Category Archives: Holidays

My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #20: Sounds Like Christmas

I don’t know about you, but for me there are certain songs that I hear on the radio that always put me in a Christmas frame of mind. The funny thing is, they are all songs that are – for … Continue reading

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My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #19: Blues and Rhythm

. What’s that you say, Skippy? Your sweetie’s far from home? Well, just tell him/her to “Please Come Home For Christmas”: . .

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My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #18: Happy Birthday, Mom

Today is my Mom’s birthday, so I picked this song out especially for her.  It came out in 2008; I remember that, because just a few weeks after I heard it for the first time, my mother had to unexpectedly … Continue reading

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My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #17: A (Mostly) Acoustical Christmas

. I have to admit, the first time I heard this song, I thought it was a release from Peter, Paul, and Mary – the Barenaked Ladies are joined by Sarah McLachlan to do an upbeat version of “God Rest Ye, … Continue reading

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My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #16: Happy Hour

Christmas is a little more than a week away, and I’m sure that nerves are getting a little frazzled. So today, I thought I’d play some music with a sophisticated, “grown-up” feel to it – the kind you might hear … Continue reading

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My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #15: An Instrumental Christmas

Not all Christmas music has words; there are many lovely instrumental arrangements of old and new classics out there.  While I’m not particularly fond of the style, one of the more popular “new” ones is Transsiberian Orchestra’s “Wizards of Winter” … Continue reading

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My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #14: The Children’s Hour

While most Christmas songs are performed by adult artists, there are a few that will forever be associated with child artists (and/or thought of as uniquely children’s songs). I grew up with these songs, and still love them today – … Continue reading

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