Ring in the new year by listening to this spectacular version of “Auld Lang Syne” by Salsa Celtica.  I love the second half – never has “Auld Lang Syne” made me want to dance so much.  A very vibrant song, and an amazing way to celebrate the end of this decade and the beginning of the next.


I am not ashamed to admit that I just bought Christmas Eve on Sesame Street on DVD.  It was one of my favorite Christmas movies when I was little, and unlike so many other things that seem amazing only when you’re seven or under, Christmas Eve on Sesame Street is still as charming, entertaining, and heartwarming as ever.  Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go wander the snow-covered streets of New York City and sing this song:

Now that it’s December, I have an excuse to listen to Christmas music every day.  Scattered amongst several versions of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” “Silver Bells,” and “Winter Wonderland” on my Christmas playlist are a few less common tunes.  One of my favorites is “That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!” by the incredible Sufjan Stevens, from his album Songs for Christmas: