The 2009 Blogger Christmahanukwanzaakah Online Holiday Concert

Welcome to the Fourth Annual Blogger Christmahanukwanzaakah Online Holiday Concert!

Happy Holidays. May the power of music bring joy and healing, especially to those who need it.

Let’s hope that 2010 brings us all health, happiness, and the ability to write better than average blog posts.


Little Drummer Boy, sung by Danny from Jew Eat Yet (with family, including Charlie!)

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Joy to The World played by Angela from Fluid Pudding

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The Twelve Days of Christmas? sung? by Jenny from The Bloggess
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Have Yourself a Very Merry Christmas” sung by Amy of The Bitchin’ Wives Club

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Winter Wonderland sung by Yvonne from Joy Unexpected (in Christmas sweater!)

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Light Up The World by Mark from Psychotoddler with The Moshe Skier Band (available at iTunes and Amazon)

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Twas the Night Before Christmas (New Jersey style, a bit NSFW) recited by Ellie from Buggin World

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The Whoo Song sung by Loralee from Loralee’s Looneytunes and Carolers

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Grandmother Got Run Over By a Reindeer sung by Tanis from The Redneck Mommy

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You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
sung by Michael from Badass Dad Blog

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The Christmas List presented by Kate from Sweet l Salty and her sons.

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Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off sung by Miss Sizzle of Sizzle Says and Neil of Citizen of the Month

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Deck the Halls sung by Alejna from Collecting Tokens

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His Eye is On The Sparrow sung by Jenny from MommyMae

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Le Miracle de Saint Nicolas (in French) sung by Otir from Un Jour a La Fois

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Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer sung by Nancy from Fear and Parenting in Las Vegas and her daughter

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Silent Night played by Not Fainthearted from This Journey

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Good King Wenceslas sung by Lauren from Merry Mishaps

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Winter Solstice spoken thoughts by Jen from Jen Lee

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Oh, Holy Night, sung by M from This New Place

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River sung by Rahre from Rahre

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Jingle Bells sung by Jess from Drowning in Kids and her son.

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Noel-Christmas Eve sung by Jenipurr from A Cat By Any Other Name

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Jingle Bells sung by Mamikaze and family

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Santa, I’m Your Girl sung by Marie and The Snake Charmers.

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The Man with the Bag sung by Amy from Selfish Mom

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Angels Are Smiling words, music, and sung by Fawn of Fawnahareo’s Place

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I’m Happiest at Christmas by Noel Katz and sung by A Stage Kindly

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer sung by Heath of Homo sarcasmus (and friends)

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photo by Kyran from Notes to Self

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Solstice
photo by Jen from Jen Lee

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photo by Bon from Crib Chronicles

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lindawoods
photo by Linda Woods from Visual Chronicle

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peace
photo by Yvonne from Joy Unexpected

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ornament
Photo by Lotus of Sarcastic Mom

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denise1
photo by Denise of Eat, Play, Love

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angella
photo by Angella from Dutch Blitz

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greeblemokey
photo by Aimee from Greeblemonkey

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huckdoll
photo by Huckdoll from Eternally Huckdoll

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jenny2
photo by Jenny from MommyMae

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maggie
photo by Maggie from Maggie Dammit

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Tara
photo by Tara from Paris Parfait

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otir
photo by Otir from Un Jour a La Fois

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vgrrrl2
photo by V-Grrrl from Compost Studios

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laura
photo by Laura from Blog Con Queso

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taraR
photo by Tara from If Mom Says OK

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denise2
photo by Denise of Eat, Play, Love

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We Wish You a Happy Holiday by ZoeyJane from Mommy is Moody and her daughter

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noteAnd a special message of hope and love to Anissa, a fellow blogger.

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77 Responses to The 2009 Blogger Christmahanukwanzaakah Online Holiday Concert

  1. Wow – Amy! She can really croon.

    And, Neil … you make me feel good about my singing voice … but not my lack of bravery or chutzpah, my friend.

    Well done all and to all a good holiday season.

  2. Pearl says:

    Bravo, Neil! Excellent compilation. Thanks for taking the time to put it all together, and thanks to your readers for contributing their efforts.

  3. mommymae says:

    great concert & pretty photos!!

    thanks for including me neil, even though i didn’t get to record a holiday song. seriously, i sound like a dying frog!

    maybe next year i’ll prepare early & record it during passover so that i don’t get stuck in a lurch like this time.

    (note to others: yes, neil & i know that “his eye is on the sparrow” is not a holiday song, but he was kind enough to still include me even though i lost my voice.)

  4. Staceylt says:

    This was fun. Lots of lovely photos. Neil, you’re lucky to be such a talented writer. Your singing was quite…interesting. I was listening with my kids. When the song was at the end, they all three said, “What did they just say?” I pretended I couldn’t understand. I told them you were messing up the lyrics on purpose because you’re so funny.

  5. “No, I’m not Kosher, we can eat wherever you want before we sleep together!”

    I love it.

  6. What kind of slacker doesn’t even bother to do video for his holiday song on Neil’s concert post? Oh, yeah, me. I’m so lame. :)

    Loralee’s Whoo Song is the perfect pairing with my Grinch, by the way. Of course Tanis had to stick her big Canadian face between us. Typical. Such an attention hog, that one. :P

    Finally, I can’t pass up the opportunity to shamelessly plug the Christmas music app I sang on and helped make: iCaroler! Get thee to the app store and get some interactive mobile Christmas cheer for your iPhone! http://bit.ly/iCaroler

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  8. Love it! Put me right into the holiday spirit.

