Introducing the Virtual Musical Advent Calendar!


Tod Kelly

Tod is a writer from the Pacific Northwest. He is also serves as Executive Producer and host of both the 7 Deadly Sins Show at Portland's historic Mission Theatre and 7DS: Pants On Fire! at the White Eagle Hotel & Saloon. He is  a regular inactive for Marie Claire International and the Daily Beast, and is currently writing a book on the sudden rise of exorcisms in the United States. Follow him on Twitter.

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12 Responses

  1. Avatar J@m3z Aitch

    Sounds fun, Tod. Great idea. But if you play that damned Christmas Shoes song, I will hunt you down and torture you into submission. (I Want a Hippopotamous for Christmas, though, will be received with joy.)

    Also, your mother would have appreciated my daughter, who is waging a one-woman war on pre-Thanksgiving Christmas music.Report

  2. Avatar greginak

    So all the “joy” of being at the mall during the X-Mas season ( yeah i typed it that way on purpose, this war on X Mas don’t fight itself you know) without having to actually be around people. So i guess that is a positive.

    Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses and Fairytale of New York by The Pouges are about 80% of all the holiday songs i can stand hearing more than once every 5 years.Report

  3. Avatar Maribou

    Dear Tod,

    It is like you and I are the same person, except Jay is your mother. Wait, that didn’t come out right. But I am the person with the seasonal strictly-time-limited Christmas music obsessions, and he is the one with the “No Christmas music until the day after Thanksgiving. ” rule.

    (I feel a bit sorry for him, because for the first 8 years we were married, I worked in retail, and thus got more than my fill of Christmas music at work. The rule was enacted on the very first year after I switched jobs, when I gleefully said, “First of November!!! TIME FOR HOLIDAY SONGS.” and he reacted like I’d dropped the needle on a record. (In my own defense, I submit to the audience that I was laboring under a cultural disconnect, since I come from somewhere where Hallowe’en postdates Thanksgiving.))

    Anyway! All of that to say, thank you so very much for doing this, and I look forward to your offerings with glee.

    Affectionately yours,

  4. Avatar Angela

    Please consider continuing through Epiphany (Jan 6).
    You could shift all the We Three Kings / Magi / Little Drummer Boy items to the appropriate time.

    I’m really looking forward to this!
    I love Christmas songs even when they’re not about Christmas.
    But, I always wait until after Thanksgiving.


  5. Avatar Anne

    Well as not an native Oklahoman but raised here most my life the Christmas season does not not Officially start until you have heard this song on the radio

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