Happy December 14th

This is another classic from my youth, back when MTV showed music videos. Yes, the video is corny, but so much fun. When Christmas in Hollis plays at Christmas parties, everyone old enough to know the song sings along. Run DMC were so cool, they were able to impart that cool to everyone who heard this song. Or so we all thought. Hey, I won’t say anything if you don’t.

Just Because

I’ve become a big fan of The Doubleclicks. Their songs are fun and geeky, which I love, and you should really check them out. This song however is remarkably poignant. I know I can relate, and maybe you can too. Perhaps like me, you’ll find some comfort in knowing you aren’t/weren’t the only person to feel this way.

Thanks to Angela and Aubrey for putting it, and yourselves, out there.

Merry Christmas

Since I’m sure everyone is busy with family, friends, or the like, I’m just going to share something fitting to the holiday. As a kid, I grew up loving the Rankin & Bass stop-motion specials: Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, Frosty the snowman, Santa Claus is coming to town. But my favorite has always been “The Year Without Santa Claus”, particularly the Heat Miser/Snow Miser songs. So here is Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s take on those songs (combined into one song).

I’ve never been one who’s had issue with saying “happy holidays” instead of “merry Christmas”. That’s probably because I remember when happy holidays simply replaced merry Christmas and happy new year. That being said, I also have no issue with wishing everyone a merry Christmas, whether you celebrate that holiday (religious or secular) or not. So merry Christmas all. See you next year.