A Nation Sits In Jealousy

…because tonight is the annual Athens Christmas Parade.

Second only to Athens’ Double-Barreled Cannon, the Christmas parade is my favorite thing about Athens (well, in the non-music world, that is.) Last year my favorite things in the parade were a garbage truck (with a poster board on the side that said “Merry Christmas”) courtesy of the Athens Solid Waste Department and a 3-legged dog. The marching bands from the local high schools are always entertaining and the Clarke Central High School marching band, in particular, is really incredible.

So, if you live in Athens and are able-bodied and not working then you have a unique opportunity tonight to enjoy one of the best civic events we have. Man, I love this town.

Here’s a bunch-o-stuff that may get you in the Christmas mood. Well, in a mood nonetheless. (Note: not all are Christmas songs;use your imagination.)


(It starts at 7 PM but spectators should arrive downtown early because this is always a heavily attended event and parking is extremely limited.)

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6 Responses to A Nation Sits In Jealousy

  1. mike says:

    i have my parade spot all mapped out already, the christmas parade is biiger than athfest, popfest, next to last fest, and the bike race combined. GO DAWGS. mike

  2. Anonymous says:

    I find myself, too, barely contained. Sic ’em.

  3. Maulleigh says:

    Thank you! I’m a big Christmas music nerd. 🙂

  4. Jared says:

    Hopefully we see you out tonight; I think we’ll be down around Transmet, then prolly at Flicker after the parade.

    Christmas music nerds should check these out:



    I was also looking for Barry Gordon’s “I like Christmas, I Like It, I Like It,” but didn’t have much luck. Check that one out if you can find it though.

  5. marya says:

    omg! billy idol singing my favorite hymn!

  6. Jayne says:

    I love the Athens Christmas parade too. Though, I must point out that nothing will EVER top the rotisserie Jesus from a few years back.

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