Christmas Songs, Spongebob–and a Poem by Naomi Shihab Nye

I’ve been going back over some of the holiday posts I’ve made on this blog since I started it back in 2008. What follows here is an adaptation of one from two years ago, that is worth coming back to. Besides it sort of ties into the one a couple of days ago about not…

Oh Holy Puddles, Christmas Songs with Puddles Pity Party

I suppose some may think this sacrilegious, but dang, doesn’t that big clown have pipes! And the band is pretty slick too. If you’ve been around this blog for a while, you’ve seen this clown before. Now I’ve heard some folks complain that the singer here does not need this “gimmick” to make an impression,…

Stop Asking If People Are Ready for Christmas

Do you want peace on earth? Would you like to spread good will toward women and men? Then please, for the love of god, reindeer and all that is sacred and sane, stop asking that damned question! No, seriously, stop it. What are you thinking? What is wrong with you people? Stop asking others, “Are…

Christmas Songs, Annie Lennox

Well, it’s been more than a month. The new house is mostly set up; the new job is going well. I miss my boys, and can hardly wait to see them for Christmas. Hopefully they won’t give me any spoilers for the new Star Wars movie, which they have seen already.  “Spoilers,” that word reminds…