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Christmas Posts

Paul Metsa – “Christmas at Molly’s”

This video slideshow, produced by Andy Watson of ANDVD Media, was released just before Christmas. It features a song written by Paul Metsa in 1990 as a loving tribute to Molly O’Kash Muench Spaun, proprietor of Molly’s Bar in Superior. Spaun died in 2013 at the age of 99. Molly’s Bar closed in 2005 and became Tower Avenue Tavern.

Arrowhead Christmas by Knute Heldner

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Impressionist painter Knute Heldner lived in Duluth during the early 1900s.

Merry Christmas from Fred Tyson

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Ingeborg von Agassiz – “Jolly Old St. Nick”

A reharmonization and altered melody for the traditional holiday classic “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” by Duluth’s Ingeborg von Agassiz.

Duluth Nordic Center Stop-motion Workshop Video

A compilation of stop-motion animations done by children at the Nordic Center on Nov. 20. Video by Falyn Oja.

Dance Attic – “Startin’ a Fire with You”

Happy holidays! Jimi Cooper and Suzi Ludwig of Dance Attic bring the holiday cheer for this year’s PDD Christmas video. The song is from the band’s first album, tentatively scheduled for release in April.

A big thank you to the Homegrown Music Festival for sponsoring the video. Band registration is happening now, the Homegrown Winter Fiasco is Jan. 13, and the full-on eight-day extravaganza happens April 30 to May 7.

A big tip of the western hat also goes out to Darryn Wallace, who made Dance Attic’s snappy outfits.

Visit the PDD Holiday Video Showcase to view a collection of clips featuring the ghosts of Christmas’ past.

The Little Black Books – “Barstool Christmas”

Directed by Kirk Kjenaas.

Low – “Some Hearts (at Christmas Time)”

Duluth band Low released a new Christmas song today. The band is touring the United Kingdom during the first half of December.

To friends who have moved away and friends who have passed on this year. To one and all, especially those who are alone, we wish you a Merry Christmas and new hope for the new year. May we all find ways to lift each other. — With love, Mimi, Alan and Steve

The digital single is available from Sub Pop Records.

Bentleyville 2015

Duluth’s mega Christmas-light spectacular closes for the season tonight. Video by Above U Productions.

Merry Christmas from Superior Mayor Bruce Hagen

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Actual Wolf – “Christmas in Chisholm”

PDD Videolab: Christmas 1974

Another audio-less home movie from the Emil Praslowicz archives. Pick your soundtrack below.

The Phenomenal Mr. Claus

This video by Max Fierek depicts how Mr. Claus delivers all those mountain bikes for Christmas.

The man’s Christmas light display reflects his music?

PDD Videolab: 8mm Dance Party

A box of 8mm home movies discovered at a Piedmont Heights estate sale provides the content for this video mash-up.