Tuesday, November 18, 2014

¡Feliz Navipod!

What's this? A year-round podcast about Christmas? With great guests? And catchy and funny original tunes? Subscribed!

(Bonus points for Feliz Navipod's host Tony Thaxton having lived in Richmond.)

Sunday, January 12, 2014

New ornaments!!!

A friend gave me these awesome ornaments last week. Aren’t they… awesome? The only complaint I have is that the Family Truckster should have “honky lips” spray painted on the side.

I'm looking forward to putting these on my tree in twelve months, give or take.

Monday, January 6, 2014

My Christmas whiskey

It’s the warmest time of year
Your Christmas whiskey means good cheer
A woozy smile from ear to ear when
Your Christmas whiskey time is here
- The Minus Five, "Your Christmas Whiskey"

One of my contributions to the family’s Christmas dinner was to supply the booze. This year I gave something new a try: Yukon Jack Jacapple. With it’s blend of spice and apples, it was a Canadian whiskey everyone - young, old, male, female - enjoyed. For real. I wouldn’t drink it every day, but for the holidays it seemed right.

I also brought a case of Magic Hat. I’m not saying that I chose that particular beer because their G-Thing ale was exclusive to their winter packs, but I’m not not saying that, either. It, too, wouldn’t be my regular thing, but the gingerbread beer was a nice Yuletide treat.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Very Micah Christmas 2013

Well, we're winding down 2013 and I'm *finally* putting this year's edition of A Very Micah Christmas up. Too late? Maybe. But Epiphany isn't until January 6th, so you still have a few days of guilt-free enjoyment.

I put all of the songs into a Spotify playlist - well, all that were available on the service - and you can stream it below:

But that's only part of the story. The full experience includes the following songs:

1. "Flannel Sheets" - Good Night, States
2. "Silent Night" - Nick Lowe
3. "Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)" - JD McPherson
4. "(Don't Call Me) Mrs. Christmas" - Emmy the Great & Tim Wheeler
5. "Underneath the Tree" - Kelly Clarkson
6. "She Wants It All" - Jumbled
7. "Deck the Halls" - 11 Acorn Lane
8. "Christmas at the Ale House" - The Irish Rovers
9. "You'll Never Find My Christmas" - Bishop Allen
10. "Breaking the Ice" - Samantha Crain
11. "Krampus" - Houndmouth
12. "Go Tell It on the Mountain" - Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
13. "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" - Colorfair
14. "We Three Kings" - Mark Lanegan
15. "Sugar Cookie" - Sugar & The Hi-Lows
16. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" - Lyle Lovett with Kat Edmonson
17. "Blink Before Christmas" - Phil Moore & The Phil Moore Four
18. "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" - Leigh-Ann Eshleman
19. "Angels We Have Heard on High" - Beta Radio
20. "Can I Interest You in Hanukkah?" - Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart
21. "A Winter Romance" - Dean Martin
22. "Winter Wonderland" - Louis Armstrong
23. "The Christmas Song" - Frank Sinatra
24. "Merry Christmas from Scotland (Lulled with a Stiff Drink)" - Laurie Cameron
25. "Joy" - Tracey Thorn
26. "That Leaf Sure Is Heavy, But You Have to Turn It Over" - Listener & Dust
27. Surprise!

You can snag them all here. Happy listening!

Quoth the Santa, "Nevermore!"

While I’ve loved and appreciated all of the Christmas cards I received this season, this one is my favorite. Thanks, author of my favorite currently ongoing series of books!*

*I am not a name dropper.

Big Krampin'.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

Raise a glass...

Woman with a Scottish brogue + booze + a dash of melancholy = a Christmas song that totally nails my sweet spots

You can get Laurie Cameron's "Merry Christmas From Scotland (Lulled With a Stiff Drink)" - for FREE - here.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Die Actually

So, the other day while I was continuing my heroic intake of holiday movies, it occurred to me: Alan Rickman has starred in two absolute Christmas classics. That's a stunning achievement unmatched by anyone else. Therefore, I have crowned him the King of Christmas Movies.

I even made these pictures to commemorate his coronation.

MILF on the Shelf: Day 24

I said to set out the *milk* and cookies for Santa, MILF!

The fair trade candy canes must be sustainable.

Monday, December 23, 2013

MILF on the Shelf: Day 23

Festivus is over early this year, MILF!

Finally! A good version of this song.

I found this during my Christmas music search last night. Maybe it's the subdued nature of this cover. Maybe it's her removing the Betty Boopness that's plagued every modern version of the song. (Thanks a lot, Madonna.) Maybe it's just because I find her very cute. But I'm really digging Daniela Andrade's version of "Santa Baby."

I think I'm going to buy it today. You can get it here.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Buried in free Christmas music

For the last few weeks I've been swept up in holiday activities and getting my own Christmas mix out into the world, so I've really slacked off on keeping up with the flood of free, new music online. So for a couple of hours now I've been combing through Noisetrade, Santas Working Overtime, and Stubby's House of Christmas. (And I still have a few more blogs to check up with!) Boy, is there a lot that I've missed. But that just means I'll be ready for next year's mix.

Anyway, I felt compelled to post this song I came across by AKW, "Christmas Will Be Cold Without You." What a wonderful little downer of a holiday song! I know absolutely nothing about this band, but I'm really digging their tune. And it's FREE! So download it and go cry in your eggnog, you hipster.

MILF on the Shelf: Day 22

Oh... good morning, MILF!

A festive eye opener

My new mug.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

The 2013 Sound Opinions Holiday Spectacular

Of all the podcasts that I listen to, this is one of the episodes that I look forward to the most every year. Enjoy!

MILF on the Shelf: Day 21

That's my didgeridoo you're blowing, MILF!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

"Christmas Tomorrow"

More Christmas caroling from Billy Eichner (kind of). I may have just found the "hidden track" for next year's Christmas mix.

MILF on the Shelf: Day 19

Only the good die young, MILF.