Mexican hot chocolate, or Tom and Jerry, or coffee spiked
with egg nog?
I'm not a fan, in general terms, of Rufus Wainwright's dead pan delivery, but I find myself loving this album, for a couple of their songs: the wistful, "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" and the bouyant "Spotlight on Christmas."
Each year we buy a new album, and try to incorporate it in with the standards like Christmas in Lake Woebegone, Nat King Cole, Putamayo, Boston Pops. Some, like the Roches, or the Gypsy Kings, are played just once, and hidden. Others, like the Chieftains, become favorites. This year we're trying out Annie Lenox's latest, "A Christmas Cornucopia." What are your faves?
Faithful readers know I tend to stay too long at holiday parties. Here's a tip: Put on Celine Dion massacring eardrums in O Holy Night. I'll be outta there.
Eating all the cheese . . . - Last weekend, I hosted a dinner party for some of my husband's friends and work colleagues. It turned out to be smaller than I originally thought (6 adu...
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