Christmas Posts

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

Obama Humbug

Sorry. Couldn’t resist.

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Superior mayor won’t back down
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Hagen agrees to meet at mosque
Hagen apologizes for Facebook comment

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.

“Holy Night”

As Duluth weighs the pros and cons of allowing people to keep small farm animals within city limits, I thought it would be appropriate to share this recording. Just think … you could wake up some frosty winter night and be serenaded by your neighbor’s singing goats.

A Bentleyville Story

Video by UMD student Heidi French, produced as her college writing final.

Jaw Knee Vee – “Holiday Romp!”

One-man trash-blues explosion Jaw Knee Vee blasts out this year’s holiday greeting from PDD. Check out more of his lo-fi hijinks at the Jaw Knee Vee Facebook page and Bandcamp page.

A big thank you to the Homegrown Music Festival for sponsoring this video. Music fans hark this: The Homegrown Winter Fiasco will be staged at three West Duluth venues on Jan. 22. Musicians hark this: Homegrown band registration begins Christmas Day and ends Jan. 31.

Also, thanks to real estate developer Aaron Schweiger for letting us into the former Morgan Park School auditorium to shoot this special performance before a capacity crowd.

For more festive PDD video wholesomeness, check out the PDD Holiday Video Showcase.

Exhibition Drive Holiday Sound & Light Show

The Kern family’s holiday sound and light show at 2725 Exhibition Drive in Duluth runs nightly from 5 to 10 p.m. through Dec. 31. Video by Steven Gold.

College of St. Scholastica 2015 Christmas Video

Sledding, sweets and a warm fire. All the good stuff.

Bentleyville Awakens and Reflects

Short time-lapse videos by Dennis O’Hara.