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Erin McKeown’s ‘Anti-Holiday Spectaclar’

Singer/songwriter Erin McKeown (Credit: Merri Cyr)

Singer/songwriter Erin McKeown (Credit: Merri Cyr)

For most people, the six-week period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is a magical time of year, filled with food, family, and tradition. Singer-songwriter Erin McKeown begs to differ — so much so that she’s performing an “Anti-Holiday Spectacular” at Club Passim this Friday night. She joins us in-studio to share the songs and the story behind the event.


Erin McKeown, singer/songwriter.



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  • J__o__h__n

    She’s no Tom Lehrer.

  • LSmith

    wow…talk about seeing only the worst in human nature. McKeown’s song “Christmas Love it or Leave it” is just a bad song on many levels. She mentions feeling slightly embarrassed playing this at ‘BUR. She should be.

  • hys123

    I found this woman to be phenomenally bratty and immature. She implies that people who celebrate Christmas are conservative rednecks who lack critical thinking skills, that family gatherings are trivial and perfunctory, and that her own disgruntlement with the holiday entitles her to a cranky soapbox upon which to publicly opine. I’m not sure she deserved a forum on BUR within which to share her “anger” about a holiday that many hold sacred,

    • J__o__h__n

      I have no problem with people making fun of something many hold sacred, unless they aren’t funny. Next week Radio Boston has Uncle Jed’s jug and banjo band plugging their new song, “Jesus Hates your Socialist Obamacare Vegan Solstice.”

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