Category Archives: Open Thread

Sunday Praise & Worship | Christmas Jams 2018

O come, O come, Emmanuel is a translation of the Latin text (“Veni, veni, Emmanuel“) by John Mason Neale and Henry Sloane Coffin in the mid-19th century. It is a metrical version of a collation of various Advent Antiphons (the … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2018

Sleigh 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 … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2018

Please Come Home for Christmas” is a Christmas song, released in 1960, by the American blues singer and pianist Charles Brown. Hitting Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in December 1961, the tune Brown co-wrote with Gene Redd peaked at position #76. … Continue reading

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Maria Butina guilty plea sends shockwaves across the GOP and NRA

Hat tip Palmer Report The NRA need to be dismantled and those involved need to go to prison for conspiring with a hostile foreign power against the United States. We know if it were Black people committing treason against the United … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2018

“Blue Christmas” is a Christmas song written by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson. It is a tale of unrequited love during the holidays and is a longstanding staple of Christmas music, especially in the country genre. The song was … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2018

White Christmas” is an Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the version sung by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single of all time, with estimated sales in excess of … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2018

Jingle Bells is one of the best-known[1] and commonly sung[2] American songs in the world. It was written by James Lord Pierpont(1822–1893) and published under the title “One Horse Open Sleigh” in the autumn of 1857. It has been claimed that it was originally … Continue reading

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