Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Christmastown, the settlement of which I am the mayor.
So, it's December, the greater Champaign-Urbana area has had its first dusting of snow, and that means that it's time for eggnog and Christmas music. To that end, I'd like to recommend A John Waters Christmas to everyone. Now, those of you who know John Waters may wonder what he has to do with a holiday celebrating either the birth of our Lord and Savior or the return of the sun. Well, not much actually, but he put together a series of true gems on a CD, wrote some funny liner notes, and shared it with the rest of us. The CD includes the predictable (Alvin & the Chipmunks,Tiny Tim), the odd ("Santa Claus is a Black Man"), and the sublime ("Christmastime is Coming" and "I Wish You a Merry Merry Christmas"). It's a fun time. Fresh Air did an interview with Mr. Waters when this came out, and it's a joy to hear him talk about the songs, and his love of trash. So, put some rum in your eggnog, make a pot of glogg, and have your friends over to listen to this.