Political Animal


December 22, 2012 8:01 PM Seasonal Saturday sign-off, with The Crystals

By Kathleen Geier

I’ll finish up the night with another favorite Christmas recording of mine, the Crystals’ “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers.” It’s from one of the all-time greatest Christmas albums, the one by Phil Spector. Why is it that Jews seem to make a lot of the best Christmas music? Jewish songwriters, after all, wrote “White Christmas,” “The Christmas Song,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and a host of other famous Christmas songs. Discuss this intriguing phenomenon in the comments! Or not.

See you all tomorrow. And don’t forget, we’re having our fundraiser, so do toss a few bucks in the kitty if you can. Even small amounts help keep us afloat, and are warmly appreciated.

Kathleen Geier is a writer and public policy researcher who lives in Chicago. She blogs at Inequality Matters. Find her on Twitter: @Kathy_Gee