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Tuesday, December 24 2013

Unhappy Holidays? Conflicts, Contradictions and the Ghosts of Christmas Music Past and Present

How do we reconcile the joyous holiday season with a nagging sensation that it might not be as jolly as it should be?


Monday, December 6 2010

Sonos: December Songs

How many versions of "O Holy Night" do YOU own?


Sunday, December 5 2010

The Superions: Destination… Christmas!

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

Indigo Girls: Holly Happy Days

Fear not, skeptics of holiday music: it gets better!


Thursday, December 24 2009

The Ten Best Holiday Episodes

A countdown of the 10 best holiday themed TV episodes


Wednesday, December 9 2009

Santa Claus: Super Hero Icon and Religious Figure

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

Carla Bley: Carla’s Christmas Carols

These beautifully arranged pieces place this among the really enjoyable and surprising Christmas albums.


Sunday, November 8 2009

Merry Sitcom: Christmas Classics From TV’s Golden Age

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

Season for TV Christmas specials


Tuesday, November 25 2008

Loreena McKennitt: A Midwinter Night’s Dream

On this Christmas album, the courtliness seems unnecessarily flowery.


The Cold Season (Columns) [18.Sep.08]
Various: Think Global: World Christmas (Capsule Reviews) [4.Dec.07]
Jars of Clay: Christmas Songs (Capsule Reviews) [4.Dec.07]
Various Artists: Slow Jams for Christmas (Capsule Reviews) [26.Nov.07]
Low: Christmas (Reviews) [31.Dec.94]
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