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Third Annual Blogger Christmahanukwanzaakah Online Holiday Concert

“A “Bloggy” Santa Baby”
performed by Kristy of She Just Walks Around With It (via San Francisco)


“Grown Up Christmas List”
performed by Allison at Maple Mama (via Vermont)


“Winter Wonderland”
performed by Redneck Mommy (via Alberta, Canada)


“The Little Drummer Boy”
performed by Abbersnail of Bright Yellow World and The Horse Whisperer (via San Francisco)


“Mary Did You Know”
performed by Gingersnaps (via Nashville)


“iPhone Ocarina Silent Night”
performed by Aimee of Greeblemonkey with Bryan and James (via Colorado)


performed by Sarah of Whoorl (via Southern California)


“Hava Nagila”
performed by Fancy of Fancy Schmancy (via Connecticut)


“Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas”
performed by Mr Lady (and family) of Whiskey in My Sippy Cup (via Canada)


“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
performed by Sarah of Sarah and the Good Squad and Ian (via Washington D.C.)


“It’s a Very Penguin Christmas”
performed by Marie and Family of The Snake Charmers (via Texas)


“Good Tidings”
performed by Loralee of Loralee’s Looney Tunes (via Salt Lake City)




photo by Metalia (via New York)


noteMi Yamalel
performed by Psychotoddler (via Milwaukee)


photo by MommaKnows (via Alberta, Canada)


noteHave Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
performed by Saucybritches and her husband, Tim  (via Oklahoma)


photo by Margalit (via Greater Boston)


noteHayo, Haya
performed by Otir of Un Jour a la Fois (via Northeast U.S.)


photo by Jamelah (via Michigan)


noteCaroling, Caroling
performed by Merry Mishaps (via Annapolis, Maryland)


photo by Leesa of Piece of My Mind (via Montana)


noteWhite Christmas
performed by Backpacking Dad (via Menlo Park, CA)


Photo by Poppycedes (via New York)


noteWhat Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”
performed by Ms. Sizzle  of Sizzle Says (via Seattle)


photo by Catheroo (via San Francisco)


noteIt’s a Marshmallow World in the World in the Winter“/ “Merry Christmas Polka
performed by Not Fainthearted (via Minneapolis)


photo by Secret Agent Josephine (via Southern California)


performed by Danny of Jew Eat Yet? (via Los Angeles)


photo by Karlababble (via Texas)


noteCoventry Carol
performed by Alejna of Collecting Tokens (via Northeast U.S.)


photo by NoireBettie (via Los Angeles)


noteO Come, O Come, Emmanuel
performed by Suzannesez (via Florida)


photo by Ali of Cheaper Than Therapy (via Toronto)


noteBurning Bright
performed by Mommymae (via Missouri)


photo by Maggie Dammit (via Wisconsin)


noteMerry Christmas, Darling
performed by Laurel St. Clair (via St. Petersburg, Florida)


photo by Kim of 180/360 (via Las Vegas)


noteO Holy Night performed by Maitresse (via Paris)


photo from Ry at Arts and Dafts (via New York)


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
performed by Mommy Melee and kids (via Florida)


Photo by The Bloggess (via Texas)



  1. abbersnail

    Bravo, everyone! We rock, in the dorkiest possible way!

  2. Turnbaby

    How very festive!!

    Love the tunes and photos—great job y’all!

  3. MapleMama

    Standing ovation! Bravo everyone on another wonderful concert. The talent here is humbling!

    Neil, thank you again, and peace to one an all!

  4. merrymishaps

    Thanks for doing this again, Neil. I can’t wait to check them all out.

    Happy Holidays!

  5. Avitable

    Wow, those were outstanding! Well, most of them.

  6. Sarah

    looks great, so much fun 🙂

    happy chanukah (and other holidays!!)

  7. ali

    this is great, Neil!

  8. Not Fainthearted

    Thanks Neil and THANKS EVERYONE! What another fun concert/art show!

    Merry/blessed/happy Chrismahanukwanzaakah to you all!!!!

