Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Santa Claus

A holiday classic!

Tuesday Night Quickie

Christmas Shopping Jingles....countdown....Pt 1 @ The Jingle Jetsam

Five Ways To Geek Up Your Holiday Decorating @ Neatorama

Vintage Retro Ornament Image - Red Ball Label @ The Graphics Fairy

Tuesday Evening Quickie

Christmas Music

Glossies - Glossy Xmas @ MP3 Hugger

Lola Dutronic “Another Christmas Without Snow” @ Surviving the Golden Age

Holiday Road : The Walkman @ Onion AV Club

Other Stuff

Creepy snowman fails to warm up lottery ad @ AdFreak

Meet The City's Tree Vendors, Part 1: Dirty Tree Sellers @ Gothamist

Tuesday Afternoon Update


Christmas Music

Ernie (Not Bert)

Ring Christmas Bells - Boris Brott, Hamilton Philharmonic @ Hi-Fi Holiday

Buy a book at Amamzon for the Richmond Book Drive and download Pomplamoose's Christmas Album free.

‘Twas the Day Before the First Day of Mellowmas @ Popdose

Ultimate Christmas VOL 4 - Four Groovy Calling Birds @ Trick's Synthetic Podcast

Stream Gift Wrapped II: Snowed In @ Spinner

Stream The Killers' "Boots

All I Want for (Last) Christmas is You (Covers collection) @ Fizzy Pop

Girl Groups Heart Christmas @ Cover Me

All I Want (A Christmas Gift from the BPLO)@ 2 U I Bestow

Joel Rakes - festive.mood.inducing.music.vol.5 @ Free Christmas Music

Mike Ireland: Christmas In A Bar, Shelby Lynne: Squat @ Big Rock Candy Mountain

The Best New Christmas Albums @ American Songwriter via Largehearted Boy

Not Christmas Music

13 Weird and Wonderful Gingerbread Houses @ Mental Floss

The Most Spectacular Christmas Trees, Compared @ Gizmodo

Over the River and Through the Woods @ Vintage Kid's Books My Kid Loves

Free Nook e-book: Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas by Ace Collins

Tuesday Morning Update

Holiday Music

Mix Six: “Happy Hanukkah” @ Popdose

MY(P)WHAE Christmas 2010 Part 5, Part 6

Ernie (Not Bert):

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, Vol 2 @ bongobells

Alt Christmas @ Christmas A Go Go!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday Evening Update

Christmas Music

A Very Ohio Christmas charity compilation.
 Info and MP3 (Super Desserts – Children Go) @ donewaiting.com
 Preview/Buy @ Bandcamp

Idlewild -’Mistletoe and Wine.’ @ 17 Seconds

Yuletide Favorites-Barbershop Style @ Ernie (Not Bert)

Jingle Bells (Gay Robots Remix)@ Boom Boom Chck

Yule Log From Hell 2010: Episode 1 - "'Tis the Season to be Merry"

Other Christmassy Stuff

The Best Christmas Commercials of All-Time @ TV Squad

Go Behind the Scenes of the Stop-Motion Animated Christmas Episode of Community @ Collider

The Holiday Windows Are Here @ Gothamist

Conran's recycled Christmas trees @ Creative Reviews

Winter Holiday Recipe: Wassail Punch @ the kitchn

Santas Working Overtime on Tumblr

Song of the Day: Kylie Minogue - Let It Snow

Song of the Day: Kylie Minogue - Let It Snow

Monday Afternoon Update


Christmas Music (Free/Sharity)

The Christmas Gig now available for download! @ Target

Ashley Miller's "Holiday Music", played on the Mighty Organ of The Radio City Music Hall @ Merry and Bright

