Saturday, December 10, 2005

Today's Holiday Lyric Line

Candles burning low
Lots of mistletoe
Lots of snow and ice
Everywhere we go
Choirs singing carols
Right outside my door
All these things and more
That's what Christmas means to me, my love
What Christmas Means To Me--Words and music by Allen Story, Anna Gaye, George Gordy

Best known recordings by Stevie Wonder, Paul Young (not that one who sang with Mike Rutherford), Natalie Grant, just to name a few.

Friday, December 09, 2005

CBS, ABC Fiddle with January Premieres

The premieres of certain midseason replacements will be in differerent slots


Target Buckles Down

Well if the timing is right and if the money stops talking, then maybe you have to allow "Christmas."

When the customer talks companies listen or at least they should.

While I am no fan of Don Wildmon and his American Family Outlet, I have to commend them on convincing Target that Christmas is NOT a dirty word.

Now we shall see if the Bell Ringers return. Hey you don't Wal-Mart to reallly get the upper hand.

I do agree with Glenn Beck on said recently on his radio talk program that if you going to have all the holiday, DON'T EXCUDE CHRISTMAS!!! However we need to keep up the fight cause the American Communist Liberation Unit (aka ACLU) still has deep pockets and friends in high places.

Story from Citizen Link (Focus on the Family)

P.S. Neal Boortz wants to remind you that an elf dies every time you say Happy Holidays...Oops I think that includes blogging the words too. :)

Today's Holiday Lyric Line

Caroling, caroling, now we go
Christmas bells are ringing
Caroling, caroling thru the snow Christmas bells are ringing
Joyous voices sweet and clear Sing the sad of heart to cheer
Ding dong, ding dong Christmas bells are ringing

Best known versions of this song were recorded by Nat King Cole and a more recent recording by his daughter Natalie.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Howard Dean & John Kerry: Two of kind and an Open Letter to Ed Schultz (should he ever come across it)

Dean says the war is lost and Kerry says our troops are terrorizing Iraqis.

Hey Darth Fargo and Darth Pysci (The Sith of Talk Radio). The latter would be Ed's wife Wendy Schultz. If you want your boys and girls to reclam the securty blanket back from the GOP and submit all of us into your socialist vision of America. You really need to shut up these two guys. Other wise Druggie Rush and Slan Head will be proven right.

Be sure to pass this on to Steffy Miller, Lionel, Tommy Hartman, and Al Frankenstein.

Oh and Bushies number are up. Too bad for the media elites. Just because W makes bad mistakes does not mean good news for the Social Democrats and their lap dogs.

Love Bill Bennett's catch phrase. Alien Media Nation. (AMN)

Today's Holiday Lyric Line

No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts
And everyone would have a friend
And right would always win And love would never end
This is my grown up christmas list

David Foster co-wrote this adult letter to Santa Claus and how things are different from when your childhood fantasies have passed on.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Today's Holiday Lyric Line

Snowflakes in the air
Carols everywhere
Olden times and ancient rhymes
Of love and dreams to share

Christmas time is here
We'll be drawing near
Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year
Christmas Time is Here--Music by Vince Guaraldi and Lyrics by Lee Mendelson

This song opens up "A Charlie Brown Christmas" which was the very first Peanuts special. CBS was not crazy about the opening piece since they thought it was sad. Adding lyrics and a childrens chorus did make it somewhat happy. Now the song along with the TV special is a Christmas standard.

The orginal is heard on Xmas Radio stations across the country. Best known covers of the song were done by Chicago, and more recently the Christian Music group Mercy Me covered the song for their "Christmas Sessions" release. Their are other covers but Vince Guaraldi wins hands down. Maybe Chicago and Mercy Me will get spins down the road.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday

OK when I do the Holiday Lyric line, my intent is not to be PC, but I will do a Hanukkah song if only someone can send some to me or I find a website that is devoted to that. Until then Adam Sandler speaks for all of you in this department and all three of his Haunkkah songs.

However their is a lot of PC greatings and maybe Don Wildmon and the American Family Assocation have a point regarding the boycott of Target and their PC Greatings. However if Target wants to embrace "diversity" so be it. They are a private company and only if the money stops talking then maybe JUST maybe they will be nicer to the Christians and say MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Happy Holidays and Season Greattings are old hats. At one time they were used a lot and Merry Christmas was also used a lot too in the mix. I think the real problem is that their are certain people who were successful in telling people about their hertiage and but at same time they made them feel unconfortable about other people and their hertiage. The left was successful in telling minority groups such as the Jews, Blacks, that their holidays were not getting respect and that if somepeople say Merry Christmas, you must take a stand aganist for the majority's in insensitivity so this ideal that everyone celebrates Christmas (which is not true). This only compled the left to begin their attack on the Christmas Holiday since its the what the majority of people celebrate.

