It's the holiday season, which means

it's list season!

And that listing mag Rolling Stone lists the best albums and tunes of 2012. Top 5 albums: (1)

Wrecking Ball

, by Freehold's own

Bruce Springsteen

; (2)

channel ORANGE

, by

Frank Ocean

; (3)

Blunderbuss

, by

Jack White

; (4)

Tempest

, by that guy

Bob Dylan

; (5)

The Idler Wheel Is Wiser . . .

(title continues for a loooong time), by

Fiona Apple

. The top 5 tunes: (1) "Hold On," by

Alabama Shakes

; (2) the inescapable "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," by Wyomissing's own

Taylor Swift

; (3) "Take a Walk," by

Passion Pit

; (4) "Thinkin Bout You," by

Frank Ocean

; and "Ramada Inn," by the undying

Neil Young and Crazy Horse

. Full lists on Rolling Stone's website.

Speaking of music lists . . .

. . . ain't it chuckle-inducing that FLOTUS

Michelle Obama

, quondam POTUS

Bill Clinton

, TV's

Ellen DeGeneres

, and MSNBC newsheckler

Rachel Maddow

are all nommed for a Grammy? The spoken-word-album

category often gets won by pols. Bill won in 2005, for

My Life

.

Hillary Rodham Clinton

won in 1997 for

It Takes a Village

. And Michelle's husband,

the man gets everything

, won twice, in 2006 for

Dreams From My Father

and 2008 for

The Audacity of Hope

.

Local filmmaker's documentary

At 3 p.m. Sunday, the utterly fabulous Passage Theater at the Mill Hill Playhouse in Trenton will screen Princeton guy

Dan Bauer

's documentary,

leben, um zu sagen (live to tell

), about his family's journey from Nazi-occupied Vienna to America. A panel discussion follows. Put on by Passage Theater and the Trenton Film Society. Free. Mill Hill Playhouse, 205 E. Front St., Trenton 08605. Information: 609-658-2826.

Wendy Williams wanders off

What

is

Wendy Williams

thinking

? Speaking of

Beyoncé

's self-directed autobio-pic on HBO, WW said: "I'm going to watch her upcoming documentary because fortunately one of the TVs in our kitchen has closed captioning, so I'll be able to understand what she says. You know Beyoncé can't talk. She sounds like she has a fifth-grade education."

What?

Wrong. Wendy got booed. Good.

Singing nuns on rampage!

Advent at Ephesus

, by the

Benedictine Nuns of St. Mary, Queen of Apostles

, sits atop Billboard's classical-albums list!!

Heady stuff for ladies who seldom set foot off their farmland enclave in northwest Missouri and use an ancient Cistercian system of sign language for much of their communication. The godly sisters are in the top 5 of both Barnes&Noble.com and Amazon.com rankings, ahead of such as

Taylor Swift

,

One Direction

,

Katy Perry

, and

Alicia Keys

. Haha.

This article includes information

from Inquirer wire services. Contact "SideShow" at sideshow@phillynews.com.