Friday, December 3, 2010

From the archives: Have a Rankin/Bass Christmas!

Hey! Now that the holidays are here, it's time to dwell on the true purpose of Christmas -- watching the usual Xmas shows, especially the garish, stop-motion parade of Rankin/Bass holiday specials! Whether they haunted your childhood dreams or annoy your offspring today, they are a vital part of the season. Let's stroll down Memory Lane in this story from 2009 --

The National Recording Registry Project: Oliver, Armstrong, and ‘Canal Street Blues’

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