12/26/19 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Carol of the Bells – Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling (born September 21, 1986) an American violinist, singer, songwriter, and dancer. presents choreographed violin performances, both live and in music videos found on her eponymous YouTube channel, which she created in 2007. 
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12/26/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack – I’ll Be Home For Christmas

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Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack sing I’ll Be Home for Christmas on the TV special David Foster’s Christmas Album (NBC, December 10, 1993). Originally written to honor soldiers overseas who longed for home at Christmastime, I’ll Be Home for Christmas has since gone on to become a Christmas standard. Continue reading

12/25/19 O&A NYC CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Christmas Concert at Notre Dame with Jessye Norman

Jessye NormanJessye Norman performed in a 1992 concert recorded live with Lawrence Foster and the Lyon Opera Orchestra amid the tantalizing acoustics at Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral. Continue reading

12/25/19 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: South Park – Mr. Hankey, The Christmas Poo

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Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo is the ninth episode of the first season of the animated television series South Park. It originally aired on Comedy Central in the United States on December 17, 1997. In the episode, the Jewish character Kyle feels excluded from the town’s celebrations during Christmas, and is comforted by Mr. Hankey, a talking and singing lump of feces wearing a red hat.  Continue reading

12/24/19 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Eartha Kitt- Santa Baby

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Eartha Mae Kitt was an actress, singer, cabaret star, dancer, stand-up comedienne, activist and voice artist.  Known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 recordings of C’est Si Bon and the enduring Christmas novelty smash Santa Baby. Both songs became US Top 10 hits. Orson Welles once called her the most exciting woman in the world.
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12/24/19 O&A NYC HOLIDAY INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Its A Wonderful Life – Final Scenes

 
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It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be had he never been born.  Continue reading

12/29/18 O&A NYC BRING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH STYLE: The Classic Bellini

The Bellini originating in Venice, Italy, the Bellini is a deliciously refreshing cocktail made with fresh white peach purée and chilled Prosecco. Continue reading

12/28/18 O&A NYC FOOD/HOLIDAY BRUNCH: Shrimp And Goat Cheese Tarts

Shrimp and Goat Cheese Tarts! An elegant and delicious appetizer for any party. Puff pastry rounds topped with tomatoes, feta, and tomatoes. Simple yet so delicious! Continue reading