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This Christmas

December 12, 2011

When I first heard this song, it was as a Vonda Shepard cover on the Ally McBeal Christmas album. For real! (What? You did not know that such a thing existed? Worth the price of admission for Robert Downey Jr.’s rendition of “River,” if nothing else. Maybe I’ll have to add that here one of these days…)

Anyway, “This Christmas.” Man, it just doesn’t get much better than this. And no disrespect to Ms. Shepard or Ms. Aguilera or any of you other peeps who have done your own thing with this song, but when Donny Hathaway lays it down, seems to me that’s all that really needs to be said on the matter, isn’t it?

Pure soulful Christmas bliss :-)


12 Days of Christmas

December 23, 2010

The fact that my 3 year old knows all the words to “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is totally blowing my mind. At first, she would just kind of chime in every now and then — you know, belting out  “FIVE GOL-DEN RINGSSSSSSSS!” at the appropriate time and whatnot. But then one day it was she who remembered the various people, places, and things of each verse quicker than I! Who knew that the notion of eleven pipers piping could make a grown woman tear up?

I think it will be a few more years, though, before I share my favorite version of the song with her. Each year, I wait for that moment when I’m driving somewhere and finally catch this on whatever radio station is doing the non-stop holiday music. And though I may not be a beer drinker, Bob and Doug, I salute you.


November 30, 2010

Short on time today, so I’m going to take the easy way out and let you do the work. Enjoy!

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