest of this video’s gonna be.

♫ Silent night, holy night ♫

♫ All is calm, all is bright ♫

♫ Round yon virgin, mother and child ♫

♫ Holy infant, so tender and mild ♫

♫ Sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace ♫

♫ Silent night, holy night ♫

♫ Shepherds quake at the sight ♫

♫ Glories stream from Heaven afar ♫

♫ Heav’nly hosts sing, “Alleluia” ♫

♫ Jesus, Lord at thy birth, Jesus, Lord at thy birth ♫

♫ Silent night, holy night ♫

♫ Son of God loves pure light ♫

♫ Radiant beams from thy holy face ♫

♫ With the dawn of redeeming grace ♫

♫ Christ the savior is born, Christ the savior is born ♫

Okay, that was far from perfect, and I’m pretty sure I switched some lyrics around. But I’m just puttin’ this together and, uh, hoping everybody is having a happy holiday season, whatever you celebrate or don’t celebrate. And I hope, if you don’t celebrate it, you will take with all of the good meanings I mean it, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Fare thee well.

Writer. Actor. Director. Chalk artist. YouTuber. Nerdfighter. Traveler. Pansexual. Genderfluid. Millennial. Socialist. Living a complex life beyond those words.

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