The holiday season is at hand, and there's no doubt you're looking forward to everything that comes with it: family gatherings, office parties and, of course, figuring out how you'll spend New Year's Eve.
But let's be real. It's been a tough 12 months, and all you really want to do on your end-of-year vacay is throw on your Snuggie and plop down on the couch with a big bowl of popcorn. You've been putting off checking out a bunch of new streaming series until your holiday break, and you can practically hear "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" calling out your name.
In the spirit of keeping things local, consider bumping the second season of "Making a Murderer" down the queue to make room for some locally sourced programming. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
This four-part collaboration between Vermont PBS and South Burlington nightclub Higher Ground focuses on several prominent local and regional musicians. Host Ryan Miller of Guster digs deep with locals Kat Wright and Madaila as well as New York City-based artists Lake Street Dive and Caroline Rose. Stream the episodes as well as full concerts. New episodes premiere soon.
Plattsburgh's best variety show highlights and celebrates "the trashier side" of the Lake City. Interview segments, musical performances, political commentary and comedic sketches are just the tip of the iceberg. You'll be amazed — and slightly shocked — at depths to which the "TRASHburgh" crew will go to honor its hometown.
Another Vermont PBS production, this children's series gazes back at the simpler days. Though the target audience is technically preschoolers, grownups will likely find the program nostalgic, charming and whimsical.
Remember when they actually played music videos on TV? Guess what? They're on the internet now waiting for you to stream them. Check out our curated playlist of local music videos. Artists include Dwight & Nicole, Miku Daza, Paper Castles, Roan Yellowthorn and more.