The Tuesday Playlist No.65: Christmas!

The Tuesday Playlist No.65: Christmas!

This year’s MVD Christmas playlist features a mixture of popular favourites and some more obscure gems… So get the tinsel on the tree, the presents wrapped, the mince pies on a tray, the wine in the glass, and the bum on the sofa and soak up the Festive spirit with Nat King Cole, Paul McCartney, Judy Garland, Louis Armstong, Run DMC and more. And to all of our readers, may you have the Merriest Christmas!

A Charlie Brown Christmas: Christmas (and life) in 25 minutes

A Charlie Brown Christmas: Christmas (and life) in 25 minutes

As the festive season draws to a close for another year we take a look at the enduring Charles Schultz Christmas classic. Today I have decided to write a post on one of the greatest Christmas classics: A Charlie Brown Christmas. I am talking about the first musical animated television special based on The Peanuts. (My personal favorite comic strip of which by the way I am sure I will write about again). It aired on December 9th 1965 and even though the world has changed the infinite wisdom contained in the strip will be relevant for many decades to Read more »

Christmas – the playlist!

Christmas – the playlist!

Our Christmas gift to you this year is an alternative festive Spotify playlist to help you jingle those bells, deck those halls, and stuff that big ol’ bird (I’m talking turkey). Christmas is upon us once again, that special time of the year where we roast chestnuts (actually most of us really don’t), kiss under the mistletoe (nope, that either…) and wait for Santa to pay us a visit and leave us all presents under the tree, presuming you’ve been good of course (this really does happen and we here at MVD will fight anyone who tries to tell us Read more »

Last Christmas –A sadistic way to spend the Holidays!

Last Christmas –A sadistic way to spend the Holidays!

I could go on and on about this song and video, not only about the original version but also all the covers throughout the years. So I will. Let´s start with the fact that it is my favorite Christmas song and that for me it isn’t officially Christmas until I hear it play on the radio. I am also willing to confess that I sometimes listen to it “out of season”. Apparently in the 80´s people spent Christmas with their ex´s! Ok, so sometimes you can´t get out of that situation, but I do advise if faced with that challenge Read more »

Johnny Cash’s Christmas: How special is the Special?

Johnny Cash’s Christmas: How special is the Special?

A closer look at 1976 and The Johnny Cash Christmas Special. For this festive post we’re going back to 1976 and The Johnny Cash Christmas Special. I’m a fan so I’m hoping for a treat, a good country celebration with the Man in Black. He’s the big JC, he walks the line, he’s cooler than a reindeer’s nose; I have high expectations. Along the way I’ll be looking at key components, including who’s got the best Christmas sweater and assessing the state of the Cash’s tree. Ok, let’s go… 0.30: JC is out for a lone stroll in the woods. Read more »

Bridget Jones: From Book to movie to Christmas tradition.

Bridget Jones: From Book to movie to Christmas tradition.

A new Christmas tradition: Bridget Jones, the movie review. Christmas is a time to spend with your loved ones, to go back home, to transport yourself – physically or emotionally – to a place where we feel “sheltered”. For me, for the past 12 years, Christmas has been about all those things and one of the friends I like to visit is Bridget. Hey, I am a girl! It couldn’t be all about Bruce Lee now, could it? I think writing about her is also cool because this blog is a British – Colombian collaboration and even though we are separated Read more »