Saturday, December 28, 2013

2013 Holidazzle Run

This was the 5th year of my annual Holidazzle run. Part of this tradition includes an annual Christmas mixed CD that I also post on this blog. I threw in some oldies this year and was really happy with how it turned out. Until next year, Christmas tunes and Holiday runs!
Bar stop at the Park Pub on Phinney Ridge - picture from their FB page
Party Hard – Zach Gill
Silver Bells – Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
Jingle Bells – Sammy Davis, Jr.
Little Drummer Boy – Pentatonix
Merry Christmas, Baby – Otis Redding
Something in the Air – Grayson Sanders & Jono Feat. Lauriana Mae
The Christmas Song – Gavin DeGraw
December 25 – Francesca Battistelli
Baby It’s Cold Outside – Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
Love Is Christmas – Sara Bareilles
Wonderful Christmastime – Demi Lovato
Christmas Must Be Tonight – Bahamas
I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Frank Sinatra
What Christmas Means to Me – Cee Lo Green
Go Tell It On the Mountain – Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Darlene Love
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – Norah Jones
Silent Night – Sarah McLachlan
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Christina Perri
Winter Wonderland – Kate Havnevik
Christmas Time Is Here (Charlie Brown Theme Vocal) – Vince Guaraldi Trio
Auld Lang Syne – Colbie Caillat

As far as Christmas cookies, I made a lot of my favorites and tried one new recipe. There were way too many leftover sweets!

Jimmy’s Pink Cookies
Chocolate Ganache Macaroons
Monster Cookies
Chocolate Mint Patties
Peanut Butter Kisses
New Recipe from the Smitten Kitchen cookbook: peanut butter and chocolate fondant

I also cooked up two types of chili, this chicken tortilla soup, and a few salads. Plus, there was the usual drinks, appetizers, and other Christmas party food (homemade Chex mix). I once again had a great time with my close friends, running through my neighborhood, seeing the holiday lights, and cheers-ing the season! Happy Holidazzle!


Kojak totally stole the show with her costume.


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