My Child Made Me Love Christmas Again

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My life did not turn out the way I would have expected.

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Week in Review (December 23, 2015)

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Of all the ups and downs that parenthood brings, one of the best is seeing Christmas through a child’s eyes again. Life often makes us cynical and sometimes it takes a fresh perspective to remind us of who we used to be.

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Flashback Friday Flop: “Christmas on Death Row”

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Welcome back to the latest edition of Flashback Friday Flop, a weekly feature in which I examine a hip-hop album from years ago that was considered a flop, either critically or commercially or both, when it was released and see if it has gotten better – or worse – over time. 

This week: Christmas on Death Row (1996)

By December of 1996, the once formidable Death Row Records was crumbling. Over the course of just a few months, Dr. Dre had defected, 2Pac had been killed, Suge Knight was sent to prison, and Snoop Doggy Dogg’s highly anticipated second album was a major disappointment.

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