  9. amy

    I LOVE this so much- everyone rocks- but i am dying over SIZZLE- she is making me so happy right now- so sexy! A great idea! I am kirtsy’ing this right now!

  10. alejna

    Wow, Neil! What a concert you have orchestrated!

  11. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    oh my god, I can’t wait till Declan wakes up and I can blast every single one of these puppies! Until then, all the photos are AWESOME!

    Thanks so much for pulling this together again, Neil!

  12. Black Hockey Jesus

    Neil. You are hands down King of the cool blog ideas.

  13. mammaloves

    I LOVE this!!!!

  14. Rhea

    I can’t believe how much talent is here!!

  15. Karen Sugarpants

    You all totally put smiles on my kids faces, and mine! merry Happy and Happy Merry! xoxoxo

  16. 180/360

    Sounds great, as always!

  17. whoorl

    I LOOOOOVVVE THIS! Happy Holidays, everyone!

  18. Allison Worthington {aka. Mrs Fussypants}

    This is awesome! {claps wildly}

  19. Wendy

    Oh man! This is great! Look how many people showed up! I wish I would’ve seen that you were doing it. Oh well. My own fault.

  20. SciFi Dad

    Well done, Neil. Well done.

    I was very impressed with everyone’s performances.

    Merry Christmas, and Happy Hanukkah to all.

  21. Jennifer, Playgroups are no place for children

    I love this so much! Happy Holidays everyone!

  22. punchlinewalking

    This is amazing! Happy Holidays everyone!

  23. Ginger

    Bravo!! Bravissimo!!!

    Everybody’s talent is wonderful.

    Thank you, Neil for such a fabulous idea and for allowing us to be a part of it.

    Happy Holidays, everybody! 🙂

  24. SJ

    These are all just wonderful! Kudos to all who contributed!

    GingerSnaps’ song made me weep with the beauty of her voice.

  25. Velma

    I was definitely feeling a little Scrooge-y this morning until I saw this! Thanks, Neil, and thanks to everyone who made my morning brighter!

  26. maggie, dammit

    This is so awesome, Neil. So awesome.

    Happy Holidays!

  27. karla | looking towards heaven

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this Neil!!!
    Thank you for doing this every year!

    Happy Holidays to you!


  28. threeboys1mommy

    Thanks Neil, that was so entertaining! Kristy you were my favorite. I want to rip out my Airport card and send it to you!
    Happy Holidays!

  29. Momo Fali

    My son loved Tanis (of course he did, he IS a guy) and I must say I was pleasantly surprised by Goon Squad Sarah’s singing voice. Not that I didn’t think she could sing, but it was a really good Rudolph.

  30. mommyknows

    Bwahahaha … ahhhh … hahahaha … the little drummer boy by abbersnail is soooo funny, the drummer is hysterical … ahahahaha. I can’t stop laughing! I now pronounce myself ready to finish my Christmas shopping.

  31. Nancy

    Hands down the best Christmas concert I’ve heard this year.

    Bravo! Bravo!

    And the photos … lovely.

    Thanks Neil, brilliant idea, once again, job well done.

  32. Kerri Anne

    You really do throw the best online holiday soiree, Neil. So very awesome, indeed.

  33. sizzle

    I am suddenly feeling all festive and holiday-like. Thank you for putting this together three years running. It is something that I look forward to every year and this year is the best yet. Wow! So much awesome talent. I am blown away.

    Happy Holidays!

  34. Heather

    Thank you Neil for gathering the many *ahem* talents of your tribe and sharing them with us! This made my day. Thank you so much.

    Peace and goodwill to you.

  35. Maria

    This is ADORABLE. Thank you.

  36. Sarah

    Hooray!!! Encore! Encore!!

    That was really great! Well done everyone!

    And I am totally crushing on Redneck Mommy now. She was too damn cute!

  37. Keri

    I nearly forgot!!! Thank you so much for the festive event, Neil!

