Merry Christmas! See you in 2015

Merry Christmas, Chanukah Sameach, Happy Holidays, Io Saturnalia and Happy Holidays!

If you’re after some Christmas music and you’re as Spotify user here’s my Christmas Ukulele playlist. Or if you’re sick of Christmas music my playlist of ukulele selections from 2014 including lots of Uke Hunt favourites and a few surprises (Neil Young being the most surprising).

That’s it from me for this year (other than the ebook for new ukers). I’ll be back at the end of January 2015 (year of the F6 chord).

If you can’t bear to be without a steady stream of uke, I’ll be posting bits and pieces on Tumblr, UkeToob and on Twitter.

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  1. Phredd December 21st, 2014 9:37 pm

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Al! Thanks for all you do!

  2. Mark England December 22nd, 2014 8:05 am

    Merry Christmas Al, thanks for a cracking year!!

  3. Woodshed December 22nd, 2014 8:06 am

    Phredd: Thanks very much! And a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  4. Alec December 22nd, 2014 8:23 am

    Hey did you link to this ukulele calendar besides on tumblr? It’s fantastic. Everybody go see.

  5. pinta_vodki December 22nd, 2014 1:35 pm

    I can’t stop laughing at the “year of the F6 chord” joke! :D

    Happy holidays!

  6. Woodshed December 22nd, 2014 9:43 pm

    Alec: I did! I was very pleased to be featured!

    pinta_vodki: Sadly it’s the last time I’ll be able to make a sensible year/chord comparison until the year of the Hawaiian D7.

  7. Alec December 23rd, 2014 10:31 am

    It’s a really cool layout. The drawings are great, and they nailed your happy-in-a-kind-of-grumpy-way countenance. Have good holidays!

  8. Ron Hale December 23rd, 2014 7:06 pm

    Well, of course, it’s not just the year of the F6
    chord, Al.

    You say ‘potato,’ some would say ‘tomato.’ And,
    use a different chord name – and still be correct.

    But, all this is beside the glaring point a pedant such as myself brings up.

    To wit:

    F6 is entirely from one perspective only, and, showcases bias on the part of the year-namer.

    Surely, there exist some in the wide ‘ukulele
    world who are not tied to standard C tuning.

    Those of us G-tuners, say. Not to mention
    the remaining D-tuners. And, surely others, still.

    It is recommended that the lords and ladies of
    C-tuning deign to acknowledge the rest of us.

    Speaking of lords ukulele:

    “I am a Scottish lord” by Evan Mitchell’s Ukulele
    Party – the music video, not the audio only – is
    half a minute of uke insanity that some (so inclined) may enjoy.

    Having a trad Dickens holiday? Or, is that just for the tourists?

  9. Woodshed December 23rd, 2014 9:21 pm

    Ron: And a Very Merry Christmas to you too, Ron.

  10. Jeff January 1st, 2015 3:30 am

    Thanks for all the great posts and great content, Al. You run the best uke site on the web by a long shot and playing your pieces and learning from your site over the past year since I took up the uke has been a real pleasure. Happy New Year and see you in 2015!

  11. Woodshed January 2nd, 2015 12:11 am

    Jeff: Thanks so much! And a Happy New Year to you too!

  12. Matt January 29th, 2015 9:28 pm

    I can only mimic what others have said, thank you for your work and I hope your Christmas and new years celebrations were enjoyable ones.

  13. Woodshed January 30th, 2015 12:25 pm

    Matt: Thanks very much! Hope you did too.

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