Monday, December 6 2010
How many versions of "O Holy Night" do YOU own?
Sunday, December 5 2010
My reluctance to enjoy this album may prove that I lack a sense of humor. If that's true, Fred Schneider’s Christmas music killed it.
Sunday, November 28 2010
Fear not, skeptics of holiday music: it gets better!
Thursday, December 24 2009
A countdown of the 10 best holiday themed TV episodes
Wednesday, December 9 2009
Kris Kringle has flesh-and-blood status and is a religious secular figure. He is Superman, Peter Parker, Bruce Wayne, Gandalf the White, James Bond, Dr. Who and James T. Kirk all rolled into one.
Tuesday, November 10 2009
These beautifully arranged pieces place this among the really enjoyable and surprising Christmas albums.
Sunday, November 8 2009
The overarching theme among these stories is an often unacknowledged tension between affluent postwar consumer culture and a more austere mode of living.
Sunday, November 30 2008
Tuesday, November 25 2008
On this Christmas album, the courtliness seems unnecessarily flowery.
Thursday, September 18 2008
Just when you start worrying about the state of American movies, and wondering whether the business is going to swandive into irrelevance, along comes something as vital and jolting as Frozen River.