Merry Christmas, Monkeys

The Barrelhouse crew has been struggling with our Christmas list. How do we say thank you to you, our great readers and subscribers and contributors? How do we share the joy we feel every time we read a brilliant submission (we're open for nonfiction submissions now!), or sell another subscription, or spend time getting to know you during our readings or after our conferences? Y'all are awesome, and you're what keeps us going. How can we even come close to showing our appreciation?

The answer, of course, is that we can share this: a bizarre short film from the 1940s that mashes together stock footage of monkeys, a fever dream, and the holiday spirit. 

Take a hot foot bath, eat a banana (skins and all!), and have a merry Monkey Christmas.