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I love the holidays, sometimes.

9 Dec

This year I’ve had some trouble getting into the Christmas spirit.  My dad has been really ill for the past few months and its taken its toll on the family.  I have a tree, but I haven’t bothered to decorate it.  Currently my boxes of ornaments are scattered all over the dining room.  But I’m starting to come around.  Pops is feeling getting a bit better and will probably get to spend Christmas with us.  He wasn’t up to being there for Thanksgiving and it wasn’t the same. I rely on my dad big time and its hard not having him around. Plus that means I have to ask my poor husband to fix stuff for me. Let’s just say he’s not a Mr. Fix-It.

So I’ve been listening to a lot of Christmas music to get myself into the holiday spirit.  The current playlist:

She & Him – The Christmas Waltz  –  I have a love/hate relationship with Zooey Deschanel but that’s another story. Here’s a love moment.

Amy Winehouse – I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus


Otis Redding -White Christmas

John Lennon – Happy Christmas – War is Over


The Kinks – Father Christmas


Tom Petty-  Christmas All Over Again

The Ramones – Merry Christmas, I don’t want to fight tonight


the Killers -Don’t shoot me Santa


The Hives & Cyndi Lauper – Christmas Duel


Stevie Wonder – What Christmas Means to me

U2 -It’s Christmas -Baby Please Come Home

The Eels – Everything’s Gonna Be Cool This Christmas


Joshua Hyslop – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

And the winner for weirdest/creepiest/worst  Christmas song:

Prince – Another Lonely Christmas

Wtf Prince?  I apologize for subjecting everyone to this.  But someone else needed to hear it.









Dancing With An iPod in Public

6 Dec

I’m sure everyone has seen this already but I’m posting anyway.  I love this guy.  A lot.

Ho Ho Ho

29 Nov

Thanksgiving has come and gone, so I am ready to embark on the holiday season in all its sparkly glory. I ventured into our scary attic and pulled everything out, so the decorations are up. Last week I was grumbling about Christmas music being played too early this year, but I successfully avoided it and am now listening to pretty much these three songs on repeat.  So while I’m at it, I’d like to talk about how amazing these videos are (well, two out of three anyway:)

There are so many awesome happenings in this video.  The first one is obvious: NICE SWEATERS. My favorite part is the epic 80s dinner party.  These people have sparklers in the cake and its not the 4th of July.  Genius!  I love when George Michael’s ex-girlfriend casually brushes her hand across the brooch on her jacket, foreshadowing the the upcoming flashback scene.  Because ten seconds later  they flashback to last Christmas when he gives her his heart….and that fabulous flower brooch.  For those of you that may have wondered how anyone could possibly not know that George Michael was gay, take a second look.  They ALL look like him.   Also, if you skip to 2:18, you may agree with me when I say that I think those girls are like 16. I think the one on the right may have braces.

*If anyone is able to replicate that brooch, or know someone who has, please let me know ASAP.  This is very important.

Ok, so this video is clearly the one that I was referring to that does not classify as amazing.  Everything Mariah does is pretty cheesy (or just bad) but this video is less brutal than usual. It’s probably the puppies.  Or maybe it’s because she’s actually wearing a fair amount of clothing.  But I think it’s actually because the song is so good.  As soon as I hear this song every year I get so excited.  Ava loves it now too.

And my personal favorite:

Forget super committees.  Let’s get back to charity super-groups instead. And look – its George Michael again! The best thing in this video is obviously the hair.  There are some serious haircuts in here.  Bono’s haircut alone makes me stop and stare. He looks like he’s got some sort of animal in there.  And if you skip ahead (you know you love this song too much to skip ahead) to 3:38 why don’t you hit pause and take a gander at the skunk-like number that guy is sporting.

And look at Sting.  Just look at him.  There is nothing in this world hotter than 1984 Sting.  Not sure if I could deal with current Sting (too much talk about tantric sex,) but I would go back in time in a heartbeat for that. He is just so cool.  But poor Paul Weller must have been in a bad mood.  He was the only one that looked like he wasn’t having any fun.  Perhaps he was pissed Simon LeBon got a solo and he didn’t. Now, if anyone can tell me who the guy with the really cool braid is in the back, I would greatly appreciate it.

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