(Almost) 18 Christmas Songs on Value Hit Parade Tunes @ MY(P)WHAE

Cool Yule @ Big Rock Candy Mountain

12 Days of Christmas MP3’s for 2010: Punk Songs @ CYSTSFTS

The Superions – Santa, je t’aime @ Filles Sourires

Who'd be an Elton at Christmas? @ Christmas a Go Go

Other Christmas Stuff

More Vintage Christmas Album Covers @ vintage holiday images

Vintage Postcards @ Clearly Vintage

Vintage Skating Postcard @ A Vintage Cottage Home

Christmas Candy in Similar Boxes @ X-Entertainment

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday Evening Update

Christmas Music

When Singers Meet, Inc. Mass Choir-Joy To The World and Sing Along With Santa's Pixie Helpers @ Ernie (Not Bert)

Andy Williams - Christmas Present (1974) @ Stax o'Wax

Housewives on Prozac -’I Lost My Arm Christmas Shopping At the Mall.’@ 17 Seconds

Sample the Harry Potter themes holiday album Jingle Spells 4

Christmas Other Stuff

The Bloody Olive: A Classic Holiday Film Noir Short @ Mystery Fanfare

A Little Book of Christmas by John Kendrick Bangs @ ManyBooks

Martha Stewart's Christmas Workshop

Sunday Afternoon Update

Christmas Music

Ernie (Not Bert)

Big Rock Candy Mountain Tinsel Tickler

Hugo Strasser - Swinging christmas (1973)@ Lounge Legends

Christmas with the Sisters @ Christmas A Go Go!

Christmas Video

The Christmas Carol (as told by Vincent Price) (1949) @ Internet Archive

Christmas e-Books

A Little Book of Christmas by John Kendrick Bangs @ Project Gutenberg

Christmas Arts and Crafts

Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags & Labels @ Living Locurto

Vintage Postcards 1, 2 @ Clearly Vintage

Vintage Winter Clip Art - Sweet Snow Children with Lanterns @ The Graphics Fairy

Song of the Day: Maria Mena - Home for Christmas

Song of the Day: Maria Mena - Home for Christmas

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Saturday Evening Update

Christmas Music (Free/Sharity)

Christmas 2010, Part 3 w/ the Roy-Cliffs @ MY(P)WHAE

Kaat Hellings - Petit Papa Noel | Tino Rossi - Petit Papa Noel @ Christmas A Go Go!

Christmas Music (Streaming/YouTube)

Glogg...and Other Delights: Christmas Mix 2010 @ Dragontape

AM119 Holiday Lounge - The Mighty Turbans

Christmas Music (News)
The week's top-selling Billboard holiday albums via Forever Christmas

Pink Martini: International Spice On The Traditional Egg Nog @ NPR

Arts and Crafts

Vintage Christmas Album Art @ vintage holiday images

Make a DIY Holiday Wreath Out of Old Books @ lifehacker

Adventskalender 2010 @ Librivox (German)

Santas Working Overtime Archives: A Kiss For Christmas (2007)

From the Santas Working Overtime Archives: Why Fidelity 102 - A Kiss For Christmas (2007) featuring glad tidings from Sammy Davis Jr , The Goldiggers, Blossom Dearie, Red Skelton, Sandler & Young and more!

Song of the Day: Hurts - All I want for christmas is new year's day

Song of the Day: Hurts - All I want for christmas is new year's day

Saturday Morning Quickie

By Zellaby

Three collections of celebrity musician Holiday Greetings 1, 2, 3 @ Ernie (Not Bert)

My Favourite Christmas Songs @ Jul igen

Collider's Top 10 Christmas Movies

Santas Working Overtime on Twitter | Tumblr

Overnight Update

Free Christmas Music 

'Nettwerk Holiday Sampler 2010' and 'Dream Child' by Trans-Siberian Orchestra @ Amazon

Rich Little : Scrooge and the Stars Capitol (Canada) 1963 @ Falalalala

Elliot Lawrence And His Orchestra-Christmas Just A Minute! @ Ernie (Not Bert)

Christmas Arts and Crafts

Celebrate a Homemade Christmas {57 DIY Ideas} @ Tip Junkie

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday Night Update

Christmas Music (Free/Sharity)

Mexican Elvis - National Holiday @ MP3 Hugger

The Merriest Time! @ Ernie (Not Bert)

Christmas TV & Movies

Christmas TV episodes 2010 @ TV Worth Watching

Santa and the Three Bears (1970) @ Internet Archive

Black Friday Evening Update

Christmas Music (Free/Sharity)

Mireille Mathieu's Christmas @ Ernie (Not Bert)

A Music Box Christmas @ Merry and Bright!

