For your viewing pleasure, I present a collection of the moments most unusable from our Christmas series. Watch on YouTube.
The week between Christmas and the New Year is always brutal for me. There is so much excitement building up to Christmas and then all of the air is sucked out of the balloon. You are ten pounds heavier, your pants don’t fit, and you have no idea what to do with yourself. I always […]
Wednesday Words The last thing that the world needs is another sentimental Christmas song. What it does need is more Chicken Skin Shake. I hope this adds to your holiday spirit. Maybe I’ll get it recorded before next year. Pops has had too much coffee He’s climbing up the walls Mom is, um, running As […]
No matter what holiday or how you celebrate, this season is magical. Even if you are an old grinch like me, there is a spark of magic that is flickering around, waiting to make your heart grow three sizes. It’s also a time for nostalgia and reminiscing. This could make you feel worse so be […]
We just introduced our twins (age 6) to the game of Monopoly. They were ruthless. We have a crazy winter weather event happening. As a result, we have no obligations and nowhere that we need to be. We are completely burned out on Christmas movies. It was time to bust out the board games. When […]
I stayed up late last night brainstorming for potential future projects. I guess this is the kind of thing that happens as we approach the new year. A list of projects for the upcoming year is a cliche. There are three projects that I want to put together. One is a collection of hobo songs […]
Do you know how the grocery store is right before a holiday? It’s insane You may see three blue-haired old ladies fighting over the last sixteen quarts of rice pudding. They don’t need it but there are only sixteen left. If you want to see brotherly love in action, check out the bread aisle right […]
I finished my Christmas shopping. I only needed to buy a gift for Mrs. Brother Jack. She buys all of the presents in our house. It’s a delegation of responsibility with which I am completely comfortable. Like most American dads, I am as surprised on Christmas morning as the kids. She does it all because […]
If I was a magical, flying reindeer, I would not want to be the lead guy. I also wouldn’t want to be in the back. I would want to be harnessed somewhere in the middle and on the left side. My name would be Breezy. Mrs. Clause would love me.
It’s time for another video dump. If you havn’t been keeping score with our Christmas project, here are days 7-18. Get festive now, you are running out of time. Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 16 Day 17 Day 18
I’ve been working on a Christmas project. If you are keeping score at home, you’ve probably caught at least some portion of this undertaking. I’ve been making short videos featuring different Christmas songs and releasing one into the wild every day. There has been some positive response to the project but not an overwhelming outcry. […]
It’s almost impossible to write a new Christmas song that can compare with the classics. Once a decade there may be that one song that can hang out with “White Christmas.” Every idea has already been done several different ways. Good luck finding a new way to sing about the desire to have snow for […]
When I was a kid, my favorite song to sing in church was “What Child Is This.” It was Christmas magic. Everyone in the entire church would sing “the ox and ass were sleeping.” They said ass in church. It was hysterical. As much as I love this song, it is not my favorite. I’m […]
“He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice.” Everybody knows that Santa has a list. That’s how he keeps track of the naughty and the nice. If he didn’t check it twice, you might get the wrong present. Nobody would be happy. It would be a disaster. That is why the list is so important. […]
I’ve been thinking about Christmas traditions and I was contemplating the history of the ugly sweater. It’s a really dumb cultural construct. I love an ugly sweater but why did it become a thing? Who was the first person to say, “hey, this sweater is so embarrassingly ugly, I think I should wear it every […]
I’ve been doing this crazy Christmas project and I thought you might like an update. Today is day 7 but I don’t have today’s video made yet. You can watch the first six days. Hopefully you enjoy them even if you hate Christmas music. Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day […]
There are only two kinds of people in the world. Some people love Christmas music. Other people despise Christmas music with a deep and powerful rage. If you are wondering what kind of person I am, you can find it by watching this video. I am making a series of Christmas cover videos that will […]
Brother Jack can’t shut up about all the winter holidays but he can’t pronounce Merry Christmas.
It isn’t Christmas without a Tuba
Statistically speaking, I am approaching the half way point of my life. During my time here, I have quit a lot of stuff. Most of the time, my life becomes better due to the quitting. Some of the things that I quit, I wish I hadn’t. I used to love to run, but I can’t […]