Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Hello, kids!

CHRISTMAS is almost here!  My elves are busy building toys, reading your e-mails and keeping busy.  A few of them spend far too much time on Facebook these days, but we're still on schedule so I won't complain.

Have you written out your Christmas wish list yet?  No?  Well, you better get busy.  There's only a little time left before I load my sleigh up with gifts and make my journey around the world on Christmas night! 

If you are having a hard time deciding what you want, may I suggest this?

Arising from the ashes of Australian legends Split Enz, Crowded House was led by the enormously talented Neil Finn.  With drummer Paul Hester and bassist Nick Seymour at his side, they had a huge hit right out of the box with "Don't Dream It's Over".  For the next few years, the band was unstoppable.  Their career highpoint was when Neil's big brother Tim joined the band for their Woodface album and a slew of hit singles that made them superstars in Europe, Australia and elsewhere.  The band managed to squeak only one album out after Tim left and they broke up in the mid '90s. Thankfully, they've reunited and are creating music today, 25 years after originally forming.  This collection contains their most memorable hits and longtime favorites and is the perfect introduction to a band that really deserves more attention than you've given them in the past.  They are one of the most consistently magical bands on the planet and this is a release that should be stuffed in every stocking this year.
I must get going now.  Mrs. Claus needs some help in eating those cinnamon rolls and I don't want to miss out!  They are fresh out of the oven, you know! Yum Yum!

Ho! Ho! Ho!

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