Christmas releases are filling the "Most Downloaded" chart at NoiseTrade

Christmas Music (Streaming / YouTube)

"Where Will You Sleep This Christmas?" - Gamu Nhengu & the Aberlour Choir

Christmas Music (News and Views)

Singles Roundup @ Stubby's House of Christmas

Christmas Media

Christmas TV Picks: 74 Holiday Shows, Specials and Marathons @ TV Squad

Christmas Arts and Crafts

Free downloadable,printable wrapping paper @ Mae via Little Finds For Christmas

Vintage Christmas Clip Art - Bird with Holly @ The Graphics Fairy

Christmas Advertisements @ vintage holiday images

Songs of the Day: Måns Zelmerlöw - December and Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

Black Friday Afternoon Update


Free Christmas Music

Line Material Christmas Records and Sleighlist 2: Santa's Sleigh, God's Christmas Tree & more! @ MY(P)WHAE

The Atlas - Christmas Music

Get Oh, The Story!'s song All I Want For Christmas for free in exchange for one tweet

Hung Stockings @ Big Rock Candy Mountain

Jed Luckless Live at Hundred Year Hall @ Internet Archive via Free Christmas Music

Daily Downloads (Christmas Music from Mogwai, Los Straitjackets, and more) @ Largehearted Boy

Fallen Snow (FOUND's Broken Lock Refit) by Au Revoir Simone

Christmas Music (Streaming,Video)

10 Brand New Christmas Tracks @ Fizzypop

Christmas Art/Design

Holiday Music Begins! @ A Vintage Cottage Home

It's an Ernie (Nor Bert) Holiday!

For the uninitiated - Our friend Ernie (Not Bert) is a yuletide legend among fans of classic Christmas music. Each year he plumbs the seemingly limitless depths of his magical collection of rare and out of print holiday albums and singles, chooses the shiniest and jolliest and rips, re-masters and (best of all for us!) shares them. For many of us into Christmas Sharity,  the holiday season doesn't really begin until Ernie starts sharing.

Here's what Ernie (Not Bert) is already sharing this season (plus make sure you check out his extensive archives!):

Thursday, November 25, 2010

From the Archives: Why Fidelity 101 - It Must Be Christmas

From the Santas Working Overtime Archives: Why Fidelity Episode 101 the third Christmas show of the 2007 holiday season. Listen to the yuletide stylings of Danny Kaye and the Andrews Sisters, Skitch Henderson, The Norman Luboff Choir, The Osmond Bros, Spike Jones, and more.

Early Thanksgiving Update

Eatmor Cranberries 1943

It's Thanksgiving!! Finally! Here, Here, Here and Here @ Ernie(NotBert)

Happy Thanksgiving @ Stubby's House of Christmas

‘Tis the Season To Be Merry - Yule Log From Hell Podcast 2010 (ep 1)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving Update


Way Out Wednesday: “Thanksgiving Songs to Tickle Your Funnybone” @ Popdose

The Shelf's Thanksgiving childhood memories...

The Genome of Your Thanksgiving Supper @ Discover via SlashDot

Turkey skin: More good fat than bad, and other Thanksgiving truths @ CNN via Lifehacker

Thanksgiving Clip Art - Big Beautiful Turkey @ The Graphics Fairy


Listen to FaLaLaLaLa 2004 ADVENTure In Carols Cloudcast on Mixcloud

VarnerCast!: Decorating Music @ 77 Santas

It's A Hi - Fi Christmas @ Hooked on Stereophonic

Wednesday Two-Fer: Mystery 78s @ Merry and Bright

Home For the Holidays @ TCM

Thanksgiving Eve Update

Thanksgiving - Maid


Songs For Stuffing: A Thanksgiving Mix @ NPR

Turkey Talk Hotlines: Call, Click or Tweet for Holiday Meal Help! @ Organized Christmas

Step Away From the Turkey, Ma’am @ NY Times

Creative Candle Holders, "The First Thanksgiving" @ Me and You and a Blog Named Boo

Vintage Holiday Images


WPXI's 2010 Holiday TV Guide

It's a 60's Kind of Christmas @ Synthetic Tricks Podcast

Stream Jessica Simpson's "Happy Christmas"

A Studio House Christmas & Brett Perkins "It Just Won't Be Christmas Now" @ Stubby's Free List

Christmas Playlists @ Playlist.com

Most Wonderful Time of Year Radio

Hot Buttered Rum @ Imbibe

Bergdorf Goodman's Holiday Windows Go on a Fantastic Voyage @ Racked

Pre-Season's Greetings 2010 Playlist

Here's a playlist featuring some of my favorite early Pre-Season Christmas releases. Enjoy!

Song of the Day: Poema - Wool Coats

Buy Poema's terrific new Christmas EP "Once A Year"

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday Night Update

iTunes Free Christmas MP3s

SANTA'S CHEMTRAIL - - Rob Nutek Original touch of chrimbo Mix

Christmas Goes Swedish Pop! and Christmas Goes Pop, Volume One @ FizzyPop

Disco Noël (Mirror Image) - Jingle Bells @ Spiked Eggnog

Staiwell Carollers Christmas video playlist

Good cheer to burn: Making the ultimate holiday music mix CD @ Austin 360

ABC Family Streaming Christmas Video

Coming Soon: Rifftrax Live Online Christmas Show

Tuesday Afternoon Update

New Funnies 70


Disney's House of Mouse: Turkey Catchers @ Me and You and a Blog Named Boo

Totally Stuffed @ Cake Wrecks

7 Ways To Perk Up Cranberry Sauce @ the kitchn


Kids’ Christmas Books, 2010: For the Naughty & Nice @ The Children's Book Review

New Release: Gift Wrapped II: Snowed In

Gift Wrapped II: Snowed In

Notes: Warner Bros. Christmas Compilation. Sequel to last years Gift Wrapped: 20 Songs That Keep On Giving

Review: Fairly solid collection of tunes, most new to the comp, a few rarities that have been floating around for a while.

Most of the tracks are, on first listen, perfectly fine without being instantly memorable or detestable. The tunes that tend toward the novelty end of the spectrum fare the worst. I'm heartbroken by Tegan and Sara's boring take on The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) and unimpressed with Devo's minuscule slice of holiday de-cheer. I appreciate Foxy Shazam's choice of Heaven on Their Mind (From Jesus Christ Superstar) though I doubt I'll be adding ot to this years Christmas mix.

Top Tracks:
Home For Christmas (Cavo), Merry Christmas Everybody (Oasis), Better Days (Acoustic Version) (Goo Goo Dolls), Baby Come Find Me At Christmas (Rachael Yamagata), Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) (The Dirt Drifters), O Come, O Come Emmanuel (House Of Heroes)

3.25 dirty snowflakes out of 5


Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday Night Update


5 Extreme Turduckens That Give Thanksgiving the Bird @ Asylum

The Food Lab Thanksgiving Special: The Ultimate Homemade Green Bean Casserole

Thanksgiving Postcards @ Clearly Vintage

Thanksgiving Cheesecake @ vintage holiday images


Owl City Offers Some Seasonal Whimsy In “Peppermint Winter” @ Idolator.com

Monday Afternoon Update


Rankin-Bass's The Mouse On The Mayflower Clips @ Me and You and a Blog Named Boo

Top 10 Thanksgiving TV Episodes Ever! @ TV Squad

Mr. Bill Gets Thanksgiving Update @ 148Apps

Habanero-Brined Roasted Turkey @ Serious Eats

For the Briners, Thanksgiving May Start Today @ NY Times


Swedesplease Christmas Mix

Girl in a Coma - Blue Christmas @ My Old Kentucky Blog

YuleTube: Christmas Toyshop

Monday Morning Update


Let's Talk Turkey! @ Neatorama

Green Bean Casserole Recipe @ PhamFatale

The Ultimate Guide to Cooking a Thanksgiving Turkey @ StartCooking

A Five-Course Thanksgiving Meal in Songs @ Flavorwire


Single Song Sunday: Amazing Grace, Redux @ Cover Lay Down

My Major Award, Part 5! @ X-Entertainment

Eureka - Christmas Special - Promo @ SpoilerTV

Christmas gifts recipes @ Good Food

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Saturday Night Quickie


The weird evolutionary story of cranberries @ io9


"Dolls Dolls Dolls" by The Harmonicats @ Merry and Bright

The Glad Tidings - White Wine in the Sun @ Christmas Club

Saturday Evening Update


The Food Lab's Guide to Thanksgiving Day Planning

Vintage Thanksgiving Cards @ Back Porch Graphics

1935 Thanksgiving Party! @ A Vintage Cottage Home

David Byrne Loses Annual Turkey Mold Contest, Again! @ Gothamist


Free Live Album: Sara Groves O Holy Night Tour: Live The Prison Show

More Christmas Singles reviewed @ Stubby's House of Christmas

Early Holiday Shopping - Sears 1975 (Barbie & friends) @ Vintage Holiday Images

Ancient and Absurd Holiday Cocktails @ X-Entertainment

Syfy Celebrates the Holidays with COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS, 12/6-12

Christmas at Jamendo

Jamendo offers musicians a platform to share and sell thier music. There are quite a few Christmas related albums and singles available. Click here to see a wide selection of Christmas music free to stream and download (and if you like what you hear you can make a donation to the artist).

Here are some popular selections I've listened to and enjoyed...

Tidings (traditional songs) by Allison Crowe (Acoustic)

Christmas carols by Frozen Silence (Solo Piano)

ChristmaSongs by Jason Silver (Folk)

Lonely Night by Maya Filipič (Solo Piano)

Christmas Visit by Forty Winks (Folk)

Re-imagining Christmas EP by Emorej (Indie)

Music of Christmas by Joseph G Vincent (Hammered Dulcimer)

Saturday Afternoon Update

puddings 2
By cupcakes for clara

Stir-up Sunday

Stir-up Sunday @ wikipedia

Stir-up Sunday @ Project Britain

Dan Lepard's stir-up Sunday recipes @ The Guardian

Get Ready - It's Stir Up Sunday @ britishfood.about.com


Don’t Get Duped on Heritage Turkey and The Five Worst Thanksgiving Side Dishes @ Chow

The History of the Almighty Turducken @ delish

Would You Eat These Thanksgiving Gumballs? @ YumSugar

Wild Rice Dressing @ Simply Recipes

Sick of Turkey? Top 7 Alternatives to Cooking Turkey for Thanksgiving Dinner @ Momeo

Vintage Thanksgiving Postcards @ Clearly Vintage

Vintage Thanksgiving Postcards @ Templates.com

Top 10 Holiday Travel Tips and Tricks @ Lifehacker


iPhone app: Christmas Art for Kids

Cool Andy Williams artwork @ Rick Goldschmidt

Song of the Day - Jo Stafford - Christmas Blues

Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday Night Update


How to Make a Thanksgiving Feast in Two Hours @ Bon Appétit

Let's talk turkey: Everything you need for the perfect Thanksgiving @ LA Times

Thanksgiving Sides: Corn Pudding and Other Corny Side Dishes @ Serious Eats

The Great Nog Bog @ Imbibe

14 Food TV Shows to Help You Cook Thanksgiving Dinner @ TV Squad

OTR: jack benny's gobblers @ The Shelf


Yes, Virginia, there are holiday windows @ LoHud

Delia Smith's Christmas recipes: My classic Christmas cake @ Daily Mail

First Look: COMMUNITY Goes Claymation For Christmas @ The TV Addict

Trailer: ‘A Christmas Carol’ Steampunk Interactive eBook For iPad @ Geeks of Doom

Macy's New Kung Fu Panda and Wimpy Kid Floats (with bonus Kool Aid Man!)

Why Fidelity 100 - Sing We Now of Christmas

Here's the 100th episode of my old podcast "Why Fidelity". The show's entire run has been unavailable for the last couple of years so I thought I'd re-share some of the many Christmas themed shows this yuletide. Enjoy!

Friday Afternoon Update


Please Don't Eat The Panet: An Intergalactic Thanksgiving @ Me and You and a Blog Named Boo

Thanksgiving TV Picks: 35 Holiday Shows, Specials and Marathons @ TV Squad

The Food Lab Thanksgiving Special: Turkey 101


The Puppini Sisters – Last Christmas @ A Heart is a Spade

Listen: Nathan Fake - Xmas Rush / Xmas Rush (dubb version) @ Playground Mag

L'Apprenti Père Noël @ Noel Joyeux

Friday Morning Update


FREE Mr. Food Thanksgiving Feasts eCookbook @ The Freebie Blogger

Three Great Ways to 'Punch' Up Thanksgiving Dinner @ Fox

Recirculating gravy fountain @ Instructables

Knife Skills: How to Carve a Turkey @ Serious Eats

What Would TV Do? The Proper Celebration of Thanksgiving @ Buddy TV


Jimmy Boyd and The Three Suns @ Hooked on Stereophonic

Burt Rocket: "Santa's Hot Rod" via LargeHearted Boy

Have Yourself a Jimmy James Christmas via planet0fs0und/The Fa'

NBC Decks the Halls With Special Holiday-Themed Series Episodes @ The Futon Critic

Tree Ornaments. Good ones. @ X-Entertainment

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday Evening Update


The Not-So-Ancient History of 10 Thanksgiving Dishes @ Mental Floss

Thanksgiving on the road: three recipes that travel well @ FoodSpring

What's Best About Thanksgiving? Chefs Tell Us on Twitter and Welcome Brussels Sprouts to the Thanksgiving Table @ YumSugar

Cranberry Thanksgiving @ Vintage Kid's Books My Kid Loves


The Idiot’s Guide to English Cakes @ Just Food Now

Thursday Afternoon Update


Christmas Candy From The Netherlands indie compilation @ Falalalala

O Come All Ye Faithful - Jeremy Horn via Raised on Indie

Listen: I've Got A Present For You EP - The Nobility

Listen: Funzo - 4 Life Not Just 4 Christmas @ 2 U I Bestow

Listen: Maybe This Christmas! by Little Red Ambulance

Listen: Christmas Angel by The Musical Weatherman

The Merry Podcast #4 from MyMerryChristmas.com (download)
1. Our own Maureen discusses the history of Clement Moore's A Visit From St. Nicholas.
2. Michael Rielly of Clausnet.com talks about Dicken's model for the figure of the Ghost of Christmas Present.
3. We explore Thanksgiving history and discuss the importance of its influence on the season of Christmas -- and we share some more comedy from Stan Freberg related to Thanksgiving in American history.
4. Radio Jon D gives us the scoop on Black Friday 2010 both where the deals will be and what the tea leaves say about the economy for this holiday shopping season.
5. Jay talks about driving fast and picking up women in his storytelling of the history of Jingle Bells and introducing our latest name-that-artist contest with the World's Worst Mix of Jingle Bells.

Thursday Morning Update

A Country Christmas, Stark, New Hampshire
by kruhme


Free Martha Stewart Thanksgiving Hotline e-Cookbook @ Sirius XM

Pumpkin-Spice Latte Roundup: Whole Foods vs. Dunkin' Donuts vs. Starbucks , Really Good Stuffing and Squash Roundup @ Serious Eats

Roasted Red Onions with Pomegranate, Orange, and Parsley Gremolata @ The Bitten Word

Cathie Filian Thanksgiving


The Hush Now - On Holiday (MP3)

Christmas Comes Early for Katharine McPhee @ AP/YouTube

(Audiobook) Christmas Comes but Once a Year by John Leighton @ LibriVox

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday Night Update

Life Day

Happy Wookie Life Day!@ WideWorldWookieeLifeDay

Atari Life Day Game @ The Retroist

Life Day @ Wookieepedia


Thanksgiving @ Serious Eats

Thanksgiving Bargain Wines: Syrah @ Food and Wine

Thanksgiving Ideals @ Postcardy


8 Free County Christmas Tracks @ People/iTunes

Preview Winter Voices: An A Cappella Holiday @ Thiel-a-Vision

Wednesday Evening Update



Video Gallery: Thanksgiving Cooking With Mark Bittman @ NY Times

How to Brine a Turkey @ Epicurious

How to Not Kill Your Family over the Holidays @ The Taste Spot

Cranberry Sauces and Stuffing @ Food Network


The Boy Least Likely To – “Christmas Isn’t Christmas” @ Stereogum

The Found Sound Orchestra - Christmas Midgets

Listen: Babian - Käklek i paket (Love in the Package) via It's a Trap

NY Times Holiday Music Guide via Large Hearted Boy

A Dollar Tree Christmas: Part 1 @ X-Entertainment

New Release: A Christmas Cornucopia - Annie Lennox

A Christmas Cornucopia
Annie Lennox

Notes: Occasionally challenging often quite beautiful holiday effort. Lennox's vocals sometimes dominate the skillful arrangements and my favorite moments are those where she takes a more restrained approach.

Favorite Tracks (so far):See Amid The Winter's Snow, Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant, The Holly And The Ivy, In The Bleak Midwinter, Silent Night

3.75 Christmas Stars out of 5

Ghosts of Christmas Past: Why Fidelity 99 - Comin' Up Christmas Time

First posted on this date in 2007 here's the 99th episode of my old podcast Why Fidelity. Each holiday season I dedicated the show to spotlighting some of the amazing out of print and obscure Christmas music shared by the many generous members of the internet Christmas music community. Unavailable for the last couple of years I'm re-sharing them this season on Mixcloud

Why Fidelity 99 - Comin' Up Christmas Time

  1. Jingle Bells - Norman Luboff Choir
  2. Sixty Seven Santas - Quinto Sisters
  3. If You Can Sing A Happy Song (For Christmas) - The Golddiggers
  4. Cancion de Navidad (The Christmas Song) - Hermanos Zavala
  5. Up On Holidays - High-On "Pops" Orchetra & Chorus
  6. Santa Is On His Way - Li'l Wally & The Harmony Boys
  7. Icicles, Holly, Red Berries And Snow - The Caroleers
  8. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - The Living Strings
  9. Oh! Lutefisk - Stan Boreson
  10. Santa's Got A Brand New Bag - The Hollyridge Strings
  11. Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown? - John Barry
  12. A Song and a Christmas Tree (The Twelve Days of Christmas) - Andy Williams
  13. Comin' Up Christmas Time - Hanna-Barbera
  14. Baby, It's Cold Outside - Ken Thorne Orch.
  15. We Wish You A Merry Christmas - The Mike Sammes Singers

Wednesday Morning Update


Sifted: Your baking questions, answered by the experts via the kitchn

Before the Turkey: 8 Breakfasts for Thanksgiving Morning and The Pie Guide: 23 Tips, Tools, and Ideas for a Perfect Pie @ the kitchn

Pumpkin Pie Taste Test: Frozen vs. Canned Filling vs. From-Scratch @ Serious Eats

Thanksgiving recipes for an easy holiday menu with time-saving tips @ NJ.com

Food and Wine's Holiday Wine Game Plan

Macy's unveils new floats for Thanksgiving parade @ WABC


Indiefolker: "The Eyes, The Beard, The Nose, The Stomach, The Lungs" Video - MP3

ListenThe Matinée Holiday Soirée EP via Hits in the Car

April Winchell's regrettable Holiday MP3s collection

Listen: Scott Miller - The Christmas Gift EP  (MP3: Joyful Joyful via LHB)