Happy solstice, 2008!

OK, the sun can start coming back now. That's what this evergreen Yule thing is about after all--the fading away of all this DARK and COLD. (Except first we have to get through winter. Happy winter!)

I am looking out on the same amount of snow that we had last March after a 3-month onslaught of winter. Except this time the snow accumulated within 5 days. Insane 6 foot drifts. Cars that won't start. Icy wind chill on the clear sunny day when it finally stops snowing. I have been supporting the various snow removal duties of my household by holding down the fort and eating cookies on the couch while watching Food Network. For some reason, that's all I can do when it gets too wintry. Did you know the Food Network turns off at 4AM?! The nerve!

Here is the playlist from last week's show, Christmas themed though I'm no Christian. Please note there won't be a show on 12/24 as I'll be busy eating cookies on someone else's couch.

Beef Jerky Time
  • Misteriou Joaius (Joyful Mysteries): Ensemble Choral Du Bout Du Mond
  • What Child is This: Vince Guaraldi Trio
  • Hark the Herald Angels Sing: "played superbly" by Felix Vance on organ
  • Here Comes Santa Claus: Elvis Presley
  • Silver Bells: Doris Day
  • Go Tell It On the Mountain: Harry Simeone Chorale
  • On Christmas Morning: Raffi
  • The 12 Days of Christmas: John Denver & the Muppets
  • Good Christian Men, Rejoice: The Robert Shaw Chorale
  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus/Here Comes Santa Claus: Al Hirt
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: Ferrante & Teicher
  • Jingle Bell Rock: Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
  • The First Noel/Mary Mary: Sarah McLachlan
  • Santa & the Kids: Charley Pride
  • Sleighride: Liberace
  • Do They Know It's Christmas?: Band Aid
  • The Christmas Song: Nat "King" Cole
  • Good King Wenceslas: John Fahey
  • Nedeleg War Ar Mor (Christmas At Sea): Ensemble Choral Du Bout Du Monde
  • It's a Marshmallow World: Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin

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