Read this article from Jan Brazill. Its a classic example of how the left supports this junk

Now I don't have a problem with Haunkkah nor the Winter Soltice either. In fact its commonly known that the Birth of Jesus Christ was in the Spring and not in the Winter. Its just that the Church thought it was great time to focus on the birth of Christ around the Winter Soltice, and so we do. Now Brazill brings up a Holiday that is holiday for the African Americans called Kwanza. This holiday is a fake holiday. Kwanza at its core is racist and MARXIST. The latter however helps people like Brazill forward their cause. Too many freethinkers and humanists have embraced Marxism/Socialist/Communist ideals.

Getting back to the subject at hand these minorites need to get over this PC Greatings and get a think skin. You know its amazing that the Government Schools are making Christmas songs illegal but they can sing Kwanza and Haunkkah songs. WOW, they are really sticking it to the majortity and raising the minority. Their is a time when the minortity needs to speak for the majority such as the minority who helped drive out the British troops in the attempt to found this country. When it comes to the holidays however this is not a time for the minority to be accomdated.

You know if they are going to ban Christmas songs, they should ban the Kwanza and Haunkkah songs too. One can hope that will happen. But I'll be the first to tell you, you have lost a lot of great art from the many Christmas songs. Heck some of these pop musicans sing them with no problem and they likely don't go to Church or whatever.

Did you know that Irving Berlin was Jewish??? Yes the man that gave us the standard "White Christmas." Should he have written "White Haunkkah" with every "Haunkkah Card" I write. I bet you their are some Jews today who think that Berlin should have done it.

Don't be afraid to say Merry Christmas if that is what you want to say. If the person get offended then so be it. If any one is the bigot its the latter. Wish them a Happy Haunkkah or a happy Soltice, or even Christmkah which combines Christmas and Haunkkah.

I shall close with the Holiday Greatting that is done in Britian. I like it the best.

Happy Christmas from the Blog According to Don.

I do want some great Haunkkah songs. E-Mail them to me.

P.S. Here is a great piece by Bill Murchison related to this post.

Someday in the future should the left get into power.

Today's Holiday Lyric Line

Hark how the bells, sweet silver bells, all seem to say, throw cares away
Christmas is here, bringing good cheer, to young and old, meek and the bold.
Carol of the Bells

Monday, December 05, 2005

TV's Midseason New Commers

Four Kings: A sitcom about four boyhood friends who live in a apartment in New York. Since its from the creators of "Will & Grace" which had a good run on the Peacock, they think this show will do the same. We shall see. This show kicks off the Thursday night lineup beginning January 5.

The Book of Daniel: Fridays at 9/10 beginning January. This show is about a Episcopalian priest who takes painkillers and talks with Jesus. This one will not last

In Justice Fridays 9/8 beginning January 6. A team of lawyers tries to overturn wrongful convictions. Is this good enough to give "Close to Home" on CBS a run for the money. I don't think so, but we shall see.

Emily's Reasons Why Not: Mondays 8/9 beginning January 9. Heather Graham plays a successful publisher who looking for love but in a "organized" way. No more football for ABC you need some good shows now on Monday.

Crumbs: 8:30/9:30 Thursdays beginning January 12. Fred Savage plays a Hollywood writer who is down on luck returns home to help his brother run the family business. Mother and Father have problems of their own by the way. Will their be a laugh track??? Sadly very likely.

Love Monkey: 8/9 Tuesdays starting January 17. Its about a young single record-company executive and search of love and career success. Hello remember Tommy M? Show will bomb

The Jenna Elfman Show: Mondays 8:30/9:30 starting January 23. Elfman (Dharma and Greg) plays a lawyer who seeks true love. One can hope that its not as dumb as Still Standing and Yes Dear. Maybe it can replace one of those shows.

Skating with Celebrities: Mondays 7/8 staring January 18. Great lead in to 24...NOT!!!! I think most people would rather see "Dancing" than Ice Skating.

South Beach: Wednesdays 8/9 Starting January 11. Two friends go to Miami Beach. Its a drama

Get This Party Starting" Tuesdays 8/9 Starting January 24 Party Planners. Neither show impress me.

Al Frankenstin gets to be heard on AFN

Looks like all the wonderful leftys who care about the troops (NOT!!!) shall be heard. Is Rush going going to be replaced by Stephanie Miller or Bill Press??? How about Randi Rhodes???

The left shall be heard and they will censor desent from the right.

Today's Holiday Lyric Line

For I've grown a little leaner
Grown a little colder

Grown a little sadder
Grown a little older
And I need a little angel
Sitting on my shoulder
Need a little Christmas now
We Need a Little Christmas

This was first featured in the Broadway Musical Mame. Now versions of this song are heard on the radio. Best ones were done by Percy Faith, Johnny Mathis, and Andy Williams.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Today's Holiday Lyric Line

Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we've no place to go
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne

Sadly some of us have places to go and we suffer