Monthly Archives: December 2011

More Holidays: Dec 26th – Boxing Day, Wren Day, St Stephen’s Day

Today is, in many countries of the British Commonwealth of Nations, a holiday. Known by several names, particularly in England it’s called “Boxing Day.” Where did this come from? It’s not clear, truth be told. The concept of giving gifts … Continue reading

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Rudolph and Johnny

Who knew that Jewish songwriters wrote so many of our most cherished Christmas songs? Well, you are about to know! Continue reading

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Connecting Christmas Music and Dreidels: Irving Berlin and White Christmas

As I was saying. Having torn the calendar page of the American Thanksgiving holiday, the Christmas Holiday Season begins in all its fierce glory. Oh! Can you hear it?!? The sound of cash registers beeping, with a counterpoint of bell … Continue reading

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