  9. Erika says:

    I’m new here. This is EXCELLENT!!!

  10. Otir says:

    I love your Christmahanukwanzaakah Holiday concerts, dear Neil, but you have to put how long it takes to attend, because I want to listen to each number and not be interrupted!

  11. BugginWord says:

    Holy God am I glad I didn’t try to sing. That’s a whole lot of beautiful belting. I’m not sure if Tanis was on pitch but I was so distracted by her boobs I couldn’t help but enjoy myself.

  12. Aw, now I wish I’d sent you my eardrum shriveling version of Santa Baby.

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  14. dee says:

    Thank you for compiling these. Angela from Fluid Pudding and alejna from collecting tokens are the Christmas cat’s pajamas…love them.

  15. Neil – Thanks again for hosting such an amazing group of people who know how to celebrate together!! I can’t believe it’s been 4 years already! So happy I have been able to be part of it again.

    I’m with MommaMae about wanting to be better prepared for the 5th annual. Hoping I can record some things in the next couple of weeks that I’ll “put in the vault” for you!

    Blessings and peace,
    NFH

  16. Y says:

    Jenny gets funnier every single day.

    Loved this! Thanks for letting me be a part of it.

  17. Angela says:

    This did it. I’m officially IN for Christmas. (As always, thanks for putting this together. You’re a gem.)

  18. Totally awesome post…they are all great, I think I had to stop everynow and then…I am working!

  19. Debbie in Memphis says:

    Thanks Neil for putting this together. It is a wonderful post. I hope everyone has a beautiful Christmahanukwanzaakah!! May 2010 bring peace, love and kindness to us all.

  20. This was so much fun to watch. But next year you need a second section for “Kind-Of, Sort-Of, Almost” Carols. My sons and I will lead that effort. Or wait. We will be second. Jess and her son will lead. My sons will idolize. HE KNOWS ALL THE WORDS TO BATMAN SMELLS.

  21. Angella says:

    Best tradition EVER, Neil. Happy to be a part of it. Thanks for pulling the whole deal together.

  22. I still can’t believe you get this many people to sing on camera for you. Willingly.

    Awesome.

  23. jess says:

    i don’t think i fully thought out the whole video of me in my pajamas thing! But, that was great Neil. Thanks!

  24. MapleMama says:

    FANTASTIC show one and all!

  25. Danny says:

    Really great, I loved every performance. This event reflects the true spirit of Christmas more than anything I can imagine.

    P.S. I wish I could sing like Badass Dad.

  26. merrymishaps says:

    This is great, thanks again for hosting! I only had time to preview most of the songs. Definitely have to come back later to hear them all!

  27. Miss Grace says:

    This post makes me impossibly happy every year. This year the same.

  28. Can’t believe I missed singing this year. But glad a photo made it!

    Thanks again for running such a cool gig every year!

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  30. sizzle says:

    You did wonders with our duet. I think it turned out great! Thanks for asking me to sing with you. I’m honored.

    xoxo

  31. Denise says:

    Great concert, I’m going to pop some popcorn and show my girls tonight. This production is going to save us a pretty penny!

  32. sizzle says:

    There are some really great singers here! Such talent in the blogisphere.

  33. Miss Mandie says:

    I am so glad I stumbled upon this site!…. I have sooo been out of the loop!

    Great stuff!

  34. Zoeyjane says:

    That was fantastic.

  35. Tara Bradford says:

    Such fun! Loved your clever duet. Happy happy, joy, joy.

  36. wn says:

    Oh Neil, this was SO much fun to read/listen/look at WOW….What a great Holiday gift you have given to us!

    Peace and love during the season!
    Natalie

  37. Oh, this is so sweet! I’m glad I clicked over from Mamikaze’s tweet!

  38. kelly says:

    Oh, I love this so much. Really and truly. I wish I did not have my head in my bum so often online. I would have submitted. This is lovely.

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  40. Ann's Rants says:

    Amazing. And SO much work to collaborate.

    p.s. I totally thought you would rhyme Menorah and Horah. Nice to be surprised.

  41. That was fantastic, Neil! Thanks for putting it all together, it really was a joy to go through, seeing and hearing so many familiar faces and some of their kids. ZoeyJane’s little girl wrapping it up was adorable. What a sweetie.

    Loved your Duet with Sizzle. Hilarious.

  42. Oh, this made me feel all warm and sweet and sentimental. I might have teared up a bit. Such a squishy-hearted grrrl.

    Thanks everyone and thanks Neil for pulling this off once again!

  43. Carrie says:

    I look forward to this EVERY year! Thank you!!!

  44. Tara R. says:

    Bravo! Excellent concert and the photos are wonderful! Thank you for including me.

  45. MAria says:

    This is one of my favorite parts of Christmas. Thank you, Neil.

  46. Damn,Neil! First the Great Interview Experiment and now this. The fun never ends here. Thanks so much.

  47. Deb Rox says:

    Bravo! I love that you do this every year. I love it!

  48. It only took me hearing Neil croon to make me swoon.

    Thanks for doing this Neil. It is a blast.

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