Aside from drinking a hot toddy and wearing a smoking jacket while counterfeiting a nickel and being painted by Norman Rockwell, it doesn't get too much more Americana than the Rockettes -- and as everyone knows, the Holidays are, at their best, a time of misty-eyed sentimentality. To that end, dear reader, we've got you hooked up, because today, we're giving away two sets of two tickets to the winter's most spectacular spectacular: The Radio City Christmas... Spectacular.
Since 1933, the Spectacular's theme has been basically unchanged, centered around an appearance from Santa and some of the most synchronized high-kicking in probably the history of synchronized high-kicking -- and though the show has been updated a few times on its 78-year history, the updating is so unavoidably lame that it can't help but make the whole thing even more campy. Camp aside, though, it's still pretty awesome to see; much like the best magic shows, the Spectacular acknowledges its camp -- even embraces it -- and then blows your mind anyway.
But about those tickets. To get them, we're asking you to set the wayback machine to 1933 -- in the comments section, tell us what you're going to do to to keep it olde-schoole when you go; we're not really going to give you any more direction than that. Be creative. Surprise us. The two best answers by noon sharp tomorrow get the tickets -- and when we say "best," we mean that in an utterly subjective way.
When you leave that comment, make sure to put a valid address in the email field -- we need to be able to get a hold of you and tell you if you won. We promise never to spam you or show your email to anyone else or, in all likelihood, ever look at it again.
Good luck, reader, and tally-ho.
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