Thursday, January 3, 2013

Another Holiday Season Ends

Hard to believe, but another holiday season has come to an end. I hope it was a great one for you, and that you'll carry at least a little bit of holiday spirit with you throughout the new year. This blog now begins its traditional post-season hiatus, which will probably last until sometime in November or thereabouts. I'm looking forward to putting together another holiday mix this Fall, and to sharing details about it right here. Feel free to stop back anytime, and be sure to visit my holiday website at www.marksholidaymixcds.net. Have a great year, and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Classic British Animation: The Snowman

The holidays may be over, but the holiday spirit needn't fade so quickly. Here's a wonderful British animated film called The Snowman that first aired in 1982. Based on the children's book by Raymond Briggs, the movie is introduced by David Bowie. It features the beautiful song Walking in the Air, which I included on my 2009 holiday mix, I Just Can't Wait for Christmas, in a version by the San Francisco band The Hundred Days. The song starts around 15:45, and the accompanying animation is stunning. Enjoy another taste of holiday magic, whatever time of year it is.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

People throughout the world celebrated the start of another new year this evening in myriad different ways, several of which are reflected below. However you marked the occasion, I hope it was meaningful, and that 2013 brings peace and joy to you and yours.