An American Editor

December 25, 2013

A Video Interlude: Happy Holidays

For the Christmas holiday, I thought some music would be appreciated. The first up is a group called Straight No Chaser.

Straight No Chaser – 12 Days

Here is another from Straight No Chaser.

Straight No Chaser – Christmas Can Can

For something different (and not heard in decades) here is “Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt:

Eartha Kitt – Santa Baby

It wouldn’t seem the season without the original —

Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song

What is Christmas without “The Little Drummer Boy”? A different version than usual, but quite good.

Pentatonix – The Little Drummer Boy

Although not a holiday song, I think this makes a great ending piece.

ABBA – I have a Dream

Merry Christmas!


  1. L’chaim! Whatever colleagues celebrate, may your days be merry and bright — and profitable!


    Comment by Ruth E. Thaler-Carter — December 25, 2013 @ 12:23 pm | Reply

  2. Merry Christmas to you, Rich.

    And thank you for the instructive essays on grammar, style, and usage, as well as the brilliant and entertaining videos, you share with us throughout the year.

    See you in the CELery.


    Comment by — December 25, 2013 @ 1:46 pm | Reply

  3. Great stuff, Rich. Thanks for introducing Straight No Chaser. I love fun a cappella groups. Happy holidays, Happy New Year — thank you for all your help and advice this year as I transitioned into freelance. Best of luck on your new book.


    Comment by janarzooman — December 26, 2013 @ 1:28 pm | Reply

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