AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A U.N. body called on the Netherlands on Friday to revamp its "Black Pete" Christmas tradition, where white performers black up to entertain children, as many saw it as a "vestige of slavery".
As Congress and the White House gird up for another round of budget battles -- by Christmas there will be another standoff about raising the budget ceiling -- it is easy for people to forget that major budget cuts are already in the works. Show More Summary
Donald Trump meets an anchor baby While he was in Alabama getting white people excited this weekend, Donald Trump took a few minutes to assure an Alabama radio show host that nobody — NOBODY — will be a greater President of Christmas than Donald J. Show More Summary
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will release their first holiday LP, It's a Holiday Soul Party, on October 30th via Daptone Records. The 11-track album includes both traditional tunes ("Silent Night," "White Christmas," "Silver Bells") and original tracks (opener "8 Days (of Hanukkah)"), Billboard reports. "It's so great to put out a...
Mid-November, and Christmas music is already blaring from speakers camouflaged in silver holiday tinsel. Frank Sinatra’s croons reverberate throughout the barren expanse that is Somerset Mall at 8 a.m. “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…” It’s raining outside. I begin to laugh and try to explain the apparent irony to my grandmother, but my attempt […]
~Sigh~ Now I am terribly homesick :( The weatherman keeps telling us that we will NOT be having a white Christmas, but there is a little part of me that hopes he is wrong!
Hi Renny, Thanks for the great photos. I'm dreaming of a white Christmas because we get them so rarely. Of course, not having snow very often makes every snowstorm an event in which the entire city shuts down. I love it! And in the meantime, while it just rains here, I know where I can come to get my snow fix--to your blog. Have a great holiday. Charlotte
It's gonna be a white Christmas here in Bergen, but we're in Fredrikstad during Christmas. Anyway, can you send me your Feedburner username and password so I can check it.
Great Photos. And of course we up here in the North are dreaming of a white christmas. Even though it has been the coldest november since 1919, the year my mother was born, and she will join us for X-Mas dinner this year as well. Strange to think about how different views we have about X-Mas. Originally we should wish a dry desert, instead of snow and Ice. Right?
The White House Historical Association’s annual Christmas ornament this year is dedicated to Calvin Coolidge, among the presidents most closely associated with baseball. This led to the inclusion of a baseball on the ornament design, which in turn led the association to propose a formal partnership with the local nine.Read full article >>
GOP leaders vying for the 2016 presidential nomination rallied against gay marriage Sunday, with one social conservative candidate vowing to erect a Nativity scene in front of the White House on Christmas.
Older white woman: Can you tell me where you have the Ku Klux Klan Christmas cards?Young Hispanic clerk: Excuse me?Older white woman: A friend of mine told me he saw KKK Christmas cards somewhere, and I’m trying to find them. I know it doesn’t sound too nice, but I think he’s just going to use […]
M&Ms usually release colorful bags of their candies for the holidays. This means red, white and green candies around Christmas, then reds and pinks around Valentine’s Day. I often use these seasonal M&Ms to give a pop of color to an otherwise ordinary batch of chocolate chip cookies, so when I saw a bag of...
The Wall Street Journal approves this message, as “Jeb Bush set for record haul from loyal donor network built over decades“: Former first lady Barbara Bush began adding campaign donors to the family’s Christmas card list five decades...Show More Summary
BB King performs "Merry Christmas Baby" at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C. December 9, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) "There's going to be one killer blues session in heaven tonight." President Obama had the following to say on the passing of American icon B.B. Show More Summary
Fancy white Christmas in St. Petersburg, Russia? Star Alliance drops airfare on this route to as low as $503 to $535 for travel from September through December and into January 2016. There are a variety of routes and carriers with Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian, United and LOT Polish possibilities. Show More Summary
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas… this morning's commute. pic.twitter.com/iuIhWR8vUj — Tony Korologos (@TheGolfSpace) April 15, 2015
Imagine our joy when we discovered the editor-in-chief of The Verge was doubling down on his spiky punk rock bracelet, and calling everyone who critiqued it "old white men." Oh, this is so over-the-top. It's like Surprise Christmas here.
Most people respond to the approach of Christmas with a happy blizzard of activity. They lick stamps and fix them to final flurries of Christmas cards. They bake. They bounce between the malls until their cars are caked white with salt. Me--I gripe. Show More Summary
Lewis Hamilton enjoyed a white Christmas in Canada as he hit the slopes for some snowboarding. The F1 world champion was wrapped up warm as he went snowboarding with some of his friends.