  38. Danny

    Fantastic, Neil! It must have been a ton of work to get all those clips up! I loved every song and apologize for my warbling in too high a key—I realized last night that I hadn’t sent anything in yet so I pulled over to the side of the road and recorded it in one fell swoop. You can hear the traffic on La Brea in the background!

  39. Neil

    Everyone was amazing this year.

  40. Jill - GlossyVeneer

    DOH! How did this time come upon me so quickly? I didn’t record my goofy reaction to the ornaments nor did I sing Rudolph in Japanese. Next year I will contribute Rudolph, okay? For now, here’s a goofy pic of me at least holding my treasured ‘A Christmas Story’ ornament for display.

  41. Moon

    I have been inundated with all sorts of christmas music, Rock, Country, Blues, and just musical varity. But this by far the BEST. The pictures were wonderful, and it is nice to see someone is going to have a white christmas. Thanks to everyone who particpated. you guys were AWESOME.

  42. MetroDad

    This was fantastic on so many levels. I have to admit that I think you have the coolest, geekiest, awesomest readers on the interwebs. I love it.

    Happy holidays to all.

  43. Ish

    Bravo, Neil! And well done, each and every one!

  44. SaucyBritches

    Everyone was AWESOME! I laughed, I cried, and then I laughed again. You bloggy peeps are fantastic!

  45. Jenny, Bloggess

    Pure. Awesomeness.

  46. Redneck Mommy

    Genius. Not me, of course, but everyone else who participated.

    Happy holidays everyone.

    And a big mistletoe smooch to you Neil for hosting the best dang holiday concert ever.

  47. margalit

    Neil, you are so freaking awesome for doing this, and Danny, your sivivon made me cry.

    Thank you! Todah Rabah, v’chag semeach.

  48. WM


  49. SAJ


  50. Loralee


  51. Becky

    Sweet! Happy, merry & all that!

  52. Chicky Chicky Baby

    Great job everyone! I was totally not in the holiday spirit and now… I’m only slightly not in the holiday spirit.

  53. derfina


  54. metalia

    This is amazing. Thanks so much for putting this together, Neil!

  55. Suzanne

    Neil, I found last year’s back in March and knew I wanted to participate.

    Thanks so much for doing this. It’s incredible to see the amazing talents assembled in one place.

    I owe you some cookies for all the work you did!

  56. Petunia

    Oh my good god this ROCKS!

    Well done everyone 🙂

  57. Mark

    Redneck Mommy is my sister. I’m kinda embarrassed to admit that. Groan.

    But I’m glad I’ll have something to tease her about this Christmas.

    Hopefully she won’t sing for us though. Ouch.

    Cool site.

  58. Carrie

    Yay! Merry Everything Everyone, that was such a gift!

  59. AnnieH(the other Annie)

    A perfect respite from the cooking and wrapping today. Well done and Happy EveryWinterHolidayRolledIntoOne Day. Wishing you all many hours of holiday cheer with the families:>)

  60. kristy


    This is totally awesome. Neil, you are an innertubes genius!

    Everyone is fantastic and so um…”spirited.” Yeah.

    (And now I return to the unavoidable family goings-on.)

  61. HeatherN3Boys

    And that is why I love the Redneck Mommy. LOL

  62. V-Grrrl

    Late to the party or maybe just in time. I saved my concert enjoyment for The Big Day.

    The Very Penguin Christmas? Weird and quirky and creative in the BEST possible way.

    Thanks for doing this Neil, it’s such fun.

  63. Neil

    V-Grrrl — yes, I loved the Penguin song… and the grouchy kids…

  64. MapleMama

    Happy Holidays one and all! Here is the recording of my back-up number as a Christmas thank you for brightening my holiday: . Enjoy, and peace to one and all!

  65. Musing

    This is SO cool! I’m going to get nothing done this morning as I watch all these. 🙂

  66. Elizabeth

    If this is a yearly tradition, then I would consider it a great honor to contribute something next year. I got a little choked up at all of this Christmas cheer!

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