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Archive for the 'Holiday Time' Category

Holiday Hiatus 2006 Edition

by @ Thursday, December 21st, 2006. Filed under Holiday Time, News About The Site

As I did last year, it’s time to declare Christmas hiatus time here at Below The Beltway. I may post one or two things at The Liberty Papers tonight or tomorrow, but other than that, this will be the last post until sometime next week. Have a great Christmas Note: Because of what seems to […]

An Al-Qaeda Christmas

by @ Thursday, December 21st, 2006. Filed under Holiday Time, Humor, Videos

The latest video from Osama bin Laden’s # 2 man is a little bit different: Heh. H/T: Winds of Change

The Man Behind The Tree

by @ Thursday, December 21st, 2006. Filed under Holiday Time, Washington DC

The Washington Post tells the story of the man who has chronicled the history of the National Christmas Tree Each year since 1963, Aldon D. Nielsen, 84, has taken pictures of the National Christmas Tree. He’s trudged out there in the snow and sleet and rain, on frigid nights and perfectly clear star-kissed nights. He […]

The Holiday Duet That Almost Wasn’t

by @ Wednesday, December 20th, 2006. Filed under Holiday Time, Music

The Washington Post tells the story behind the unlikely duet between Bing Crosby and David Bowie: One of the most successful duets in Christmas music history — and surely the weirdest — might never have happened if it weren’t for some last-minute musical surgery. David Bowie thought “The Little Drummer Boy” was all wrong for […]

Strange Christmas Customs

by @ Monday, December 18th, 2006. Filed under Holiday Time

Growing up in the New York City area, I was exposed every year to what I am convinced is the strangest Christmas custom followed by a television station, the Yule Log. For 24 hours starting on Christmas Eve, WPIX-TV would broadcast nothing but a picture of a burning fire with Christmas music in the background. […]

Happy Hanukkah

by @ Saturday, December 16th, 2006. Filed under Holiday Time

Last night was the first night of Hanukkah, and I feel I would be remiss without posting something. So, Happy Hanukkah and enjoy this little ditty:

The Non-Stop Christmas Marathon

by @ Monday, December 11th, 2006. Filed under Holiday Time

I’m not quite sure when it all started but the idea of radio stations playing non-stop Christmas music for at least a month has caught on nationwide: PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The holiday classics haven’t changed that much — radio stations still turn to Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Burl Ives to spread yuletide […]

Most Unlikely Christmas Duet Ever

by @ Thursday, December 7th, 2006. Filed under Holiday Time

Bing Crosby and David Bowie in 1977. But, damn, if it didn’t work.

Best. Christmas Duet. Ever.

by @ Thursday, December 7th, 2006. Filed under Holiday Time, Music

Crosby. Sinatra. White Christmas. `Nuf said.

Best. Christmas Song. Ever

by @ Tuesday, December 5th, 2006. Filed under Holiday Time, Music

Nat King Cole, courtesy of YouTube:

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