After the first part of Mark's reading of A Christmas Carol, Steyn Club member Rede Batcheller wrote with a request:
Next, if you dare, Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales. TYVM!!!!
Well, we love that tale, Rede, but we're not sure his Welsh vowels are totally reliable. So, as Mark continues to recover from his brace of heart attacks, we have something even better for you to kick off this week before Christmas - an authentic Welsh lady, the great Siân Phillips, who, during her own childhood Yules, actually worked with Dylan Thomas - as she and Mark discussed on a Steyn holiday special a few years back. Click below to watch:
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You can find more non-visual content from The Mark Steyn Show over in our Audio & Transcripts department. And, if you'd like to hear more from Siân, she recreates her Tony-nominated performance of "See What the Boys in the Back Room Will Have" on our Frank Loesser centenary special, available here.
Mark's acting skills are considerably below Siân's, but, if you've yet to hear his take on Charles Dickens this Christmas, you can find that here. There'll be more video entertainment later today with a special live-performance edition of our Song of the Week.
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