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2005-11-25 18:28:09

By Chris M. Walsh NEW YORK (Billboard) - Think "Christmas album," and two words probably will not pop into your head along with mistletoe and tinsel: John Waters. The diversity and number of holiday releases sold in recent years continues to rise, as adult contemporary radio stations play more and more Christmas music. This season, such albums as "A Charlie Brown Christmas -- 40 Years," Kenny G's "The Greatest Holiday Classics" and Il Divo's "The Christmas Collection" will find...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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