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Troy Johnson
Worked at Northwest College of Art & Design
Attended Gonzaga University
Lives in Kenmore Washington
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Christmas Countdown 18 of 18 — Julie Andrews / Joy to the World

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We end where we began. With a song about Joy. Merry Christmas. ____ Subscribe to my newsletter to get fun stuff like this, plus occasional updates from the world of design and tips on making a living as a visual artist.
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Christmas Countdown 16 of 18 — Alan Jackson / If We Make It Through December

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This song was written and originally performed by the legendary Merle Haggard. And while that is obviously THE version of If We Make It Through December, for some reason I like Alan Jackson’s better. I think it is probably be...
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Christmas Countdown 14 of 18 — Vince Guaraldi Trio / Linus and Lucy

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I probably should have chosen a different song from the special, since Linus and Lucy has become the theme song for the Peanuts in general, but for me, this piece always says A Charlie Brown Christmas.
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I first became aware of the song River with the version performed by Sarah McLachlan on her Wintersong Album. It was written by Joni Mitchell, which I didn't realize. It’s one of those holiday songs that is just set in Decemb...
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Christmas Countdown 10/18—The Waitresses / Christmas Wrapping

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From the 1981 A Christmas Record from ZE Records. The album has been described as “the first-ever alternative Christmas album.”
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Christmas Countdown 8/18—Burl Ives / A Holly Jolly Christmas

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It was a toss up between A Holly Jolly Christmas and Silver & Gold for a song from both Burl Ives and the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer soundtrack. The studio version of the song feels much more complete, which makes sense. ...
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Christmas Countdown 17 of 18 — Julie London / I'd Like You for Christmas

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In my late 20s I had friends who were majorly into music that generally fell into the category, “Space Age Bachelor Pad.” I loved the music, but at that point in time, it took a lot of haunting of record shops to be into some...
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Christmas Countdown 15 of 18 — Annie Lennox / The Holly & The Ivy

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It was hard to choose a song from Annie Lennox’s Christmas album, A Christmas Cornucopia. The whole album is amazing, with really cool arrangements and a wonderful sound. I finally decided on The Holly & the Ivy since it is a...
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Christmas Countdown 13 of 18 — Dolly Parton / Hard Candy Christmas

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I had thought this post would be about the great Dolly Parton. How could it not be right? She is amazing. Researching the song though, I discovered that the music and lyrics for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas were writte...
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Christmas Countdown 11 of 18—Julia Lee and her Boyfriends / The Christmas Blues
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This is one of my favorite tracks from Christmas Kisses: Christmas Classics from Capitol’s Early Years. I am embarrassingly fond of double entendre, and Julia Lee basically built her career on it, or as she phrased it, she sa...
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Christmas Countdown 9/18—Eartha Kitt / Santa Baby

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No one has ever come close to Eartha Kitt’s Santa Baby. And you know, Christmas is coming. Just sayin’. Barrett-Jackson Car Auctions
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Christmas Countdown 7/18—Anne Murray / Winter Wonderland

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From her 1981 Christmas Album, Christmas Wishes. I didn’t realize she had retired from recording. Her 2008 Christmas Album was her last.
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Graphic Designer with a small proof press, a big vegetable garden, and lots of cats that don't like each other.

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Married to +Ron Legters
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  • Gonzaga University
    1986
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    Instructor, Placement Coordinator
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