Category Archives: Holidays

My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #22: An Old-Fashioned Christmas

Whoever made the decision to team up Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters deserves a medal for raising the spirits of families in this country at a time when there was lots of uncertainty about what the future held in … Continue reading

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My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #21: Shepherds and Angels

….And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and … Continue reading

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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: Mom’s Birthday

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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My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #13: Odds and Ends

There is so much great music out there that I couldn’t include all of the songs that I love (or that people want to hear)! While putting this series together, I tried to group songs with a similar theme together, … Continue reading

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