Tag Archives: Christmas

Top 10 Holiday Songs

Top 10 Holiday Songs

Here is a collection of the best non-traditional holiday music not played on your regular radio stations. It’s a blend of parodies (remixes of traditional songs, either new lyrics applied to Christmas carol music or the Christmasification of a familiar popular song(s)) or original music. Read More

3 Alternatives to Elf on the Shelf to Inspire Kindness

3 Alternatives to Elf on the Shelf to Inspire Kindness

Many years ago, we tried the Elf on the Shelf. It was a desperate parenting move; I had a newborn, a toddler, and a brazen 3-year-old. In our case, the Elf on the Shelf backfired. That scoundrel caused far more trouble than he was worth.

If you are in a similar boat, or if you are just in need of an alternative, I have three fantastic options for you. Read More

Holiday Philately

Holiday Philately

Christmas is a time when we all seem to embrace, or run screaming from, one of the oldest geekdoms in existence: philately. No matter what your holiday inclination, it is hard to escape this season without a visit to the post office to pick up, purchase, or peruse the postage. This week, while mailing coffee from Maine to Ohio, my husband got an education in shipping that tickles my love of the absurd. Read More

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour Review and Interview With Tour Manager Elliot Saltzman

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour Review and Interview With Tour Manager Elliot Saltzman

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is currently touring their brand new show, The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, featuring the best of the past and the latest of the present. I’ve seen a couple of Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s shows in the past and this year, I was thrilled to share my love of TSO’s amazing theatrics with my husband and son for the first time. Read More