A Wonderful Christmas Message: #GiveWhatYouCan

I first wrote about Hafod Hardware of Wales last year when I discovered the wonderful Christmas advert they had put together, for a grand total of just $130. Well, they did it again this year. For 2020, the family-run businesses’ advert, with the tagline #GiveWhatYou Can, shows three-year-old Arthur secretly gathering household items, such as … Continue reading A Wonderful Christmas Message: #GiveWhatYouCan

Music Monday: And The Runner-up Is…

Last week I started the countdown of my top three Christmas songs. In third place was the beautiful song Oh Holy Night, sung by the remarkable Josh Groban. Today I am announcing my second favorite Christmas song, the runner-up for the title: Christmas in L.A. by The Killers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=938GYJjxBeU&feature=emb_logo Like all of my top three … Continue reading Music Monday: And The Runner-up Is…

Christmas Ad Features Functional Fitness at Its Finest

I'm not sure I would have ever come across this ad if it hadn't been for my middle son sending me the link. “Take Care of Yourself” is a new holiday advertisement from Doc Morris, one of Germany’s biggest online pharmaceutical services. The ad starts off with an elderly man apparently living alone, looking at photographs … Continue reading Christmas Ad Features Functional Fitness at Its Finest

I Waited All Year for This, and…

I feel guilty saying that I'm a little disappointed. I'm talking about this year's Christmas advert from John Lewis/Waitrose. It's always been one of the highlights of the Christmas season for me, since they have produced some memorable ads over the years. But I didn't think this year's ad lived up to the high standards … Continue reading I Waited All Year for This, and…

Mary Poppins and COVID-19

What does a fictional character from a 1964 film have to do with COVID-19? Well, thanks to my wife, I learned what that connection is - the classic song A Spoonful of Sugar. Earlier this week, Jeffrey Sherman, the son and nephew of the Sherman Brothers—the musical duo responsible for "Mary Poppins," as well as … Continue reading Mary Poppins and COVID-19

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – for Christmas Commercials

It's the gift that keeps on giving - the heartwarming ads that are released this time of year, particularly by British retailers. The ads have been a staple of my blog since the beginning, and this year will be no different. My plan is to share several Christmas ads over the next few weeks, one … Continue reading It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – for Christmas Commercials

Music Monday: the Best National Football League Fight Song

My son and I are watching the Seattle Seahawks vs Philadelphia Eagles football game, and admittedly we were not too optimistic going in. Yet somehow the Eagles managed to score a touchdown at the end of the first half, and they are only losing by a score of 14-6. And the best part of an … Continue reading Music Monday: the Best National Football League Fight Song

Get Your Hand Santa-tizer Ready for the Big Guy

Will he be wearing a mask? Will he be using hand sanitizer as he goes from house to house? Will he have to quarantine himself before he starts his journey? Will he have to get a special exemption to be able to fly? I’m sure parents are getting a whole new set of questions about … Continue reading Get Your Hand Santa-tizer Ready for the Big Guy

Music Monday: Songs for Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving week and what better way to celebrate Music Monday than by sharing a couple of Thanksgiving related songs. First a little humor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gkmpd3Xp2GM And this Johnny Cash classic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egIB7tYW80M Happy Thanksgiving week!