12/25/17 O&A NYC MUSIC- DIVA ALERT- SONG OF THE DAY: Patti Labelle – Oh Holy Night


The one and only Patti Labelle sings Oh Holy Night.  Continue reading

12/25/17 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The Nutcracker- New York City Ballet (1993)

The Nutcracker, also known as George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, is a 1993 American Christmas musical film based on Peter Martin’s stage production and directed by Emile Ardolino.  The film stars Darci Kistler, Damain Woetzel, Kyra Nichols, Bart Robinson Cook, Macaulay Culkin, Jessica Lynn Cohen, Wendy Whelan, Margaret Tracey, Gen Horiuchi, Tom Gold and the New York City Ballet.  Continue reading

12/23/17/ O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle and Yolanda Adams

Christmas Under The Stars celebrates the music of Christmas with Gladys Knight and friends. Join Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle and Yolanda Adams in this unique holiday edition of Christmas under the Stars. Continue reading

12/23/17 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Grace Jone- Little Drummer Boy

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Grace Jones gets into the Christmas cheer with Pee-wee Herman. The club diva performs uncharacteristically ebullient Little Drummer Boy to Pee-wee, Chairy, Terry and the rest of the “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” gang. Continue reading

12/21/17 O&A NYC FOOD: Classic Eggnog Recipe

The holiday would be incomplete without eggnog. Here is a classic eggnog recipe from Delish. Continue reading

12/26/16 O&A NYC FOOD WHAT TO DO WITH HOLIDAY LEFTOVERS: Oven Baked Jambalaya

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Oven Baked Jambalaya turn your left over Christmas ham into an post holiday Creole treat. You will impress your family and friends when you serve this classic and flavorful dish. And best of all, it’s easily made in the oven.   Continue reading

12/22/16 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY HOLIDAY GREETINGS: The Christmas Song- Nat King Cole

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The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) is a holiday classic and the most popular Christmas song of all times. The Christmas song written by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells in 1944 and was first recorded by The King Cole Trio in 1946. The song was recorded again in stereophonic version with a full orchestra conducted by Ralph Carmichael using the same arrangement for Nat King Cole’s The Christmas Song album in 1961. Continue reading

10/21/16 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Jingle Barack- Saturday Night Live

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Jingle Barack, Chance the Rapper and Kenan Thompson celebrate the last Christmas with President Obama and even Jesus (Casey Affleck) is marking it. Continue reading

12/19/16 O&A NYC COMEDY: Donald Trump Christmas- Saturday Night Live

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President-elect Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) celebrates Christmas at Trump Towers where he  receives a surprise visit from Vladimir Putin (Beck Bennett) and Rex Tillerson (John Goodman). 

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12/5/16 O&A NYC Hollywood Monday: Dr. Suess’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a children’s story by Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel written in rhymed verse with illustrations by the author. In 1957 the book was published by Random House, and it also appeared in an issue of Redbook Magazine. The story criticizes the commercialization of Christmas. The 26-minute short directed by cartoon legend Chuck Jones and narrated by Boris Karloff was originally telecast on CBS on December 18, 1966.

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