Thanks to all who have voted so far. As of now, the format for 100% holiday music has a slight lead over the other formats. While I want to accommodate the group's wishes, let me just put out this caveat:
Sure, we can do all holiday music (as opposed to following our normal folk format for the first segment), but keep in mind your organizers have to assemble, collate and photocopy the lyrics (and possibly chords) to a large number of holiday songs to distribute at the gathering.
If we go 100% holiday music, that task will be twice as monumental as doing half folk and half holiday songs. So you might want to keep that in mind if you haven't yet voted (I believe the system even allows you to change your vote).
And for those who have yet to vote, you can do so here:http://folk.meetup.com/45/polls/
Or click on "Polls" on the left side of the screen from our homepage (folk.meetup.com/45).
If you know what your plans are for December 20, you might want to RSVP, too, for the whole holidaypalooza, and tell us what you're bringing along for the potluck. You can do that by clicking the following link, or by clicking on "Calendar" on the left side of the screen on our homepage and then December 20:http://folk.meetup.com/45/calendar/9155833/
Have a great weekend. Hopefully we'll see a large number of you this Saturday, December 6 for the "Time For Celebrating's Through" SOJO. You can RSVP for that meetup here:http://folk.meetup.com/45/
(Scroll down to "Our Next Meetup," and be sure you're signed in.)
As you can see, we have no shortage of links for your viewing pleasure.
Keep on a-singin' and a-smilin,'
P.S. Rest in Peace, Odetta. A true folk legend she was. It's amazing how clearly Tracy Chapman and Joan Armatrading channel Odetta. Perhaps we should do an "Odettication" this Saturday. We Shall Overcome would be a good choice as Odetta chose that selection during her appearance at Martin Luther King's 1963 March on Washington.