Once Upon a Christmas

I have saved almost everything I’ve ever written. Fiction, I mean, or poetry, or essays for school, for pleasure, and everything in between. I have several drafts of some things. A lot of it is dated. Much of it is not. I can’t tell you the exact date I wrote “The Sands of Mother Christmas,” but the age of…

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Happy Holidays 2010

Here is the track listing for 2010: 1. Christmas Name Song                                    The Young Americans 2. December ’63 (oh what a night)                      Four Seasons 3. Santa, Santa, Santa                                         Gene Autry 4. Christmastime in Tinseltown                        Big Bad Voodoo Daddy 5. Every Time it Snows                                     Olivia Newton-John (featuring Jon Secada) 6. The Man…

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Goth Girl’s Guide to Better Traction

In the twenty-first century, it’s not uncommon to have several Thanksgivings and Christmasses. You’ve got your mom’s family, your dad’s family, your stepfamily, your work family, your own family, and seven other families I forgot (but you best not have). I’m luckier than most in that I only had one Thanksgiving and two Christmasses this year — one in…

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Happy Holidays 2009!

This year’s Happy Holidays CD cover was designed by Bob Kolar, illustrator of Racer Dogs, Big Kicks, and the AlphaOops books. Track listing: 1. “If We Make it Through December” — Merle Haggard 2. “First Train Home” — Imogen Heap 3. “12 Days of Christmas” — Relient K 4. “Susie Snowflake” — Rosemary Clooney 5. “Christmas Gift” — Margie…

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Happy Holidays 2008

Playlist for Happy Holidays 2008: Just for Now — Imogen Heap I Won’t Be Home for Christmas — Blink 182 O Christmas Tree — Miles Davis Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Diana Krall My Grown-Up Christmas List — Kelly Clarkson When I Get Home for Christmas — Snow Patrol O Heavenly Day — Patty Griffin This Christmas…

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Happy Holidays 2007

Track listing for the Happy Holidays 2007 CD: Just for Now — Imogen Heap I Won’t Be Home for Christmas — Blink 182 O Christmas Tree — Miles Davis Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Diana Krall My Grown-Up Christmas List — Kelly Clarkson When I Get Home for Christmas — Snow Patrol O Heavenly Day — Patty…

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Happy Holidays 2006

Track listing for Happy Holidays 2006: 1. Hazy Shade of Winter — The Bangles 2. You’re All I Want for Xmas — Jump Little Children 3. Merry Christmas, Pretty Baby — Shaking Stevens 4. Mushaboom — Feist 5. Let it Snow — Michael Bublé 6. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear — Sixpence None the Richer 7. Whatever Happened…

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Happy Holidays 2005

Track listing for Happy Holidays 2005: 1. Come all ye Faithful BeeGees 2. It May be Winter Outside Love Unlimited 3. Someday at Christmas Pearl Jam 4. The Simpsons – Homer – Wow, You Must Love This Country 5. Next Year, Baby Jamie Cullum 6. Christmas Day Detroit Junior 7. Last Christmas Savage Garden 8. What About Everything? Carbon…

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Happy Holidays 2004

Track Listing for Happy Holidays 2004: 1. Coca-Cola Christmas Song 2. Christmas Is All Around Billy Mack 3. Blue Christmas Harry Connick Jr 4. Green Christmas Barenaked Ladies 5. White Christmas U2 6. Christmas Song U2 7. Christmas Day Dido 8. Walk out to Winter Aztec Camera 9. Thank God It´s Christmas Queen 10. Walking In The Air Aled…

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Happy Holidays 2003

The track listing for the Happy Holidays 2003 CD should be here, but at the moment it’s stuck in storage. If anyone has the CD, or the track listing, please email me! This is the one with the Vargas Girl on the CD. (This year was also the only year I ever did a 2-disc set. The second disc…

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