Song Insight: Winter Wonderland

Song Insight: Winter Wonderland

OMG this is a Peppermint Kandy Kids track! The Peppermint Kandy Kids “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” was my favorite Christmas record when I was little. I remember certain songs on it, but I had forgotten about this one until I started doing the research....
Advent Feature 2: Søren Banjomus

Advent Feature 2: Søren Banjomus

In honor of That Time of Year, I’m getting a little goofy and featuring “songs that didn’t make the cut”. You’ll get one short snippet each Sunday leading up to Christmas.   I learned this song after moving to Denmark. It is a sweet little kid number about a banjo...
Danish Holiday Festivities

Danish Holiday Festivities

Last weekend marked the beginning of the Christmas season here in Denmark. There’s a lot that happens here with various social gatherings, events, and celebrations rolling through to December 24. We started our festivities by attending a Christmas market...
Song Insight: Christmastime is Here

Song Insight: Christmastime is Here

The Charlie Brown Christmas Special was an annual experience in my household (along with Rudolph’s and Frosty the Snowman’s Christmas specials). While this was not such a big deal in Scandinavia, this was a huge part of growing up in the USA during the 1970’s....
My Holiday Tradition: Spiced Pumpkin Soup

My Holiday Tradition: Spiced Pumpkin Soup

This recipe came into my life by way of Bon Appetit magazine back in 2002. Their Thanksgiving issue that year gave me lots of recipes that I come back to every year when I want something warm and cozy. I brought this recipe into our family celebration when my brother...
Song Insight: Christmas Is

Song Insight: Christmas Is

Listening to Lou Rawls swagger his way through this song, I couldn’t help but want to sing it. Researching the song, it appears to consist of a single section that keeps looping. While Rawls was convincing in his presentation, the song never really feels complete to...