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Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Look, I'm as exhausted of the DC search as anyone else, so I'm offering a break to you guys. Honestly, I'm sick and tired of hearing "Kirby Smart," "Vic Koenning," "Bud Foster," "Brian Van Gorder," and all the rest. Seriously, there's just no point in stressing about it.

So instead, I'm writing about the holidays. The holidays are essentially three things for me: 1) Best time of the year, 2) When I watch heart-warming and funny movies, and 3) When I listen to the most depressing music available. I don't know why #3 is that way, but it is. Something about it's cold, crisp, and depressing music just fits.

So, here's my list of #2 and #3 from me to you:

Best Movies to Watch:

1. Notting Hill -- Boy meets Girl. Girl is super famous and lies to Boy. Boy takes her in anyway. Girl tells Boy she's just a Girl, standing in front of a Boy, asking him to love her.

2. Christmas Vacation -- Honestly, this is the best of all the Vacation movies in my opinion. From killer squirrels & shitters being full, to super-sleds & "pass the Tylenol."

3. Love Actually -- This is the greatest date movie ever made. However, it's not a first date movie. This movie will fill your world with puppies, rainbows and confetti. Use at your own risk.

4. Scrooged -- Bill Murray, mice with antlers stapled to their heads, and Solid Gold Dancers. EPIC WIN.

Best Music to Listen To:

1. Imogen Heap -- Hide and Seek
2. Counting Crows -- Long December
3. Coldplay -- Sparks
4. Coldplay -- What If
5. Alvin & The Chipmunks -- Christmas Don't Be Late
6. Aimee Mann -- Build That Wall
7. Aimee Mann -- Wise Up
8. Aqualung -- Strange & Beautiful
9. Band of Horses -- The Funeral (mainly for the slower parts, which are super haunting)
10. The Beatles -- Yesterday
11. The Beatles -- Eleanor Rigby
12. Ben Folds -- Landed
13. Big & Rich -- Drinkin' 'bout You
14. Bill Withers -- Ain't No Sunshine
15. Counting Crows -- Colorblind
16. Damien Rice -- The Professor
17. Dave Matthews -- Some Devil
18. Dave Matthes & Tim Reynolds (Live at Luther College) -- Christmas Song
19. Fleet Foxes -- Blue Ridge Mountains
20. Hem -- Half Acre
21. Gary Jules -- Mad World
22. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole -- Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World
23. James Taylor -- Fire & Rain
24. Jeff Buckley -- Hallelujah
25. Jim Sturgess -- Across the Universe
26. John Legend/Stephens Family -- It Don't Have to Change
27. John Mayer -- 3x5
28. Joseph Arthur -- Honey & The Moon
29. Keane -- Somewhere Only We Know
30. Kostia -- Winter Ride
31. London Symphony Orchestra -- Carol of the Bells
32. Louis Armstrong -- What a Wonderful World (the original's always the best)
33. Matchbox 20 -- Time After Time (acoustic version)
34. Modern Skirts -- Sugarpile
35. Otis Redding -- Try a Little Tenderness
36. Petra Haden & Bill Frisell -- Satellite (not a DMB cover)
37. Petra Haden & Bill Frisell -- Yellow (yes, this is a Coldplay cover)
38. The Postal Service -- Against All Odds
39. The Postal Service -- The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
40. Robert Earl Keen -- Feeling Good Again
41. Robin Thicke -- Dreamworld
42. Slow Club -- Christmas TV (this is an EXCELLENT song)
43. Tally Hall -- Haiku
44. Tally Hall -- Just Apathy
45. Tipitinas Foundation -- O Holy Night (you've heard this before on Studio 60)
46. Your Vegas -- Christmas & Me Are Through

Ok, there you have it. If you guys don't hear from me sooner, please have a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and please also be very safe out there.

Until next time kids.

Be safe.