All posts tagged: holiday songs



“Light Shines Through” is an original holiday song performed by Deena & Jon Fried (from The Cucumbers) with the Hoboken Holiday All-Star Band featuring Julio Fernandez (from Spyro Gyra) (lead guitar), Ed Fogarty (guitar), Gary Frazier (bass), Dave Stengel (drums), Tom Vincent (mandolin), Annalee Van Kleeck & Abbe Rivers (background vocals). The song has become part of the fabulous annual Hoboken Holiday Banding Concert for several years. Most importantly, the song is available on iTunes, spotify and cdbaby with all proceeds going to benefit the Community Foodbank of New Jersey. I can’t think of a better reason to stop, listen, think and then buy a download of this track.  Not only is it a great and warm piece of music, but it’s for one of the most necessary reasons I know of.  So please enjoy “Light Shines Through” and let it become part of your holiday tradition.


The 100 Greatest Holiday Songs of All Time – Nominations

We’re making a list.  Help us check it twice! About eighteen months ago, we put together a list of (in our collective opinion) the 100 Greatest Cover Songs of All Time.  It has generated more discussion than any other post we’ve published on this site, and the most common objection folks have is “How could you leave off _______ by _______?”  We were voting from a huge list of more than 800 songs, and chances are, if the song didn’t make the cut, it was because not enough of us voted for it, or that the few who did failed to rank it highly enough.  But there were a few select examples where a song that probably would have secured a spot on the countdown didn’t make the top 100 list because nobody happened to think of it during the nomination process. This year, as part of the always-festive holiday season at Popdose, we’re going to be presenting you with the 100 Greatest Holiday Songs of All Time.  And to make sure that nobody misses the …