A Perfect Duluth Christmas: PDD’s Holiday Video Showcase

It’s the Holiday season, and the days are short, the nights are long. We’re all hoping for the sun. For 2019, we worked with The Latelys, and a song from their Fall 2019 release, “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.”


Mitten season comes with its share of challenges.


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.


This little ditty is from the 2013 Rubber Chicken Theater holiday comedy revue – How the Grinch Shut Down Christmas, or, I Saw Rudolph Twerking Santa Claus – featuring Greg J. Anderson, Sharon Dixon Obst and Anders Hultstrom.


Jay Christensen shares a few clips from the 2014 Bentleyville experience.


Duluth band the Formal Age put together this slide-show video for the song “Merry Christmas (To You)” in 2011.


We close with a periennial favorite: Low rehearses for a 2007 holiday concert, performing “Happy Christmas (War is Over).” Among the choir members: Marc Gartman, Greg Cougar Conley, Jerree Small, Jennifer Jones and Amy Abts.