Tag: Christmas

The Music of Christmas — The Mormon Tabernacle Choir's "Worthy is the Lamb / Amen"

The Music of Christmas — The Mormon Tabernacle Choir's "Worthy is the Lamb / Amen"

| December 24, 2012 | Reply

One of my Christmas traditions is to listen to my favorite parts of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” as close to Christmas Eve night as possible. I have a terrific rendition, by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Davis, that brings majesty and reverence to the piece in ways the traditional chamber orchestra recordings do […]

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The Music of Christmas — Celtic Woman's "Ding Dong Merrily on High"

The Music of Christmas — Celtic Woman's "Ding Dong Merrily on High"

| December 24, 2012 | Reply

Ever hear a song on the radio and say to yourself, “Oh, hey! I haven’t heard that song in ages. I really liked it!”. Well, “Ding Dong Merrily on High” is that Christmas song for me. The tune is delightful (but a bear to sing well because the chorus is two long phrases and you […]

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The Music of Christmas — Nat King Cole's "A Cradle in Bethlehem"

The Music of Christmas — Nat King Cole's "A Cradle in Bethlehem"

| December 23, 2012 | 1 Reply

If you know me even a little bit, you know I love Christmas music, especially the classics done by old-school musicians who know the value of a simple melody sung well. Nat King Cole, who for my money is one of the three finest male pop singers ever (along with Sam Cooke and Frank Sinatra), […]

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The Delivery Presents – A Poem After Christmas

The Delivery Presents – A Poem After Christmas

| December 26, 2011 | 1 Reply

With apologies to Clement Clark Moore, I present the Episode Post in verse form. Enjoy!

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Share my Christmas Tradition: Handel's Messiah on Christmas Night

Share my Christmas Tradition: Handel's Messiah on Christmas Night

| December 25, 2011 | 1 Reply

One of my personal Christmas traditions (and I have a few) involves a little quiet, a pair of headphones, and a superlative recording of Messiah by Georg Frederich Handel. I do not believe a greater work of exultation and worship has ever been written and Christmas would simply not be the same without it. I […]

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A Little Bach to Extend the Christmas Spirit

A Little Bach to Extend the Christmas Spirit

| December 25, 2011 | Reply

I think this evening I’m going to post a couple videos, just to keep the Christmas spirit around for a few extra hours. There’s no need to rush into the end of the year, is there?

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The 50 Dollar Instant Christmas Soundtrack

The 50 Dollar Instant Christmas Soundtrack

| December 24, 2011 | Reply

I love Christmas music. I figure I have a couple dozen Christmas albums in my iTunes collection that I either ripped from CDs that I bought over the years or downloaded from iTunes or Amazon and I’m always on the lookout for good stuff to add to the collection. At this time of year, they […]

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The Delivery Presents – A Very Weasely Christmas!

The Delivery Presents – A Very Weasely Christmas!

| December 16, 2011 | 1 Reply

It’s Christmas, the time of miracles and partisan wrangling over taxes! Okay, it’s not all bad. I dropped a musical treat in the second half and reviewed a couple cool things, so enjoy!

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The Delivery Presents – We Can't All Get Along But Can't We, You Know, Try?

The Delivery Presents – We Can't All Get Along But Can't We, You Know, Try?

| December 11, 2011 | 2 Replies

I didn’t try very hard to hide the overall theme of Episode 124 (which I misidentified as Episode 123, for reasons I can only chalk up to being really tired). I’ve noticed lately how easily normally good people have leaned into full-on jerkitude, and not just about politics either. Of course, the election season has […]

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Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

| December 25, 2010 | 3 Replies

Merry Christmas to You and Yours from the Staff and Crew of The Sundries Shack and The Delivery Podcast! (and thanks to Shorpy for the photograph)

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