25 December 2022

Not the Dickens Christmas Story

Q: What happens when the monthly post about The Sociology of Chess (November 2016) falls on Christmas Day? A: We use whatever we can find.

The Santa character, played by a White Rook, looks like Homer Simpson. The devil character, played by a Black Pawn, looks like a cute bug.

A Chess Story: The game between Santa and the Devil (6:24) • '[Published on] Dec 22, 2015'

The description said,

Christmas is in danger. Santa Claus must play a game of chess against the Devil to save it. Mexico 2015.

It's not really a Christmas story. The Santa character might just as well be the Easter bunny, fighting for the right to deliver Easter candy to the children of the world.

0:50 'Santa axed the Devil about his reason for being in the North Pole'.

I axed what the devil am I going to do with this? It would be interesting to know the origin of the story -- this video -or- something earlier. Maybe the best thing to do is just to stop here.

Merry Christmas to one and all! And please drive safely.


For last year's Christmas post, see Merry Christmas 2021! (December 2021; 'Fifteen years of Christmas blog posts with a chess theme...').

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