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It's that time of the year when we reach into the archives and pull out one of the old favorites that seems to survive the test of time.

Not only do we recycle the content, but we ignore our editorial mandate to avoid reusing a quote for the post title. However, in the case of "The Second Morning After Christmas" [BLUE] which has been used in 200620082009 and 2010, we find that we have a post that continues to please, so we'll continue the tradition. Just as the Wall Street Journal annually reproduces a 1949 editorial written by Vermont Royster called "In Hoc Anno Domini," we saw no reason to avoid replication here.

If this is new to you, please feel free to share and use this at your own Sherlockian society holiday meetings. The only thing we ask is that you attribute the poem to its rightful author.

So, we bring you "Two Days After Christmas," a tribute to "The Blue Carbuncle" in the style of Clement Moore's A Visit from St. Nick.

Two Days After Christmas

For those of you inclined more to listening rather than reading, here's the audio version, courtesy of I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere.

A note about the lead image for this post:
This is the dust jacket from the first book to be published by the Baker Street Irregulars. The deluxe edition included "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" with blue-tinged plates of two of the Sidney Paget illustrations from the original Strand Magazine. It also included an essay by Edgar W. Smith, BSI titled "The Story of the Blue Carbuncle," as well as "A Note on the Baker Street Irregulars." We have included a link below to purchase this through Amazon.

We have the pleasure and honor of wishing you "the compliments of the season."

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