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Re: Joni Mitchell’s “River”

I would have guessed that this song had been used in twice as many movies and TV shows as listed below. But maybe it was just a couple of them appearing in close proximity — “thirtysomething” and “The Wonder Years” maybe — that made me think almost every half-decent show had leaned on Ms. Mitchell for a seasonal grabber.

Agree or disagree

The song “The Christmas Shoes” makes me want to harm myself and others.

How would you explain this?

The song alludes to Santa hitting the gas (“Man, just watch her peel”) and also features the chorus “Run run reindeer.”

Did you ever try to reconcile those seemingly contradictory images? Or did you simply allow Mr. Wilson a little creative license?

Christmas song trivia

About eight years after this (see link), this guy would be married, briefly, to Yvonne “Batgirl” Craig.

Please rank these Christmas songs

“Let It Snow.” “Baby, It's Cold Outside.” “Santa Baby.”

Did I leave out your favorite PG-13 Christmas song?

Is Mariah Carey all about her boobs?

I suspect that how you answer that influences how you feel about her inescapable Christmas song.

Sure, her vocal excesses and self-important gesticulating can be annoying. But sometimes it seems she's mostly a relentless cleavage offensive.

There are worse things in the world. But really. Enough is enough. 

Today’s classic Christmas 45

Seeing this reminds me of something. Did you happen to see that PBS “American Masters” on David Geffen a week or two ago?

I found it fascinating. The subject came off as part con man, part talent-spotting genius. And the star-power wattage of those interviewed was off the chart.

“Santa Claus and His Old Lady”

“I've seen the dude, man.”

There are versions of this on Or you could just ask Sherman and Mr. Peabody to take you back to the 1970s.

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