Episode 146: Reflect, Reimagine, & Reconnect | Our Favorite Holiday Jams - Covid Edition

In Episode 146 of the Wandering But Not Lost Podcast, co-hosts, Jan O’Brien & Matt Emerson continue their annual year-end process of reflection and celebration while looking to the future bringing lessons from 2020 and new goals for 2021.  They also reveal their favorite holiday jams - COVID edition!






  • Schedule time to do this exercise! 
  • What made this year special, memories, highlights?
  • Lessons learned, challenges/obstacles overcome?
  • What are you grateful for this past year?
  • What to improve for next year?



  • Your Vision & Purpose for Your Life & Business
  • Your Core Priorities & Focus
  • Your Home and Work Space 
    • Get organized - toss it, shred it or store it!
    • Redesign and organize your space, desk




It's time to reveal our top holiday jams - covid edition (because truly, isn't everything framed differently this year?  Last year Jan's list was packed with classics while Matt's included the quirky Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses.  The wait is over, let's see what's on their lists this year...

Jan's Top 3:

1. Twenty-One Pilots 


 Level of Concern - Stay at Home Version 


 Level of Concern -  Original version



2. Queen + Adam Lambert 


3.  Live Lounge Allstars - Times Like These 


#SING4LIFE - Bono, will.i.am, Jennifer Hudson, Yoshiki


SPOTIFY Playlist - The Sound of Virus


40 Songs about the Coronavirus Pandemic



Matt's Top 3:

1. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)

All right you Chipmunks!
Ready to sing your song?
I'll say we are!
Let's sing it now!
Okay, Simon?
Okay, Theodore?
Okay, Alvin?

Christmas, Christmas time is near
Time for toys and time for cheer
We've been good, but we can't last
Hurry Christmas, hurry fast

Want a plane that loops the loop
Me, I want a hula hoop
We can hardly stand the wait
Please Christmas, don't be late.

Okay fellas get ready.
That was very good, Simon.
Very good Theodore.
Ah, Alvin, you were a little flat, watch it.
Ah, Alvin.

Want a plane that loops the loop
I still want a hula hoop
We can hardly stand the wait
Please Christmas, don't be late.

We can hardly stand the wait
Please Christmas, don't be late.

Very good, boys
Lets sing it again!
Yeah, lets sing it again!
No, that's enough, lets not overdo it
What do you mean overdo it?
We want to sing it again!
Now wait a minute, boys
Why can't we sing it again?

Alvin, cut that out
Theodore, just a minute.
Simon will you cut that out? Boys

2. The Hanukkah Song

This is a song that uhh
There's a lot of Christmas songs out there and uhh
Not too many Chanukah songs
So uhh
I wrote a song for all those nice little Jewish kids who don't get to hear any Chanukah songs
Here we go!

Put on your yarmulke
Here comes Hanukkah
So much funukkah
To celebrate Hanukkah

Hanukkah is
The Festival of Lights
Instead of one day of presents
We have eight crazy nights!

When you feel like the only kid in town
Without a Christmas tree
Here's a list of people who are Jewish
Just like you and me

David Lee Roth lights the Menorah
So does James Caan, Kirk Douglas and the late Dina Shore-ah
Guess who eats together at the Carnegie Deli?
Bowzer from Sha Na Na and Arthur Fonzerelli

Paul Newman's half Jewish, Goldie Hawn's half too
Put them together, what a fine looking Jew!

You don't need "Deck the Halls" or "Jingle Bell Rock"
Cause you can spin a dreidel with Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock (both Jewish!)

Put on your yarmulke
Its time for Hanukkah
The owner of the Seattle Supersonic-ahs
Celebrates Hanukkah

O.J. Simpson: not a Jew
But guess who is?: Hall-of-famer Rod Carew (he converted)
We got Ann Landers and her sister Dear Abby
Harrison Ford's a quarter Jewish - not too shabby!

Some people think that Ebenezer Scrooge is
Well he's not, but guess who is?: All three Stooges!
So many Jews are in showbiz
Tom Cruise isn't, but I heard his agent is

Tell your friend Veronica
Its time you celebrate Hanukkah
I hope I get a harmonica
On this lovely, lovely Hanukkah

So drink your gin and tonic-ah
And smoke your marijuani-kkah
If you really, really wanna-kkha
Have a happy, happy, happy, happy Hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah! 

3. Welcome Christmas

Welcome Christmas come this way
Fahoo fores dahoo dores
Welcome Christmas, Christmas day

Welcome, welcome fahoo ramus
Welcome, welcome dahoo damus
Christmas day is in our grasp
So long as we have hands to clasp

Fahoo fores dahoo dores
Welcome Christmas bring your cheer
Fahoo fores dahoo dores
Welcome all Whos far and near

Welcome Christmas, fahoo ramus
Welcome Christmas, dahoo damus
Christmas day will always be
Just so long as we have we

Fahoo fores dahoo dores
Welcome Christmas bring your light

Fahoo fores dahoo dores
Welcome Christmas, Christmas day

Welcome Christmas, fahoo ramus
Welcome Christmas, dahoo damus
Welcome Christmas while we stand
Heart to heart and hand in hand

Fahoo fores dahoo dores
Welcome welcome Christmas day
Welcome, welcome Christmas day

What a difference a year can make!  Check out last year's list:

Our Favorite Holiday Jams - 2019



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