Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Holiday Power: The Music, The Marathon

Holiday Power: The Music, The Marathon

“We still find comfort in thinking that there is a time of year set aside when peace and happiness are achievable. The music of the season is part and parcel of this…” – Bob Searls1, Indie Musician, performer of “Jon Solomon’s Christmas Eve Marathon”   It’s a week before Christmas and all across the nation [Continue]

Let’s Get Excited!

Let’s Get Excited!

  “As a kid, I was bonkers for Christmas. The entire month of December, I couldn’t sleep at night from anticipation.” – Rosecrans Baldwin, Novelist   It’s December 2nd and all across the world families of many faiths are getting more excited every day propels them closer to Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and all the joy [Continue]

Give the Best Gift Ever: A Marathon

Give the Best Gift Ever: A Marathon

“My boyfriend at the time was studying archaeology and I saved and saved and studied to get him a very nice field compass…even though we are not together anymore and even though he’s not an archaeologist anymore, he’s a chef with a damn fine field compass!” – Respondent to the “Best Gift Given” Holiday Gift [Continue]

The Birth of Christmas: Talking Santa

The Birth of Christmas: Talking Santa

“Reality will eventually out but there’s so much reality in this life that one of the delights of childhood, and of being a parent, is to spread a little fairy dust occasionally.” – Emily “Dear Prudie” Yoffe, on when to tell kids about Santa   “No, seriously,” my seven year old daughter insisted from the [Continue]

Rockin’ the World: The Global Holiday Marathon

Rockin’ the World: The Global Holiday Marathon

“I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.” -Shirly Temple, Halliwell’s Filmgoer’s Companion “Daddy, is there really a Santa Claus?” My daughter—feet fidgeting in her Christmas PJs, eyes wide, gazed up at me with a mix of [Continue]

One Resolution to Rule Them All

One Resolution to Rule Them All

“It’s a Keith Karabin Christmas Peace on Earth and peace of mind With peace left over to write a piece online.” –Bob Searles, “It’s a Keith Karabin Christmas”   I had two really big Christmas surprises this year. I was recognized at the hospital for the work that I do with the kids. I would [Continue]

Humbugs vs. Heroes: Holiday Showdown!

Humbugs vs. Heroes: Holiday Showdown!

“Humbug is the term used to refer to an act of fraud or deceit. It can also refer to an individual who carries out acts of trickery, that is, a hypocrite.” – Ask.com “Whether we like it or not, the holiday season is upon us,” said Psychotherapist Cyndi Sarnoff-Ross, noting that this fact (made even [Continue]

YOU. SHOULD. LISTEN.

YOU. SHOULD. LISTEN.

I love the 24 Hour Holiday Marathon on 103.3FM, WPRB in Princeton, NJ—streaming live around the world every Christmas Eve at 6PM to 6PM Christmas Day, and hosted by the illustrious Jon Solomon. Those who know this site, know this fact, since I’ve been doing a post like this for the last four years. The [Continue]

Christmas Rock United

Christmas Rock United

  You know Mariah and Willie, Crosby and Williams, Conick and Mathis and King Cole and the Jacksons… But do you recall, the most eclectic Holiday music of all? I know. I know. With malls, stores and radio stations quitting their usual playlists in favor of pre-recorded holiday classics, you’re burnt out on Christmas music. [Continue]

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