I am grateful today to the angel at the Detroit International Airport who pulled strings to get me on the last flight to Toronto — otherwise, I’d be humming disconsolately with Nick Lowe. Made it despite the ice storm. Merry Christmas, y’all!
- Nick Lowe – “Christmas At The Airport” Official Music Video – YouTube
Nick Lowe’s first holiday album, Quality Street – a sleigh bell free zone!
- BBC World Service – From Our Own Correspondent, Christmas in Paris 122513
A special essay from Joanna Robertson relishing the seasonal sights, smells and tastes of the French capital at Christmas. From free amusement rides to religious-themed patisserie, from the dazzling shop-window tableaux to the renowned circuses, there are many special ways Paris marks the season. But while the city can indeed seem a paradise to children, not everyone shares in the magic…