The best Holiday songs!

“I can’t believe the holidays are here.  From Christmas gifts, to food, and decorations  here are my top 5 favorite  holiday songs!”

Christmas-Songs

5. Santa Claus is Coming to Town 

Written by John Frederick and Haven Gillespie, this classic became an instant hit! It’s the Christmas song sung by all of my favorite artists! From Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 to Bruce Springsteen. I love dancing and singing to this song!

4. You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

Written by Theodor Geisel and composed by Albert Hague, it’s one of the funniest holiday feel good songs I have ever heard!  With the original voice of Thurl Ravenscroft,  it was written for the movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” one of my favorites!

3. White Christmas

Written by Irving Berlin and recorded by such musical artists as Bob Marley, Kenny Rogers and Taylor Swift it’s the talented Bing Crosby who gave the world this rendition and it reminds me of the joys and memories of past holidays!

2. Last Christmas

Written and produced by George Michael and sung by British pop duo Wham.   Released in 1984, this is one song I enjoy listening to while making Christmas dinner. It also reminds me of  when I was a little kid opening  presents.

1. All I Want For Christmas Is You

Originally written and performed by Mariah Carey, debuting in 1994, its my number one holiday song! Thanks to it’s upbeat tempo and love theme, this song always puts me in the holiday mood!

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Icelandic Culture: Viking presence in modern day Iceland (Listen)

We’ve had a great time covering Iceland Airwaves and discovering and reporting on Icelandic culture. Here’s an Icelandic cultural interview culled from our time there. Be sure to stay tuned for our final radio documentary, which will air on WCRX-FM 88.1. Visit our Iceland Airwaves blog to read/hear more from our time in Iceland. 

Check out my story on Viking culture and the presence it has in today’s Icelandic culture. I interviewed Sverrir Jakobsson a midieval history professor at the University of Iceland and Jon Pall Bjornsson a historian from the Viking settlement exhibit in Reykjavík.

Icelandic Culture: The Icelandic Genome’s Impact on Medicine, Privacy Issues (Listen)

We’ve had a great time covering Iceland Airwaves and discovering and reporting on Icelandic culture. Here’s an Icelandic cultural interview culled from our time there. Be sure to stay tuned for our final radio documentary, which will air on WCRX-FM 88.1. Visit our Iceland Airwaves blog to read/hear more from our time in Iceland. 

Mutations in your DNA can impact your health in all sorts of ways. Among other things, they can increase your likelihood of developing heart disease, cancer and diabetes. The researchers who develop treatments for these diseases locate these mutations and figure out which diseases they’re connected to, and many of them consider the Icelandic DNA to be a goldmine for this type of research.

Arnar Palsson teaches human genetics at the University of Iceland. He says there’s a very specific reason why Icelandic DNA is more suitable for this type of genetic research…

 

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