Best of 2019

As usual, I haven’t been able to see/listen to everything I’d like, but here are my top five picks this year across movies, TV and podcasts…




Do You Really Think It Matters, Eddie?

Should you be in the market for any viewing recommendations, here’s a ranked list of my ten favorite holiday movies/shows (and yes, while It’s a Wonderful Life is a classic, you won’t find it on here since it wasn’t a childhood staple of mine). Ditto for The Star Wars Holiday Special, which is lifechanging, but which I only got into fairly recently. Onward…

10) Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

9) The Nightmare Before Christmas

8) Edward Scissorhands

7) A Charlie Brown Christmas

6) How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

5) A Christmas Story

4) Die Hard

3) Gremlins

2) Home Alone

1) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

When You Wake, Ring For Drake

While I’ve explored many different musical paths over the years, my childhood (based on what my parents were into) was generally all about bluegrass and showtunes.

While I haven’t really kept up with the former, I made a playlist covering some of my favorites from the latter a while back, and as a little weekend escape from reality, I thought I’d expand on it by sharing a few great numbers from musical film adaptations: