Josh Holloway and Naveen Andrews in Lost by Mario Lopez/ABC Josh Holloway and Naveen Andrews in Lost by Mario Lopez/ABC

On Monday, while the rest of us were hanging stockings by the gas chimney with care (or, like my in-laws, marking the holiday by hitting the Cineplex for Charlie Wilson's War), ABC.com launched "Lost in 8:15," an eight-minute-15-second video that tells the story thus far of the survivors of Oceanic Air's Flight 815 and effectively recaps the show's first three seasons. (The narrator must have had a triple-shot latte before the recording session, but does a fair job.)

Lost unveils Season 4 on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 9 pm/ET. To quell any gripes about the absence of Grey's, this season Ben will be referred to on screen as "McCreepy."

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