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Holiday Music

Friday, December 16th, 2011


My favorite Christmas song is probably O Holy Night. It’s beautiful, serene, and angelic.  But you can’t have 20 versions of O Holy Night looped on a playlist for every dinner party and gathering.  This holiday I became obsessed with the perfect playlist.  It’s easy to hear the classics, the traditional songs on the radio.  What I was looking for was the unique, the remake or remix that captures the feeling of the season for me.  This list is a compilation that I’ve been working on for a few years.  There are some obvious choices but some I hope you’ll find to be a pleasant surprise.  Please leave me some of your favorites below in the comment section!

Happy holidays!!


All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

All My Bells Are Ringing – Lenka

All That I Want – The Weepies

Baby It’s Cold Outside – Harry Connick Jr. & Lee Ann Womack

Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Lady Antebellum

Boots – The Killers

Children Go Where I Send Thee – Joan Osborne

Christmas Just Does This to Me – Matt Wertz

Christmas Lights – Coldplay

Christmas Must Be Tonight – Bahamas

Christmas Must Be Tonight – The Band

Fall In Love With Me On Christmas – Josh Kelley

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Rascal Flatts

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Sarah McLachlan & Barenaked Ladies

Green Christmas – Barenaked Ladies

Hark the Herald Angels Sing – Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Colbie Caillat

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Jake Ousley

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – My Morning Jacket

I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Aimee Mann

It Snowed – Meaghan Smith

Joseph, Better You Than Me – The Killers (feat. Elton John, NeilTennant)

Maybe This Christmas – Leigh Nash

Maybe This Christmas – Ron Sexsmith

O Holy Night – Mariah Carey

Peace – Norah Jones

River – Sarah McLachlan

River – Herbie Hancock (feat. Corinne Bailey Rae)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Jack Johnson

Santa Baby – Madonna

Silent Night – Lifehouse

Silent Night – Zach Gill

Sleigh Ride – Diana Krall

We Wish You a Merry Christmas – Weezer

What Do Bad Girls Get? – Joan Osborne

When the Bells Start Ringing – My Morning Jacket

White Christmas – Sonya Kitchell

***I just figured out I could create a playlist on iTunes.  So the songs on this list that are available on iTunes are here.***



i am freezing

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

I stood outside waiting for my 11:00pm live shot and I had one prevailing thought – fear!  It is October.  I can see my breath!  I was standing out there, waiting the 10 minutes before I’d go live and I realized, I was freezing.  How was I going to survive this winter?  The other day, I wore a coat to work and hubby removed our air conditioner from the window.  Not only was summer over but winter was already nipping at my frigid fingers.

I am actually scared of winter.  The last time I was in Boston, I worked mainly during the day.  It meant various court stories, where I would be bundle up, yes, taking off many layers as I sat in court, but at least I was warm for a portion of the day.  This go around, I am on the night shift.  There are no court stories in the evening.  Nearly all of my stories take place outside.  And, of course, it’s colder at night.  I can honestly say I’m frightened!!

It’s been 4 years since I’ve reported in the bitter cold of a New England winter.  In Charlotte, October is the most glorious month after September.  In the Carolinas, summer extends well into September.  October and November are late summer months.  Autumn comes in December.  January and February are the winter months.  Spring is in March while April, May and June are the summer months.  It’s July and August that are dreaded because they are oppressively hot and humid.  In the South, July and August is über-summer.

I started to think about New England weather.  I returned in late March.  I still needed a coat and gloves.  Spring starts in April here and summer arrives in June.  Friends told me August actually marks the end of summer.  Fall arrives quickly in September and as I’m now realizing, winter starts dipping the mercury in October.  At this rate, winter will extend into December and frozen tundra time will occur in January and February.  Awesome.

I came home from my live shot in a full panic.  Where are my winter boots?  Did I donate them to the Salvation Army 4 years ago?  How many pairs of long johns do I have?  Oh poop, only one.  I donated several pairs when we moved south!  I thought of the hand and feet warmers I’d have to buy.  I purchased them in bulk before and when I left for Charlotte, I bequeathed them to my photographers, but now I’d have to invest again in mass quantities of these little packets of warmth.  I need to locate the hats, gloves, and scarves.  I don’t even know where to start looking for my space pen.  (While working in Boston, every year I’d ask for a space pen for Christmas.  It allowed me to write in freezing temperatures.  Don’t laugh – it was a necessity!)  Maybe this year I’ll just use a pencil.

The hyperventilation panic has subsided.  Thanks for the longer nights, I’ve gotten a good night sleep and have awaken with a brighter perspective!  I figure I have enough gear for fall and winter here, which gives me a couple more weeks to prepare for the frostbite months.  I’ll take any suggestions you have on stay warm (best thermals, must have jackets, warmest boots) but I think the only positive side is – there are only four more months until spring.