Tuesday, December 24 2013
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
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.