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Merry Christmas



Music:  Let There Be Peace on Earth performed by Boys' Choir of Harlem

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New Orleans' Mahalia Jackson: "O Holy Night"

Google's Creepy Robot Reindeer!


This is the headline on drudge report right now - creepy militarized robot reindeers. You can learn more about Santa's terrifying little helpers here.

"Christmas in Lagos"

The Mistletoe Jam


Music: "The Mistletoe Jam (Everybody Kiss Somebody)" by Luther Vandross

Soul Line DanceAudrey & June in Philly

PhotoPlatinum Scraps

Merry Christmas from a Lawyer Friend

This should cover all the "political correct" bases.

If not, please see my lawyer.   LOL!

Watch Kids Choose Between a Gift for Themselves or Their Parents

The Boys & Girls Club in Atlanta posed a question to some of their kids: when faced with a present for them and a present for their family and loved ones, which one would they choose?

The creators of the video said that 80% of the kids that participated chose their family gift over their own gift, even if it meant they had to give their present up.

Please read more about these adorable kids here.

A Math Christmas Greeting!


I'm borrowing this cute holiday greeting from one of my former colleagues at BNP Paribas in London.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Madonna: "Holiday"



  1. Holiday
    Song by Madonna
  2. Holiday
    If we took a holiday
    Took some time to celebrate
    Just one day out of life
    It would be, it would be so nice
    Everybody spread the word
    We're gonna have a celebration
    All across the world
    In every nation
    It's time for the good times
    Forget about the bad times, oh yeah
    One day to come together to release the pressure
    We need a holiday
    If we took a holiday
    Took some time to celebrate
    (Come on, let's celebrate)
    Just one day out of life
    It would be, it would be so nice
    You can turn this world around
    And bring back all of those happy days
    Put your troubles down
    It's time to celebrate
    Let love shine
    And we will find
    A way to come together
    Can make things better
    We need a holiday
    If we took a holiday
    Took some…

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Rock Version of "Carol of the Bells"

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) is an American progressive rock band founded in 1996 by producer, composer, and lyricist Paul O'Neill, who brought together Jon Oliva and Al Pitrelli (both members of Savatage) and keyboardist and co-producer Robert Kinkel to form the core of the creative team. 

Both Billboard Magazine and Pollstar have ranked them as one of the top ten ticket-selling bands in the first decade of the new millennium.[7][8] Their path to success was unusual in that TSO is the first major rock band to go straight to theaters and arenas, having never played at a club, never having an opening act and never being an opening act.[9] In 2013, TSO kicked off their European tour with a performance on New Year's Eve 2013-14 in front of over 1,000,000 fans at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate. "A daring feat in which the band played three shows across two continents in 27 hours."[10] The show was broadcast live to millions more on German television.[11]

Please read more here.

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