Berthold’s Holiday Playlist

I tweeted this video yesterday. It’s been a holiday favorite of mine for years, and since my followers enjoyed it, I’m posting a few more songs that I listen to this time of year.

First up:

This is just surreal:

This one will only make sense if you’ve read The Shadow over Innsmouth. You can skip it otherwise.

And finally, the Christmas song I love so much I mentioned it in my novella:

Doing this reminded me: the great Andrew Sullivan, back when he ran the Daily Dish, would take breaks from writing about serious topics like politics and war to post “Mental Health Breaks”—usually funny videos or beautiful pictures. I can see now why he did it.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


  1. I love that David Bowie/Bing Crosby duet of Little Drummer Boy. I read a biography about David Bowie this year and the author described how that duet came about. I don’t remember the details, but I always look forward to hearing the song.

    1. As I recall, Bowie agreed to do it because his mother was a fan of Bing Crosby. It’s kind of an odd pairing, but they sure sounded good together.

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