Trans-Siberian Orchestra from Boston MA 12/20/2014

If you have never seen TSO, I suggest you make a point to see them. They are phenomenal, the music and light show is beyond words … you will not be disappointed.

Posted December 25, 2015 by
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MERRY CHRISTMAS 2015 FROM SCARED MONKEYS … JOY TO THE WORLD, THE LORD HAS COME … “A Savior has Been Born to You”

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL FROM SCARED MONKEYS …

Merry_Christmas_Banner 2015

On this most joyous of special days we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and to ask all to always remember the true reason for the season. As you are unwrapping presents, partaking in some eggnog, spending time with family, friends and loved ones, having your holiday feast and experiencing the joy of this day, always keep in mind the true reason for the season because  on this joyous day …  “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.”

May everyone have a joyous and blessed day!!!

Joy to the World, the Lord has Come … Wishing all a very Merry Christmas on this blessed day!!!

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger (Luke 2:10-16)

Joy to the World – Mormon Tabernacle Choir

I just wanted to share some of my most favorite Christmas songs. Remembering back when I was a child we would go the the Christmas service on Christmas Eve and the congregation would sing everyone’s favorite hymns. Believe it or not we also used to go Christmas caroling in the town as well. Those were the days!

Nat King Cole – Away In A Manger

 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Jewel

Oh Holy Night -Charlotte  Church 

Silent Night – Bing Crosby

 Angels We Have Heard On High- Andrea Bocelli & David Foster

David Foster – CAROL OF THE BELLS, 1993

“O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles) – Luciano Pavarotti

The First Noel – University of Utah Singers

Daily Commentary – Friday, December 25, 2015 – Wishing Everyone at Scared Monkeys and Scared Monkeys Radio a Merry Christmas

  • Remember to drive safely and also, if you see something, say something

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Scared Monkeys Favorite Christmas Animated Specials … Charlie Brown, Rudolph, Frosty, the Grinch & Santa Claus

The following are my favorite Christmas animated specials of all times. What are yours? There is nothing better than getting family and friends together and having a Christmas special party and playing all of your favorites as one time in a marathon Christmas special viewing.

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS

From 1965 comes my my favorite Christmas special of all times. Why, because there was no other that explained the true meaning of Christmas and never altered it to something stupid in today’s society with the PC nonsense that exists and the continued war on Christmas by those who need to just put a sock in it. You can have your opinion and not agree, but that does not mean a few get to ruin it for the rest of us.

Luke2: 8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field , keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo , the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid . 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold , I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes , lying in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying , 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER

From 1964 comes my second favorite Christmas special of all-times. Narrated Sam the Snowman, otherwise known as Burl Ives. I just love the animation, sorry but is better than any digital stuff of today. With Rudolph, Hermey, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and the Island of Misfit toys, just fantastic. Oh the Christmas drinking parties we used to have in college to this one. Thank God there was no such thing as Facebook or Smartphones back then :) .

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

This one was made in 1970 with Fred Astaire as S.D. Kluger and the Narrator along with Mickey as Kris Kringle/Santa Claus and the Burgermeister-Meisterburger, how can you go wrong.

A YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

How could anyone not like Heat Miser and Snow Miser? Created in 1974, Rankin and Bass score another timeless classic. With the voices of Mickey Rooney as Santa Claus and Shirley Both as Mrs. Santa and snow in Southtown.

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!

It is hard to believe that ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ was made in 1966. Narrated by Boris Karloff, who is also the voice of the Grinch, need we say more. You certainly are a mean one, Mr. Grinch. However, this special provides us with the age old answer to the reason for the season … “Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas means a little bit more.”

FROSTY THE SNOW MAN

What a shock, Rankin and Bass score another holiday classic from 1969 and narrated by Jimmy Durante, does it get any better than that? And I am guessing it’s lost on many who watch this timeless classic when Frosty comes to life and his first words are, “Happy Birthday”. Hmm … who else has a birthday?

Posted December 24, 2015 by
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Daily Commentary – Thursday, December 24, 2015 – Happy Christmas Eve to All From Scared Monkeys Radio!

  • We all have our own way to spend Christmas Eve, most importantly to be with our families

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