Day 338: Hollis-day Music

Peanuts Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas

I can only take so much of KOST 103.5’s 24-hour, 7-days-a-week Christmas music programming, which starts earlier every year. I’m far from a Bah-Humbug type, but let’s just say that I don’t look forward to when they start broadcasting holiday tunes two weeks before Thanksgiving.

Thankfully, there’s one song that I always gets me into the holiday spirit: Run DMC’s “Christmas in Hollis.” It’s even better when it’s been mashed up with A Charlie Brown Christmas, as seen below.

Day 264: Peanutized

I've been Peanutized!

I’ve been Peanutized!

My generation LOVED the Peanuts cartoons. The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree, the piano theme … they’re all an indelible part of my childhood. It’s a testament to Charles Schulz’s genius that the Peanuts are still published in the newspapers years after his death.

While I doubt that I’ll see the new Peanuts movie when it’s released in November, I did enjoy Peanutizing myself on their promotional website. I was cracking up because I have all of the clothes that were available to the male character, so I dressed it up with I would wear on a casual weekend. The only thing missing was my facial hair.

It seems like all of my social media feeds were filled with the fun little characters from the gang today. And that’s not a bad thing at all.