it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken
matociquala

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i'd rather be the one who loves than to be loved and never even know

Tonight, the Town of Brookfield turned out to set out and light hundreds of luminaries on the town Common, and up and down Route 9.

Here was the view from our porch an hour ago.

(Yes, at least one Briard helped.)

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        1. Cartoon Christmas - We're a couple of misfits (1:22)
        2. C3P0 & R2D2 - Bells, Bells, Bells (3:15)
        3. Blood, Sweat & Tears - Sometimes In Winter (3:09)
        4. Jethro Tull - Fire At Midnight (2:24)
        5. The Everly Brothers - Christmas Eve Can Kill You (3:29)
        6. Tori Amos - Winter (5:42)
        7. Vienna Teng - The Last Snowfall (3:24)
        8. Fountains of Wayne - I Want an Alien for Christmas (2:19)
        9. Violent Femmes - Holly Jolly Christmas (1:05)
        10. Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - Winter (3:26)
        11. South Park Kids - Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel (3:20)
        12. Tom Waits - Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis (4:33)
        13. U2 - New Year's Day (4:18)
        14. Captain Ahab - Do The Know It's Christmas? (3:10)
        15. Natalie MacMaster - Get Me Through December (6:31)
        16. Tori Amos - Black-Dove (January) (4:38)
        17. Dead Kennedys - Advice From Christmas Past (0:55)
        18. Jimmy Buffett - Christmas In The Caribbean (3:11)
        19. Jethro Tull - Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day (3:58)
        20. Stars - Fairytale Of New York (4:05)
        21. Jethro Tull - Another Christmas Song (3:30)
        22. John Gorka - January Floor (4:00)
        23. Vienna Teng - The Atheist Christmas Carol (4:26)
        24. The Hollytones - Gridlock Christmas (3:32)
        25. Josh Ritter - Snow is Gone (Live from Vicar St, Dublin) (4:20)
        26. Patti Page - Boogie Woogie Santa Claus (2:13)
        27. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Snow (Hey Oh) (5:34)
        28. Denis Leary - Merry F#%$In' Christmas (Studio) (1:37)
        29. Happy Rhodes - Winter (3:57)
        30. Hedningarna - Cold wind (5:02)
        31. Something Corporate - Forget December (3:11)
        32. Gillian Welch - Winter's Come and Gone (2:14)
        33. Eartha Kitt/Henri René & His Orchestra - Santa Baby (3:25)
        34. Jeff Buckley - New Year's Prayer (4:40)
        35. Chris Smither - Never needed It More (3:19)
        36. Mumford & Sons - Winter Winds (3:39)
        37. Squirrel Nut Zippers - Sleigh Ride (3:09)
        38. Seanan McGuire - Snow Queen Dreams (4:36)
        39. Barenaked Ladies - Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah (2:11)
        40. Ferron - Snowin' In Brooklyn (3:47)
        41. Dan Wilson - What a Year for a New Year (4:07)
        42. "Weird" Al Yankovic - Christmas At Ground Zero (3:09)
        43. Danny Elfman - Poor Jack - Nightmare Before Christmas (4:06)
        44. My Chemical Romance - All I Want For Christmas Is You (3:45)
        45. MxPx - Christmas Night Of Zombies (2:22)
        46. Asobi Seksu - New Years (3:01)
        47. Richard Thompson - How Will I Ever Be Simple Again (3:32)
        48. Standstill - I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus (2:54)
        49. Barenaked Ladies - Hanukkah Blessings (3:27)
        50. Bessie Smith - At the Christmas Ball (3:27)
        51. James Taylor - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (3:50)
        52. Big Country - Winter Sky (3:16)
        53. The Paper Raincoat - January (3:50)
        54. the Sugarcubes - Dragon - Icelandic (3:07)
        55. Ella Fitzgerald - Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney (3:05)
        56. devo - snowball (2:29)
        57. Acceptance - So This Is Christmas (4:04)
        58. Leon Redbone - Frosty the Snowman (1:53)
        59. Fiona Apple - Frosty the Snowman (2:10)
        60. Allison Crowe - In the Bleak Midwinter (4:03)
        61. The Nields - Snowman (4:11)
        62. Bangles - A Hazy Shade of Winter (2:47)
        63. Gordon Lightfoot - Song For A Winters Night (2:59)
        64. Various Artists - One More Sleep Till Christmas (2:50)
        65. Boiled In Lead - Boiled In Lead - 04-Snow on the Hills (2:52)
        66. Ben Folds - Bizarre Christmas Incident (2:24)
        67. (Pachelbel) - Kannon (6:16)
        68. Jethro Tull - Cold Wind To Valhalla (4:20)
        69. The Chieftains & Elvis Costello - St. Stephen's Day Murders (3:24)
        70. Count von Count - (All I Want For Christmas Is) My Two Front Teeth (2:03)
        71. Jethro Tull - A Christmas Song (3:46)
        72. Joan Baez - Christmas In Washington (5:13)
        73. Thea Gilmore - December In New York (3:38)
        74. Levellers - Rain And Snow (1:37)
        75. Shriekback - Fish Below The Ice (3:52)
        76. Stryper - Winter Wonderland (3:13)
        77. Akim & the Teddy Vann Production Company - Santa Claus Is a Black Man (3:30)
