Monday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2018

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is a popular Christmas song written in 1963 by Edward Pola and George Wyle. It was recorded and released that year by pop singer Andy Williams for his first Christmas album, The Andy Williams Christmas Album. However, the song was not released as a promotional single by Williams’ record label (Columbia Records) that year, as they instead opted to promote his cover of “White Christmas” as the official promo single from the album.

The song is a celebration and description of activities associated with the Christmas season, focusing primarily on get-togethers between friends and families. Among the activities included in the song is the telling of “scary ghost stories,” a Victorian Christmas tradition that has mostly fallen into disuse,[2][3] but survives in the seasonal popularity of numerous adaptations of Charles DickensA Christmas Carol. Other activities mentioned include hosting parties, spontaneous visits from friends, universal social gaiety, spending time with loved ones, sledding for children, kissing under the mistletoe, roasting marshmallows, sharing stories about previous Christmases, and singing Christmas carols in inclement weather.

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82 Responses to Monday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2018

  1. Liza says:

    Well, the Dow Jones is down 507.

  2. rikyrah says:

    Dec 16, 2018, 04:31pm
    Mueller Exposes Putin’s Hold Over Trump
    Steve Denning
    Senior Contributor

    Just over a week ago, on Friday December 7, the Special Counsel’s Office headed by Robert Mueller for the first time outlined in a court filing the grand narrative of the Russia Probe. The court filing revealed what many had long suspected, that Trump and his family had used, or tried to use, his presidential candidacy, and then his presidency, to enhance their own wealth.

    We also learned finally what hold Russian President Vladimir Putin has over Trump. It’s not as some suspected, a money laundering episode from more than a decade ago. It was something that happened in real time during the presidential election itself. Thus, Trump himself repeatedly stated since entering the presidential race in June 2015 that he had no business in Russia and no interactions with representatives of Russia. It now turns out that Putin knew what the American people didn’t, namely that Donald Trump was throughout the 2016 presidential primary campaign secretly negotiating to build a huge and lucrative hotel in Moscow, which required the personal support of Vladimir Putin. The fact that Putin knew about Trump’s secret dealings, while the American people didn’t, meant that if Trump didn’t do what Russia wanted, Russia could expose Trump’s lies and so bring him down.

    The filing revealed that Mueller’s Office is now investigating the hypothesis that Donald Trump, his campaign, his organization and his associates participated in a massive election fraud, through five interlocking conspiracies—arguably the worst set of crimes against the United States in its history.

  3. Liza says:

    I say it’s a combination, intentional and really stupid.

  4. Ametia says:

    USA politicians & white supremacist corporations secured Russians to further assault, attack, and denigrate Black Americans


  5. Liza says:

    Here’s your Monday power surge. Check out this border collie’s agility run. Her run starts at 1:00 on the video.

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  7. Ametia says:

    The DEVIL is really in the DETAILS (PUN INTENDED)

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  9. rikyrah says:

    This is absolutely my favorite song of the Holiday Season. I feel like dancing everytime I hear it on the radio 🤗🤗

  10. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄 😄😄

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