First of all: Apologies for the lack of updates. The mix of real life as well as my actual travels have more or less taken over most of my free time, but hopefully I’ll be able to do more in the new year.

Second: MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

In celebration of “the most wonderful time of the year,” I present you Straight No Chaser. Straight No Chaser is an a cappella men’s singing group whose members come from Indiana University (and the a cappella group of the same name). They have released three albums in all, two of which are Christmas albums: Holiday Spirits and Christmas Cheers.

Above is an appropriate song for tonight’s Christmas Eve celebrations: “Who Spiked the Eggnog?” Below is the song that launched Straight No Chaser into the public consciousness, “12 Days of Christmas.” (It’s not your ordinary “12 Days,” in case you were wondering what the fuss is all about.)