Why Doubt Your Senses? A Medley of New Music to Please the Holiday Spirits

A few weeks ago, I used this space to bemoan the fact that quote-unquote holiday music had begun to haunt the halls of my mind like some musical Marley’s ghost. “Bah! Be gone,” I said, “it’s too early.” It wasn’t even Thanksgiving, and yet the strains of carols old and new were already jingling and… Continue reading Why Doubt Your Senses? A Medley of New Music to Please the Holiday Spirits

When It Comes to Picking New Music, My Kids Are All Right

I’ve written a lot lately about sharing traditions with my children and delighting in their joy as they experience something new. But the more I’ve written, the more I’ve come to understand that, while it’s pleasurable to read them my favorite holiday bedtime stories, for instance, or pull out and play kitschy sing-a-long records from… Continue reading When It Comes to Picking New Music, My Kids Are All Right