Archive: Christmas

With (Darlene) Love, Another Christmas Gift For You

Last December, with the striking TV writers keeping Darlene Love from making her annual appearance on Letterman to sing the great "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," I posted a link to Love's knockout 2004 performance of said song on said show. As I noted last year, the song is a...

By J. Freedom du Lac | December 25, 2008; 08:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

PR Pitches We Never Thought We'd See On June 16

Do you hear what I hear? Or, I guess: Do you see what I see? This just landed in my inbox: Subj: FAITH HILL BRINGS JOY TO THE WORLD ON SEPTEMBER 16TH WITH LONG ANTICIPATED CHRISTMAS RELEASE...

By J. Freedom du Lac | June 16, 2008; 11:11 AM ET | Comments (4)

With (Darlene) Love, A Christmas Gift For You

Last week, I blogged about Billboard's Hot Holiday Songs chart, which was topped, yet again, by Brenda Lee's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree." The chart is pretty lame: All that gag-inducing treacle and Trans-Siberian Orchestra - and, as I noted, not a James Brown or Sufjan song in sight....

By J. Freedom du Lac | December 20, 2007; 09:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

Brenda Lee: 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Forever'

You know you loved her song in "Home Alone," don't deny it. (Mark Humphrey/AP) Why is this woman smiling? Because it's that that time of the year again. "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" is the gift that keeps on giving - or grating, depending on your perspective (e.g., you...

By J. Freedom du Lac | December 11, 2007; 08:53 AM ET | Comments (0)


© 2010 The Washington Post Company