Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy Holidays: One for the Kids

A confession: one of our favorite uses for the Wii (which was supposed to be for exercise, ya lameass) is going to the internet and watching youtube videos together. I know, I know: the intertubes are isolating and alienating and we're not supposed to share them, so I'm doing it all wrong. Oh, well. One more strike on my Worst Parent Ever scorecard.

Yesterday, we ended up watching this video, a perennial fave of both myself and my three youngsters, now 11, 6, and 4. When the eldest first heard this song, the idea of it stuck with him, and he asked for an alien the way Lisa Simpson asks for a pony: every year for a while. He seems to have figured out th

at can't happen now, just in time for his younger brother to pick up the mantle.



DB said...

How wonderful is that? What fun!

I generally hate (not dislike; hate) Christmas songs because they're treacly and sticky and untrue.

This is a Calvin-and-Hobbes peek into a kid's mind and it's soooo good.

Jonathon Coulton's "Chiron Beta Prime" is also great holiday fun (though not for the family in the song).

And the Tractors Xmas CD, while not power pop, is also on my very small list. (I consider them the power pop of country.)

These things make the holidays fun for me.

John Fowler said...

Thanks Mary! I'm thinking this one will be a hit with my kids at home tonight...

Best wishes to you and the entire Powerpop blog conglomeration for a great holiday season, and a hopefully (fingers crossed despite some evidence to the contrary) wonderful 2011!