Holiday Song of the Day: “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”

Just in time for, as I like to call it, Christmas Eve Eve (the day before Christmas Eve, of course), here’s a stunning live performance of a well-known Christmas carol, like you’ve definitely never heard it before. I’ve shared music previously on this blog by Millennial Choirs & Orchestras, an all-volunteer choral and orchestral organization that…

Holiday Song of the Day: “Home for Christmas”

Us being ten days into December already, it’s definitely time to kick off the Christmas music season here at Harmony Avenue, with a beautiful holiday tune by my favorite band. Take a listen to “Home For Christmas” by The Family Crest. I’ve gone on record previously about how much I love The Family Crest and how they…

Play List: More of My Favorite Christmas Albums

Remember when I said that I would get a new favorite Christmas albums post out before it got too late to enjoy it before Christmas came? So that didn’t quite happen…it’s Christmas Eve. But you still have a day or two (or more, if you’re the kind of person that keeps listening to holiday music…

Throwback Thursday: “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

I had to get in one more Throwback Thursday post for the Christmas season. (There’s probably a lot of them I could have made, but I’ll just content myself with these two that I’ve had, and direct any others I might have made to something else.) Here’s a beautiful rendition of an old favorite, with…

“The Sing-Off” Holiday Special Recap: Sing

It’s been a while, folks, since I’ve gotten to sit down and watch “TV’s number one a cappella competition” (AKA its only one, Nick Lachey…). I was a loyal watcher (and recapper) of seasons 2 and 3 of “The Sing-Off,” but then I went off to Peru, and thus was not here in the States for…

Holiday Song of the Day: “Something About December”

I’m having quite the Christmas music renaissance lately. After an inexplicable period of just not being ready for holiday tunes yet…I’m listening to it quite a bit the past week or so. (Enough that I’ll have a post coming in regards to some new favorite Christmas albums I’ve found. I think you’ll like it. I’ll…

La canción navideña del día: “Te deseo muy felices fiestas”

Ha pasado mucho tiempo desde que yo haya hecho algo en español en este blog, y ya vienen las fiestas navideñas, así que les compartiré algo de la Navidad ahorita. Hoy estaba buscando canciones navideñas en español, y encontré un álbum que Luis Miguel, el cantante de México bastante conocido, grabó en 2006. De eso…

Throwback Thursday: “Christmas Lights”

This blog has become very British as of late. Laura Mvula, Sam Smith, Kate Bush…I mean, I knew I was an Anglophile, but this trend is interesting. And it will continue with a Throwback Thursday post harking back to a song I highlighted 4 years ago this week. I’ve found it a bit uncharacteristically rocky…

Holiday Song of the Day: “I Believe In Santa Claus”

It’s Christmas Eve night, so for once, I’ll keep it short and to the point. Here’s an absolutely beautiful song by Courtney Cotter, a talented singer-songwriter from the Mesa area (who I know from high school). I highly recommend you pay special attention to the lyrics  of the song…it’s a very profound message, and one…

Cover Stories: Christmas Edition!

Remember when I said I was going to go all out for the Christmas season this year on Harmony Avenue? In fairness, I’ve done much more than I did last year. Still, it hasn’t been quite all I’ve hoped…but that’ s OK. Since it’s only two days before the big day (and I still haven’t…

Sketches: My Favorite Christmas Albums

Remember last week when I said I’d get this post out “today or tomorrow”? Or earlier this month when I planned a grand round of Christmas-themed festivities (aside from the Holiday Songs of the Day that I’ve thankfully already posted, for your reading & listening pleasure)? Ha. Like I can be expected to hold to…