Tunesday: White Christmas
The Grandaddy of old Christmas videos…and the best-selling single of all time. Bing Crosby & Danny Kaye, with a special vocal surprise if you listen through to almost the end (around the 2 minute mark).
Memeday: Walken In A Winter Wonderland
I know–all this talent and skill, and still I give you this. I wish I could, in good faith, apologize but…
Fairytale of New York
Yesterday I praised the Christmas crooners of previous generations, but we’ve had some good stuff of our own. This bitter, poignant winter tale touches on the melancholy undercurrent of the holiday so perfectly that it never fails to make my mom cry. Adding the sad epilogue, in which Kirsty MacColl was horribly killed on her…
Nation’s Oppressed Christians Huddle Underground…
And in the latest news from the War On Christmas… Nation’s Oppressed Christians Huddle Underground To Light Single Shriveled Christmas Shrub UNDISCLOSED LOCATION—Persecuted and driven into hiding because of their beliefs, the nation’s oppressed Christians reportedly huddled in a secret underground bunker late Wednesday night to decorate and light a single withered Christmas shrub. At…
Whoops. Wrong Home.
I snagged this one from facebook today. This is the kind of world I like to imagine we live in–and the kind of home I try to have. So, give me a call. Come on over, we’ll celebrate whatever holiday works for you.
War on Christmas: Weep For The Vanquished
For some, there will be no Merry this Christmas…
Tunesday: Weird Andy Williams
Nostalgic, but strange. I remember my mother and grandmother both filled with anticipation for the annual Andy Williams Christmas Special variety show.
I occasionally indulge myself in “willful preoccupation” by scouring the internet for holiday spirit, particularly in holiday form. One of my favorite Christmas photo themes is “other peoples’ holidays”. Photo from Micheline on Flickr
A Solemn Christmas Disrespects Him
I’ve been having a lot of fun with the absurd “War on Christmas” narrative that rises up from the cynical, the indignant, and the cynically indignant, each year. It seems like I just can’t get away from the subject, and here I go again. You’ll probably be surprised to discover that among the hundreds of…
Christmas in Syracuse
This image is going viral on Facebook. The tag says it is Syracuse–but it reminds me of Europe–looks really nice, so way to go Syracuse….photo credited to Jody Grenier,