Twelve Days of Giftsmas: 12 Drummers Drumming

Half Moon Run

Something for your eardrums, and a band that makes great use of them as an instrument.  Definitely a favorite release of mine in 2012.  Plus, this will please all your indie friends, since not many people have heard of these guys!


Twelve Days of Giftsmas: 8 Maids A-Milking


After the maids (well, the maids and the lads, to be egalitarian) did their milking, the fine people at Cowgirl Creamery took the milk and made it into cheese. If you live within spitting distance of a major city or a fancy grocery store, you have some artisan cheese available to you.  Put together a nice basket for someone you want to please.  If nothing else, they can feast on cheese and crackers in the week after the glut of heavy holiday eating.