Thanksgiving is over, which means it’s officially time for Christmas carols to haunt you until Dec. 25. If you’re a Star Trek fan, here is at least one you’ll enjoy: Patrick Stewart’s Captain Picard singing “Let It Snow,” with some help from his crew.
The fun in these “sung by the movies” videos usually involves getting all the words right, but here the best moments come when YouTube user James Covenant deviates from the script. Happy holidays, and, as ever: “Shut up, Wesley.”
TODAY IN SLATE
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Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.