Friday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2019

Christmas candles 84Sleigh Ride” is a popular light orchestral piece composed by Leroy Anderson. The composer had the original idea for the piece during a heat wave in July 1946; he finished the work in February 1948. Lyrics, about a person who would like to ride in a sleigh on a winter’s day with another person, were written by Mitchell Parish in 1950. The orchestral version was first recorded in 1949 by Arthur Fiedler and The Boston Pops Orchestra. The song was a hit record on RCA Victor Red Seal 49-0515 (45 rpm) / 10-1484 (78 rpm), and has become the equivalent of a signature song for the orchestra. The 45 rpm version was originally issued on red vinyl. This original mono version has never been available on CD, although the later 1959 re-recording is available in stereo. The orchestra has also recorded the song with John Williams, their conductor from 1979 to 1995, and Keith Lockhart, their current conductor.

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67 Responses to Friday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2019

  1. My brother is in the hospital. Please pray for him.

  2. rikyrah says:


    according to Dolt45, the Saudi’s PAY US

    So, yes, I am awaiting for Dolt45 to tweet something.

    If only this was a Muslim from a country not lining his pockets.

    PS- isn’t a Saudi the largest shareholder of Newscorp outside of Rupert Murdoch?

    PPSS-the gunman wasn’t a citizen…where’d he get his guns from?

  3. rikyrah says:

    I didn’t know that they were doing this 🤗🎁🎅🤶

  4. rikyrah says:

    Federico Chispas (@dfsparks) Tweeted:
    Warren was asked about whether white privilege helps her stay in the race and she immediately pivoted to Bloomberg anti-billionaire stuff. Now how many black Warren supporters would drag Bernie for the same shit?

  5. rikyrah says:



    Barack & Michelle Obama Just Bought a $11.75M, 7-Bedroom Martha’s Vineyard Estate: Reports

    The Obamas just turned one of their favorite vacation spots into their new home.

    Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama this week purchased a 6,892-square-foot home on Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts, according to the Vineyard Gazette and TMZ.

    PEOPLE confirms the seven-bedroom island mansion was sold Wednesday for $11.75 million to a trust.

    The deed also names as trustee James F. Reynolds, a Chicago investment banker who has been friends with President Obama, 58, since he was a state senator in Illinois. Reynolds was a member of Obama’s national finance committee during the 2008 presidential election.

  6. rikyrah says:

    NEW: House Judiciary announces counsels for BOTH the Intelligence and Judiciary Committees will make presentations of evidence on Monday morning — another sign that Mueller related charges will be included in the articles of impeachment

    — Jeremy Herb (@jeremyherb) December 5, 2019

  7. rikyrah says:

    This job was a lifesaver for me back in 2010.

    Answer the phone, apply early. If they call you back and leave a message, call back ASAP.
    If you are a veteran, you get extra points on the test.

  8. rikyrah says:

    Amene (@Ange_Amene) Tweeted:
    All the times Black people on this site said “Kamala Harris locked up Black people, Kamala is a Cop, Kamala locked up truant parents, This isnt an endorsement of Kamala Harris” etc didnt think shit through.

    Kamala was *the* candidate to keep Biden out of fucking office.

    • vitaminlover says:

      Truth hurts! I remember all of his dumb comments about our country being laughed at. It wasn’t true then but when his square-headed orange self got elected THAT’S when we became a laughingstock!

  9. rikyrah says:

    Shooting at the Naval Base in Pensacola, Florida.
    11 shot
    2 killed, including gunman.

  10. rikyrah says:

    Joe Biden says Trump is ‘ripping the soul out of this country’ and ‘we’re likely to inherit a recession’
    PUBLISHED FRI, DEC 6 20197:02 AM EST
    John Harwood

    Joe Biden sat down with CNBC’s John Harwood to discuss topics including trade, health care, taxes and Trump’s standing among world leaders.
    “I hope it’s not true, but we’re likely to inherit a recession, at least a significant economic slowdown,” Biden says while explaining he is no longer in favor of a balanced budget amendment.
    “He’s ripping the soul out of this country,” Biden says of Trump.

    • majiir says:

      Biden doesn’t bother with mincing words when folks say stupid stuff to him, and I don’t blame him. The folks who are criticizing him for calling that guy a liar to his face are the same ones who thought nothing about Trump leading a ”bull*hit” chant less than two weeks ago. As my dearly departed mama would say, “They’re as full of sh*t as a Christmas turkey.” I no longer pay any attention to their selective outrage. If it’s okay for a sitting POTUS to curse in public, it’s okay for any other politician to say what is on his/her mind. No double standards. I”m fed up with the idea that if a GOP pol says something, it’s okay, but if a Democratic politician says something similar, these b*sta*rds head for the smelling salts and fainting couches. It’s all self-serving BS. Every bit of it. GOPers need to stop dishing it, if they can’t take it. Let the Golden Rule apply to everyone. No carve outs should be employed.

  11. rikyrah says:


    LarryO lit Mayo Pete’s azz UP!
    Last night for lying on Democrats about the deficit. He was blistering 👏👏

    Pete Buttigieg and the Republican lie via @msnbc

  12. rikyrah says:

    Ummmm…..this isn’t news. We been knew that he routinely talks on unsecured phones 😠😠😠

    Been endangering our national security from the beginning.

  13. rikyrah says:

    #PrimariesSoWhite (@epitomee) Tweeted:
    Hey Democrats..come closer…y’all ain’t winning a presidency without accepting PAC, union or big donor money. Don’t fall for the purity leftists’ okey doke.

  14. rikyrah says:

    That’s why he’s called Moscow Mitch 😠

  15. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄 😄😄

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