Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A New Yorky Sort of Holiday Concert

We put up our first tree in our new home last night. In the light of day, I'd say doing so is probably best BEFORE cocktails. But that's alright, we have a few days to sort it out.

There's an unusual number of darker takes on the season out there at the moment, and much of what Hollywood is offering seems designed to make you feel good only in comparison (e.g., Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Darkest Hour, etc.). So there's ample opportunity to get your Scrooge on, if that's your inclination.

But call me a romantic, as 2011 ends, I'm feeling more optimistic about things than I have in quite some time, and so I'm offering this simple playlist, for kids from one to, well, mostly those who like music from the 80s or earlier. My gift to you, a New Yorky kind of holiday concert.

Please do add your faves as well.

Wishing you and yours the warmest and most cheerful of the holiday you celebrate.

This one is particularly for the troops returning from Iraq. I hope they have the most lovely of holidays with their families this year:

And I posted this last week, but it's so my fave, that I'm dedicating it to all my friends in New York with whom we're celebrating Christmas this year. Let's see if we can stay just this side of the particulars of MacGowan's fairytale ... or not :-)

And thrown in, not because it's all that New Yorky, but because it makes me happy:

Labels: happy holidays


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here Comes Santa Claus ~ Gene Autry The Singing Cowboy

Jingle Bell Rock / Bobby Helms 1957

Bing Crosby & David Bowie - The Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth

Feliz Navida Jose Feliciano

12/21/2011 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Charles Browning said...

here's my favorite, Ed - I bet Murat's family is just like this ;D

12/21/2011 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Ed, The Lennon and McCartney are my favs they are so opposite.

I like these two also. Jingle Bell Rock Bobby Helms with tasty guitar.

The Waitresses Christmas Wrapping.

Merry Christmas to all and a Prosperous 2012 .

12/22/2011 10:34:00 AM  

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