Two Days Until Christmas!

My presents to you, a few must-watch videos. First up, my future husbands, Key and Peele (video I linked to was removed). “We got a James Bond villain running Russia … the earth is burning up …”

Next, Too Many Zoos (this video has also been removed). Keep listening. Even if you don’t think it’s your cup of tea at first, you will be sold my by the end.

For your holiday viewing pleasure, the latest Talking Animals Christmas video. You won’t regret clicking on that link. And finally, an article (not a video) about the healing power of holiday singing by the fabulous Brenda Peterson!

Old toys. I love windows with old toys, except I didn’t really recognize any of these toys. Maybe they were from before the 50s and 60s, my childhood years. Because yes, I am OLD.


Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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6 thoughts on “Two Days Until Christmas!

  1. You know what those musicians have that others don’t? They go all out. They don’t hold back. That’s the difference.

    Thanks for the Kay and Peele! I had not heard of these guys. That was pretty funny. “Anger translator.” I’ll have to remember that.

  2. I am very new to Key and Peele, too. I can’t believe I wasn’t aware of them a lot sooner. They are SO GREAT.

    True about those musicians, they gave it everything they had.

  3. Hi Stacy–I’ve followed your blog for many years, one of only a handful that I read on a regular basis. I have also read several of your books (got the Waiting for My Cats book autographed by you at Oscar Wilde bookstore), enjoyed one of your concerts (The Sea at St. Thomas), and particularly love your explorations of New York City history. Now I discovered another common interest: Key and Peele. Jordan Peele is my son! So I’m delighted that you discovered his show and wanted to recommend a few my favorite sketches: Continental Breakfast, Substitute Teacher, Gay Wedding Advice, and Insult Comedian. Enjoy!

  4. OH. MY. GOD! No!! You can’t be serious! I am screaming as I type this!! They are freaking brilliant!! You must be dying of pride. They are both so extraordinary. We’re talking about them on Echo too, because again, I only just started watching so I’ve been asking people what I’ve missed. I haven’t come across a single person who has seen them and doesn’t love them. I can’t believe you are Jordan Peele’s mother!! Now I’m going to make sure I find and watch every back episode!!

    And thank you so much for continuing to read my blog and for reading my books, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that. Wait, so we met at the Oscar Wilde bookstore?? I still hear from Kim (the former manager) from time to time, although not in a while, come to think of it.

  5. Hi Stacy–Thanks so much! We met at Oscar Wilde bookstore only in the sense that I got my book signed by you. (I had the book already but bought a second just to get it signed!) And, yes, I’m Jordan’s mom. He grew up in our one bedroom fifth floor walk-up on the UWS. (Forgot to mention another favorite K&P skit: Meegan and her Jacket.) You are an inspiration to me with all that you do and have done & continue to do. I’m so moved by the interesting life you lead and the joy you find everywhere.

  6. So so cool. And thank you. I have to share my favorites (which are recent, since I discovered the show recently). The funny thing is, Jordan is SO good he can be hard to watch at times! Key even refers to this kind of thing in another of my favorite skits, when he say, “It’s like watching the British version of The Office. It’s funny, but awkward and sad at the same time.” Like this one, it’s so real it’s painful!

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    Other favorites, including the one I just quoted from.

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