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The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
My Top Ten list would not be complete without:
All in the Family - Christmas at the Bunkers
Andy Griffith Christmas episode
Dick Van Dyke Christmas episode
Mary Tyler Moore 1st Christmas episode...
Remember when Black Friday was on Friday?
Imagine what will happen if the stores are allowed to stay open all night Christmas Eve until lunch time on Christmas Day! This year, more than 50,000 restaurants, bars, convenience stores and...
My Dog Sam
Dear Abby, I too was picked on when I was a child and I too turned to our dog Queenie. She always gave me love and she always listened. Bless you.
Okay Friends and Neighbors! I need your input! (Well, I always need your input!) I am gathering a playlist for a future 'Mistletoe Mix' for Merry Christmas Radio.
This show will be a little different in that I want to play two types of tunes:
1- Tunes that mention something Christmas related but are not of themselves Christmas songs. Exampe: "Just Because" - Carl Perkins. Santa Claus is mentioned seven(?) times but the song is not at all about Christmas.
2- Tunes that are played at Christmastime but do not mention Christmas specifically. Of course the obvious stand out here is "Jingle Bells".
Category Two will undoubtedly receive the most attention so I'm counting on the true musicologists (you know who you are) to balance out the show with Category One tunes! I would like to alternate the tune types in each song set. Feel free to suggest a tune from each!
To get us started, here are two (one from each catagory) that I will play:
"Just Because" - probably a version I have by Paul McCartney.
"My Favorite Things" - John Coletrane (one of my all time favorite tunes in general.)
Christmas Tune, Or Not? - You Decide! Coming to MCR in April or May 2011 (I hope).
What about the song, Linus and Lucy? I hear that song and it makes me think of Christmas but I believe they play that tune in their other shows, Halloween and Thanksgiving one. No mention of Christmas in the title and it's all instrumental. Gotta love it though!