Groundhog hero Punxsutawney Phil has made his annual appearance for 2022. This year he “saw his shadow” and thereby “predicted” six more weeks of winter. Now, we love Groundhog Day …..
Posts tagged: Holidays
Happy Holidays With Bing and Frank, the special was called, and it aired on December 20, 1957. The conceit is that Bing Crosby drops in on Frank Sinatra on Christmas …..
Here you thought it was Kris Kringle. Not so! The Associated Press has released its 2020 Holiday Style Guide, with spelling and usage notes on everything from Auld Lang Syne …..
Happy Thanksgiving from Who2! We’re grateful, in this long year, simply to be alive. To have a roof up there, food in the oven, and a few candles to brighten …..
Photos of the White House Easter Egg Roll show that it was a little less educational and more freewheeling in the old days.
If Saint Patrick came back to life today, nearly 1600 years after his death, he would undoubtedly understand and appreciate the celebrations being held in honor of the piety of his life’s work. Without …..
Happy Holidays to you and yours from Who2. To celebrate the season, we present to you a gallery of photos of Santa Claus with animals, animals dressed as Santa Claus, …..
Do you love A Charlie Brown Christmas? Are you old enough to remember postage stamps? Then you will probably like the A Charlie Brown Christmas postage stamp set now available …..
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Thanksgiving Day. To celebrate the holiday, please enjoy the pie-centric Thanksgiving for Grandmothers, one of our most popular posts ever. Also, raise a glass …..
Another look at a Thanksgiving story of grandmothers and what they baked.
As we break for Christmas and the New Year, a selection of holiday classics past.
Is the Garbo of Gobbler’s Knob losing his edge?
A quick tour of one town’s impressions of Santa Claus.
Here it is: our annual repost of praise to the most underrated Christmas movie of all time.
Thanksgiving is for pies, and pies mean grandmothers.
It’s a Saint Patrick’s Day tradition!
I found some drawings of U.S. presidents in the neighborhood. How about a little presidential trivia to go along with them?
Nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers with romantic Spanish subtitles.
Punxsutawney Phil saw “many shadows” and scurried back to his burrow. Six more weeks of winter, kids.
Merry Christmas, and thanks for reading and supporting Who2 in 2011.
Today is Flag Day in the United States. That’s only one part of Flag Week. Did you know there was a Flag Week?
Congress in 1971 asked the president to proclaim Fondue Day as part of Flag Week.
Wait, that’s not true. But then, neither is the story that Betsy Ross is the one who designed and sewed the first flag. Maybe. Who knows. You can read more about it in our Who2 biography of Betsy Ross.
Dear strange Super Easter BunnyOutside the Ermenegildo Zegna,With your utility belt of Peeps and Astroturf,You seem slightly less than sunnyAnd slightly less than regnant,But no one can deny your gusto/verve.
We are all Saint Patrick today, dogs included. Just accept it and wear the green.
Today is the 279th anniversary of George Washington’s birth. He was born on this day in 1732 in Virginia. Or was he?
Well, not exactly. He was born 11 February 1731. At the time the colonies were using the Julian calendar. When Britain and its colonies switched to the Gregorian calendar in 1752, George Washington’s birthday became 22 February 1732.
A holiday classic from 2009: five Christmas songs we wish would just go away.
And now for a little touch of Scrooge. Here are five celebrity Christmas songs I wish would just go away.Merry Christmas (War is Over) by John LennonIt starts out strong enough (“And so this is Christmas…”) but has there ever been a dopier lyric than “Let’s make it a good one / Without any fear”? God bless John Lennon and all, but this is not his strongest effort. Toss in the piercing kiddie backup voices, and this gets my vote for the most irritating holiday song ever.
Nobody knows. But Saint Patrick says he was born there. Here he is, kicking off his famous Confession: