Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Overnight Holiday Links Update


Wednesday Afternoon Holiday Links Update


Wednesday Holiday Link Update

Netflix Instant

Santa Vs. Claus (2008 TV-Y7 79 minutes)

Duped by the devious Vladimir Dragonoff, whose intent is to end Christmas forever, Santa finds himself separated from his yuletide spirit, "Claus." Now it's up to precocious 8-year old Ellie and a secret agent gnome to save the day.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Yet More Merry Bandcamp (Mnemonic Sounds, Andrew Paul Woodworth, The Modern Electric, Birds Are Indie, Savoy, The Clarity Charity, Monotales & Heidi Happy)

Christmas at Bandcamp Roundup (Folk Angel, HB Radke, Pickled Okra, The Climbing, The Black Swans, Ryan McAllister and Richard Cummins)


Tuesday Afternoon Holiday Update


Netflix Instant:

Miracle on 34th Street (1973 NR 96 minutes)

Sebastian Cabot assumes the role of Kris Kringle in this made-for-television remake of the 1947 Christmas classic about a department store Santa. Young Susan's skeptical that Santa really exists, so Kringle goes on trial to prove his identity.

Cast:Jane Alexander, David Hartman, Roddy McDowall, Sebastian Cabot

Monday, November 28, 2011

Catching Up With Christmas Part 2

There's Good News & Bad News about Distinctly Jamaican Sounds' Christmas Mix 2011

Come Alive At Christmas with the Sacred Heart Singers of Ewen, Michigan @ WFMU's Beware of the Blog

A Very Kidfolk Christmas Mix @ Cover Lay Down

Swedish Stereo


Paul Oscar & Sigga: ‘Jólin Koma Með Þér’ & More Från Oss! @ Scandipop

Ideology of Madness Podcast: Christmas Music Spectacular

Looking Back at A Very Special Christmas Track by Track @ Rocks Off

The 20 Specials of Christmas: The Dick Van Dyke Show @ Splitsider

The Year Without a Santa Claus (2006) @ Hot Dogs in the Dark

Remembering the Night @ Jim Lane's Cinedrome

WPIX Celebrates 45th Anniversary of The Yule Log @ Media Bistro

Santa's Village, New Hampshire @ Gorillas Don't Blog

Sundays in Paris: Disney’s Enchanted Christmas @ Daveland

Bergdof Goodman: Carnival of the Animals @ She Walks Softly

Sweden's Best Christmas Markets @ The Local

christmas pure + simple nativity @ eighteen25

OnePrettyThing: Christmas Roundup

"The Annunciation" Christmas Stamp 1968 @ Postcardy

Victorian Christmas Frame @ Vintage Feedsacks

Printable - Vintage Christmas Stickers & Vintage Christmas Clip Art - Madonna and Children @ The Graphics Fairy

Cool Design Resources: Winter Landscapes @ Inspiration Mix

50 DIY Felt Christmas Tree Ornaments @ Shelterness

Celebrating Christmas in Paris Restaurants @ Paris By Mouth

Salisbury Cathedral hosts 'Darkness to Light' Advent procession @ Photoblog

Catching up with Christmas Part 1



Merry and Bright:


Songs:Illinois Christmas Mixtape (2011 Edition)


Christmas A Go Go


Music You (Possibly) Won't Hear Anywhere Else


Ernie (Not Bert)


Singles? Again? @ Stubby's House of Christmas 

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors: Free Christmas Album

smith & burrows - funny looking angels / when the thames froze @ Wongie's Music World

Christmas 2011: The theatricals (Elf The Musical; Winter Wondrettes...) & One Month til Christmas 2011!! @ Fizzypop

Have A Parkdale Hookers Christmas Time

Red Wanting Blue covers “You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”

Download a free holiday song, “For Christ’s Sake,” by the Bigger Lovers @ The Key

Peter Wolf Crier covers "Last Christmas" @ AV Club

Basement  Songs: Frank Sinatra Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas @ Popdose

10 Random Things About A Charlie Brown Christmas @ X-E

Holy Holidays Batman, It's Christmas Time! @ Me and You and a Blog Named Boo

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Albums of the Day Tenors Edition (Part 2) (The Canadian Tenors, 3 Redneck Tenors, The Three More Tenors)


Christmas Albums of the Day Tenors Edition (Part 2)


The Perfect Gift by The Canadian Tenors

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Christmas SPEC-TAC-YULE-AR by 3 Redneck Tenors

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Christmas with The Three More Tenors Volume 1

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Christmas Albums of the Day (The Three Tenors, The Irish Tenors, Nordic Tenors)

Christmas Albums of the Day - Three Tenors Edition (Part 1)


The Three Tenors Christmas

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Home For Christmas by The Irish Tenors

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Christmas Special by Nordic Tenors

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Albums of the Day (Nat King Cole, James Taylor, Stephanie K.)

Christmas Albums of the Day

Christmas For Kids: From One To Ninety-Two by Nat King Cole


James Taylor At Christmas


In The Silence Of The Snowfall by Stephanie K.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Christmas Albums of the Day (Libera, Örebro studentsångare, The Christmas Album)


Christmas Albums of the Day

Libera: The Christmas Album

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Libera: The Christmas Album at


Från Adventa till Kalastider by Örebro studentsångare

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The Christmas Album (20 Great Christmas Favorites Performed By 20 Great Artists)
(featuring Andy Williams, Doris Day, Johnny Cash, Jim Nabors, Percy Faith and more) 

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

I am mostly Tweeting this weekend...

While I'm away from home, and wi-fi, I'll still be tweeting on and off through the day with fun and festive linkage to help get the holiday season off to a great start.

Follow me on twitter or just check out my feed though the widget in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Normal service should resume on Monday.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday afternoon quickie

I'll be away for the holiday this week, in a spot with no wifi. Assuming we're not so deep in the woods that I can't get a signal on my ipad, I'll be mostly updating through Twiiter. So make sure your following me on Twitter or keep an eye on my Twitter feed.

Tuesday's Christmas at Bandcamp Update (Forest Industries, Aaron Hardin, Matt Douglas, David Myles)



Christmas Albums of the Day (Emmy the Great & Tim Wheeler, The Kingston Trio, Hillsong Live)

Christmas Albums of the Day

This is Christmas by Emmy the Great & Tim Wheeler
The Last Month of the Year by The Kingston Trio
It's Christmas by Hillsong Live
(combines Christmas & Celebrating Christmas) 

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday Night Update


Christmas @ Soundcloud Grab Bag

Updated to remove Funky Christmas, I zoned out for a bit and missed thee fact that it was a set of 30 second samples.


She & Him - Christmas Day by Double Six

Coldplay - Christmas Lights by UMusicPub_Germany

Latest tracks by Christmas Concert 2011

Jingle Bits & Bells (Devine Mix) by hankijord

This Christmas 1 by Mr.Legs

My Christmas Carol by Dragga Beats

Monday Morning Holiday Update


Seasonal Albums of the Day (Kate Bush, American Song Poem Christmas)


Winter Album  of the  Day

50 Words For Snow by Kate Bush

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50 Words For Snow at


Christmas Album of the Day

Daddy, Is Santa Really Six Foot Four?: The American Song-Poem Christmas

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Daddy, Is Santa Really Six Foot Four? on


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Saturday Night Christmas @ Bandcamp Update

Star In The East by Tim Eriksen

Christmas Eve for Two (Single) by Summer Fiction

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" Christmas Song by Bigfoot Wallace

There Is No Silent Night by Rant Maggie Rant

The Christmas Songs 2011 Album by Various South Coast Artists presented by Freedom Zoom Records

Saturday Evening Holiday Links Update




Rare Christmas Postcard / Greeting Card Records

Bing Crosby 78RPM Christmas Advertising Postcard

1946 78RPM Voco Christmas Greeting Card Records

Under the Mistletoe - Melody Card - 78rpm Christmas Greetings Card

Saturday Morning Update


1976 [Sears] Wishbook Cover
By Neato Coolville

  • Top 10 Traditional Christmas Songs in Country Music @ Taste of Country
  • Indie Vision Music and Rottweiler Records need your Christmas songs and Fast! Stubby's got the details
  • Listen to New Christmas Covers by Rogue Wave, Scott Weiland, Bowling for Soup, Norah Jones, and More @ Cover Me
  • Mandy Barnett – Winter Wonderland @ MNN
  • Walt Disney World Gingerbread Holiday Displays for 2011 @ Disney Food Blog
  • Ancient & Absurd Holiday Cocktails II! @ X-E

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Friday, November 18, 2011

For Folk's Sake It's Christmas 2011

Don't know how I missed this! Many thanks to @SallyBCN for the heads up!

For Folk's Sake It's Christmas 2011


Plus check out last years compilation...

For Folk's Sake It's Christmas (vol 1)

Friday Xmas at Bandcamp Update (Creative Loafing's Holiday Mixtape, Jon and Valerie Guerra, APC Music, The Afterlife Kids, little robots)


For the Kids! Creative Loafing's Holiday Mixtape by Various Artists


It's Almost Christmas, Chicago! by Jon and Valerie Guerra

Open Arms Christmas by APC Music


The Afterlife Kids


little robots

Friday Morning Holiday Update (Stir Up Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas)

Christmas Pudding By the justified sinner


Stir Up Sunday





  • Cool Tool: Christmas Findr (Explore the Christmas music available from the Rovi database)
  • Stubby's House of Music has been doing it's usual superlative job rounding up all the best new Christmas singles from the biggest stars to  rare gems that that might otherwise get overlooked Go Here, Here and Here for the latest updates.
  • “The Cherry Tree Carol,” by Forest Mountain Hymnal @ The Muse in Music
  •  Vector Greeting Cards for the Jolly at Heart @ Inspiration Mix
  • The Real Mincemeat @ Food52
  • 'Tis the Season for Holiday Coffee Drinks! @ Delish

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Overnight Holiday Links Update

merrie popcorn surprises


Reindeer Tracks 7: Just Like Christmas

Ten tracks including music by Bruce Springsteen, Chris Rea, and Elvis Presley.

Thursday's Christmas at Bandcamp Roundup

Little Hearts by Portage and Main


Wishes by The Bird And The Bee


Tree And Star: A Christmas Album For Solo Electrified Guitar


Be My Santa, Baby by Tara Lett


I'll Give you One for Christmas by The Passion Flowers

Christmas Songs & Albums of the Day (The Bird & the Bee, Natasha Bedingfield, Pat Boone, Bowling for Soup)

Christmas Songs of the Day

Wishes - The Bird and The Bee


Listen to Natasha Bedingfield's Shake Up Christmas 2011 on Spotify


Classic Christmas Album of the Day

Happy Christmas Time by Pat Boone

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Christmas Album of  the Day

Merry Flippin' Christmas Vol 1 and 2 by Bowling For Soup

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Thursday Afternoon Christmas Update


Now Streaming on Netflix:

Miracle on 34th Street: B&W Version (1947 NR 96 minutes)

When Santa falls down drunk in the Thanksgiving Day Parade, reluctant Macy's supervisor Doris Walker (Maureen O'Hara) offers the job to a bearded Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn, who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar) purporting to be the real Santa! During the Christmas season, he shares a flat with Doris's neighbor (John Payne), who has eyes for Doris. Kris hopes to unite the two while winning over Doris's skeptical 6-year-old daughter (Natalie Wood).

Cast:Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood, Edmund Gwenn, Gene Lockhart, William Frawley, Porter Hall, Jerome Cowan, Philip Tonge

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Holiday Link Roundup - Morning Edition




Netflix Streaming:

The Christmas Bunny (2010 PG 99 minutes)

The holiday spirit warms forlorn hearts in this touching family drama about Julia, a young foster child who finds a wounded rabbit on Christmas Eve and takes it to the Bunny Lady, a lonely woman who runs an animal shelter on her farm.

Cast:Sophie Bolen, Madeline Vail, Colby French, Derek Brandon, Florence Henderson,