Pop Culture

T’s Top Ten Christmas Songs

Christmas is by far my favorite holiday.  I love everything about it.  First and foremost, I enjoy celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.  As Christian, you could say that I’m a super fan of celebrating Christ. But I also love going from store to store to buy gifts for loved ones.  I love putting up the tree and all the decorations.  I love the smell of my grandma’s stuffing and pies, my mom’s macaroni and cheese, my aunt’s cookies, and all the other food that will certainly have me working overtime in the gym.  And of course there is the music.

I absolutely love listening to Christmas music.  Each year shortly after Thanksgiving, my playlist changes to include some classic holiday hits from Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, and others.  There are certain songs and artists I have to hear during the weeks between that Thanksgiving Thursday and December 25th.  In fact, I have ten must-hear songs.  See if your fav made my cut. FYI, trying to make a top ten list was hard for me.  There are plenty of songs I love that didn’t make it on here.

Pop Culture

The Wiz Live is a HIT!

As shocking as it may sound to some, I’m not really that huge on musicals and stage plays.  Growing up however, there was one production that I just could not get enough of.  That was The Wiz.  When mom introduced me the 1978 film adaptation of The Wiz, I recall watching it on repeat.  Songs like “He’s the Wizard,” “You Can’t Win,” and “Ease on Down the Road,” always had me on my feet singing along.  So needless to say, when I heard NBC was doing a remake of this childhood classic, I was extremely excited.  With a snack in one hand and a phone in the other (for social media purposes of course), I joined the millions of other people for last night’s broadcast.  Now having seen The Wiz Live I can thankfully report, it was an overall hit.  And here’s my top moments from the show.