        78. Harvey Danger - Sometimes You Have To Work On Christmas (Sometimes) (5:12)
        79. Elmo & Patsy - Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer (2:43)
        80. Patty Griffin - Icicles (3:18)
        81. Lance J. Holt - I Saw Mommy Kissing Yog-Sothoth (1:18)
        82. Tom Prasada-Rao - Christmas In The Ashram (4:24)
        83. Sinéad O'Connor - Silent Night (3:43)
        84. Louis Armstrong - Winter Wonderland (3:00)
        85. Oscar The Grouch - I Hate Christmas (1:54)
        86. Scarry Gary Alan - New Year's Resolutions (2:27)
        87. Dunwich Children's Chorale - The Shoggoth Song (0:44)
        88. Sarah McLachlan - Ice (4:01)
        89. Janis Ian - In the Winter (2:30)
        90. Sixpence None the Richer - It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (3:46)
        91. Vast - Winter In My Heart (3:36)
        92. Queen - Thank God It's Christmas (4:21)
        93. Spike Jones - Happy New Year (3:26)
        94. Mystery Science Theater 3000 - (Let's Have) A Patrick Swayze Christmas (3:25)
        95. Gefilte Joe and the Fish - Hanukkah Rocks (3:51)
        96. Christy Moore - Fairytale of New York (5:49)
        97. Greensleeves - Moody Blues (2:24)
        98. Barenaked Ladies - Snowman (2:59)
        99. Snow Miser - Snow Miser (1:34)
        100. John Denver & The Muppets - Little Saint Nick (2:22)
        101. Nina Gordon - New Year's Eve (3:28)
        102. Punchline - Icicles (3:22)
        103. The Kinks - Father Christmas (3:43)
        104. The Pogues - 14 Fairytale of New York (4:34)
        105. Carlos Nunez - Galician Carol (3:08)
        106. The Tragically Hip - Thompson Girl (3:32)
        107. Blink-182 - I Won't Be Home For Christmas (3:14)
        108. Spike Jones - All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) (3:07)
        109. Kate & Anna McGarrigle - God Rest Ye Merry Christmas (3:28)
        110. Rebecca Marcotte And Josh Thoemke - Have Yourself A Very Scary Little Solstice (2:29)
        111. Peter Mulvey - Black Snow (2:30)
        112. Sting - Ain't No Sunshine (acoustic Live in Newcastle) (5:06)
        113. Heat Miser - Heat Miser (1:54)
        114. King Diamond - King Diamond - King Diamond - No presents for Christmas (4:20)
        115. Lou Rawls - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (3:02)
        116. Tom Lehrer - (I'm Spending) Hanukkah In Santa Monica (1:48)
        117. Counting Crows - A Long December (4:57)
        118. Brianna Lane - Winter Coat (3:08)
        119. Joey Ramone - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) (3:24)
        120. Regina Spektor - 20 Years Of Snow (3:31)
        121. :Wumpscut: - Die in Winter (7:48)
        122. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - I Believe in Father Christmas (3:31)
        123. The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping (5:20)
        124. The Beatles - Christmas Time Is Here Again (3:02)
        125. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - This Time Of Year (2:19)
        126. Jewel and Sarah McLachlan - Song For a Winter's Night (3:47)
        127. Jethro Tull - First Snow On Brooklyn (4:55)
        128. Los Straitjackets - Christmas in Las Vegas (2:38)
        129. Kristin Hersh - Winter (2:34)
        130. Siouxsie and The Banshees - Melt (3:47)
        131. Jethro Tull - Dogs In The Midwinter (4:37)
        132. Jethro Tull - Ring Out Solstice Bells (4:03)
        133. Nightmare Before Christmas - Oogie Boogie's Song (3:19)
        134. Tom Lehrer - A Christmas Carol (1:42)
        135. Cast - You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch (2:59)
        136. Caroline Blakiston - Sonnet 2 | When forty winters shall besiege thy brow (0:56)
        137. Kate Bush - Under Ice (2:22)
        138. Incredible String Band - Cosmic Boy (3:51)
        139. The Polyphonic Spree - Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (4:16)
        140. The Matches - December Is For Cynics (3:29)
        141. Rasputina - Fire and Ice (2:16)
        142. Dar Williams - The Christians And The Pagans (3:06)
        143. Snow Patrol - Set The Fire To The Third Bar (3:23)
        144. Steeleye Span - 05 - Cold, Haily Windy Night (4:21)
        145. Elvis Presley - White Christmas (2:27)
        146. Low - Just Like Christmas (3:08)
        147. Norah Jones - December (3:04)
        148. Neko Case - Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis (3:41)
        149. The Mighty Mighty BossTones - 365 Days (3:10)
        150. Jackson Browne - The Rebel Jesus (4:39)
        151. Mahalia Jackson - The First Noel (2:40)




And since we're a multidiciplinary household (one Jew, one Pagan, one agnostic) we're pretty catholic (small c) in our holiday celebrations. Here's thecoughlin lighting Chanukkah candles:

2011 12 24 Chanukkah 002

Happy holidays, Internauts. Whatever holidays you call your own.

2011 12 24 Chanukkah 004
Tags: (new) england, bay state, putting the x back in xmas
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