A Perfect Duluth Christmas: PDD’s Holiday Video Showcase

Duluth native Emily Haavik released this original holiday song and music video in 2021. Proceeds from downloads go to help Haavik’s friend Sonya Goins fight breast cancer.


Duluth band Dance Attic rolls out “The Twelve Beers of Christmas” in this excerpt from the duo’s 2020 “At Christmas Time” special.


Perfect Duluth Day’s Brian Barber put together this animated short in 2020 while safely hiding out from COVID-19.


During the holiday season, the days are short and the nights are long. We’re all hoping for the sun. In 2019, PDD worked with the Latelys to create a video for this song from the band’s album Waiting for You.


Perfect Duluth Day’s 2018 Christmas video features music performed at the Duluth Owls Club by the Owls Club Big Band; recorded and mixed by Darin Bergsven. The tune is “Carol of the Bells,” a traditional Ukranian piece arranged by Rich DeRosa and adapted by Bob Curnow.


Duluth’s Ingeborg von Agassiz wrote this ode to the Duluth Hillside in 2017. The video features some of her music students, and dancers Brianna Hall-Nelson and Amber Burns.


Kevin Wehmeyer‎ of Drone 117 offers an aerial perspective of the 2017 Bentleyville Tour of Lights.


Jimi Cooper and Suzi Ludwig of Dance Attic brought the holiday cheer for PDD’s 2016 Christmas video, shot at a cabin and barn in northwest Wisconsin.


Kurt Kjenaas directed this Iron Range barroom misadventure featuring music by the Little Black Books.


Trash-bluesman Jaw Knee Vee whoops and hollers his way through an instant holiday classic shot in the auditorium at the former Morgan Park School.


A box of 8mm home movies discovered at a Piedmont Heights estate sale provides the content for this video mash-up, set to Greg Cougar Conley’s “Mary Had a Baby Named Jesus.”


Perfect Duluth Day rendezvoused with Red Mountain on Goat Hill in 2014 to put together a little something special to get you in the spirit of hanging with friends and family during the holiday season.


Claudia Abrahamson of Duluth had 37 Christmas trees in her home back in 2008, calling herself the “Queen of Trees.” This video by Ted Gableman is one of our all-time favorites.


The PDD film crew got sweet and sticky with Steve Knauss and John Kurth as they began production on the 2013 batch of Connolly’s Tom & Jerry Batter.