Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas 2017!

Good evening, and welcome to Christmas 2017 at Ernie (Not Bert)!  It's been a few months since I've been around, and in that time I've been busy doing anything and everything except recording Christmas music.  So this year may be a little thin on new music, but only compared to past years.  I'm sure I'll still have a record or two to share that you'll enjoy, and hopefully enough stuff that you'll be able to find something you'll actually like.  I had a bunch of stuff I wanted to say, but it's all escaped me here in the moment I sit down to type this.  In addition to not preparing for the past few months, I've also come down with a bad cold this week, so I haven't been able to do much at all ahead of time.  I have been doing something that I haven't done before, and that is trying to get all the shares from last year loaded up and ready to download again.  So all of you that weren't around last year, soon you'll be able to sift through all the posts from last season and download to your hearts content.  I think I'm about a third of the way through that project, so there are things there to download now, but certainly not everything.  Also, we had a most excellent Christmas in July this year, and for the first time, all of those shares are still active at Christmas!  So be sure to look through those posts and download some really great Christmas music from non-Christmas albums.  I stretched it out through the months of July and September, encompassing over 600 songs this year, so there's something in there for everybody!  Other than that, just keep checking back from now until New Year's to see what old and horrible Christmas music I've dug up to share with you this year. you shouldn't go away disappointed.

And remember, leave me a comment when you can.  All bloggers thrive on comments.  We get hundreds of hits per comment, but the comment means more than all of them.  Just say howdy, let me know where you're from, what you like, what you didn't.  You can leave a request, but there's not much chance I'll have it or have the time to get to it.  But you never know.  Please don't leave lists of all the Christmas music you want, though.  That just ticks me off.

That's it from me for the moment.  Give me a few minutes and I'll get the first share of the year up.  Happy Thanksgiving to you all, and thanks for stopping by!

30 comments:

Buster said...

Yay! Happy holidays, Ernie!

Aaron said...

Ernie, wow! You posted so much stuff for Christmas in July that you could take the next couple of years off and still have put out more than we deserve.

Thanks for all you do, and I'm happy for anything you post, no more matter how much or how little.

SWSPOILER3 said...

Welcome back for the Christmas season. I can't wait to see what you have in store for us this year.

Anonymous said...

It has been too long my friend! Happy Thanksgiving from somewhere in the AZ desert!

Signed,

You know who...

Anonymous said...

Ernie, I look forward to this time of year in a big way because of Christmas Music. And do I ever look forward to your Christmas Music postings! You and your blog have become a real Christmas tradition for me. On this Thanksgiving Day I thank you so very much for all your incredible work and your shares. I can't wait to see and hear what you have in store for us this year...

Jack

Ronnie said...

Dear Ernie,

I’m Ronnie from the Philippines. I have been enjoying your shares for the past seven or nine Christmases ago. I want to thank you for your generosity and hardwork. I’m glad there is a bog like this...Christmas music all year. Merry Christmas. I am excited to enjoy your Christmas music.

Dr. Gonzo said...

Ernie, your Christmas music has become a big part of my family's holiday traditions. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing collection with us over the years.

BethM said...

Ernie, I learned one year by accident that you find some hidden gems. Now I avidly listen to every bit of your selections. I have found new favorites that I would never have given a second glance before. Thank you for all of your efforts and for not being a "music snob" - we all benefit because you are open to all efforts.

Steve Turner said...

So happy to hear you're feeling up to Christmas music festivities and hope you're over that cold quickly. Hope all is well with you and your family and Happy Thanksgiving.

humanebean said...

A belated Happy Thanksgiving, sir! Hope you and yours enjoyed the day. These days, I eagerly look forward to new Xmas music delights far more than opening presents on The Day. Can't wait to hear what you have in store for us this year. Sharing is caring!

Larry Holt said...

welcome back! another request for Eydie Gorme's Navidad Means Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you back! Dont kill yourself you have given so much this year it's all good. I do love the Hawaiian Christmas Albums. Thanks again.
I used to live in Cleveland now in Kansas city.

Laurie said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Ernie!

Anonymous said...

Ernie, please know your Christmas posts and shares are an integral part of my holiday experience and very much appreciated. Music you have shared turns up every year on my Christmas mix. Thanks for doing all you do.

JohnDent said...

Hi Ernie. So glad you're back again this year. These records you share help make the season bright. John D in Jarrettsville MD

JustaJeepGuy said...

Hey Ernie, I've checked your site almost every day since you posted the Hi Fi Living vol. 8---except yesterday. I had this silly notion that you would be home enjoying Thanksgiving (hope it was great!) and you'd come back today. How foolish of me, I guess. Anyway, thanks for doing what you do and doing it so well! I'm certainly looking forward to the season!

MOQChoir said...

Dude!! It's taken me too awfully long to tell you, but I've been following you for over ten years. Your contributions to Christmas Cheer are something that helps me make it to and through the season. I'm still working through the C-i-J shares, finding new things everytime I listen that I want to share with friends and family. Gosh, there's SO MUCH good music out there that you keep finding and putting up for our enjoyment. Big thanks! Big appreciation! Big season!! I'd give you a hug if you were here, or a good strong handshake, whichever you prefer. Again, Big thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Wait you long time ! Enjoy your many Christmas album every year ! Thank you very much ! :)

Rodney Haydon said...

Ernie, going to your site and downloading Christmas albums has become a holiday tradition for many of us.
Thanks for all you do!

Tom Carlson said...

Comments? Here's my comment:

I eagerly await your postings each and every July and December. I think I've downloaded everything you've ever posted, and I play it all, along with other Xmas music, on a big fat shuffle play every holiday season. (Although I always start with Big 'Tiny' Little.)

I've also sent off several DVD-Rs packed with the things you've posted to friends, much to their delight.

You are truly the holiday gift who keeps on giving!

Highlander308 said...

It's always a pleasure to download and listen to the music you post. Have a great holiday season.

Anonymous said...

Ernie... Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! Your Christmas Music is so much more enjoyable to listen to than the stuff that one normally hears. I am looking forward to what you have in store for us this season. Thank you for finding the time and taking the effort to do this!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ernie, I adore your blog. Every year you provide great Christmas music that I play for my loved ones.

Keep up the amazing work!

Merry Christmas from New York.

Plague said...

I certainly give thanks for the bounty you give with these shares

stevewi said...

Thank you so much for all the work you do! I love your site.

Steve in western Wisconsin

BGinGB said...

Seasons Greetings again....Christmas is once again staring us down. The many of us, are here
in Packer Country, already taken our deer, downed our yearly fowl...anticipating the aural
musings you have in store. My wife would like to thank you for the wonderful memories she's
experienced rummaging through all you've given us..... with a sip of a beer, a puff on the pipe....and maybe a nibble or two, on an already made buffet of Christmas goodies....we bid
you a safe and happy holiday, from the land of green and gold. Thanks for everything.

johnnyLUNG said...

Yes, yes, yes. So excited. Started following you like 10 years ago and look forward to your shares every year. I've just recently gotten into the vinyl game and have had a great time seeking out some of the albums you've shared over the years to have the best of both worlds. Thanks for all your hard work.

Kwork said...

Of course I'm a few days behind, but I'm here now to say welcome back and Merry Christmas.

Mike Bass said...

Hello and Christmas greetings from us in Northern Ireland! Always enjoy your offerings and information! - M

Clarence E. Jones III said...

So glad for this timeof year! Instead of checking here very week or so since Christmas in July/August/September, I know Ernie will have me Holiday music that I NEVER would have believed existed! Get well soon friend. Much love from Mississippi.