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Just The Gist: Christmas Edition

Just The Gistmas

5 December 2003

Bizarrely, answers are coming in for last year's Christmas Just The Gist. So, if you're going to treat it as a live issue, so are we. And here it is! Five Yuletide songs reduced to precis - you tell us artist and title, please.

1. A series of questions addresses whether Father Christmas will work while drunk, concerns over the size of a home when relatives are staying, and the way grandparents lie. Keyword: buggy.

2. A perambulating couple create an effigy of a clergyman and then address him colloquially. Keyword: conspire.

3. A hapless private fights in conflicts across time and space. Resenting the easier life of the Commanding Officers, he resolves to initiate pacifist political reform. Obscured keyword: shit.

4. A tired beast of burden is goaded to use campanologists as a route-finder. Keyword: heavy.

5. A single girl ruminates on missed chances and decides to spend Christmas alone. On a last-minute errand for cranberries, though, she runs into a former date and changes her mind. Keyword: sunburn.

gist@lnreview.co.uk


If you like themed Just The Gists, there's a summer edition right here.



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