Citizen of the Month

the writing and photography of Neil Kramer

The Eleventh Annual Blogger Christmahanukwanzaakah Online Holiday Concert

Happy Christmahanukwanzaakah!   Welcome to the 11th annual holiday concert!

It was a tough political year for many of us, and there is much uncertainty in the world.  But let us remember that camaraderie and music are important forces for good.   They can inspire us, touch us, and lead us into battle.   There is work to be done in 2017.  Our system has failed many, especially those that are already marginalized.    One non-profit organization fighting for justice in our educational system is Being Black at School.  

Being Black at School is a national nonprofit advocacy organization focused on addressing the complexities of being a Black student in the American education system.   Our mission is to utilize data and policy analysis to foster a movement for schools that are safer and more equitable for Black students.

Please help them by donating what you can.    You can read more about their mission on their website.

Happy Holidays and enjoy the show.  

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photo by Karen Delaney Dino

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Tim Minchin’s White Wine in the Sun performed  by Eileen of Eileen Chong

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photo by Bonnie Stewart of The Theory Blog

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The Peace Carol performed by Elly of  BugginWord 

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photo by Erin Cooper

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A British Christmas performed by Noel Katz of  There’s Gotta Be Music 

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photo by Pam of Outside Voice

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Joy performed by Elizabeth Robinson  (Kizz) of  117 Hudson and Sara Stopek

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photo by TL Roberts

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Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah  performed by Angela of  Fluid Pudding 

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photo by Carol of Buttercup Counts Her Blessings

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Christmas, Don’t be Late by Veronica (with help by Kacey Musgraves)

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photo by Louise Gleeson of Late Night Plays

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Madre Tierra performed by Charlie Miller with Danny Miller

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photo by Deborah Grinter of Blossom Bombs

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Hark the Herald Angels Sing performed by Lara Bolte

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photo by Laura

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Sugar Plum Holiday performed by Jenny Kelly and family

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photo by Jane

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Los Angeles Jingle Bells performed by Ellen Bloom of LA is My Beat

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photo by Maggie Christ of Magpie Musing

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Across the Great Divide performed by Tamar Jacobson and Tom Jacobson

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card from GK Khalsa

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River by Joni Mitchell performed by Anne Riotto

photo by Loukia of Loulou’s Views

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Auld Lang Syne performed by Elisa Camahort Page  of SheKnows Media

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photo by Lotus Carroll

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God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen performed by Tina Rowley

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photo by Martin Karaffa

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Happy Xmas performed song by Marty, Kevin, Christopher, and Colin Long

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photo by Jessica Rotenberg

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We Wish You… performed by Alejna of Collecting Tokens and family

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photo by Judy Carrino

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Black and White performed by Neil Kramer of Citizen of the Month and Junius Harris

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photo by Karen Rivers

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Here are the past blockbuster concerts —

2006  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012 2013  2014  2015

See you at next year’s event!

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10 Comments

  1. Excellent!! Thanks to everyone who participated and thanks to you, Neil, for presenting it! Happy Holidays to all.

  2. Fantastic! Thanks everyone – you’re all amazing!

  3. Neil, you are a fine and generous human! Thanks so much for this. Love and light to all! And … yes … liberty for all too!

  4. A wonderful selection of photos and songs! Thanks for letting us participate, Neil!

  5. You’re adorable, Neil. Thanks for organizing this. And I’m going to watch your video another seventeen times. At least.

  6. This was a delight! Sara and I sat together and watched it all the way through tonight. Thanks so much to everyone for sharing.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!
    Shirley

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