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There was Christmas music playing in my local Walmart a few nights ago. I’m no Scrooge – don’t get me wrong – but, wow. It seems to me we’ve been crowding the Holidays closer and closer together as the years have gone on, and now we jump directly from werewolves and vampires to dragging weepy-eyed kids to see Santa, attending Ugly Holiday Sweater parties, and jockeying for our places in the layaway line. In my opinion, every HalloChristmaHanuKwanzaaGiving is a whirlwind, but the music is where Thanksgiving really gets a raw deal. For instance, Jingle Bells was originally written as a Thanksgiving tune, but we all know it as a Christmascarol. Over the River and Through the Woods can be either Thanksgiving or Christmas, depending on which set of lyrics you’re referring to, but I’ve always associated it with Christmas, myself. Personally, I think we need some indisputable Thanksgiving songs playing while we shop during the month of November. Something to sort of ease us into the season. Maybe we can all get together “We Are the World”; style and lay down a hot turkey track over some saucy beats. Cranberry saucy. I…wait. What was I saying?

– Tiffany Blair, LBSPY #46. (Nov 18-Dec 2, 2013)


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HASHTAGWV ART & ENTERTAINMENT Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Christina Entenmann-Edwards has been a WV resident since September 2008. She was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is no stranger to hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006, she graduated from Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Connecticut), Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History. In 2010, she graduated with an M.B.A. from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). In February 2012, Christina launched HashtagWV as the area’s first full-color, free arts and entertainment tabloid + online platform. Christina completed the Leadership West Virginia class of 2021, which is an innovative program that grows, engages, and mobilizes leaders to ignite a life passion to move West Virginia forward.