December 19, 2009

Not Fit For Man or Beast Out There

You want a white Christmas? Well, Central Virginia may have a white winter, because I can’t imagine how this snowy wallop is going away anytime soon. 18 inches have piled up outside my house, and it’s still coming down. We might have two feet before all is said and done. But that’s okay. Make some hot chocolate and relax to some Christmas tunes.

We’ve got some great Santa drawings (65, 66 for those keeping score at home) today that put mine to shame. David Gessner was kind enough to pass along some of his drawings. And just for fun, I’m linking to his YouTube videos as well. You know, with this snowstorm blasting the northeast, a lot of people will have to buy some gifts online. If you’re looking for books, you could pick-up Soaring with Fidel, Return of the Osprey, and Sick of Nature. And you could also get The Gossip of Starlings, written by his wife Nina de Gramont, for readers on your gift list as well. Look at how I just solved shopping problems for you.

The Blizzard – Camera Obscura

This is a great sweet little song, laid-back and melodic.

Purple Snowflakes – Marvin Gaye

They aren’t purple just yet. Put I still have

Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Look, it’s not a Christmas song, but it’s by the brilliant Nick Cave (whom PC saw on a street in Chicago this year!). And there’s a good chance we’ll have fifteen feet of pure white snow by the end of the day.

Snowfall – LeRoy Holmes and His Orchestra

Need to get the intensity of Nick Cave out of you? This should do it.

Frosty the Snowman – Porter Wagoner


like the Wagonmaster at Christmas time.

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Vaughn Monroe

Best version of this song in my book. If you disagree, we’ll have to resort to fisticuffs.

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street

Get rocked by rocked by the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, hard-rocking, booty-shaking, earth-quaking, nerve-breaking, Viagra-taking history-making, legendary E Street Band.

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