Serious Holiday Fun at 2020 Addison Street, around the corner from the Downtown Berkeley BART stop

RUTHIE FOSTER, The Truth According to Ruthie Foster is her new powerful CD, with a great hear it on the mountain sound.

The COVERLETTES, out of the ghost of great girl groups past come the Christmas presents of the Coverlettes.

LEONARD PITT, the mime, chocolate guide, and Our Man In Paris with his new take on the City of Light here at Solstice Tide

HARRIET ELINOR SMITH, one of the editors of The Autobiography of Mark Twain, the new hit from the UC Press

SONOS HANDBELL ENSEMBLE, the magical sounds of bells, world-renowned and ringing in the seasons for us, led by Jim Meredith.

TIPS ON TRAVEL, holiday travel insights from CARL and KARL (or Geoff Bolt and Michael O'Brien), who begin each others thoughts and misread their own minds, but do know their Condé from their Nast.

MIKE GREENSILL, piano, with his 88 elves.