Welcome to the The 2015 Blogger Christmahanukwanzaakah Online Holiday Concert! It is my honor to be with you here for the TENTH year of this concert.
Ten years! Can you believe it? Who knew that so many bloggers were also such talented singers and musicians? And some even brave enough to sing so poorly? I’m proud that we kept this concert running for ten years, and embraced the concept of diversity long before it was a social media trend.
It’s been a fun run. I’ve met some cool people during these concerts. One year we attracted an audience large enough to fill Radio City Music Hall! I even turned down two offers of concert monetization; it just seemed wrong. Commerce and Commercialization have absolutely nothing to do with the Holiday Season, right? I know it sounds corny because it is such a cliche, but the concert was always about the community.
Jeez, that did sound corny.
Eh, what the hell. It’s the holidays. Embrace the corny. So, to paraphrase Tiny Tim in the politically-correct version of “A Christmas Carol” – “A Merry Christmahanukwanzaakah to us all; God bless us, every one!”
Here are a few of the performers from the last decade who brought a little bit of joy each year:
Thanks again, and may we all be happy, healthy, and creatively productive in 2016!
First Concert Poster, 2006, of Jamelah
Holiday “Hamilton” performed by Jenny of Oh Jenny Mae
Second Concert Poster, 2007
Silver Bells performed by Elizabeth Robinson (Kizz) of 117 Hudson and Sara Stopek
Third Concert Poster, 2008
Cool Yule performed by Elly Lonon of BugginWorld
Fourth Concert Poster, 2009
Holiday Imagining by Angela of Fluid Pudding
Fifth Concert Poster, 2010
Little Toy Trains performed by Marty Long of Marty Suttle Long
Sixth Concert Poster, 2011
Wouldn’t it Be Loverly? performed by Danny Miller of Jew Eat Yet and his son, Charlie Miller
Seventh Concert Poster, 2012
Away in a Manger performed by Kristen Howerton of Rage Against the Minivan with Beer and Hymns members Chad Markley and Lauren Francis
Eighth Concert Poster, 2013
Ninth Concert Poster, 2014
It’s The Time of Year performed by Noel Katz of There’s Gotta Be a Song, with help with his family.
Tenth Concert Poster, 2015
Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabel by Sister Becky Swanson and Delaney
photo by Tabatha at So Tabulous
Ner Li performed by Tamar of Mining Nuggets
pissing boy ornament photo by Veronica
Can I Interest You in Hanukkah by Bonnie of Theoryblog at Crib Chronicles with Oscar and Posey
photo by Alejna from Collecting Tokens
Ava Maria performed by Cindy Louise Allen
photo by Annette Kiesow
Jingle Bell Rock performed by Ellen Bloom, from the first concert in 2006
Thank you for another year of online friendship, debate, drama, following, unfollowing, Tinder dating stories, laughter, and comfort during times of sadness.
Here are the past blockbuster concerts —