Movin’ Right Along? Kermit and Fozzy find a way to keep things going (virtually) during lockdown #COVID19

SNAPSHOTJoin us as we all get Movin’ Right Along into 2021 with a song in our hearts, a banjo on our knee, and a bear behind the wheel. Happy New Year!!! ….from The Muppets. (synopsis via Laughing Squid) If ever there was a year that sapped, almost completely, our will Continue Reading

On 12th day of Christmas … I listened to A Holly Dolly Christmas by Dolly Parton

As you might expect from a bright, larger than life personality like Dolly Parton, Holly Dolly Christmas, her new Christmas album and the successor to 1990’s Home For Christmas, opens on a joyously upbeat note with “Holly Jolly Christmas” that starts off an album with exactly the right kind of Continue Reading

On 10th day of Christmas … I listened to My Gift by Carrie Underwood

In its calmer moments, and yes, Christmas does have them, there is a hush and reverence to proceedings that calls for music that speaks to that quiet place of contemplation, love and thoughtfulness. Carrie Underwood’s My Gift is the perfect soundtrack for those moments, offering up a largely traditional slate Continue Reading

Songs, songs and more #Christmas songs: Carly Rae Jepsen, Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson, Ava Max, Kevin Max & Michael Tait, Marc Martel and Amy Grant, Tegan and Sara, Porcelan, Alicia Witt, Colton Dixon

Is there a lot of Christmas music out there? There is, in fact, a LOT of Christmas music out there and while we are most often concerned with the albums that come out every year, as you will see in a series of upcoming blog posts reviewing the ones I Continue Reading

On 3rd day of Christmas … I listened to A Very Trainor Christmas by Meghan Trainor

Quite possibly more than most seasons, Christmas is a delightful mix of the exuberantly, garrulously colourful and the meditatively, thoughtfully mellow depending on where you land over the course of December 25th and its fun but often hectic lead-up. This duality of feel and tone is reflected beautifully in A Continue Reading

On 1st day of Christmas … I hung 15 new pop culture ornaments on my tree incl. Scooby-Doo!, Roger Rabbit, Onward, Laurel and Hardy + Captain Marvel, A Bug’s Life, Ghostbusters, Star Wars

If any year needs a filled to the tip of the needles Christmas tree, it is this one. (Let’s be honest, all years need festive decorating but 2020 really needs it.) I will admit to the fact that my Christmas in July tree never really came down – it’s a Continue Reading


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