America's favorite accordion-wielding, curly-haired musician is prepping for a 2018 tour that includes several stops in the Pacific Northwest.

Weird Al Yankovic is hitting the road February 27, 2018, for a tour that features more than 70 stops across the United States, according the artist's website The 58-year-old, grammy-winning comedian and musician, is best known for songs including "Eat It," "White And Nerdy," "Canadian Idiot," and "I Lost On Jeopardy."

Yankovic last performed in the Magic Valley 10 years ago, and it turned out to be a milestone performance. Wikipedia confirms his September 8, 2007, concert in Idaho Falls, as his 1,000th live performance. He passed through the area while touring in support of his 12th studio album, "Straight Outta Lynwood."

Christmas music has been playing in my home since the day after Halloween. My wife can't get enough of it, so Bing Crosby usually greets me from my living room speakers when I get home from work. I'm not one of these die-hard fans of Weird Al Yankovic, but when December hits, I like to pay my wife back with two of my holiday favorites.

"The Night Santa Went Crazy," and "Christmas At Ground Zero," are in regular rotation in my Christmas ipod playlist. If you are not familiar with these holiday greats, I suggest you take a listen.

For those interested, Weird Al's tour includes stops in Washington, Utah and Oregon, in May of next year.

I now invite you to sit back, slap that Santa hat on, throw a little extra nutmeg in that nog, avoid thoughts of current tensions with North Korea, and enjoy the above Weird Al my wife does.

Tis the season!

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