Friday, July 26, 2013

Christmas at War

Sometimes, Even Wars Stop for Christmas

War is Hell, as General Sherman famously put it. Even in Hell, then, there are moments to celebrate Christmas. There's something important about it. So here, we show how ordinary soldiers at the front celebrate Christmas during Wartime.

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Christmas in the Battle of the Bulge, 1944

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Praying at a roadside shrine, France, Christmas 1944


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Christmas in Italy, 1944

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Christmas in the Barracks, World War II

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Christmas in the medical ward, University of Pennsylvania, World War II

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Christmas in a civilian garden bunker, England, World War II

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Christmas service for bomber crews in England, 1944

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Christmas at the front, North Africa, 1942

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The Christmas truce, December 1914. The fellows in the middle are wearing German helmets, the rest are English

The Generals on both sides didn't like the Christmas truce of 1914. They knew it undermined the willingness of the men to be treated as mere pawns in the great European war.

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American GI sharing his Christmas package goodies with Italian children

Christmas on Guadalcanal

This is a series of pictures of Christmas on Guadalcanal, 1942. The Japanese were still on the island and far from defeated. However, the men found a way to celebrate anyway because, well, it was Christmas.

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2015


Monday, July 22, 2013

Katy Perry Celebrates July 4th

The Right Way to Celebrate July 4th, with Katy Perry

Celebrate July 4th with Katy Perry!


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Katy in NYC

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Katy Perry Celebrates Christmas

Katy Perry Celebrates Christmas with Style

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It wouldn't be Christmas without beautiful singer Katy Perry celebrating it in style! Katy always finds a way to celebrate the big day in style, so here are a few glimpses at what Katy Perry does to mark the biggest day of the year.

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Katy with the jolly old fellow himself

2014

Sunday, July 21, 2013

William Conrad Does "The Twelve Days of Christmas"

This is for Adults Only

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You may not know who William Conrad is, but he was a big radio and television star. In 1974, when this was recorded, William Conrad was enjoying huge fame as the title character of the private investigator show "Cannon." He later starred in "Jake and the Fat Man" (Conrad was the latter), which was an even bigger hit. Not bad for an old-time radio guy.

William Conrad himself originally rose to fame in radio due to his truly impressive voice, which he uses to great advantage in this parody version of "Twelve Days of Christmas."

If you are in the proper anti-Holiday mood, this is a riot, especially if you are only familiar with Conrad from his G-rated television shows. It's just so unexpected to hear Conrad let loose with some choice words.

There is some raw language involved, so adults only, please!





Wings Wonderful Christmas Time

Wings Gets You in the Holiday Spirit

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"Having a wonderful Christmastime."

Yes, it's a Wings Christmas-time! Paul McCartney and Wings are in fine form. This is from 1979, the last incarnation of Wings. It is around the time of "Wonderful Christmastime," which isn't really a Wings song, though they did the video for it. Just a corny old picture that will bring back memories, perhaps.

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Linda McCartney hard at work

Here is the video, which is quite good, especially for pre-MTV:




Is "Wonderful Christmastime" a "Wings" song? Only sort of. Paul wrote it and performed it alone while doing the same with "McCartney II." He just used the other Wings members for this video, almost like a hired crew of extras. They filmed it at an inn somewhere in West Sussex, England.


Keeping the rights completely to himself was a shrewd business move, as "Wonderful Christmastime" became a seasonal that still gets airplay to this day during the holiday season. It has earned him a ton of money. It did not appear on any Wings albums until the 1993 reissue of "Back to the Egg." That is a weird choice, since by rights it should go on "McCartney II." However, because of the Wings band members in the video and the fact that this was released well before "McCartney II," people naturally associate "Wonderful Christmastime" with Wings material. In that sense, it is in the same boat as early hits like "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey," which had absolutely nothing to do with Wings, but which many people always consider a Wings tune.

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Either you enjoy "Wonderful Christmastime" or you don't. Many prominent artists have covered it, including Amy Grant, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Chicago, so it can't be that bad. It is just a fun song, nothing profound. The general public enjoys it, so it continues to be played every year, starting at Thanksgiving and ending on Christmas.

2014

Welcome!


Welcome to the holiday site! We're going to post reviews of your favorite holiday films and all sorts of other stuff related to the holidays, so stay tuned!

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