Category Archives: Make The Season Bright

Make The Season Bright: Klickitat Christmas Mix 2012

Playlist:

  1. Darlin’ (Christmas Is Coming) – Over The Rhine
  2. Carol of the Bells – The Nylons
  3. The Rebel Jesus – Jackson Browne
  4. Lo, How A Rose E’re Blooming – Feist
  5. Sing – Kristin Chenoweth
  6. O Holy Night – Mariah Carey
  7. I Saw Three Ships – Nat King Cole
  8. True Blue Miracle – Sesame Street Cast
  9. The Christmas Song – The Raveonettes
  10. (Everybody’s Waitin’ For) the Man With the Bag (Thunderball Mix) – Kay Starr
  11. The Blizzard – Camera Obscura
  12. Trepak-Russian Dance (from The Nutcracker) – Philharmonia Orchestra
  13. What Christmas Means to Me – Stevie Wonder
  14. Mr. Heatmiser – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  15. The Merriest (Thunderball mix) – June Christy
  16. Love, You Didn’t Do Right By Me/How Deep Is The Ocean – Anastasia Barzee & Brian d’Arcy James
  17. Sleigh Ride – The Ventures
  18. We’re Gonna Pull Through – Over the Rhine
  19. It Feels Like Christmas – The Muppets, from A Muppets’ Christmas Carol
  20. Anthem – Gabriel Yared, from Cold Mountain soundtrack
  21. Auld Lang Syne (Charity Medley) – Ensemble

Plus songs I wasn’t able to upload:

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Make The Season Bright: Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite things to read, watch, and listen to over the holidays in a series I’m calling Make The Season Bright.

I recently sat down to watch the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 1986 film version of the Nutcracker and really enjoyed it. Maurice Sendak’s set design and costumes were just as impressive as I expected they would be and the many film-version-only transitions are stunning! PNB’s Nutcracker is available in its entirety on Netflix and YouTube.

“Maurice and I went back to the original Nutcracker story by E.T.A. Hoffman and incorporated much more of the story into the production. Clara and Herr Drosselmeier will be the central figures though the story essentially remains the same. The essence of the Nutcracker story is really a fantasy dreamed by Clara, a young girl on the verge of growing up. The ballet is seen unfolding through her eyes, in an atmosphere tinged with mystery, where there are no boundaries between dream and reality. We have worked on the concept of this new production for two years. Seeing our plans become a reality for our company is an incredible accomplishment—one we feel will be well worth it for all our Nutcracker fans.” — Choreographer Kent Stowell, November 1983

Trailer:

A good glimpse of the set design from the more recent stage production(s):

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