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From the dropping of the ball in Times Square through the marathon of A Christmas Story on TBS, we pay tribute to the greatest moments on the calendar. (All posts guaranteed not to shoot your eye out.)

Song: "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)"

Posted by on Dec 5, 2009 in Holiday, Songs | 1 comment

The most-performed Christmas song isn’t “White Christmas” or “Silent Night”, but “The Christmas...

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Holiday: How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

Posted by on Nov 30, 2009 in Holiday, TV Show | Comments Off on Holiday: How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

Most movies made from TV shows reflect nothing so much as Hollywood’s lack of imagination. So it was with the movie version of the...

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Food: Thanksgiving Turkey

Posted by on Nov 26, 2009 in Food, Holiday | 1 comment

On Thanksgiving Day, everyone looks forward to a feast unlike any other day of the year. And while the supporting cast is important, the...

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Americana: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Posted by on Nov 25, 2009 in Americana, Holiday | Comments Off on Americana: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Marching bands and gaudy floats are mandatory. And it just wouldn’t be Macy’s without Santa Claus riding into Herald Square....

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Song: "Monster Mash"

Posted by on Oct 31, 2009 in Holiday, Songs | Comments Off on Song: "Monster Mash"

It was the biggest hit ever for Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Cryptkickers. Okay, it was their only hit. “Monster...

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