If you were born in the early-to-mid 1970s, you might hold some sentimental value for A Very Special Christmas. Released in 1987 to benefit the Special Olympics, it’s a collection of Christmas songs from popular musicians of the period. Because this was the pre-American Idol age, that’s not a bad thing.
My favorites in order:
Eurythmics, Winter Wonderland (no official video, just pictures of Annie Lennox, which is a Christmas gift in itself).
Madonna, Santa Baby
U2, Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Oh and, of course…
I’m not as fond of its 1992 follow-up, A Very Special Christmas 2, but it does feature Frank Sinatra and Cyndi Lauper performing Santa Claus Is Coming to Town as a duet (it’s not written as one, by the way, and proper duets are a conversation, but I digress…)
Ill-Advised TripAdvisor photo…
“Honey, for my TripAdvisor review of our nifty B&B, I’m going to post this photo of you enjoying breakfast in your pajamas. That’s just the type of relevant information people want to see.”
“Dear, that’s a fabulous idea, as you can tell from my enthused expression.”
“Hey, did you notice that weird couple by the window? They’re eating breakfast fully dressed. I think they might have already showered and combed their hair.”
“Yeah, I don’t think they know how B&Bs work. They’re acting as though this isn’t their own home.”
“Sheesh, some people.”
This photo of Abigail’s Hotel is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Posted by Stephen Robinson on December 8, 2012 in Pop Life, Social Commentary
Tags: Abigail's Hotel, TripAdvisor, Victoria