Christmas Tunes (Part 5)

Final round of songs! Go back and check out parts 1, 2, 3, and 4. The final bunch are some more fun songs. Some a little edgier than others. All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth Jingle Hells Bells Yingle Bells I Yust Go Nuts at Christmas Fairytale of New York So, […]

Christmas Tunes (Part 4)

Back to the music! This time, stuff that’s just plain silly! This is part 4, so be sure to go back and check out parts 1, 2, and 3 to get the whole list. Today I’m on the road–making the trip north to spend Christmas with my family. I’m pretty sure one or two of […]

Christmas History and a Merry Yule

We all know the iconic images of Christmas, both secular and sacred. At it’s roots, it is undeniably a Christian holiday (celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ and all). But, like any good story, there’s a lot of embellishment that’s made its way into the Christmas tales of the birth of a savior. In fact, […]

Christmas Tunes (Part 3)

More Christmas music! This time around, we get a mix of themes, including one of the overtly religious songs in the list. Check out part one and part two for the other songs so far. O Tannenbaum/Oh Christmas Tree Little Drummer Boy (Animaniacs Version!) It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas I’ll Be Home […]

Christmas Tunes (Part 2)

More Christmas music. These are a little more “grown up” and inherently sentimental (for various reasons) than the first batch. They also come from movies and live action TV specials. There’s a pretty hefty World War II connection to a lot of Christmas music, whether you realize it or not. It’s those really rough times […]