Christmas is right around the corner. The season officially starts tomorrow. Kids, decorated trees, piles of presents under the tree, and great Southern Cooking for over a month. I always thank my Good Lord that I live in sunny Florida where it snows every twenty years or so. In my hometown of Tallahassee, Florida, we get 233 days of sunshine. I'm just thankful I don't live in Ohio or New Jersey, the top two states that compete each year for the worst weather in the good ole USA. Or in Montana, which has recorded temperatures at 70 degrees below. Tallahassee at Christmas? Midway between a low of 47 and a high of 64. Balmy indeed. I have actually been water skiing the day after Christmas in my younger days.
On December 25, we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ! We also celebrate the love of humankind and many secular traditions with family and friends. Somehow, we find more love and joy this time of year. Beginning December 1, 2022, I will try to bring some joy with some of the greatest Christmas Music by many great artists. You will hear pop, rock, jazz, classical, and everything in between. I have looked long and hard to find new music that you may not have heard before. Of course, there will also be some classic oldies as well as some laughs along the way. I started the Annual Christmas Music Countdown on December 1, 2012. So this is the tenth anniversary of Christmas Music for Nomads everywhere. I will also post every Countdown Tune on Facebook. It is my fervent hope that you will enjoy the music I select and I wish all vagabonds, travelers, wanderers, nomads, and all those desiring souls seeking joy, love, and new experiences for a life of pleasure and meaning.
To start the season off with a little humor, here is a clip from a very funny British Comic - David Mitchell with a rant on the Christmas Holidays.
And for an added treat - Here is Jim Gaffigan doing a bit on Christmas with the In-laws.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving and get ready for some cool, innovative music for Christmas.