Random Thursday: Peanuts, Sugarplums, and White Wine in the Sun

Feeling kind of musical today, decided to go with it . . .


I know “Linus & Lucy” isn’t really a holiday song, but I tend to think of it as one—blame the Peanuts TV specials.

Our favorite local radio station seems to agree; they’ve played almost every day since Thanksgiving and my kids and I always converge on the radio and dance to it.

This is an excellent version by The Piano Guys, who brought us Cello Wars.

I so want to be the lovely lady in the green pantsuit someday.  She’s a hoot and a half.


I love The Nutcracker and I love unusual musical instruments.

Put them together and make the results hauntingly beautiful, and I’m all over it.


I’ve recently discovered Tim Minchin and became an instant fan. He’s one of the most amazing pianists I’ve ever heard and I usually end up crying with laughter at his songs and irreverent, barefoot wit.

A few of his songs are a tad more sincere, though just as clever, and this is one of them. It’s my new favorite Christmas song, and I don’t say that lightly.

Someday, when I’m that lady in green, I hope my family will have holidays like this, too.

And yours, too.


And finally, because I firmly believe that the world needs more Muppets:*

* And that if you put these three specific ones together—with perhaps a soupçon of Fozzie—you get something that looks a lot like a map of my psyche.  Which muppets are you?