Happy Christmahanukwanzaakah! Welcome to the 11th annual holiday concert!
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Happy Holidays and enjoy the show.
photo by Karen Delaney Dino
Tim Minchin’s White Wine in the Sun performed by Eileen of Eileen Chong
photo by Bonnie Stewart of The Theory Blog
The Peace Carol performed by Elly of BugginWord
photo by Erin Cooper
A British Christmas performed by Noel Katz of There’s Gotta Be Music
photo by Pam of Outside Voice
Joy performed by Elizabeth Robinson (Kizz) of 117 Hudson and Sara Stopek
photo by TL Roberts
Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah performed by Angela of Fluid Pudding
photo by Carol of Buttercup Counts Her Blessings
Christmas, Don’t be Late by Veronica (with help by Kacey Musgraves)
photo by Louise Gleeson of Late Night Plays
Madre Tierra performed by Charlie Miller with Danny Miller
photo by Deborah Grinter of Blossom Bombs
Hark the Herald Angels Sing performed by Lara Bolte
photo by Laura
Sugar Plum Holiday performed by Jenny Kelly and family
photo by Jane
Los Angeles Jingle Bells performed by Ellen Bloom of LA is My Beat
photo by Maggie Christ of Magpie Musing
Across the Great Divide performed by Tamar Jacobson and Tom Jacobson
card from GK Khalsa
River by Joni Mitchell performed by Anne Riotto
photo by Loukia of Loulou’s Views
Auld Lang Syne performed by Elisa Camahort Page of SheKnows Media
photo by Lotus Carroll
God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen performed by Tina Rowley
photo by Martin Karaffa
Happy Xmas performed song by Marty, Kevin, Christopher, and Colin Long
photo by Jessica Rotenberg
We Wish You… performed by Alejna of Collecting Tokens and family
photo by Judy Carrino
Black and White performed by Neil Kramer of Citizen of the Month and Junius Harris
photo by Karen Rivers
Here are the past blockbuster concerts —
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
See you at next year’s event!
Excellent!! Thanks to everyone who participated and thanks to you, Neil, for presenting it! Happy Holidays to all.
Fantastic! Thanks everyone – you’re all amazing!
Neil, you are a fine and generous human! Thanks so much for this. Love and light to all! And … yes … liberty for all too!
A wonderful selection of photos and songs! Thanks for letting us participate, Neil!
You’re adorable, Neil. Thanks for organizing this. And I’m going to watch your video another seventeen times. At least.
This was a delight! Sara and I sat together and watched it all the way through tonight. Thanks so much to everyone for sharing.
1:44 in Jenny Kelly’s vid made me LOL, and I don’t do that often. Now, to watch the rest of the show and look forward to much more happy feelings. ALL y’all have done great.
This has made me stupidly happy, and now I share it. THANK YOU Neil for continuing to share the love, talent, and joy.
What a fantastic event! I loved seeing my dear friend Veronica in full festive mode and also hearing Elisa sing, but all of the performances, photos, and art were appreciated.
Thanks for hosting and collaborating this event!